Fair tracks financial records, rendering income in bar graphs and paying members in virtual shares. Judge Marc Andreessen and serial entrepreneur (NetScape, Opsware, Ning) loves the idea but wonders how Fair users will make money and what the company's recourse is if participants decide to sue the company to get money for their ideas.
More than 1,700 attendees descended on the San Francisco Design Center Councourse Sept. 8 to see 52 companies present at TechCrunch50. Forged by TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington and serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis (Mahalo, WebLogs to name a couple), TechCrunch50 is intended as a more startup-friendly show than Demo, the classic startup showcase it intends to slay. Calacanis said he intends TechCrunch shows to carry the free, easy vibe of the Sundance Film Festival. With that in mind, here are some scenes from TechCrunch50.