Tag Archives: Geni

Community 2.0 Speaker Profile: David O. Sacks

With the Community 2.0 event coming up in May, we’re going to take the few months before that to introduce you to our keynote speakers for this year’s event. Twice a month, we’ll share with you one of our featured key note speakers. Community 2.0 is May 11-13 in San Fransisco, California at The Palace Hotel. This week, we’re featuring keynote speaker David O. Sachs, founder and CEO of Geni Inc and Yammer, and former COO of Paypal.

Sachs was the founder of Paypal, and created a company worth $1.3 billion when sold to eBay in 2002. He then moved to Los Angeles and produced the movie Thank You for Smoking.

You can see David present his keynote speech “How Micro Sharing Tools Make Enterprise Communication More Efficient” on Tuesday, May 12 at Community 2.0.

Listen to David O Sachs’ podcast with Venture Voices here.

Watch the trailer for Thank You for Smoking:

Facebook’s next quest

The New York Times recently looked at Facebook’s newest quest to make the web a more social place. After Beacon’s explosion last year, they’re hoping that FacebookConnect with help Facebook users connect with their friends across the web. Users will log into certain sites, and they can see the activity of their friends across the web, with websites including the Discovery Channel, the San Fransisco Chronicle, Digg, Geni, and Hulu. These sites are also working together so that Facebook users can log in on one site and have it carry across teh web so they don’t have to sign in at every single access point. Facebook is hoping this will turn into a way to generate more revenue, but also have taken precautions to offer extended privacy to its users.

What do you think about Facebook’s newest tool? Will it result in another Beacon or will Facebook users begin to warm to the social web?