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March 23, 2009

Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2009 Previews Exhibitor Announcements

Event Showcases Everything from Major Product Announcements to New Service Launches and More

SAN FRANCISCO - March 23, 2009 -O'Reilly Media, Inc. and TechWeb today preview a sampling of exhibitor announcements to be made at Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco, happening March 31 - April 3 this year at Moscone West. Web 2.0 Expos are the leading annual events that bring people, ideas, products, and companies together to build stronger Web 2.0 communities, shaping the next-generation Web. Registration is now open at www.web2expo.com/sf.

"The Web is the innovation engine of our troubled economy," said Jennifer Pahlka, Web 2.0 Expo General Manager and Co-Chair. "The companies making announcements at Web 2.0 Expo are building out a rich and healthy ecosystem on the Web, helping consumers and businesses find both efficiencies and opportunities. These companies are modeling growth and innovation during a tumultuous time."

The line-up of Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco exhibitors making announcements is constantly growing and more announcements will be made onsite. The snapshot of exhibiting companies introducing new products or services currently includes:

8KMiles will unveil its online ecosystem that allows businesses to connect and transact with verified professionals around the globe. 8KMiles facilitates a secure and cost-effective execution of software and knowledge services through its Virtual Computing Environment, instant access to professionals and collaborative tools. Visit www.8KMiles.com.

ABOL Software is bringing the Internet to shipping by launching iabol 2.0 as the customizable, Web-based, multicarrier shipping manager of parcels and mail. iabol is designed for the entire enterprise: front office, mailroom, warehouses or field personnel. Visit booth #309 at Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco. Shipping Made Easy!

Blue Mango Learning Systems will be demonstrating how to create effective product support sites in a single afternoon with new ScreenSteps 2.5 desktop software and ScreenSteps Live hosted service. The ScreenSteps integrated system allows users to organize and distribute visual step-by-step guides that can answer any technical question.

Cazoodle will announce the nation-wide launch of their Apartment Search Website, the first ever one-stop vertical search for apartments for rent. Cazoodle integrates apartments from all over the Web using semantic Web search technology developed at the University of Illinois. Cazoodle will also unveil its second product- Shopping Search, for online electronics shopping.

CoreMedia (booth #725) will be introducing its interactive hosted / SaaS Digital Asset Management Application CoreMedia Web TV along with its long proven content management software CoreMedia CMS featuring social software extensions to North America.

Denodo Technologies, winner of InfoWorld's Best Mashup Server 2009 award, will raise the bar by introducing Denodo Platform 4.5, the industry's only unified Enterprise Mashup platform for data and process integration across internal and external sources. Companies demanding more than a pretty (useless) UI from Mashups, please visit www.denodo.com.

EffectiveUI announces the release of Brightkite's Android-built mobile application that allows fingertip-fast social networking anytime, anywhere and on any phone, and TLC's Virtual Bridal Boutique, a fully interactive bridal application designed to help identify user preferences and extend retail efforts across the Web. Visit the EffectiveUI booth - #715.

On April 1, eBay will make an announcement concerning the next generation of eBay's open API platform, further distinguishing the company as the premier place for developers to make money by helping professional sellers manage their online businesses.

FinancialContent (http://www.financialcontent.com) is excited to launch InvestCenter, a cutting-edge content delivery and monetization platform. InvestCenter generates immediate revenues for publishers by delivering a massive library of financial data widgets and business news content. FinancialContent, the largest financial publishing network according to Quantcast, will demonstrate capabilities of its platform at booth 736.

Gawkk.com is launching their "twitter for videos" Website where you can watch, share and discuss videos from around the Web with your friends by answering one simple question: What are you watching?

IBM Rational Software and Kapow built the Web 2.0 Conference Scheduler so iPhone users can view their schedule on the fly. During the demo at the first keynote session, they will explain how a sophisticated mashup application that used to take weeks to build was completed in just three hours.

IGLOO Software, a leading provider of online community and social software solutions, will unveil its new BlackBerry(r) Client Application, making powerful features such as blogs, contacts, profiles, search and more available to community members from mobile devices. Demonstrations will be available at Booth 535.

ImageSpan Inc., the creator of LicenseStream, the market-leading licensing and royalty payment automation platform for all media, and a key partner will announce a best-in-class image licensing and tracking solution allowing content providers to convert their discovered content into new revenue streams as it gets distributed across the Web.

Keynote is unveiling LoadPro 2.0, for conducting the world's largest and more realistic Website load tests; FlexUse, unsurpassed visibility, configurability and control of your SaaS account; and Free Mobile Interactive Testing Environment (MITE), desktop tool for real-time interactive testing of mobile content over 1,600+ mobile device profiles. Booth # 300.

Announcing oDesk Groups: officially-sponsored communities within the oDesk network for groups of professionals that share common interests, skills, certifications, or passions. Initial groups include Yahoo!, Sun, Network Solutions, Zend, Drupal, and Joomla. Demos will be available the oDesk booth in the Long Tail Pavilion (LT#19).

Quicktate, a highly accurate voice-to-text service will announce several exciting new services and partners utilizing its flexible API, which integrates seamlessly with existing carrier, voicemail and social network infrastructure. Announcements will pertain to the iPhone as well as to Twitter.

SynthaSite - the leading online Website builder and Web 2.0 Expo sponsor - will unveil details of its new name, logo and company Website. Want details, interested in partnering, or just want to see a demonstration? Please come visit us in Booth #429.

Verio Inc. is launching a stimulus package to help current and prospective partners grow their business and secure new customers in 2009 and beyond. Verio's stimulus package has been designed to provide partners with additional tools and resources to aggressively grow their business, secure new customers and further engage current customers.

Yield Software debuts its Web Marketing Suite-an automated, integrated search marketing system that optimizes natural search, paid search, and landing pages. A secure cloud application accessible via a Web browser, it is a complete, easy and profitable way for businesses to manage search marketing strategies. www.yieldsoftware.com

To learn more about the 2009 Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco or register visit: http://www.web2expo.com/sf

Watch video of past Web 2.0 Expos in San Francisco, New York, and Europe at: http://web2expo.blip.tv/

View selected presentations from Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2008 at: http://en.oreilly.com/webexsf2008/public/schedule/proceedings

To see articles, blogs, and other coverage of last year's event, visit: http://en.oreilly.com/webexsf2008/public/content/news-coverage

For a look at photos from 2008, see: http://flickr.com/groups/web2expo08/pool

To apply for a media pass, visit: http://en.oreilly.com/webexsf2009/public/content/media

To read Tim O'Reilly's take on the future on the O'Reilly Radar, visit: http://radar.oreilly.com/

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