O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference - March 3-6, 2006 - San Diego, CA
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Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

IBM Software Group's Emerging Internet Technologies

IBM Software Group's Emerging Internet Technologies team, led by Rod Smith, is focused on identifying innovative emerging technologies, validating them in the market and promoting their adoption and use. The team’s track record of achievement with Java, XML and Web Services continues with new initiatives around Open Source, Rich Client Applications and Social Networking Platforms. A key success factor is the work done directly with customers, both large and small, to jump-start the use of emerging technologies to solve next generation business problems through the Emerging Internet Technology team's jStart Program.


Platinum Sponsor

Microsoft

Windows Live brings your online world together in one place including the people, contacts, news and information that matter to you most. Users can easily create and customize a personalized online experience that provides them with quick access to virtually any information - in a safe and secure environment. In addition, by leveraging the rich set of Windows Live services including Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Messenger, users can easily stay in contact with friends and family - and find information quickly and easily. Best of all, Windows Live is free - try it today at www.live.com.


Gold Sponsor

eBay Developers Program

The eBay Developers Program enables developers to 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 95 million registered users on eBay.

Inetword

iNetWord is the only fully functional, browser based word processor. iNetWord has the capabilities and user interface customers expect. By using Ajax/Web 2.0 technology, iNetWord works like an application to deliver a familiar and responsive editing experience. Being online, iNetWord offers the convenience, ease-of-use, and lower TCO of hosted systems. It requires no downloads, installs, or configuration. Customers begin using iNetWord just by visiting a web page. With its powerful editing capabilities, iNetWord is poised to empower and enhance virtually any hosted content system or service.

Sxip Identity

Sxip Identity is the pioneer of Identity 2.0, creating simple, secure, and open solutions for the next generation of Internet identity. For the enterprise, Sxip Access delivers authentication and access control to on-demand applications, which mitigates risk and significantly improves user experience. For websites, the Simple eXtensible Identity Protocol (SXIP) provides an Internet-scale standard for automating identity exchanges. For blogs, sxore enables authentic conversations by preventing spam and bringing identity and reputation to the blogosphere.

Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!'s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities, and the world's knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. The Yahoo! Developer Network offers Web Services and APIs that make it easy for developers to build applications and mashups that integrate data sources in new ways, making the web a more useful and fun place for everyone.


Silver Sponsors

/n software

RSSBus is an integrated framework of tools and services that simplifies the process of producing, consuming, and integrating structured information feeds, enabling easy creation of a simple yet effective layer of middleware that drives information flow. RSSBus is presented by /n software, a leading provider of software components for communications, security, and e-business.

Adobe Systems, Inc.

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information - anytime, anywhere and through any medium.

Aggregate Knowledge

Aggregate Knowledge delivers the best and most relevant content to users based on the aggregate behavior of everyone who has gone before them. Leveraging the wisdom of crowds, the Aggregate Knowledge Recommendation Web Service delivers targeted and relevant content to users as they search and browse existing web sites and web services. Paul Martino and Chris Law, founders of Tribe.net, founded Aggregate Knowledge in 2005.

America Online, Inc.

America Online, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate a leading network of Web brands and the largest Internet access subscription service in the United States. Brands include the AOL(r) service, the AOL.com(r) website, and the AIM(r), MapQuest(r), Moviefone(r), Netscape(r), CompuServe(r) and ICQ(r) services. America Online offers a range of digital services including the TotalTalk(tm) voice service. The company also has operations in Canada and Europe. America Online, Inc. is based in Dulles, Virginia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX)

Attensa, Inc.

Attensa, Inc. RSS is a firehose of information. Attensa is developing an end-to-end RSS network that controls the flow and cuts through information overload by prioritizing and filtering RSS feeds and articles so you get the most relevant, timely information anywhere on any device.

