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It has been quite a blur, but there were some exciting side notes which I wanted to report from Web 2.0 conference. 1. The Web 1.0 party at the House of Shields was rocking, and well it was a massive success. You knew it was over […]

web2conIt has been quite a blur, but there were some exciting side notes which I wanted to report from Web 2.0 conference.

1. The Web 1.0 party at the House of Shields was rocking, and well it was a massive success. You knew it was over when pretty blondes started showing up at the event.

2. Google’s after hours party was the place to be, as liquor flowed freely. Highlight of the party, colored and glowing cubes in Google colors in your drinks. Newsgator team was out celebrating and I am going to hit their bash tonight. Niall has a great interview with Greg. Ironically, Microsoft executives were making the rounds at Google’s party. My “buy” radar tells me Zimbra is going to be on the menu within six months.

3. Talking about Microsoft, they hosted a dinner, and well the three executives seemed to be working for three different companies, and not Microsoft. So much for size.

4. John Battelle must be pleased as a punch. More people in the lobby and halls than in the rooms. Just like Red Herring conferences in 2000.

5. Spotted Henry Blodgett and Mary Meeker. Add AOL buys something, and the Web 2.0 is truly over. Mike has a very succinct take on this.

6. Not spotted at the event, Joi Ito and Reid Hoffman, early investors in Web 2.0. End of cycle for the trend.

7. PR folks are sponsoring events. It must be 2000.

8. Company to watch, TheLadders.

9. Greatest company pitch: Kozoru. They are showing off their deep-web search engine company on sleek PSPs. Yahoo, Google and Microsoft all got one.

10. What is Web 2.0? A Short Film

  1. WEB 2.0 DAY ONE ROUND UP

    Well, this isn’t really a round up from my perspective since I left after the morning sessions, but a compilation of blog posts:

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  2. Jesse Kopelman Thursday, October 6, 2005

    Point 3 — This always seems to be the case. If you ever have more than 1,000 salaried employees, your company has grown too large.

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  3. Minor Tidbits from Web2.0 Conference

    I spent all of yesterday (and continue today and tomorrow) at the Web2.0 Conference in San Francisco. Obviously, there are many covering the event (Om Malik lists his ten “exciting side notesâ€? and Jeff Jarvis reviews his thoughts from the companies…

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  4. Were you there at Web 1.0? Must’ve missed you.

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  5. [...] From Web performance tuning, FrontPage-compatible Web sites with cool IE logo, to VRML for e-commerce and eyeball monetization to the max, Web 1.0 was a success, and as Merlin succinctly put it, we all learned something last night. Micah and I learned additional piece of knowledge – no trains leave the San Francisco heading to Mountain View between 10 pm and midnight. Om says it was a huge success. Some people were lucky to get one of those 64 MB (not kidding you, double of of 32 MB) MP3 players from this company called Rio. Web 1.0 at Flickr Scott Beale’s posting HorsePigCow also kept taking pictures of everybody and everything. Alexander Muse writes here. Fraser Speirs has a report as well. >> Technology, Entertainment, Silicon Valley >> Comments [...]

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  6. what was over when the ‘pretty blondes’ arrived? as a woman who reads your blog every day i am somewhat turned off by that comment

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  7. What time was the pretty blondes arriving comment made for? I arrived at 7:52 and the party was just starting…

    Hey…wait a minute…;)

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  8. vita, it was a joke on the mostly male nature of these geek events. anyway i clearly have to work on my sense of humor. apologies for offending you.

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  9. Om on Web 2.0

    Om, as always, on point. This was funny: “#6 Not spotted at the event, Joi Ito and Reid Hoffman, early investors in Web 2.0. End of cycle for the trend.” Om Malik’s Broadband Blog – 10 Things About Web 2.0 Conference…

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  10. Web 2.0 is so over.

    Based on what he saw at the Web 2.0 conference, Om Malik thinks that the whole Web 2.0 thing is already over:5. Spotted Henry Blodgett and Mary Meeker. Add AOL buys something, and the Web 2.0 is truly over. Mike…

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