TechCrunch Disrupt: The Facebook And iPad Panels

We’re announcing two more exciting discussion panels at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York on May 24 – 26. Love them or hate them, two of the most interesting companies in the world right now are Apple and Facebook. In fact, the disruption caused by these two companies is an underlying theme of the entire event.

First, Fortune Magazine senior editor David Kirkpatrick will join us to talk about his new book, The Facebook Effect (see excerpts here). He’ll be interviewed by Founders Fund partner and former Facebook President Sean Parker. There will be lots to talk about with the recent (and developing) privacy uproar and social gaming revolts.

Second, New York Times columnist David Carr will be on stage to talk about the disruptive potential of the iPad in media. Carr has been on the Charlie Rose show twice recently to discuss the iPad and is an unabashed fan of the device. Joining him will be Norm Pearlstine, the Chief Content Officer of Bloomberg, and Eric Hippeau, the CEO of Huffington Post.

See all of the amazing TechCrunch Disrupt speakers and experts here.

We also plan to add an audience member to each panel, so you can be a part of the discussion, too. And yes, we’ll add your picture and bio to the speakers page after the event, too.

If you want to attend Disrupt, now is the time to buy your ticket. The event will likely be sold out shortly. Get a ticket here.

And a few more of our sponsor-flavored updates: we’re happy to announce .CO is on board as a partner, and giving us our very own .CO URL to show off the Startup Battlefield Companies. Also, Intuit will be showing off its App Center for small businesses at Disrupt, which we wrote about on the Disrupt blog.