TechCrunch50: Kevin Rose, Dan Farber and Om Malik Join Expert Panel

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The TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco is just around the corner. And while we are busy reviewing early applications for new startups that will be launching there, it’s time to announce a few more industry experts who will judge and discuss each of the presenting startups.

The previously announced panelists are here: Marc Andreessen, Roelof Botha, Ron Conway, Chris DeWolf, Marissa Mayer, Sean Parker, Sheryl Sandberg, Yossi Vardi and Jeff Weiner. Today we’re announcing three more: Kevin Rose, Om Malik and Dan Farber

If you’d like to submit your startup to launch at TechCrunch50, everything you need to know, including deadlines, is here. Tickets for the event are on sale now (although, remember, launching companies don’t pay to be on stage or attend the event). The early bird discount is valid through July 15.

Kevin Rose is the founder and chief architect of Digg. Kevin started Digg in September 2004 as a personal project. His initial idea was to conduct a social experiment in how masses of users could control and promote news and other content on the Web, without external editorial control. After a very short time, he realized the power of his idea, as Digg was becoming a resource for breaking news stories and developed a strong user following. Kevin is also a co-founder of the Internet Television Network Revision3 where as a member of the board he provides strategic direction to the company. Crunchbase profile.

Dan Farber was named Editor-in-chief of CNET’s News.com in February 2008. Previously he was vice-president of editorial at CNET Networks and editor in chief of ZDNet. Dan has more than 20 years of experience as an editor and journalist covering technology. He joined ZDNet in 1996, and led the development of ZDNet’s worldwide network of more than 70 technology-focused sites. Prior to joining ZDNet, Dan served as vice president and editor-in-chief at Ziff-Davis’ flagship computing news publications, PC Week and MacWeek. He was also a founding editor at MacWorld and part of the editorial staffs of PC World and PC Magazine. Crunchbase profile.

Om Malik has over 15 years of experience as a journalist covering technology and business news. Most notably, he was a Writer at Red Herring during its glory days. He then went on to be part of the founding team of Forbes.com as a Senior Editor. Most recently, he was a Senior Writer for Business 2.0 magazine covering telecom and broadband stories. His contributions have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and MIT Technology Review. Additionally, Malik is the author of Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist. He is the founder of Giga Omni Media, the company behind popular blogs such as GigaOM, NewTeeVee, WebWorkerDaily, Earth2Tech & OStatic. Crunchbase profile.

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