Kevin Rose, Dan Farber, and Om Malik join expert panel at TechCrunch50

Every week or so we announce a couple of more experts for the conference. Today we’re announcing two amazing technology journalists–heck pundits–and one of the best up and coming startup founders in Web 2.0. Really thrilled that Digg founder Kevin Rose, CNET’s Editor in Chief Dan Farber, and the legendary Om Malik of GigaOm (previously Red Herring, Forbes, and Business 2.0) are joining us as well.

These three are joining the killer expert panel that already includes Marc Andreessen, Roelof Botha, Ron Conway, Chris DeWolf, Marissa Mayer, Sean Parker, Sheryl Sandberg, Yossi Vardi and Jeff Weiner.

Very exciting. If you haven’t bought a ticket they are available at the TechCrunch50 site. Note: buy your ticket now while it’s early bird $1,995. It jumps up to $2,995 regular price real soon.

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From the announcement.

Kevin Rose is the founder and chief architect of Digg. Kevin started Digg in September 2004 as a personal project. His initial idea was to conduct a social experiment in how masses of users could control and promote news and other content on the Web, without external editorial control. After a very short time, he realized the power of his idea, as Digg was becoming a resource for breaking news stories and developed a strong user following. Kevin is also a co-founder of the Internet Television Network Revision3 where as a member of the board he provides strategic direction to the company. Crunchbase profile.

Dan Farber was named Editor-in-chief of CNET’s in February 2008. Previously he was vice-president of editorial at CNET Networks and editor in chief of ZDNet. Dan has more than 20 years of experience as an editor and journalist covering technology. He joined ZDNet in 1996, and led the development of ZDNet’s worldwide network of more than 70 technology-focused sites. Prior to joining ZDNet, Dan served as vice president and editor-in-chief at Ziff-Davis’ flagship computing news publications, PC Week and MacWeek. He was also a founding editor at MacWorld and part of the editorial staffs of PC World and PC Magazine. Crunchbase profile.

Om Malik has over 15 years of experience as a journalist covering technology and business news. Most notably, he was a Writer at Red Herring during its glory days. He then went on to be part of the founding team of as a Senior Editor. Most recently, he was a Senior Writer for Business 2.0 magazine covering telecom and broadband stories. His contributions have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and MIT Technology Review. Additionally, Malik is the author of Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist. He is the founder of Giga Omni Media, the company behind popular blogs such as GigaOM, NewTeeVee, WebWorkerDaily, Earth2Tech & OStatic. Crunchbase profile.

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