Cloud Computing: Schmidt, Zuckerberg, Bartz Top All-Star Web 2.0 Summit Lineup
SAN FRANCISCOThe Web 2.0 Summit 2010 boasted no shortage of star power for its keynote conversations hosted by show creators Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle. Google CEO Eric Schmidt kicked things off Nov. 15 by waving around a phone that appeared to be the Nexus S, an Android 2.3 handset allegedly from Samsung. Schmidt discussed a lot more topics and was careful to note that Google is being super careful about privacy. He noted that people have to explain when they're joking, a reference to some flip comments he's made that were taken literally. Tuesday, Nov. 16 was the master list of keynotes, including Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe; HP Palm's Jon Rubinstein, RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, and of course, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, whose company is arguably the hottest in the world in terms of pre-IPO buzz. Interspersed with this were several other events, including a semantic joust between venture capital whizzes John Doerr from Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byars and Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson, who argued over whether ideas or execution matter. But the keynote conversations were also quite spicy, as detailed below in this eWEEK slide show.