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Mountain View, California - (The Hosting News) - June 20, 2007 - Google, Yahoo! and AOL Keynotes will present at the upcoming ''Search and Media'' Summit, exploring the impact of search engines on the entertainment industry, headlining at the iHollywood Forum Conference from July 19-20, 2007 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Mike Folgner, General Manager of Yahoo! Video, Douglas Merrill, Vice President of Engineering at Google, and Timothy Tuttle, Senior Vice President of AOL Video, will present keynote speeches, at was is being described as the world's first conference completely focused on the colliding worlds of search and media.

The Summit being held July 19-20 will bring together the world's top media, search engine and technology executives for business development opportunities, networking and to examine how search is becoming the user interface of choice for content in the 21st century. The summit will be held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California, the capital for the creation, distribution and monetization of media. The agenda can be viewed at www.ihollywoodforum.com/search2007_eventdetails.htm.

Featuring over 40 technology and media executives, the attendees will share successes, best practices and discussing the impact of search engines on Hollywood, marketing, social networking, online video and music, mobile content and other forms of digital media.

Michael Stroud, CEO and Co-Founder of the iHollywood Forum remarked, ''Increasingly, users are finding the movies, music, videos, images, news and the other digital content they love by using search engines. Any content company that doesn't consider search a primary part of its marketing will be dead in the water. This conference is designed to give content companies the tools they need to succeed, and for technology companies to demonstrate those tools at the world's content creation capital: Hollywood.''
Featured speakers will include:

360i, David Berkowitz, Director of Emerging Media
Ask.com, Doug Leeds, Vice President of Product Management
Blinkx, Federico Grosso, Global Vice President of Business Development
Break.com,Keith Richman, CEO
DoubleClick, Dave Fall, Vice President of Product Management, Search Technology
Eurekster.com, Steven Marder, CEO and co-Founder
Fast, Mike Brady, Senior Director, Business Development
Fox Interactive Media, Bill Macaitis, Vice President of Online Marketing
Friendster, Aaron Barnes, Vice President, Sales and Business Development
go2, Lee Hancock, CEO and Founder
Google, Adam Stewart, Industry Director of Media and Entertainment
Heavy.com, Matt Heindl, Vice President, Marketing
Hitachi Embedded Business Group, Collin Bruce, Director of Marketing
Los Angeles Times, James Granelli, Staff Writer
Medio, Michael Libes, Chief Architect and Co-Founder
Metacafe, Erik Smith, Vice President, Content and Programming
Microsoft, Darcie de Freitas, Product Manger for Live Search for Mobile
NBC Universal, Marc Esper, Vice President of Search
Nexidia, Drew Lanham, Senior Vice President, Media
Photobucket, Peter Pham, Vice President of Business Development
Pixsy, Chase Norlin, CEO
Radar Research, Marissa Gluck, Managing Partner
SEMDirector, Dema Zlotin, Founder and Vice President Strategic Services
Showtime, Rob Hayes, Senior Vice President, New Media
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Donald Wong, Vice President, Digital Media Initiative
TV Guide Television Group, Dmitri Ponomarev, Vice President, On Demand
Veoh, Dmitry Shapiro, CEO
White and Case, William Sloan Coats, Partner
Yahoo, Lee Ott, Director, Mobile Web

Sponsors and Partners at Search and Media 2007 include:
Bronze Sponsors: Nexidia, Medio, Blinx, SEMDirector, White and Case
Media and Association Partners: ABI Research, Business Wire, Chetan Sharma Consulting, Creative Handbook, Digdia, iSuppli, mpeg Industry Forum, Newtonstrand, Parks Associates, Producers Guild of America, Rogers and Cowan.

Founded in 2000, Los Angeles-based iHollywood Forum, Inc. produces next-gen roundtables and business summits about digital entertainment and mobile technology. The summits attract a diverse mix of Hollywood and technology executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys and others to learn and make deals in an intimate environment. Sessions are typically moderated by top journalists and analysts.

With the largest index of websites available on the World Wide Web and the industry's most advanced search technology, Google Inc. delivers the fastest and easiest way to find relevant information on the Internet. Google's technological innovations have earned the company numerous industry awards and citations, including two Webby Awards; two WIRED magazine Readers Raves Awards; Best Internet Innovation and Technical Excellence Award from PC Magazine; Best Search Engine on the Internet from Yahoo! Internet Life; Top Ten Best Cybertech from TIME magazine; and Editor's Pick from CNET. A growing number of companies worldwide, including Yahoo! and its international properties, Sony Corporation and its global affiliates, AOL/Netscape, and Cisco Systems, rely on Google to power search on their websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google's investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and Sequoia Capital.

To learn more about the 2007 Search and Media in Hollywood, please visit: www.ihollywoodforum.com/search2007_regandcost.htm.

To learn more about Google, please visit: www.google.com.


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