Speaker Slides & Video: Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2011 - Co-produced by O'Reilly Media & UBM TechWeb, March 28 - 31, 2011, San Francisco In evolutionary theory, punctuated equilibrium refers to a period of significant environmental stress resulting in rapid, dramatic changes among species. It is a powerful model for understanding the changes in technology, business models and data over the last few decades - changes that have given rise to the age of APIs. Reid Hoffman, Founder, Executive Chairman, LinkedIn, joins Liz Gannes in conversation on our main stage. Lynne d Johnson, SVP of social media at the Advertising Research Foundation and John C.
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