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Pub Talk


Pub Master: Dr. Raymie Stata, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Stata Labs, Inc.
5:00 p.m.: Networking & Registration
5:30 p.m.: Pub Exchange
6:30 p.m.: Networking
7:00 p.m.: Pub Closes!
Open to the Public. Fee: $15 (cash or check, payable at the door).
Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Registration information below.
This Power Pub will be held in the Cyprus Room at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

Email is still the killer app of the Internet: more than 300 million people use email every day, tens of millions for over two hours each day. These numbers have been increasing exponentially, with no end in sight. But what's new in email? The Internet's hottest technology: search.

Search-based email initiatives from Stata Labs and Google are resetting business and consumer expectations for the email experience. The results? Search-based email saves people time (sometimes hours per week) and also unlocks a wealth of information buried in email archives that is effectively inaccessible without search. Increased efficiency and productivity aren't the only hot new issues in email -- email security, RSS feeds, blogs, spam and privacy round out today's email headlines.

Dr. Raymie Stata, our Pub Master for the evening, is currently the CTO and Founder of Stata Labs. He was a search pioneer at Compaq, DEC, and the Internet Archive. As the co-founder and creator of Bloomba, Dr. Stata is leading the way in creating innovative new search-based email products.

At this Power Pub, join Dr. Stata to discuss the key issues and changes as email rapidly evolves:

  1. Google has gotten into the email game -- how and when will Microsoft and Yahoo respond? How do you intend to compete with Gmail?
  2. Why is search-based email so key to the desktop?
  3. Will anyone be able to compete with the desktop search developments in Longhorn -- the next version of Microsoft's operating system?


Having lead parallel careers in research and entrepreneurship, Raymie Stata is a co-founder and CTO of Stata Labs, Inc. After receiving his Ph.D. in computer science from MIT in 1996, he worked at Draper Labs, Digital Equipment (the creator of Alta Vista), Compaq Computer, and the Internet Archive. Dr. Stata has done research in a variety of Internet and Java related areas, including programming methodology, specification and verification of programs, Web and Java security, and Java language implementation. He is currently an assistant professor at University of California, Santa Cruz.

As an entrepreneur, Dr. Stata was a co-founder and vice president of engineering at Deploy Solutions, a producer of enterprise HR applications. He has been an active angel investor through Fundamental Capital, whose portfolio companies include Silicon Spice (communications semiconductors, acquired by Broadcom, US:BRCM, for $1.2 billion), Traxsis, Inc. (GPS, acquired by Axiom Navigation), Echo Networks (streaming music), and Vanu, Inc. (software radio).


Stata Labs, Inc. ( develops software products that use intelligent search to help people effortlessly organize, manage and retrieve digital information and content. Its flagship product, Bloomba, is a search-based email program that addresses the key problems of email usage. Stata Labs also sells SAproxy Pro, a critically-acclaimed spam filter that works with all POP3 email programs and is optimized specifically for Bloomba.

Over time, Stata Labs will develop, license and market a family of products that organize, manage and retrieve personal digital information using the patent-pending Stata Labs PCDB technology. Stata Labs is a privately-held company located in San Mateo, California.


Pre-registration is highly recommended. There is a $15 fee (cash or check only), which will be collected at the door. Please make checks payable to Silicon Valley World Internet Center. To pre-register, please send your name, title, company name, telephone number, and email address to:

Ms. Claire Kahrobaie
Manager, Client Services
T: 650.565.8070