2Scenes From TechCrunch50 – Here Are Your TechCrunch50 Hosts…
3Scenes From TechCrunch50 – Demi Moores Man
Is that? Could it be? It is… Ashton Kutcher, also known as Michael Kelso, the simple but hunky character from the nine-year running “That 70s Show” on Fox. In addition to being a TV and movie star, Kutcher is also an Internet entrepreneur and took the stage at TechCrunch50 to introduce the irreverent, interactive Web video program “http://www.blahgirls.com/ Blah Girls.” It’s for teens. Duh.
4Scenes From TechCrunch50 – Judges Rake Contestants Over The Coals
5Scenes From TechCrunch50 – Introducing: Really Old News on Google…
Google’s Marissa Mayer does double duty. After judging on a panel, Mayer took about 7 minutes to introduce the News Archive Partner Program, where Google is letting users earch and browse newspapers exactly as they were first printed, with original headlines, articles, photographs, advertisements and cartoons. This picture is a Pott Rum ad from 1972.
6Scenes From TechCrunch50 – Shuttle Coverage From St. Petersburg Times, Circa 1972
Currently, people may access historic news content via Google News, but in a few months users will be able to search these newspapers via the main Google search results. The idea is to help Google’s newspaper publisher partners widen the readership of their archives online, and of course, get more people stumbling upon and clicking on Google ads.
7Scenes From TechCrunch50 – Happy 10th Anniversary Google!
8Scenes From TechCrunch50 – Fair Software
9Scenes From TechCrunch50 – Getting Paid
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.
10Scenes From TechCrunch50 – Yammer
11Scenes From TechCrunch50 – Benioff Loves Yammer
12Scenes From TechCrunch50 – Blueprint
13Scenes From TechCrunch50 – OpenTrace
The most unique of the enterprise applications debuting at TechCrunch50, OpenTrace collects information about product materials and gauges the cost of the environmental load to indicate them. A truly “green” application. Benioff suggests OpenTrace partner with human rights activists, such as the Fair Trade Federation for traction.