LeWeb London almost happened in San Francisco

One of the world’s premier startup conferences, Paris-based LeWeb, is heading to London this month. But organizer Loic Le Meur says he was thinking about heading to San Francisco, not the UK — until the British Prime Minister made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

What’s Next for Hadoop – Structure Data 2012

Justin Borgman – CEO and Co-Founder, Hadapt
Mark Cusack – Chief Architect, RainStor
James Markarian – EVP and CTO, Informatica
Ari Zilka – Chief Products Officer, Hortonworks

Moderated by:
Jo Maitland – Research Director, GigaOM Pro

Macworld | iWorld Expo 2012 looks to the future with a shift in focus

Macworld | iWorld Expo officially kicked off Wednesday night with an energetic performance by Modest Mouse at The Warfield, a beautiful and historic theater in downtown San Francisco. The conference itself is a combo of rich history and modern tweaks, and that’s especially evident this time around.

Co-Working 2.0: GigaOM Net:Work 2011

Don Ball – Co-Founder, CoCo coworking and collaborative space
Mark Gilbreath – Founder and CEO, LiquidSpace
Steve King – Partner, Emergent Research
Jennifer Magnolfi – Advanced R&D Projects Lead Consultant, Herman Miller

Moderated by:
Larry Hawes – Principal, Dow Brook Advisory Services and Analyst, GigaOM Pro

Making Collaboration Work: GigaOM Net:Work 2011

GigaOM Pro
Sanjay Mathur – VP of Product Management, LiveOps
Maksim Ovsyannikov – VP of Product Management, Rypple

Moderated by:
David Coleman – Founder and Managing Director, Collaborative Strategies and, Analyst,

The Price for Fast and Fluid: GigaOM Net:Work 2011

Martin Frid-Nielsen – Founder and CEO, Soonr
Ivan Koon – CEO, YouSendIt
Ray Grainger – CEO, Mavenlink
Alan Masarek – CEO, Quickoffice

Moderated by:
Stowe Boyd – Researcher, and Analyst, GigaOM Pro

Bloodhound helps you sniff out the best stuff at events

Big conferences and events are meant to be satisfying, useful and inspiring, but they often leave people flustered and unsure of exactly what to do. A new app called Bloodhound aims to help everyone involved with events — organizers, presenters and attendees — navigate through all that.

M&A Panel: GigaOM Structure 2011

Moderator: Stephen Smith, Arma Partners


Shekar Ayyar – VMware

Jonathan Becher – SAP

Debra Danielson – CA Technologies

John Dillon – Engine Yard

Lorenzo De La Vega – IBM

VMware CEO Paul Maritz: GigaOM Structure 2011

What further technology leadership will VMware show in shaping the cloud computing industry? VMware defined the category for virtualization and subsequently helped make the term ubiquitous. Formerly at Microsoft, Paul Maritz led the entire software product lines across the board and in no small part created the giant that is MSFT. Now as CEO of VMware, what challenges will Paul Maritz face as VMware shapes the Cloud industry?

Launchpad: GigaOM Structure 2011

Moderator: Javier Soltero – VMWare


Navin Chaddha – Mayfield Fund

Matthew Howard – Norwest Venture Partners

John Lee – Silicon Valley Bank

Luis Robles – Sequoia Capital

What to do if you aren’t at WWDC

We’ll be providing coverage of WWDC today for those who couldn’t be there. And If you couldn’t make it to the conference, the next best thing might be to attend one or more of the other iPhone and Mac development conferences in the U.S. and abroad.

C4 Cancelled: A Loss for the Community

Everything changes as it grows, some things for the better, but others for the worse. Anyone who’s been a part of the Apple community for the past 10 years can testify how Apple has changed over that time. Jonathan Rentzsch has cancelled his incredible C4 conference.

UGTV Draws an Old Media Crowd

Attendance last night at the UGTV conference in New York showed traditional media is taking user-generated content seriously. Representatives from Disney/ABC, NBC,…

Top 10 Digital Cities

The Age (of Australia) has put together a list of top ten digital cities based on different metrics such as broadband speed,…

Sherlock: The Forgotten App

Sitting buried in your Applications folder is an application called Sherlock. For the most part, Sherlock has been replaced by Spotlight and…

The Mad (Wi)Max

Since WiMAX is the flavor of the week, every news outlet has something to say about it, whether they get it or…

PC is not dead yet

OpinionJournal: David Gelernter, professor of computer science at Yale and senior fellow at Scientific Computing Associates says IBM made a mistake by…

Nortel’s dirty money

Looks like the scandal at Nortel is expanding and is going to be looking at more people. Oy Ve! From this morning’s…