Tech agenda: technology startups battle for recognition at TechCrunch Disrupt

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Developers, startups and technology enthusiasts will be heading to TechCrunch Disrupt to discuss the changing face of today's media and technology. New companies will pitch their ideas, services and products for a chance to win $50,000 and TechCrunch’s “Disrupt Cup.”

Connected Traveler Technology Showcase
May 23
San Francisco, CA, USA

The inside of our vehicles are set to change beyond recognition in the coming years and automakers leverage new technology to bring drivers closer to the digital world - this Silicon Valley event highlights some of the latest technology, from GPS to smartphones to augmented reality.
http://connectedtraveler.com


2nd TechCrunch Disrupt
May 23-25
Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue
New York City, NY, USA
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TechCrunch Disrupt is a three-day conference run by technology blog TechCrunch. TechCrunch’s Disrupt conferences unite technology innovators, leaders and users to discuss the changing face of today's media and technology. The NYC event covers all facets of technology trends, from real-time social networking and software in the cloud to tablet computing, smartphones and rich media platforms. In addition to panel discussions, keynotes and roundtable conversations, attendees will be entertained with the Startup Battlefield launch competition and a ‘Hackathon.’ In addition to Disrupt New York and Disrupt San Francisco (September 2011), TechCrunch will host the first Disrupt conference in Beijing in October 2011).
http://disrupt.techcrunch.com/
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31st COMPUTEX Taipei

May 31 - June 4
Taipei World Trade Center
Taipei, Taiwan
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With 106,450 square meters of exhibition space, Computex Taipei is the largest computer exhibition in Asia, second in the world only to CeBIT in Germany. Many large computing firms have research and development centers or production factories in Taiwan and will be coming to the 31st edition of the event to launch their new products. A full spectrum of products are set for launch during the event including e-readers, 3D technology, mobile devices and tablet PCs. More than 121,000 visitors attended Computex in 2010 to see products and services from over 1,700 exhibitors.
http://www.computextaipei.com.tw/
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10th CeBIT Australia
May 31 - June 2
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour
Sydney, Australia
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The Australian edition of the world's largest digital IT and telecommunications event, CeBIT takes place annually in Sydney, Australia. CeBIT Australia is hailed as the country's largest ICT exhibition (but is only around a 10th of the size of its parent event, CeBIT in Hannover). CeBIT Australia is a focal point of an additional series of events (including AusInnovate NBN, eHealth, eGovernment, Cloud Computing and WebForward) that will run concurrently to the exhibition. More than 600 exhibitors and 30,000 delegates are expected to attend CeBIT Australia in 2011.
http://www.cebit.com.au/
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9th D: All Things Digital

May 31 - June 2
Terranea Resort
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA
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The Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference is a melting pot of technology, innovation and breaking news. The conference will see some of the most influential figures in media and technology discuss the changing face of the industry. This year’s speakers include Léo Apotheker CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Dick Costolo CEO of Twitter, Stephen Elop CEO of Nokia, Reed Hastings Chairman & CEO of Netflix, Bob Iger CEO of Disney, Andrew Mason CEO of Groupon, and Eric Schmidt incoming Executive Chairman and outgoing CEO of Google. In October All Things D will host the inaugural Asia D conference in Hong Kong.
http://allthingsd.com/d/about/


Apple Worldwide Developers Conference
June 6-10
Moscone West
San Francisco, CA, USA
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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is the biggest annual event in every Mac enthusiast's calendar. The WWDC brings together software and hardware developers to present the latest Apple technologies. Attendees at this year's already sold-out WWDC will be given the unique opportunity to work side-by-side with Apple engineers to gain insight into development techniques and get expert advice on interface design. Apple is expected to announce further details about the next version of Mac OS X (Lion) and provide more information on the next generation iPhone OS update for iPhone, iPod and iPad devices.
http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/

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