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Supernova 2007: Connected Innovators and Zapmeals

It's rare to see company pitches on stage that actually keep you fully awake. At the Supernova 2007 Conference, in conjunction with Mike Arrington of TechCrunch, 13 companies delivered five-minute pitches on their products/services.

June 21, 2007 by Dan Farber


Supernova 2007: The Internet's black hole

KC Claffy spends her days trying to figure out what is really going on inside the Internet. She is a researcher with the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), which provides tools and analysis in service of making Internet infrastructure more robust and scalable.

June 21, 2007 by Dan Farber


Supernova 2007: Widget Webonomics

Speaking at the Supernova 2007 conference today, Slide CEO Max Levchin talked about his company's strategy to extract revenue from the massive proliferation of widgets. According to comScore, 177 million users interact with widgets, which are defined as embedded Flash objects.

June 21, 2007 by Dan Farber


It's not open source until the OSI says so

The Open Source Initiative is cracking down on the loosey goosey way the term "open source" is being thrown around. Triggered in part by this Dana Blankenhorn post OSI president Michael Tiemann outlines why the OSI needs to crack down on abusive use of the term open source.

June 21, 2007 by


Supernova: Anti-social networks and the love connection

I'm sitting next to Mitch Ratcliffe at Supernova 2007 during the morning presentations. First up, Denise Caruso of The Hybrid Vigor Institute her view that today's social networks are anti-social and Clay Shirky of NYU talked about love and the open source community movement.

June 21, 2007 by Dan Farber