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MSN Search

MSN Search provides people precise answers to their questions and more control over their search experience resulting in instant access to the information they are seeking online.

The new MSN Search is designed to reduce the time and effort required by people to find information online - by offering the largest, up-to-date selection of online information and a new class of powerful, customizable search tools. Our goal is to help you find the information you are looking for, no matter where it may reside and no matter what type of device you are using. MSN Search is available at http://search.msn.com, and through http://www.msn.com.


Platinum Sponsors

AT&T - The world's networking  company

For more than 125 years, AT&T has been known for unparalleled quality and reliability in communications. Backed by the research and development capabilities of AT&T Labs, our commitment to innovation has made us a global leader in local, long distance, Internet, and transaction-based voice and data services.

Google

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 its website a top Internet destination and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Google maintains the world's largest online index of websites and other content, and Google 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 it vast online index.

Outcast

OutCast Communications combines the best clients with the best employees – throws in a stellar network -- and makes the extraordinary possible.

With offices in San Francisco and New York, OutCast enjoys working with some of the technology industries leading companies, including Dell, Dust Networks, EMC, Fortify Software, JotSpot, Mercury, RSA Security, salesforce.com, VMware, Yahoo! and Zazzle.

More information about OutCast Communications is available at: http://www.outcastpr.com

Yahoo!

Yahoo! is a leading global Internet communications, commerce and media company that offers a comprehensive branded network of services to more than 274 million individuals each month worldwide. As the first online navigational guide to the Web, www.yahoo.com is the leading guide in terms of traffic, advertising, household and business user reach. Yahoo! is the No. 1 Internet brand globally and reaches the largest audience worldwide.


Gold Sponsors

Ask Jeeves Inc.

Ask Jeeves Inc. s currently the 7th largest global web property (ComScore Media Metrix, June 2005) and delivers world-class information retrieval products through a diverse portfolio of Web sites, portals and downloadable applications. Ask Jeeves' search and search-based portal brands include: Ask Jeeves (.com, .co.uk, .jp, and .es), Ask Jeeves for Kids, Bloglines, Excite, iWon, My Way and Fun Web Products. Additionally, Ask Jeeves owns differentiated algorithmic search technology, as well as natural language processing, portal and ad-serving technologies. Ask Jeeves generates revenue from advertisers seeking to reach the company's broad-based online audience. Its headquarters are located in Oakland, California.

Fenwick & West LLP

Established in 1972, 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 litigation and dispute resolution, antitrust, securities, venture capital and other corporate finance, corporate governance, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, intellectual property, 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, CA.

Sxip Networks

Sxip builds Identity 2.0 infrastructure. Sxip’s enterprise solutions make managing access to on-demand applications safe, real-time and cost-effective. With Sxip Access, user provisioning and single sign-on are simple and scalable, extending corporate authentication mechanisms to hosted applications. Sxip’s user-centric infrastructure solutions give control of digital identity back to the individual. The Sxip Network, an open source identity management platform, provides a framework that enables distinct and portable Internet identities. With Sxore, Sxip enriches the blog dialog by using identity to ensure that blogging's participatory content model isn't hijacked by spurious or malicious commenters. More information is at Sxip Networks


Silver Sponsors

Akamai

Akamai is the global leader in distributed computing solutions and services, making 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. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Akamai serves hundreds of today's most successful enterprises and government agencies around the globe. Akamai is The Business Internet. For more information, visit www.akamai.com.

Laszlo Systems

Laszlo Systems is the original developer of OpenLaszlo, an open source platform for building applications delivered through the Web and private networks that are as rich and robust as traditional, client-installed applications. OpenLaszlo technology has been widely adopted with applications already being delivered by Laszlo’s open source community and Laszlo itself that represent the start of a whole new category of digital life experiences. The open, rich and portable nature of Laszlo’s platform is ideal for 'triple-play' and 'home-run' scenarios that advance the user experience across voice, video, data and mobile services. Laszlo Systems provides updates, training and support for OpenLaszlo and offers rich-experience web-based digital life applications such as Laszlo Mail, built on OpenLaszlo. For more information about Laszlo Systems, visit www.laszlosystems.com

Morfik

Morfik offers ground-breaking JavaScript Synthesis Technology ('JST') that allows developers to use a visual design environment and a high-level language of their choice to create applications comprised purely of HTML and JavaScript.

This revolutionary technology combined with its tight integration of the browser, a database and web server, uniquely offers developers the opportunity to create web applications that run on the desktop after being unplugged from the web.

We believe that this will usher in a new era that challenges the dominance of conventional software applications on the desktop.

Socialtext

Socialtext, the leading enterprise social software provider, makes it easy for workgroups to communicate effectively and build group memory, social capital and trust. With Socialtext, people form groups flexibly, and build lightweight structure on the fly, as part of getting their job done, without needing design or coding skills.


