San Francisco is hosting two major conferences this week: the Web 2.0 Expo and the Location Intelligence Conference. NAVX attends both and is giving a talk at the latter one, on Tuesday at 5:30. Topic: Location-Based Advertising.
The Web 2.0 Expo is really crowded: O'Reilly pretends there are about 16 000 people, and I tend to believe it. Great keynote speech from Jeff Bezos, exciting panel session run by John Battelle who had not less than Mena Trott (Loic's boss), Joe Kraus (Excite, JobSpot) and Jay Adelson (Diggs) around the table.
Among the few things I really loved:
- Apollo : it's the first time I see what you can do with it. Basically, it allows you to work both on-line and off-line with web based applications (the issue I have with Google docs is solved here: you can still work on your document in the plane :-) ). Have a look at their eBay app or at Buzzword, a word-processing app.
- Spock: an on-line personal search. The demo is very promising.