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A Couch Surfing CEO at This Week's Big Tech Conference


Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - "D" Confernce

iPads tucked casually under their arms, dozens of D9 attendees streamed out of Eric Schmidt's kickoff speech and headed towards the outdoor patio area for casual buffett dinner under the stars.

Steve Case ambled along with The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, laughing and telling jokes. "Glee" star Jane Lynch posed for pictures with the biggest players in media and tech. Martha Stewart jotted down her mobile phone number to a veteran Hollywood writer and producer. Hmmm...wonder what that's about?

Flipboard CEO Mike McCue wowed passer-bys with his latest venture, a brlliant new app that personaizes your social media to a mobile device.. The much sought after Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg could have started her own crowd-sourcing site, she was so popular!

Much buzz about what Twitter would unveil this week when CEO Dick Costelo takes the stage. Andreessen Horowitz partner Ben Horowitz proudly wearing a "D" Conference hoodie - a swag bag handout. One CEO wandering the halls aimlessly, after finding out that the Terranea Resort botched the reservation and gave his room away. Fortunately, the CEO of a popular music website offered the couch at his casita. Good thing the temporarily homeless exec is a really nice guy and found a "share" in this tough marketplace. (Hey, sometimes a second chance is all you need!).

  • Jeff Cox is finance editor for CNBC.com.

  • Lawrence Develingne

    Lawrence Delevingne is the ‘Big Money’ enterprise reporter for CNBC.com and NetNet.

  • Stephanie Landsman is one of the producers of "Fast Money."

Wall Street

  • Robert Shiller

    Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller says that his key valuation indicator is flashing warning signs.

  • Lael Brainard

    The Fed is in the early stages of an analysis on changes in bond market liquidity, amid signs that liquidity may be less resilient than in past.

  • Bill Gross

    Janus Capital acquired a majority interest in Kapstream Capital and said Kapstream's Palghat will support Bill Gross as co-portfolio manager of the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond strategy.