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Web 2.0 Expo: Impressions from San Francisco

Posted by Chris Loonan in Events, Market Insights, April 7th, 2009

We had a great time at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, met many interesting people and learned quite a lot from the conference. Giving you a recap of all the sessions we attended would probably fill a whole book, so we just wanted to point you to the site where most of the speakers share their presentations for all those who didn’t have a chance to be there. We also took some pictures of the zanox team, our booth and a little San Francisco sightseeing tour. Check them out here:

I attended several sessions and found the following ones most valuable: Ryan Sarver talked about  “W3C Geolocation API – Adding ‘Where’ to Web Applications“and showed us how important location information will be for the future developments of apps. In “Best Practices in Social Media Integration for Web Publishers and Content Providers” Bob Buch, VP of business development for Digg,  pointed out the essential ingredients for social media integration. Tara Hunt explained how to have a good community presence during her session “The Whuffie Factor:  The 5 keys for Maxing Social Capital and Winning with Online Communities” and I learned a lot from Jyri Engestrom, talking about  “Building Sites Around Social Objects”. All in all, it was a great event and we are already looking forward to next year!

Latest Web 2.0 Expo updates from San Francisco

Posted by admin in Events, Market Insights, April 3rd, 2009

The Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco holds a lot of intriguing sessions for the zanox team to attend. I picked some great ones for myself and wanted to give you a little update on what I have been experiencing so far:

Day one started off with a session called “What’s coming for HTML developments”, including loads of interesting examples and tools for web developers. Another session I found really great was “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries: He talked about how to identify a profitable business model faster and cheaper than the competitors, exploring the consumer’s wants and needs as well as about how to build a company-wide culture of decision-making.

Day two at the Web 2.0 Expo started off with the session “CRM with Facebook” by Clara Shih, the founder of  Faceforce, which integrates Salesforce CRM with Facebook. It’s the first social enterprise mash-up, which will also be valuable in regard to Twitter. Clara walked us through the thinking behind Faceforce, future development plans, and how the social networking phenomenon at large will fundamentally change how business software is developed, deployed, and used.

I also attended the sessions “Enterprise 2.0” by Aron Kim and “It’s the people, stupid” by Deborah Schulz. Deborah talked about web products for connected consumers and put emphasise on helping users to participate, instead of interupting them. I particularly liked this outcome of the session: “Love you give will come back to you”. More interesting sessions and update to follow shortly! Photos as well of course, just managed to capture a snaptshot with my phone, hope you like it. And by the way, if you want to stop by to meet the zanox team, our booth is #435! Lookign forward to seeing you there!

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Monetization 2.0 with the $2 Million zanox Application Store Contest

Posted by Valerie Ponell in zanox Product, April 1st, 2009

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Do you have an innovative business idea and are looking for investment? Then you are probably excited to hear that we just officially kicked-off our $2 Million zanox Application Store Contest at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco. After the great success of the zanox Web Services Contest and the winner ceremony last week, the second venture capital contest, held by us and Corporate Finance Partners, will award the winning business model(s) up to two million US-Dollars for the best monetising idea based on zanox Web Services. To learn more about the contest and how to register, check out our Web Services Blog!

Visit us @ Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco!

Posted by Valerie Ponell in Events, zanox Product, March 31st, 2009

web20_logoIf you happen to be in San Francisco the next few days, come and visit us at the Web 2.0 Expo! The leading US internet event showcases the latest Web 2.0 business models, development paradigms and design strategies for the builders of the next-generation Web. We will be officially kicking off our $2 Million zanox Application Store Contest tomorrow and also tell you a little more about our zanox Application Store which is to launch very soon! So if you have a business idea and are looking for investment, visit us at booth #435 and learn more about our $2 Million zanox Application Store Contest!

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