AOL is a global Web services company that operates some of the most popular Web destinations and offers a comprehensive suite of free software and services. The AOL Developer Network, available at dev.aol.com, provides developers with access to AOL's robust technology platform. A majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., AOL LLC is based in Dulles, Virginia. AOL and its subsidiaries also have operations in Europe, Canada and Asia. Learn more at www.AOL.com.
Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Its goals are to enhance the user experience on computing devices, reduce the cost of writing and maintaining software, and invent novel computing technologies. Microsoft Research employs more than 700 people in five labs located in Redmond, Wash.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; Cambridge, England; Beijing, China; and Bangalore, India. More information can be found at www.research.microsoft.com.
Attracting more than 465 million unique users worldwide per month, MSN® is a world leader in delivering compelling programmed content experiences to consumers and online advertising opportunities to businesses worldwide. Windows Live, a new set of personal Internet services and software, is designed to bring together in one place all the relationships, information and interests people care about most. MSN and Windows Live will be offered alongside each other as complementary services. Windows Live is available at www.live.com. MSN is located on the Web at www.msn.com. MSN worldwide sites are located at www.msn.com/worldwide.ashx.
SAP is the world's leading provider of business software. Today, more than 38,000 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP® applications-from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small businesses and midsize companies to suite offerings for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver® platform to drive innovation and enable business change, SAP software helps enterprises of all sizes around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP solution portfolios support the unique business processes of more than 25 industries, including high tech, retail, financial services, healthcare and the public sector.
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!'s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities, and the world's knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. www.yahoo.com
As the Internet's fastest growing search engine, Ask.com offers unique features like Binoculars, Zoom Related Search, and Smart Answers that help millions of users daily find what they're looking for faster. Ask.com's proprietary search technology, ExpertRank, is a departure from ranking technology used by other major search engines; instead of ranking results based on the most popular pages on the Web, Ask.com's results are derived from the most popular pages from topic-based clusters of related sites. Founded in 1996, Ask.com became a wholly-owned business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI) in 2005.
Finnegan Henderson is dedicated to protecting the ideas and innovations that drive businesses around the world. With 300 lawyers, eight offices, and four decades of experience specializing in intellectual property law, we offer full-service IP coverage in virtually every technology and product category.
Our practice includes all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. We also represent clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the way people connect with information. Google's innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet destination and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Google maintains the world's largest online index of websites and other content, and Google makes this information freely available to anyone with an Internet connection. Google's automated search technology helps people obtain nearly instant access to relevant information from its vast online index. www.google.com
The University of Calgary has 2,410 faculty actively engaged in research and scholarship, and 28,200 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. The university's strategic research plan targets four main areas: Advancing Health and Wellness; Creating Technologies and Managing Information for the Knowledge Society; Leading Innovation in Energy and the Environment; and Understanding Human Behavior, Institutions, and Cultures. Financial support for WWW2007 was provided by the Faculty of Science and the Department of Computer Science.
Vodafone Group Plc provides an extensive range of mobile telecommunications services, including voice and data communications. Vodafone is the world's leading international mobile telecommunications group with equity interests in 25 countries and Partner Networks in a further 35, with a proportionate customer base of over 191 million. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com. Vodafone has been working in a number of areas to improve browsing capabilities on the mobile platform, most notably as a founder-sponsor of W3C's Mobile Web Initiative.