International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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March 26-28, 2007


Google Inc.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the way people connect with information. Google's innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet destination and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Google maintains the world's largest online index of websites and other content, and makes this information freely available to anyone with an Internet connection. Google's automated search technology helps people obtain nearly instant access to relevant information from its vast online index.

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! seeks to provide online products and services essential to users' lives, and offers a full range of tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users around the world. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Microsoft Live Labs
It's really quite simple: we believe that the Internet is as important as the Industrial Revolution or the Renaissance. Our mission is to help realize this vision by advancing the state-of-the-art in Internet products and technology. We are scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs with a passion for building and understanding complex things, but with an eye towards simplicity. And above all else, we aspire to bring together the online community to make the world a better place.

NEC Laboratories America
NEC Laboratories America, Inc. conducts research in support of NEC’s US and global businesses. Our research program covers many areas - reflecting the breadth of NEC business - and maintains a balanced mix of fundamental and more applied research. We focus on topics with strong innovations in the US and place emphasis on developing deep competence in selective areas that are important to NEC business and which are ripe for technical breakthrough.

Klostu is a new Social Media experience being developed by Pidgin Technologies (owner of

Sphere brings you the good stuff - a very simple idea that takes some smarts to do right. Sphere's advanced search algorithm helps you discover high-quality, relevant, and timely blog posts that match what you're looking for.

Attentio SA is an emerging market intelligence company operating from Brussels, the defacto capital of Europe. Our central location enables us to support corporate and SME clients throughout Europe. Attentio’s Brand Dashboard™ is used to monitor and analyze social media such as blogs to provide comprehensive real-time insight into consumer behaviour and attitudes.

Nielsen BuzzMetrics
Nielsen BuzzMetrics is the global measurement standard in Consumer-Generated Media. With solid data-mining technology, superb research and Nielsen’s unrivaled experience in media measurement and client services, we help today’s companies, brands and business professionals better understand the influence and impact of CGM on products, issues, reputation and image.

Market intelligence company Umbria tracks, analyzes and distills unaided opinions, perceptions and behaviors of the online world – consisting of 37+ million blogs, message boards, opinion sites and other public forums – into insights about companies, products, people and issues.

University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania is a historic, Ivy League school with highly selective admissions and a history of innovation in interdisciplinary education and scholarship. It boasts a picturesque campus amidst a dynamic city and a world-class research institution.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university located in suburban Baltimore integrating teaching, research and service. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level.