VentureBeat this week: Conference mayhem, Windows 8, and our show still needs a name

Week in Review
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We’re back with another episode of VentureBeat’s (still nameless) weekly show. I sat down with VentureBeat executive editor Dylan Tweney to talk about this week’s absolute conference mayhem.

Four shows happened to fall on the same three days this week: Microsoft Build, the Intel Developer Forum, TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 and VentureBeat’s own Demo Fall 2011 conference. We split up the VentureBeat team to bring you coverage of everything all at once.

The biggest news this week was Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system, which features a stylized tablet interface called Metro. The company announced the new operating system, which also runs on tablet computers, at Microsoft Build. But Microsoft didn’t call it a tablet — rather, it’s now calling all machines that run the operating system PCs.

TechCrunch Disrupt had its own share of news, with editor Michael Arrington leaving the company to start an early-stage $20 million investment fund called the CrunchFund. But the show was still about the startups that participated in the Startup Battlefield.

Be sure to check in next week for another episode of our weekly report — which, if all goes well, will finally have a name.

Leave your suggestions for a show name in the comments.


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