John Battelle

John Battelle

Entrepreneur, journalist, professor, and author

John Battelle is an entrepreneur, journalist, professor, and author. Currently founder and chairman of Federated Media Publishing, he is also a founder and executive producer of conferences in the media, technology, communications, and entertainment industries and "band manager" with Previously, Battelle was founder, chairman, and CEO of Standard Media International (SMI), publisher of The Industry Standard and Prior to founding The Standard, Battelle was a co-founding editor of Wired magazine and Wired Ventures. He is the author of The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture (Portfolio, 2005).

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What are the key data categories companies want to control?

May 11 2011

Web 2.0 Summit 2011 is being organized around the theme of "The Data Frame," so last year's Web 2.0 map needs a related update. read more

What Would You Ask Mark Zuckerberg?

October 26 2010

Next month will mark the third time that Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg will sit down with me for a Web 2 interview... read more

Web 2.0 Summit Points of Control: The Map ...

August 30 2010

As themes for conferences go, Points of Control is one of our favorites. Our industry over the past year has been driven by increasingly direct conflicts between its major players: Apple has emerged as a major force in mobile and advertising platforms; Google is fighting off Microsoft in search, Apple… read more

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Webcast: Points of Control: The Battle for the Internet Economy
October 27, 2010
John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly will debate and discuss these shifting points of control as the board becomes increasingly crowded. They'll map critical inflection points and identify key players who are clashing to control services and infrastructure...

Webcast: Web Squared
June 25, 2009
As we approach the six-year mark from the original Web 2.0 thesis, the trends are becoming clearer than ever. Tim O'Reilly, CEO and Founder of O'Reilly Media, and John Battelle, Founder and Chairman of Federated Media Publishing will present the trends...