California Fuel Cell Partnership

The California Fuel Cell Partnership is a unique collaborative of auto manufacturers, energy companies, fuel cell technology companies, and government agencies. Together, our 32 members are demonstrating hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen fueling stations in communities across the state. California leads the world in a transportation technology that could move the world toward practical and affordable environmental solutions.

Foldera

Foldera Email, Im’s, Documents, Tasks, Events, Contacts, Teams, Applications, Projects, and Activities, Organized Instantly. Really.

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 its vast online index.

Intuit

Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of more than $2 billion in its fiscal year 2005. Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Our flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, Quicken®, and TurboTax® software. The company has nearly 7,000 employees with major offices in 13 states across the U.S., and offices in Canada and the United Kingdom. Intuit continues to expand its offerings, providing powerful and easy-to-use products and services to taxpayers and accounting professionals.

Laszlo Systems

Laszlo Systems is the original developer of OpenLaszlo, the leading open source platform for building and deploying Web 2.0 applications. OpenLaszlo technology has been widely adopted by application and service providers in the consumer, enterprise, education and government markets. 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.

MapQuest

MapQuest helps people find places. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado and Mountville, Pennsylvania, MapQuest offers Web, Wireless, Business Solutions, and Publishing products worldwide. MapQuest.com, both the top mapping and directories site on the Web according to comScore Media Metrix, served 38 million users in February 2005. MapQuest also empowers more than 1,400 businesses with software solutions to location-enable Web and wireless applications, and is a leading provider of custom mapping content for publishers and corporations, producing more than 1.5 billion pages of printed maps every year. MapQuest, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of America Online, Inc.

Root Markets

Founded on the premise that the consumer has the right to her data, ROOT Markets is the first financial exchange for consumer leads. Leads are personal data that express an individual’s intent to purchase. The quality of our leads at ROOT Markets is driven by our ability to qualify intentions through consumer focused applications. Root Markets is an active supporter of AttentionTrust.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping consumers keep track of and benefit from their online activity. ROOT Markets was founded in early 2005 and has offices in New York, San Francisco, Charlotte and Detroit.

Salesforce.com

Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM). The company's Salesforce suite of on-demand applications enables 18,700 customers and 351,000 paying subscribers to manage and share their sales, support, marketing, and partner information on demand. AppExchange, salesforce.com's on-demand platform, allows customers and partners to build powerful new applications quickly and easily, customize and integrate the Salesforce suite to meet their unique business needs, and distribute and sell on-demand apps at http://www.appexchange.com.

SMS.ac, Inc.

xPML™ is a new scripting language that adds mobile functionality to your Web applications. xPML™ ties developers into the user API, billing API and mobile API, serving your applications to SMS.ac’s community of approximately 50 million mobile phone consumers worldwide.

TechSmith Corporation

TechSmith Corporation, creator of SnagIt, Camtasia Studio and Morae, is the world’s leading provider of screen capture and recording software for individual and professional use. People everywhere are using TechSmith products to capture content from their screen in ways that help them communicate more clearly, create engaging presentations for diverse audiences, and analyze product usability and customer experience.

Thinkfree

ThinkFree® is the leading developer of online cross-platform office productivity solutions for corporate, education, home, and small business customers. ThinkFree Office 3® includes word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications. Users create and edit documents that are seamlessly compatible with and saved in native Microsoft® Office formats. ThinkFree Office solutions are platform-independent, and web-enabled making it an ideal cost-effective way for working on documents anytime, anywhere.

TIBCO Software Inc.

TIBCO General Interface™ is the #1 independently rated AJAX and Rich Internet Application (RIA) toolkit. Why? Since 2001 TIBCO General Interface has been powering solutions at Fortune 500 and US Government organizations. Drop by booth C-7 and see what’s possible first hand: Web applications that look, feel and perform like desktop GUIs, all running in the browser. Come see the astounding speed with which you can create remarkably powerful applications.


