Business 2.0 editor to discuss what's next for Web

BOWLING GREEN, O.—The next generation of Web-based services will be the topic of a March 22 talk at Bowling Green State University by Erick Schonfeld, editor-at-large of Business 2.0 magazine.

Speaking at 2:30 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater as part of BGSU's Tech Trends series, Schonfeld will give an overview of the defining characteristics of “Web 2.0.” He will also look at some of the startups leading the way and their larger impact on the business landscape.

The term Web 2.0 was coined by O'Reilly Media in 2004. Company founder and CEO Tim O'Reilly has defined it in part as “the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the Internet as platform.”

At Business 2.0, Schonfeld covers both major corporations and startups inventing new technologies. He was previously an editor-at-large for eCompany Now and a contributing editor for Fortune, where he wrote about technology and investing for seven years.

The Cornell University graduate, who often appears on CNBC and CNN, won prizes for best information-technology submission at London's Business Journalist of the Year Awards in 1999, and for best space submission at the 2001 Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards in Paris.

Free and open to the public, the Tech Trends series is sponsored by BGSU's Information Technology Committee and the offices of the Executive Vice President and the Chief Information Officer.

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(Posted March 13, 2007)