• Giving Away a Pass to SXSW

    This year’s Austin, Texas South by Southwest Interactive Festival is being held from March 10-14. The five-day event is followed by a great film and music festival, and it should be a highly entertaining and useful experience for everyone interested in music, film and the Internet. I’ll definitely be attending. I have a free pass to the interactive part of the conference to give… Read More

  • Riya's Launch Party @ TechCrunch

    We reached a new milestone in our ongoing experiment to see how many people can fit inside my house before the police come and arrest me: over 250 last night (previous record was 200ish) at the Riya Launch Party. The thing I liked best about this party was that Tara Hunt from Riya and Andrea Reinhardt from Just Starting Up took care of everything – Fifty something pizzas, 20 or more cases… Read More

  • TechCrunch Meetup #4 – Riya Launch Party

    Riya is holding its launch party here at the TechCrunch house next Friday, November 18, 2005. If you are in the area, make sure to drop by. Our last party/meetup was a blowout and I expect this one to be even bigger. Lots to eat and drink, and Riya will be giving a very cool presentation. The wiki for the party is here. Signup page and list of current attendees is here. Please RSVP on this page… Read More

  • Great Search Event this Week

    If you are interested in meeting the founders of four of the search engines I’ve profiled here at Techcrunch – Truveo, Trulia, SimplyHired and Healthline, make sure you show up for this event on Thursday, November 10. Cost? $15. Location? Microsoft Mountain View offices. Register now because the event only holds 270 people. Then carpool with me up to the Pandora party in San… Read More

  • Thank You For Coming To Our Party

    I believe we had as many as 200 people here last night for TechCrunch Meetup #3. The last of the guests left at 4 am. Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who tried to attend via festoon. Scott Beale took my favorite picture of the event. Here’s my second favorite: Kevin Burton hard at work on TailRank – using my oven as a desk. Thanks to our very generous sponsors we were… Read More

  • Dave Winer To Give the Flickr of Keynotes tonight

    Everything is all set for tonight’s party and we’ve very quietly re-opened the wiki to attendees. It also looks like we’ll have 50+ people participating remotely via festoon. We will be having demos from 6 pm to about 10:30, starting with the first public look at Sphere At 7, we’ll take a break and have sponsor speeches and a keynote by Dave Winer. His preparation notes… Read More

  • Update: TechCrunch Party This Friday

    We are proud to annouce the sponsors of the third TechCrunch party this weekend. Thank You: Edgeio, Flock, Goowy, Loomia, Pandora, Real Travel, Shasta Ventures, Simply Hired, Wink, Zazzle. If you plan on attending, please sign up on the Wiki. Demos start at 6 pm sharp. We are going to reduce the demo time to 15 minutes to get more companies in. At 7 pm we’ll take a 15-20 minute break… Read More

  • TechCrunch Party This Friday

    We are having our next TechCrunch party in Atherton this Friday (October 21) afternoon and evening. Sign up here. Our last meetup drew about 100 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, bloggers and beer drinkers, and I am hoping this one will draw at least that number. We are changing to a socialtext wiki and it will be up later today along with a confirmation post. Please email us now if you… Read More

  • The Companies of Web 2.0, Part 2

    Here’s the second set of companies that presented at the Web 2.0 conference Launchpad workshop. See Part 1 here. Zvents My friend Ethan Stock showed off Zvents, which launched last night. We’ve written about zvents here and here. In a nutshell, Zvents helps you create and locate the tens of thousands of monthly local events and has tons of awesome ajax, tagging and other… Read More

  • The Companies of Web 2.0, Part 1

    The Web 2.0 conference kicked off today with a number of great workshops. The highlights for us were the Attention Trust board meeting (posts below) and, of course, the Launchpad workshop where a dozen companies presented in an hour and a half. My notes on each company are below. Many of these have been profiled here before, and we hope to get full profiles of the rest up as soon as we can… Read More