Media Sponsors

Accelerating Times

Improving the Way We Look at the Future™ ASF’s free monthly newsletter reports universal, global, national, cultural, and individual perspectives on the most important and interesting story of our time: the mechanisms and impact of accelerating technological change. Each month ASF staff and contributors expose you to cool tools and news you can use in scientific, technological, business, policy, and social domains.

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.

Conference Guru

Conference Guru - We track hundreds of technology conferences around the world to help our Members find the right conferences…to get in front of the right people…at the right price.

DevtownStation News

DevtownStation.com, maintains one of the best Developer Conference and Educational Event Calendars. DevtownStation provides marketing assistance to companies looking to communicate with qualified IT communities for educational events. If you are running an IT educational event check out the site and post your upcoming conferences, webinars, road shows, or training courses, free of charge.

Digital-Lifestyles.info

We've been covering news on Digital-Lifestyles since the days when people used to say, ‘What does that mean?’ Our approach - Take the news; distinguish its worth from PR puff; point out the disparity; and focus on what’s important – all in our slightly cheeky way. We Love Change.

Gilbane Report

The Gilbane Report is the most widely read newsletter and website covering content technologies. Since 1993 we’ve been covering markup languages (e.g., SGML, HTML, and XML) and technologies such as search, content management, electronic publishing, syndication, authoring, information and computing platforms, and blog, wiki, and RSS tools for enterprise applications. www.gilbane.com

IPTV Industry

IPTV Industry is the leading online trade publication dedicated to the internet television B2B marketplace. Providing news, white papers, development resources and online buyer's guide for the IPTV Industry. With a worldwide readership of manufacturers, content providers, distributors, resellers and integrators, IPTV Industry is the number one online source for industry sales leads, branding and promotion of IPTV products and services.

Linux Journal

Established in 1994, Linux Journal is the original monthly publication of the global Linux community, covering topics critical to intelligent implementation of the Linux operating system. Linux Journal is published by SSC Publishing, the leading Linux and Open Source authority, which has published reference materials in these fields since 1983.

MacMinute

MacMinute.com delivers timely, concise news covering all aspects of the Apple Macintosh market. Presented in a format that is easy to read and quick to navigate, content is updated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the latest Mac news from around the globe.

Make magazine

Make The first magazine devoted to digital projects, hardware hacks, and DIY inspiration.

NetSquared

NetSquared is a community created by TechSoup. Since 1987, TechSoup has been helping nonprofits access hands-on-technology resources, articles, community, software and hardware at http://www.techsoup.org/stock. Today, we recognize a significant opportunity for social change agents is upon us. Pervasive access, mass adoption and the creation of new tools and techniques that enable people with common interests and causes to find each other, connect and collaborate, creates a significant opportunity for the 10 Million nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations around the globe to extend the reach and impact of their missions. NetSquared is the home of our effort to highlight Nonprofit innovation around the world that succeeds at the intersection of pervasive access, new tools, and new audiences. TechSoup will host a two-day conference in San Jose May 30-31, 2006.We invite you to join us as we convene innovators, technologists, nonprofits and tool makers in local communities around the world. Visit http://www.netsquared.org/participate and drop Britt Bravo britt@techsoup.org a line to learn more about how to get involved.

pulvermedia

pulvermedia is the leading integrated media company that specializes in building communities and providing marketplace access through its unparalleled blend of trade shows, publications, web channels, and progressive cutting-edge media. As the foremost integrated media services company, pulvermedia is ideally poised to deliver a vast range of messages to a wide variety of different audiences, including technology buyers and sellers, government regulators, industry analysts, luminaries, pundits and bloggers.

Queue

ACM Queue is a magazine for practitioners, written by practitioners. Taking a problem-focused approach, Queue's articles determine and discuss the implications of different technologies, posing the hard questions users want to ask. With articles authored by practicing professional engineers and developers, Queue dissects technology issues with the discipline and integrity engineers have always brought to their work. Instead of canned solutions and glib answers, Queue offers candid commentary to sharpen your thinking and plan for the future.