Bronze Sponsor

NewsGator

NewsGator Technologies a leading RSS platform company, allows consumers, businesses, and enterprise customers to subscribe to its services and read its news in Outlook, on the Web, on a mobile phone, via FeedDemon, and through a rich array of other devices. For more information, visit us at www.newsgator.com.


Media Sponsors

BlogHer

BlogHer is a not-for-profit organization designed to educate, connect, and empower its community to grow personally and professionally through blogging. Its signature event, the BlogHer Conference, is open to men and women and provides instruction, discussion, and community for both beginning and experienced bloggers.

boing boing

With nearly 300,000 daily visitors and over a million RSS subscribers, Boing Boing Boing Boing (boingboing.net) is the world's most popular weblog, according to both website traffic analysts and major web award committees. It features an eclectic mix of technology, science, art, politics, and cutting-edge cultural news.

Fast Company

Fast Company was founded ten years ago on the central belief that business was changing in revolutionary ways. From the very beginning, we've reported the ways Innovation, Strategy, Design and Leadership are changing the game of business. We've consistently offered service-based editorial, introducing our readers to the smartest companies and showing how they harness these attributes to gain a competitive advantage. In a marketplace of business magazines that are by turns solemn, specialized or obscure, Fast Company is accessible, lively and witty - appealing to a highly sophisticated decision-maker who wants to stay on top of the game and ahead of the competition.

Feedster

Feedster is a rapidly growing Internet search engine and advertising network for RSS feeds. Feedster helps individuals and organizations harness the rich information available in the universe of RSS feeds, which includes blogs, traditional news services, e-commerce sites, and entertainment properties. Feedster’s search engine updates frequently every hour, providing a fresh look at the more than 15 million sources it tracks. Daily, Feedster adds millions of new documents from both blogs and professionally edited feeds, as well as approximately 50,000 new sources. Feedster has also developed an advertising network that enables marketers to target RSS subscribers in numerous vertical categories.

I Want Media

I Want Media is a media news and resource site, providing quick access to media information across the Web -- news, publications, statistics, trade organizations, job boards, and more. I Want Media will e-mail readers media headlines each weekday morning and answer reader questions about the media. The site features original interviews and commentary from industry leaders, ranging from Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons to cybergossip Matt Drudge. Forbes.com describes I Want Media as a Web site that contains everything media professionals need to stay ahead of the game on a daily basis: industry news, gossip and intelligence on the media industry in all its forms.

NYTimes.com

NYTimes.com, the world’s largest newspaper Web site, provides high-quality news, information and entertainment to an influential, global audience. Leveraging the power of the Web with the authority of The New York Times, NYTimes.com’s award-winning multimedia brings you closer to the events and people in the news. An improved search functionality allows you to easily browse decades of free Times reviews of books, movies, restaurants, travel destinations and more.

Online Publishers Association

Founded in June 2001, the Online Publishers Association (OPA) is an industry trade organization whose mission is to advance the interests of high-quality online publishers before the advertising community, the press, the government and the public. Members of OPA represent the standards in Internet publishing with respect to editorial quality and integrity, credibility and accountability. The OPA produces extensive research on consumer engagement, online media consumption, paid content and much more. In addition, the OPA hosts a variety of strategic events annually. For more information about the Online Publishers Association, visit www.online-publishers.org.

Open Source Technology Group (OSTG)

OSTG (Open Source Technology Group) is the most influential technology network on the Web today, comprehensively covering IT from an Open Source and innovative technologies perspective for IT managers and development professionals. Technology-focused sites include Slashdot.org, SourceForge.net, ITManagersJournal.com, NewsForge.com, Linux.com and freshmeat.net. For more information, visit www.ostg.com.

Topix

Topix.net is the Internet’s Largest News Site. Topix.net gives users the news they want, with over 150,000 categories of news including individual news pages about 30,000 US localities, 5,000 companies and 30,000 celebrities, sports teams and industry segments. For advertisers, Topix.net enables localized advertising to the zip code level online, as well as giving businesses the ability to connect to a large list of highly specific audiences. For publishers, Topix.net also sells customized news feeds. Unlike other news sites who categorize only by keyword, Topix.net’s technology categorizes accurately by concept. Topix.net is headed by the executive team that founded the Open Directory Project at Netscape.


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Sponsors.

Sxip Networks
Outcast
AT&T - The world's networking  company
Flock
MSN Search
Wink
NewsGator
PubSub
Zvents
Socialtext
Rollyo
BunchBall
RealTravel
KnowNow
Zimbra
Morfik
Fenwick & West LLP
Allpeers
Google
Akamai
Yahoo!
Joyent, Inc.
Laszlo Systems
Orb
Ask Jeeves Inc.


Media Sponsors

Fast Company
Open Source Technology Group (OSTG)
Feedster
boing boing
Topix
NYTimes.com
Online Publishers Association
I Want Media
BlogHer


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