  • BrainJam Meetup this Friday

    Chris Heur has organized a BrainJam meetup in San Francisco this Friday, October 7 from 1-5 pm. The nascent wiki is here. Web 2.0 ends at 5 on Friday, so we’ll drop by for the “after party” that begins at 5:30. The cost? $2.80. :-) Since I spent $2k for Web 2.0, this dollar-cost-averages down my per-event cost for the week to about $1k. Nice. Read More

  • Successful Meetup Last Night

    Thank you to everyone who attended our meetup/bbq last night in Atherton. We are definitely going to do this at least monthly, and we had a number of offers for corporate sponsorships last night to cover food, drinks, etc. in the future. If you have any pictures from last night, please upload them to the wiki picture area (or place a link to buzznet or flickr or wherever you’ve… Read More

  • Update: TechCrunch Meetup Tomorrow

    Attendees for the TechCrunch Meetup/BBQ this Thursday, September 22, are starting to roll in. If you are coming, please remember to sign in at the wiki. If you’d like to give a private or public demo, please note that as well on the wiki. See you tomorrow! Read More

  • TechCrunch Meetup This Thursday

    After the success of our first meetup and bbq in Atherton last Thursday, we’re doing it again this week. About 25 people showed up last week, and we expect quite a few more this week. If you are in the bay area, please join us. The event is being held at our house/office in Atherton. A Wiki for the event is here and includes specifics and directions. If you are coming, please add your… Read More

  • TechCrunch MeetUp Tonight

    We had a TechCrunch BBQ tonight in Atherton, California. It started off as an informal get together but ended up with quite a few web 2.0 entrepreneurs and bloggers. Entertainment included Costco hamburgers and many bottles of good California wine. Attendees included Jeff Clavier, Clarence Wooten, Chad Hurley, Michael Duran, Nivi, Frederico Oliveira, Daniel Gould & Brian Norgard (cool… Read More

  • Event – Bar Camp (Day 2)

    Day 2 of Bar Camp was, if possible, more interesting than Day 1 (perhaps becasue Day 1 was only 5 hours, while Day 2 was a full 24 hours). I had to slip out in the late afternoon to go to the OPML Editor road show in Berkeley, but saunterd back in late evening just as the drinking binge was getting into full swing. But the drinking and partying was justified. It was a long and productive day. Read More

  • Event – Bar Camp (Day 1)

    Today I drove over 300 miles (Los Angeles to Palo Alto) to get to Bar Camp. I believe that was the farthest distance anyone traveled, although I haven’t fact-checked that yet. In fact, I haven’t fact checked anything below, so if there are errors please email me or leave a comment and I’ll fix it. It was worth the drive. The event started at 7:00. Everyone had to… Read More

  • BAR Camp & OPML Roadshow

    What a great weekend to be in the bay area: BAR Camp on Friday-Sunday: For those of us not invited to Foo Camp this year, there is an alternative which looks to be equally (or more) exciting: BAR Camp. No invitation required. It’s not anti-Foo Camp, it’s just different. I’m looking forward to attending (and blogging) about the event. As Ross Mayfield says, “The… Read More

  • Update: Always On (Day Three)

    Editor’s Note: As the Always On event comes to a close, we want to take this opportunity to thank Tony Perkins. Tony, you put on a wonderful, interesting, enlightening conference and we are very proud to have been a part of it. Thank you very much Event: AlwaysOn Previous Posts: July 19, 2005, July 20, 2005, July 21, 2005 What’s Happening? Day Three at Always On for us was a… Read More

  • Update: AlwaysOn (Day Two)

    Event: AlwaysOn Previous Posts: July 19, 2005, July 20, 2005 What’s Happening? Day Two at Always On was hectic. There are two channels here – the main room with panel discussions (see schedule below) and a side room with 5 minute CEO pitches. CEO’s were judged on three areas of their presentations: Opportunity, Go to market strategy and Overall Presentation. Both channels… Read More