On June 28th, the Under the Radar conference will present startups who are shaping the future of entertainment and media.

This is an ideal forum if you you a dealmaker looking to partner with, invest in, acquire or just get a sense of who the new startup contenders will be.

The conference showcases the future leaders of innovation – startups with next big idea, seasoned management teams and pedigrees that get the blogosphere buzzing.

If you’d like to attend the event, follow the link at the bottom of this post for $100 discount.


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John Balen, General Partner, Canaan Partners

Chris Carvalho, Director, Business Development, Lucasfilm

Sean Crawford, Director, Home Services, Orange FT Group

Peter Daley, Equity Research Analyst, Rutberg

Simon Hayhurst,  Director, Product Management,  Adobe

David Hornik, General Partner, August Capital  

Steven Horowitz, VP, Media Innovation, Yahoo!

Sam Klepper, GM, MSN Media Network Group

Steven Li, WebEx

Doug MacMillan, Forum Nokia Americas

Alexander Marquez, Director, Strategic Investments, Intel Capital

Rafe Needleman, www.webware.com

Chris Pirillo – Lockergnome.com

Jeremy Toeman, www.livedigitally.com

Jeff Yapp, Executive Vice President, MTV Networks Music & Logo Enterprise Group  


Jeff Clavier – SofttechVC

Ain Indermitte -  Forum Nokia

Jake Ludington – MediaBlab

Morgan McLintic – Lewis PR

Peter Pham -  PhotoBucket

Chris Pirillo – Lockergnome.com

Jeremy Toeman – LiveDigitally.com

Anne-Marie Roussel – Microsoft 

Gary Sasaki – Digdia.com

Click here for a $100 discount on admission.


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Flickr now speaks seven additional languages: French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese. And, to celebrate its new multinational presence, flickr through a series of bub.blicio.us parties around the world. (read below for the details of the new rollout)

Justin Kan of Justin.tv, sporting a cool, new bolero hat in place of his trademark ballcap, and I headed over to Foreign Cinema in San Francisco to join the U.S. festivities. Thanks to Scott Beale of Laughing Squid for arranging our admittance.

Justin Kan

This also marked the debut of our new channel on Justin.tv. Check it out.

It was very stylish and a little, let’s just say, more cocktail party rather than a Web 2.0 drink up. It was flickr al-fresco, with most attendees socializing in the outside patio, enjoying wine and artistic apps. The mood was intimate with candles “flckr’ing” in the background and a series of flicks projected on the huge wall at the rear of the patio.

Several PCs were placed for party goers to see the latest features and to explore flickr with the luxury of having a representative walk you through the new global community.

Stewart Butterfield was on hand to commemorate the special occassion and did so as if he were just a regular guy. Very approachable.

The party was well attended by some very important people driving Silicon Valley’s social economy. Most held a copy of flickr’s new book, “24 hours of flickr.”

The party list included:

Violet Blue

Kurt Collins of Photobucket

Scott Beale of Laughing Squid

Nate Pagel of Podaddies

Yahoo’s Maya Baratz

Lindsay Blakely of Business 2.0

Eliane Fiolet of UberGizmo

Jason Fields of Snap

Jean-Baptiste Su, Uberpulse

Irina Slutsky and Eddie Codel, GETV

Megan McCarthy, Valleywag


Jean-Baptiste Su

Scott Beale

Flickr is a global community of people and their pictures, and I’m a huge flickr geek.

This new rollout is one of the largest development projects in the company’s history, with tremendous coordination among the new Flickr team members and supporters around the world.

Changing languages is as easy as clicking on the links available at the footer of every page. It will remember your selection for the next visit, and it’s still all one global system, database, and community.

Picture from Wired, Credit to Lane Hartwell. Left to right: Yahoo’s Maya Baratz, Business 2.0′s Lindsay Blakely, Justin.tv’s Justin Kan, Brian Solis, and Yahoo’s Manny Ventura

For more on the subject, visit Valleywag and Wired.

Follow us on Twitter and Justin.tv.

For more pictures from the party, visit Brian Solis‘ photoset on flickr.

BSG Alliance and Veodia announced that they are co-sponsoring a debate between two of the most prominent thinkers in the IT world. Dan Farber will moderate.

Let’s get reeeeaaaaaddddyyyyy to rumble.

In this corner, Andrew McAfee, an associate professor at Harvard Business School. McAfee (above left) coined “Enterprise 2.0” and is a pioneer of the SLATES paradigm.

And in this corner, Thomas Davenport, the author of a recently blogged essay, “Why Enterprise 2.0 Won’t Transform Organizations.”

The bell rings for McAfee and Davenport at 10 a.m. on Monday 6/18 at the Boston Westin Waterfront. It’s free to attend.

The debate will coincide with the Enterprise 2.0 Collaborative Technologies Conference and will focus on the question of what impact the emergence of collaborative, Web 2.0 technologies such as social networking sites, wikis and blogs will have on the business organization of the future.

If you’re a reporter or blogger, you should cover this event. If you’re in IT or are a decision maker within an enterprise, you need to see this.

If you can’t make it in person, don’t worry. Thanks to the beauty of livecasting, you can watch the action live courtesy of Veodia by following this link.

Update: Live shot from the event

Sponsors: BSG, Veodia, and FutureWorks

Not only did we shoot a ton of pictures from the party, but we also shot video. We created a small collage and set it to music just to give you a small taste of what it was like to be there.

Familiar faces you’ll see in the video, or familiar names/new faces:

Heather Harde of TechCrunch

Deb Schultz

Chris Heuer of the Social Media Club and Kristie Wells of Joyent

Ben Wan

Kathy Johnson

Matteo Fabiano of YourTrumanShow

Scott Beale of Laughing Squid

Kevin Werbach

Tom Foremski of Silicon Valley Watcher

Dave McClure

Megan McCarthy of Valleywag

Gabe Rivera of Techmeme

Renee Blodgett

Ben Metcalfe

Peter Pham of Photobucket

Maya Baratz of flickr

Michael Caruso of ClickFacts

Susan Wu – CRV

Join the conversation next week in San Francisco.

Register here.

Read the Conversation Hub to read the hottest topics leading up to the event.

Follow us on Twitter and Justin.tv.

For more pictures from the Supernova pre-party, visit Brian Solis’ album on flickr.