Google’s Sicilian Davos: Berlusconi Welcomes Uncle Sugar Back to Italia


Remember, dear readers, you heard it here first, off the record, on the Q.T., and strictly hush, hush.

LA Confidential, by Brian Helgeland

In case you were wondering what Google was doing with the money it makes pointing searchers to massively infringing traffickers, some news:  Google returns to Sicily for its equally massively elite summer vacation, all with a nickname of suitable Google infantilism, that special brand of infantilism that’s oh, so Googley:  The Camp.

Buzzfeed tells us:

The most exclusive conference in tech is back for a second year.

Google is returning to Sicily this summer to host The Camp, a gathering of power players from technology and finance, which had its debut last year, BuzzFeed News has learned.

While Google hosts some conferences through its Ideas arm, this one stands apart. With its elite guest list and luxurious setting, the Camp is more akin to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the rarefied gathering of business and government titans held each winter in a snowy ski resort town.

Doesn’t that just reek of Uncle Sugar?

BuzzFeed News was able to gather some information from a source who received an invitation. As it was last year, the Camp is being held at the Verdura Resort, an opulent enclave of golf courses and Mediterranean indulgences on Sicily’s southwestern coast. It runs from July 26th to 30th.

Yes, they’re spending your money.  I wonder if Daniel Ek will get invited?  He should get something for that Spotify board seat.