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Media Valley: Silicon Valley Execs Head to Sun Valley Conference

Posted by Tom Foremski - June 28, 2013

If there is further proof needed that Silicon Valley's top companies are in fact media companies (technology-enabled) then take a look at this Bloomberg story: Zuckerberg Brings Silicon Valley Friends to Sun Valley - Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. (FB), Google Inc. (GOOG) and Netflix Inc. (NFLX) are sending more executives to the annual Allen & Co. gathering of moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, the latest sign of technology’s growing role in entertainment.

… Major media deals from Walt Disney Co. (DIS)’s 1996 merger with Capital Cities/ABC Inc. to Comcast Corp. (CMCSA)’s 2011 acquisition of NBC Universal were hatched there.

While 2012’s event was attended by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and Co-Founder Sergey Brin, this year’s guest list also includes Salar Kamangar, who runs the YouTube unit, according to two people who have seen the list of attendees.

Top Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and David Ebersman are joined by Daniel Rose, vice president of partnerships and platform marketing, and Netflix’s Hollywood dealmaker, Ted Sarandos, is invited along with Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings.

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