California superstars invade Louvre


Yesterday 1,000 of the major players in Silicon Valley and the global media gathered at the Tuileries in Paris for eG8, President Sarkozy's pre-Deauville online initiative. Attendees at the conference included Rupert Murdoch, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Eric Schmidt of Google and Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezoz. A small group of them were invited to the Elysée Palace for an informal lunch with the President, who was attempting, not altogether successfully by the sound of it (see John Gapper's blog), to persuade the moguls of the need for regulation.

Last night 300 of the most influential attendees were...