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  • Andrew Savikas - Stories from 10 Years of Subscription Usage and Sales at Safari Books MP3

    Once Andrew Savikas took over as CEO of Safari Books, he realized a few things about the online subscription model. First, he realized Safari Books has had a 100% growth each year for the last ten (10) years. Second, he witnessed the number of tablets double over Christmas 2011. This meant that customers were becoming accustomed to reading online and using online subscription services. In this keynote, Andrew sugg...

    26.09.2012

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    26.09.2012

  • Bret Taylor - The Intersection of Social Features MP3

    Would you like to be able to port your friends list from Google Plus to Facebook, or vice versa? Would you like Facebook to integrate with more services you use, even if it means sharing your personal data with those third-party services? Bret Taylor, then the Chief Technology Officer at Facebook, answers these important questions and talks about the challenges in finding the right balance between data portability an...

    25.09.2012

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    25.09.2012

  • Joshua Bixby - The Relationship Between Faster Mobile Sites and Business KPIs MP3

    President of StrangeLoop Networks Joshua Bixby guides us through what he calls the Mobile Revolution. He presents us with data his company has collected over the years in specific (though anonymous) case studies relating to the increase of mobile website traffic. The figures are compelling and the message even more. New entrepreneurs as well as internet-business veterans need to pay attention to the mobile market. It...

    21.09.2012

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    21.09.2012

  • Baratunde Thurston - How To Be Black MP3

    How To Be Black is a book that has shades of gallows humor, racism, satire, autobiography and self-help. But throughout the comical and anecdotal narrative of the book runs a low vein, an undertone that challenges the fallacious social beliefs about racial stereotypes. Its author Baratunde Thurston explains how the book began, what the book is about, why he wrote it, and how it evolved as he was writing and producing...

    20.09.2012

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    20.09.2012

  • James Pearce - The Reality of HTML5 and How it Affects Mobile MP3

    The web revolution is happening in mobile. So says James Pearce, in his talk at eComm when he was Senior Director of Developer Relations, Sencha. HTML 5 and the mobile web might provide a way to mitigate the difficulties involved with a fragmented array of native environments. In a comparison of HTML5 with native environments, Pearce says its architecture would look like that of any native platform. Hear in this talk...

    18.09.2012

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    18.09.2012

  • Michael Roth - Transmedia Campaigns in the Social Age MP3

    Twentieth century advertising is caricatured as hucksters selling the 30-second TV commercial as a panacea for market obscurity. These days, advertising, experiential marketing, and public relations have taken off in the digital space. Michael Roth, head of Interpublic, says they have done some good business investing in digital and social media, besides their early investment in Facebook, and are set to offer the mo...

    17.09.2012

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    17.09.2012

  • John Partridge and Dan Schulman - A Conversation with John Partridge and Dan Schulman MP3

    John Partridge, President of Visa, Inc., and Dan Schulman, Group President, Enterprise Growth at American Express, are two of few people at the helm of the digital commerce evolution. How will the future of digital commerce look? They answer this intriguing question as they speak to John Battelle at the recently held Web 2.0 conference and discuss the exciting opportunities and challenges ahead in the area of digital...

    12.09.2012

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    12.09.2012

  • Arnaud Becart - Exhaustive End-User Monitoring MP3

    Arnaud Becart, Product Manager at ip-label talks about how ip-label has embraced both active and passive website monitoring to develop an exhaustive end user monitoring solution for its clients. Citing several examples, the presentation discusses how ip-label helps its clients in monitoring user experience across different platforms, several browsers, diverse locations, multiple devices, various content types and var...

    11.09.2012

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    11.09.2012

  • Szymon Slupik - Evolution Of The Mobile Phone By 2020 MP3

    From the first mobile phones in the 1970's to the "teleputers" we call smartphones today, we have continued to enhance our remote connections with each other and the world with these handheld devices. What will this trajectory look like by the year 2020? Futurist Szymon Slupik gives us a glimpse of what he thinks mobile phones will look like and offer us on their 50th birthday.

