D9 Conference 2011
It used to be called the “All Things Digital Conference” but that was too many letters to remember so it became “All Things D”, that too was a little too much so now its just “D9″, OK Then! This is when tech guru and innovation evangelist and pioneer journalist Walt Mossberg gets to hold court with the big names sitting at his knee.
This years D9 Conference started today Tues. May 31 and will run to Thurs. June 2, 2011 at the Mediterranean inspired Terranea Resort located in sunny Rancho Palos Verdes, California (the feed)
Sorry readers, it is already SOLD OUT! WE must be content with getting our virtual fix and settle with enjoying the vicarious experience.
So what’s the big Whoop? For over a decade groundbreaking innovation has erupted on the All Things D stage and they’re looking forward to even more at D9. All Things Digital conference has been the site of breaking news, and events highlighting innovation, and conversations with influentials in media and technology.
Take a half hour and visit the Conference Site:
MWC 2011: All Done Now!
- Mobile World Congress
Mobile World Congress 2011 was held from Feb 14-17 in Baracelona, Spain.
It’s all over now, and I only wish I had the time and finance to hop a fast plane to have attended, but for a small time freelance journalist, like me, that was “a dream deferred” and way the heck beyond reach. I had to rely on the timely reports of those that were privileged or deep-pocketed enough to attend. I really missed the incredible Spanish food, especially the Paella and red wine, but I’ll pretend and head to the nearest Taquiera and scarf down some seasoned frijoles negros and rice, and make do.
About Mobile World Congress:
MWC is the World Series of Mobile Expos. The major players choose this occasion to ramp up development and marketing in order to “come out” aand launch new products and services. A few will have just taken a first shot at CES and MacWorld and thus should be quite ready and prepared to put their best foot forward. Plus the really big International companies will be looking to get thier messages out globally all in one fell swoop. So, let’s get to where the rubber hits the road.
Undoubtably, the biggest winner of the 2011 Congress will be Google with tons of new smartphones being introduced supporting the Android platform. The timing of HP’s WebOS event in S.F. was merely the opening volley across the bow for the Silicon Valley Mega company and realtime practice for the big show.
One of the side events was “App Planet – Centre of the Apps Universe” it spoke to the vital “what do they do” solution aspect of smartphones and tablets.
Meanwhile, speaking of tablets, we can soon expect to see a whole horde of “iPad killer devices from a wide range of players both big and small. The year ahead for first-mover Apple will without a doubt be about quieting down the noise and clutter surrounding many of these pretenders and the few real serious contenders, whoever they turn out to be. If Apple has a prototype iPad 2 in their back pocket, sooner than later would be a good time to give the world a sneak peek and then in effect “steal the thunder” of all the want-to-be’s.
It will be clear after the new product launches and P.R. hoopla of MWC tones down that HTML 5 is here to stay and signals new directions for development and content provision. Flash though still in the Android game is no longer the only option nor the best option for rich media.
DEMO SPRING 2011: ITS OVER NOW!
For a couple of decades DEMO has been the place to go for those in the know. If you were or are an innovator/entreprenuer with a cool product or service ready to launch into a ready market DEMO is STILL The best place to get in the race.
DEMO SPRING 2011 began Feb. 28, and there were some real winners expected. The show boasts a long list of big-time Alumni business hits. Check out their site at www.demo.com for complete highlights and insights. View choice clips of presenters showing what might just be “the next big thing”. While its still up, check out the stream at Fora.tv.
The MeeGo Conference is only two short months away and is taking place from May 23 to 25, at San Francisco’s downtown Hyatt Regency at the Embarcadero Center. This is a great opportunity to find out what’s up with the Harmattan Platform and Nokia’s newest Maemo devices. The relationship between Harmattan and the MeeGo project is expected to be clarified. A Call for Proposals is still open here. Bring your umbrella, just in case. San Francisco in May, you understand.