Red Herring

Red Herring Magazine is a sophisticated insider's guide to the business of technology, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy, from the Internet to wireless communications and digital entertainment. Red Herring's journalists report on how the world of innovation and entrepreneurship are transforming business and how the business of technology is transforming the world, providing readers with a deep understanding of venture capital and capital markets. Recognized as an essential resource in today's fast-changing business world, Red Herring's editors get the right answers before anyone else even thinks to ask the questions.

SDForum

SDForum has been instrumental in setting the high-tech industry agenda for more than 22 years. A high-tech non-profit dedicated to educating and creating relationships within the technology community. SDForum provides the latest insights on emerging technology trends and best business practices through events, specialized services and resources.

SIPCenter

The SIP Center is a public resource for the commercial development of SIP (Session Initiation Protocol.) Serving both the SIP developer community as well as the wider industry since July of 2000, The SIP Center offers technical and market resources as well as a 24 x 7 public SIP proxy for testing SIP implementations. There are free SIP User Agent downloads, a comprehensive products and services directory, the latest SIP news and special interest articles, tutorials, whitepapers, developers tools and resources and much more. Visit The SIP Center for information on all things SIP www.sipcenter.com.

SXSW

An incubator of new, cutting-edge technologies, the SXSW Interactive Festival is ground zero for the world's most creative web developers, designers, bloggers, wireless innovators and new media entrepreneurs. This year's keynotes include: Craig Newmark, Jason Kottke, and Heather Armstrong and some panels include: How to Be a Web Design Superhero, Starting Small: Web Business for the Rest of Us, Building Buzz for Your Web Project, How to Create Passionate Users, and Does Your Blog Have a Business?

Technology Review

Technology Review, Inc. is the only media company dedicated to promoting the understanding of emerging technologies and their impact. Anchored by its award winning magazine, which was founded at MIT in 1899, Technology Review’s product offerings include newsletters, a robust website and signature events, such as The Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT.

The Imparcial

The Imparcial is an independent newspaper from Sonora, Mexico, whose constant development since his foundation in 1937 has placed it as the most important of the northwest of the country, and a member of the Association of Editors of the States along with its brother newspapers The Cronica of Mexicali and Frontera in Tijuana. The Imparcial is several times winner of SIP (Inter American Press Association), SND (Society of Newspaper Design) and National Journalism Awards.

The Podcast Network

The Podcast Network , the world's largest publisher of independent podcasts, is proud to be a media sponsor of O'Reilly's Emerging Technology. TPN's Ewan Spence will be reporting from the halls, bringing the news and spirit from the conference to the world through exclusive podcast interviews and daily magazine shows.

The Wi-Fi Technology Forum

The Wi-Fi Technology Forum (Wi-Fi-TF) network is a non-profit worldwide organization based in the UK. Manned mostly by volunteers, aims to report and inform its audiences on all aspects of Wi-Fi and wireless technology. With its round the clock Wi-Fi Newswire© service, discussion forums, reviews and other resources, the Wi-Fi-TF operates on impartiality and non-profitability. The Wi-Fi-TF network owns and operates a string of Wireless and Wi-Fi Technology sites.

The Women's Technology Cluster

The Women's Technology Cluster is the pre-eminent business accelerator dedicated to women leaders building technology-driven businesses. Our mission is to increase the number of successful companies and leverage their influence. Through our dedicated community of proven CEOs, investors, and industry experts, we provide extensive advisory services, coaching, and access to business and capital networks.

VoIP-News

VoIP-News.com provides VoIP and Internet Telephony buyers with the information they need to make informed decisions about next generation voice communications. The site offers news, analysis, whitepapers, and interactive tools that make the world of telephony easier to understand. With this rich content, VoIP-News serves the needs of 115,000 Internet Telephony professionals worldwide.

