Mike McCue [Founder of Flipboard]
explained the reason for starting on the iPad as they did as well as their vision of ‘total social integration’. Flipboard is BIGGER than just the app. He alsoannounced the launch of the Flipboard iPhone app and showed us the main features, which I must say, really looks great!
Kevin Systrom [Cofounder Instagram]. Instagram
is at the tip of the ‘Iceberg’ from where they want to be. The app changes they world and it is beyond just using ﬁlters. They started with iPhone since thelenses are superior, but the android app is imminent. (Though no real timeframe could be given).
Joanna Shields [VP marketing Facebook].
She announced the‘subscribe’ plug in, something that will have some impact I guessFacebook connecting all of the internet. Or as she puts it; Making the world more open and connected
Eric Schmidt [Executive Chairman Google]
Who let Hugo Barra give an Android Icecream Sandwich demo, giving nothing but sarcastic remarks himself. He also stated the necessaty for Silicon Valley to have a counterpart. European cities being likely candidates, young people, strong networks, right environment
Yves Behar [Founder of Fuseproject]
One of my favorites here atLeweb. Stating that design will help the adoption of ideas, as well that visualizing ideas will make them come to live.
Ramon DeLeon [Managing partner of
6 Domino Pizza stores in Chigaco] On the business stage He gave a practical lesson in #wow( or so he calls it :) ) social media marketing, with some great Domino examples.
Niklas Zennstrom [Cofounder of Atomico
investﬁrm] with some startup advice. Nowadays apps make it easier to monetize yourservices, it also helps you to start with less investment. Still timing and a good team are critical for a startup to succeed.
Sean Parker [Managing partner at
the Founders Fund] Although not to enthusiastic and wearing great high heeled boots, he did give some sound startup advice; there is two main ingredients, Ideas with potential and a great team. Place great talents around great ideas only than will VC’s take notice.