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@WalmartLabs to keynote Social Discovery Conference in San Francisco

Robert Yau, Director of Product Management at @WalmartLabs will present on the future of social shopping at the August 6-7 Social Discovery Conference in San Francisco.


New York,NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that @WalmartLabs will be the keynote presentation at the conference on August 6-7, 2012 in San Francisco.

Robert Yau, Director of Product Management at @WalmartLabs will present on the future of social shopping. @WalmartLabs based in Silicon Valley is the global hub for Walmart’s technology innovation and is focused on building platforms and products around social and mobile commerce.
Yau will discuss the approach Walmart takes to social discovery and how it relates to improving the customer experience for millions of shoppers.  He will discuss various projects that the @WalmartLabs team is focusing on for the year. Yau has spent much of his career at the intersection of online commerce and social experiences with work at companies including Kosmix (acquired by Walmart in 2011); SocialEgg and Mochila.
Social discovery is now a leading trend in both social media and social networking.  Users join a specific community based on an interest and discover new people, places and things. Social discovery sites are experiencing higher levels of growth than traditional social networking models. Some examples of social discovery sites include Pinterest, TheFancy, Tumblr, Highlight and Weotta.
Social discovery sites are extremely well positioned to promote products and services.  Through the mirroring the conditions of human search, users are introduced to products and services through their social connection likes and recommendations.  This suggests a higher level of performance in terms of conversion and sales, something a traditional social network generally lacks.
About the Social Discovery Conference
The Social Discovery Conference is a two day business summit that covers trends, technology, business models, investment and networking.   Attendees include CEOs and senior management from social discovery, venture capital, social media, mobile development, ecommerce, entertainment, online marketing, social networking, and others.
For more information, please visit the website  http://SocialDiscovery.ORG  or contact:
Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc.
Tel:            USA +1 (212) 722-1744 ext 83
Twitter:     @Social_Discover
Mark Brooks, Courtland Brooks
Tel: USA +1 (212) 444-1636         
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