Web Host Industry Review

Web Host Industry Review -- Since 2000, The Web Host Industry Review (www.thewhir.com) has made a name for itself as the foremost authority of the Web host industry providing reliable, insightful and comprehensive news, reviews and resources to the hosting community. The Web Host Industry Review Magazine (www.thewhir.com/magazine) and WHIRtv (www.whirtv.com) also offers a business-minded, issue-driven perspective of interest to executives and decision-makers at both large and small hosting companies as well as suppliers, resellers and web hosting consumers. The Magazine and online video broadcast offers the best in competitive intelligence and provides insight into the thinking and strategy of web host industry leaders and trendsetters.

WiMAX Industry

WiMAX Industry is the leading online trade publication dedicated to the WiMAX 802.16 standard and broadband wireless access (BWA) marketplace. Providing news, white papers, development resources and online buyer's guide for the WiMAX Industry. With a worldwide readership of manufacturers, providers and enterprise end-users, WiMAX Industry is the number one online marketplace for WiMAX, 802.16 broadband wireless access solutions

WITI

WITI is the premiere global organization supporting tech-savvy women to attain their professional goals. They have a global network of smart, talented women & a market reach exceeding 2 million. WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.


In-Kind Sponsors

Cornfield Electronics

Cornfield Electronics is known for its hit product TV-B-Gone(r). Mitch Altman, president and founder, invented the portable universal remote control and turned it into an international success practically overnight. TV-B-Gone has caught on with a broad audience that uses it for a variety of practical, philosophical, and humorous purposes. Cornfield Electronics has built a name for itself as a provider of electronics that enable people to make their lives easier, make a statement, and have fun.

Griffin Technology

Griffin Technology has earned a longstanding reputation as the creative leader in ingenious peripherals and accessories for Mac, PC and iPod. Find out more about Griffin's entire range of products for audio, video, USB, FireWire, etc., at Griffin's website www.griffintechnology.com.

RoundaboutFive.com

Named one of the top new board games of 2005 by the San Francisco Chronicle, Roundabout Five came into being because a mother protested that her adult sons had an unfair advantage when they teamed together. In R5, the teams change randomly on every turn while participants encounter trivia, riddles, jokes, charades and debate whether Daffy or Donald would win the cartoon version of Survivor. Visit RoundaboutFive.com for more information or to download the updated rules.

SkinIT

SkinIt Inc. is the leading international provider of consumer electronic personalization and customization technology. SkinIt technology provides on-demand, custom physical personalization of mobile electronic devices. SkinIt “skins” are manufactured utilizing professional grade vinyl, which is printed through a 6-color process with vibrant and sharp designs. GO TO www.SkinIt.com TODAY!


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sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

IBM Software Group's Emerging Internet Technologies

Platinum Sponsors

Microsoft

Gold Sponsors

eBay Developers Program
Inetword
Sxip Identity
Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc.

Silver Sponsors

/n software
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Aggregate Knowledge
America Online, Inc.
Attensa, Inc.
California Fuel Cell Partnership
Foldera
Google
Intuit
Laszlo Systems
MapQuest
Root Markets
Salesforce.com
SMS.ac, Inc.
TechSmith Corporation
Thinkfree
TIBCO Software Inc.

Media Sponsors

Accelerating Times
boing boing
Conference Guru
DevtownStation News
Digital-Lifestyles.info
Gilbane Report
IPTV Industry
Linux Journal
MacMinute
Make magazine
NetSquared
pulvermedia
Queue
Red Herring
SDForum
SIPCenter
SXSW
Technology Review
The Imparcial
The Podcast Network
The Wi-Fi Technology Forum
The Women's Technology Cluster
VoIP-News
Web Host Industry Review
WiMAX Industry
WITI

In-Kind Sponsors

Cornfield Electronics
Griffin Technology
RoundaboutFive.com
SkinIT

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