Waking up wasn’t easy this morning ; the MySpace party was a blast ! Today was alot better than yesterday, food and some heating, but most important alot of incredible speakers. We had Eric Besson and Christine Lagarde, both french ministers, to tell us that the french governement has never been so involved in the Internet scene. Both were interesting, but Mrs. Lagarde english blew me away (in Loïc too). Wish all our politicians were that fluent !
The panel on open platforms with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and MySpace was great. Very talented people talking of things that should help us manage our digital ID in the near future. Chris Anderson curator of TED was also a brilliant speaker and his views on the global IQ of the Internet were very interesting. Dr. Brian Cox took us on a trip through our universe and it was very captivating.
After lunch we saw the three finalist of the startup competitiion and the winner (htttp://www.viewdle.com) was fascinating. They demoed their video search site and it was really awesome to see in action. It searches faces and text and shows you just the part you are looking for !
I attended a Facebook workshop and learned a few things in developping an app for Facebook and found a french company specializing in Facebook app developpement, could be handy some day.
The show by Wine Library TV.com host Gary Vaynerchuk was just big huge fun… as was the closing panel with the Gillmor Gang. And incredibly the room was packed right up to the end !
Now it’s time to eat and get ready for the closing TechCrunch party tonight, but I’ll do what it takes to be here next year for sure ! Thank you Géraldine and Loïc !