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Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, made a surprise appearance at Web 2.0.

Terry Semel, CEO of Yahoo!

yeah i know... we're a web2.0 colors wannabe. what-EV-ur.

Mitchell Baker (President and “Chief Lizard Wrangler” of the Mozilla Foundation) and Jonathan Schwartz (CTO of Sun), interviewed by Tim O’Reilly this morning at Web2.0


By a show of hands: I would estimate Mac users in the audience were about 30%, and about 10x the number of OpenOffice users.


Schwartz: Everything Sun does will be open source.


Everyone wanted us to announce that we are doing an AJAX office suite, but I don’t think that makes sense. The Google announcement is that we are working together. We are going to combine our distribution efforts. We could offer VOIP or a lot of things. Let your mind run wild. We could store documents and edit in a distributed fashion. We will combine distribution with technology. The power is in the community, in the distribution the product.


O’Reilly: If you have to advertise it, it’s probably not web 2.0


Schwartz: Developers don’t buy things, they join them. It’s a community not a marketplace. Transparency is a competitive weapon.


Blogging is a better use of time than 1:1 interviews. But I have certainly caused a few coronaries in the Sun legal department.

After a cheerful flickr sticker exchange…. and Caterina’s first time drinking Red Bull. =)


Web 2.0 kickoff in San Francisco. Conference Wiki courtesy of Ross there (middle left).

So the gig is up, there are new colors and the party'll beopen, limited only by the capacity of the venue.

Sergey Brin of Google talks about his company and the competition at Web 2.0 in San Francisco.


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It's like a big sneaky Easter Egg hunt... What's the connection? Hmm....

This is a model of the indexed and dark web from the Yahoo! search team.

Jake Grumbach, 17, cracked up the audience with several comments. He said he watches Fox News "because you have to know your enemy."

Yahoo search execs talking at Web 2.0


If you ask speakers to smile for the camera, they are happy to oblige.

The teens panel at Web 2.0, a hit again this year.

Marissa Mayer leads the product management efforts on Google's search products.

From left to right: John Battelle, Michael Powell (formerly Chairman of the FCC, son of Colin Powell), Mark Cuban, Reed Hastings (CEO, Netflix), Evan Williams (Co-Founder, Odeo, formerly Co-Founder, Pyra Labs (Blogger)).

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar ended the Web 2.0 conference on a high note with his vision of the transformative potential of new technologies.

Made by Chris Messina, gonna be heck of a party.

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High school senior Sean Spediachi described his use of BitTorrent and (responding to my question) said a video iPod would be "awesome."

Vint Cerf, the father of the Internet, at Web 2.0 on Nov. 8, 2006.

What do you want it to do?

James Duncan Davidson takes a photo of Sergey

Brin and John Battelle (on stage).


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Google co-founder Sergey Brin told the Web 2.0 audience that Google is not in the content business and will continue to concentrate on search.

Jack Ma, who created in Hangzhou, China in March 1999.

Sasha Volkov, 18, a freshman at UC Berkeley, participated in a panel that explored teenagers' technology habits.

Photographing the photographer photographing Stewart Butterfield of Photo-sharing service Flickr, and then posting the photo to Flickr. If this got any more meta, we'd hit the singularity.


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John Battelle interviews Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel at the 2005 Web 2.0 conference.

Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay, has set up a $400 million fund to finance for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations that hold the potential to create fundamental social change.

Diamond Lebeau, 17, participated in the teen panel at Web 2.0.

Sergey Brin of Google talks about his company and the competition at Web 2.0 in San Francisco.


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Flock browser demo at Web 2.0.

John McKinley of AOL, Dan'l Lewin of Microsoft, PR pro Renee Blodgett.

Tech pioneer/Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban.

During Stewart's talk, he put up a screen showing a live feed of pictures being uploaded to Flickr. The screen scrolled one column to the right every second. He says they now have a download rate of 3000-5000 photos per second!


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i LOVE to itnerview bram cohen. i think this is the third time now. he has no artifice. sure, he's CONTRARIAN and makes silly jokes, but i can put up with that if i know that he answers my questions without thinking HOW he should answer them. he just answers. AND, he takes the time to explain CODING to me! we talked about VESTA and merging and version control and cherry picking.

Lesley Kao, Adrienne Bassett and Chris Thun of Yahoo!

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