Suzanne Axtell, Publicist
INTERNET INDUSTRY’S LEADING BUSINESSES JOIN WEB 2.0 CONFERENCE TO PRESENT LATEST INNOVATIONS AND SERVICES
The Web 2.0 Conference is the first-ever second generation Internet business conference that brings together the leading Internet industry figures and companies to discuss and debate the most important issues and strategies driving the Internet economy. Throughout the conference, Web 2.0 Conference attendees will have the opportunity to visit with the founding sponsors and discuss their latest innovations in a variety of intimate, focused settings including workshops, panels and the Web 2.0 Sponsor Gallery.
“We’re pleased to have the industry’s most influential businesses joining us at Web 2.0,” said John Battelle, Web 2.0 Conference Program Chair. “These founding sponsors perfectly complement the Web 2.0 conference program and speakers who will be sharing their successes in leveraging Web development in their own business practices.”
Web 2.0 Conference program segments will include keynote-level talks and relaxed dinner conversations with industry luminaries such as Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce.com; Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon; Mark Cuban, CEO, HDNet and owner, Dallas Mavericks; John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers; and Jerry Yang, Yahoo! Co-founder. Web 2.0 sessions and workshops will feature special seminars moderated by experts who will demonstrate how the Web’s leading businesses such as Amazon, eBay and Google have gained extraordinary success by leveraging Web development in their own business practices. Web 2.0 will also include participation from industry figures such as Marc Andreessen, Chairman and Co-founder, Opsware; Mary Meeker, Morgan Stanley; Mitch Kapor, Founder, OSAF; and Lisa Gansky, President, Co-founder and Chairman, Ofoto.
The list of Web 2.0 Conference founding sponsors includes:
Akamai®, the global leader in distributed computing solutions and services, makes the Internet predictable, scalable and secure for conducting profitable e-business. The Akamai on demand platform enables customers to easily extend their Web operations—with full control—anywhere, anytime, without the cost of building out infrastructure.
AT&T has been known for unparalleled quality and reliability in communications for more than 125 years. Backed by the research and development capabilities of AT&T Labs, the company is a global leader in local, long distance, Internet and transaction-based voice and data services. Actively participating in the VoIP marketplace since 1997, AT&T -- the largest carrier of IP traffic in North America -- is unique in its ability to serve all the key VoIP market segments. From individual users to the largest multinational enterprises, AT&T delivers a wide array of VoIP services and has unrivaled expertise when it comes to designing, deploying and managing VoIP solutions.
Business.com is the Web’s leading search and directory service dedicated exclusively to business. Business.com gives business professionals access to the business resources they need, including products and services, company information, jobs and business news. With currently more than 65,000 business categories and subcategories available, the Business.com directory provides valuable utility to its users, while advertisers have access to laser-focused targeting to reach only the most qualified prospects.
The eBay Developers Program helps developers create innovative solutions that tap into the power of eBay, The World's Online Marketplace®. Program members create a variety of solutions that meet the diverse needs of the 114 million registered users on eBay.
Fenwick & West LLP is one of the nation's premier law firms providing comprehensive legal services to national and international high technology and life sciences clients, particularly in the areas of venture capital and other corporate finance, securities, corporate governance, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and strategic relationships, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, antitrust, taxation and employment and labor law. The only law firm named to Fortune's 1999–2002 lists of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," Fenwick & West has offices in Mountain View and San Francisco, California.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the way people connect with information. Google's innovations in Web search and advertising have made it a top Internet destination and one of the most recognized brands in the world. Google maintains the world's largest online index of Web sites and other content, and makes this information freely available to anyone with an Internet connection. Google's automated search technology helps people obtain nearly instant access to relevant information from its vast online index.
NetSuite enables companies to manage all key business operations in a single, integrated system, which includes customer relationship management; order management and fulfillment; inventory management; finance; eCommerce and Web site management; and employee productivity. NetSuite is delivered as an on-demand service, so there is no hardware to procure, no large, up-front license fee, and no complex set-ups. Finally, Net Suite's patent-pending “real-time dashboard” technology provides an easy-to-use view into role-specific business information that is always up-to-date.
Overture Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yahoo! Inc., offers essential marketing services for companies doing business online. The company's search-based products and tools help businesses connect with highly motivated customers. Overture is based in Pasadena, Calif. with U.S. offices in New York, Chicago and San Mateo, CA. The headquarters for Overture's non-U.S. business is in Ireland, with offices across Europe, Asia, and Australia. For more information about Overture, visit www.overture.com.
The PayPal Developer Network provides free technical education and resources to more than 250,000 businesses and developers creating eCommerce tools, solutions and Web sites. PayPal Web site Payments and PayPal Web Services make it easy for both large and small businesses to accept payments online.
Sparkpr is one of the top independent PR agencies in the Silicon Valley. Sparkpr has put dozens of companies in motion and delivered strategic results to major corporations. Sparkpr combines the personal care of a boutique agency with the long-standing media relationships and strategic counsel of the most established firms. Devotion to its clients is built into the company’s structure and ideology. Sparkpr creates plans that align with the client’s business goals and recognizes that persistence and expertise are necessary to execute it. The company sets high standards internally and externally and stops at nothing to exceed client expectations every day.
The Sxip Network gives individuals the ability to create and manage their online personas, facilitating single sign-on and informed attribute exchange. Websites and portals can establish deeper relationships with their users while complying with privacy legislation. Any website can easily participate in this loosely coupled, extensible network.
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive online products and services to consumers and businesses worldwide. Yahoo! is the No. 1 Internet brand globally and the most trafficked Internet destination worldwide. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Yahoo!'s global network includes 25 world properties and is available in 13 languages.
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