    10.09.2012

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    10.09.2012

  • Jonathan Allis - GE Medical Diagnostics MP3

    Dr. Moira Gunn looks at Medical Diagnostics, from brain scans for Alzheimer's to other neurological conditions with Positron Emission Tomography General Manager, Jonathan Allis.

    06.09.2012

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    06.09.2012

  • Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy - Rabies MP3

    Dr. Moira Gunn talks about the new book, Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus, with co-authors Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy.

    06.09.2012

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    06.09.2012

  • Tim Morrow - Betfair's Site Rebuild: Fast - We Promise MP3

    Tim Morrow, Head of Channels at Betfair, an online gambling & betting company chronicles Betfair's journey on delivering a high-performance website. Confronted by a slew of customer feedback and slow load times, Betfair found itself losing out on the high-stakes world of Internet betting. In June, 2011, the company offered a customer-commitment to deliver three second page load times. Tim Morrow takes us thro...

    05.09.2012

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    05.09.2012

  • Mary Meeker - Internet Trends MP3

    Hold on to your smartphones -- she's been criticized for talking too fast with too many ideas before and she intends to do it again now. Mary Meeker, formerly managing director at Morgan Stanley and now partner at famed Internet venture firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, reports on Internet trends. In this talk, recorded on 10/18/2011, Mary tries for twelve trends in twelve minutes. Things are looking up, ...

    04.09.2012

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    04.09.2012

  • Michael Luna - How Moving to 4G Nets Doesn't Solve the Mobile Data Tsunami Problem MP3

    According to Michael Luna, better radio technology, such as 4G, is not enough to resolve the current and coming data crisis. The data tsunami challenge has been to keep user experience satisfying, while keeping app signaling and network activity clutter to a minimum. Although web-connected applications are still the bulk of the issue, the weight and complexity of streaming is becoming the next significant annoyance. ...

    03.09.2012

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    03.09.2012

  • Bob Doman - Fighting Sunspots MP3

    Dr. Moira Gunn sits down with Dusa Pharmaceuticals President and CEO, Bob Doman to talk about a new treatment for sunspots, a common term for pre-cancerous skin lesions.

    30.08.2012

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    30.08.2012

  • Fran Hawthorne - Ethical Chic MP3

    Dr. Moira Gunn talks with author, journalist & editor, Fran Hawthorne, about her new book, Ethical Chic: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love and reviews your favorite ethical products.

    30.08.2012

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    30.08.2012

  • Karl Dubost - Opera Browsers Family MP3

    "All you wanted to know about Opera browsers but you didn't even know you could ask," is presented by Karl Dubost, of Opera Software, as interviewed by Mac Slocum, of O'Reilly Media. Far from being in a "browser war," Karl says we are in a time of "browser love" among browser engineers. Karl also predicts that in 2014 mobile will be more important than the desktop. Karl further d...

    29.08.2012

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    29.08.2012

  • Kirk Skaugen - Understanding and Optimizing Web Usage MP3

    Kirk Skaugen presents Intel's perspective on the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of internet data for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage. He does not use this dry definition of web analytics, but instead points out that 245 exabytes of data were sent over the internet in 2010, more than for the entire history of the web. It included forty-hours of YouTube video uploaded per minute,...

    28.08.2012

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    28.08.2012

  • Michael Calabrese - The Myth of Spectrum Scarcity MP3

    Spectrum, according to Michael Calabrese, is an infinitely renewable resource. However, exclusive use, auctions, and large corporations lead to a massively inefficient use of that spectrum for communication. In this talk, the Vice President and Director of the Wireless Future Program presents how spectrum has been divided, discusses contemporary difficulties, and suggests a few solutions that would lead to opportunis...

    27.08.2012

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    27.08.2012

  • Robert McLay - The Virtual Reality of PTSD MP3

    Dr. Moira Gunn talks with author Robert McLay about how virtual reality is helping those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    24.08.2012

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    24.08.2012

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