The Innovators Luncheon is an opportunity for early stage creative startups to present their elevator pitch to a panel of established and respected Venture Capitalists, and a gathering of industry decision makers that is comprised of Web 2.0 Summit attendees.
Search is no longer just defined by keyword queries, algorithms and blue links. Instead, a user’s social graph, location, reputation and expertise are all positioned to usurp the page rank as the barometer of quality. In the midst of this, new Q&A services change the game even more, extending search’s promise beyond relying on published data to routing questions to real people in real time.
As Google increasingly incorporates social features, Facebook circles in on search territory, and all of the above scramble to define, own or enable the mobile search experience, the search throne is once again up for grabs.
This panel will look at the rise of Q&A services as the intersection between three major points of control: social, search and mobile. Key players across the burgeoning Q&A category will come together to address the big changes underway in search, the challenges, the business models and who is in it to win.
by Mark Pincus
by Ben Huh
by Wim Elfrink
by John Battelle and Robin Li
by John Battelle and Neil Smit
by Mary Meeker
by John Battelle, Todd Bradley and Jon Rubinstein
In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, a loosely coordinated group of volunteers accomplished something no one had ever done before: Mapping a country in the midst of a humanitarian crisis... from thousands of miles away
by John Battelle and Yuri Milner
by John Battelle and Carol Bartz
by Vinod Khosla
by Tim O'Reilly and John Donovan
by Ron Conway
by Stefan Weitz
by Alec Taylor
15th–17th November 2010