I just got done listening to, and transcribing parts of two interviews. The first of these is parts is from the interview of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer by Elevation Partners co-founder Roger McNamee (the segment about the new business models).
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This is a rather unusual week as far as industry events go. In fact, I can't recall any time in my 15-year career as a high tech journalist where two major conferences were taking place side by side with each other at the same time in the same conference center.
You are a market of one. We all are.Donna Bogatin, in her new ZDNet blog Digital Micro-Markets, explores how the increasingly consumer involved, on-demand digital world promises to transform virtually every market.
My colleague, David Berlind, has railed on for months now about the evils of DRM and, in particular, the 'anti-competitive' practices of Apple regarding their flavor of DRM, which they currently seem to be unwilling to cross-license. (Never mind that if Apple were not in the game, Most consumers are used to paying for the same content over and over again as the format changes.
I covered Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's visit to the Churchill Club last week, where he was interviewd by Roger McNamee. Here is the complete podcast of the event.
Ray Kurzweil responded to various critiques and questions, and stuck to his PowerPoint slides of datapoints that convey his Singularity theory. He emphasized that because of the accelerating pace of change, technology will be able to solve all problems, from the practical problems of climate change and energy efficiency to cutting poverty and disease On the software side, 10 to the 16th calculations per second should be sufficient to reach human level intelligence.
Saturday morning at the Singularity Summit at Stanford University. All 12 panelists for the day are seated in order of their scheduled presentations, with an audience of at least a thousand seated in the Memorial Auditorium on campus.
When most people think about Google and wireless, they're probably thinking about how Google is setting up free Wi-Fi networks in cities like San Francisco. As a side note, both eWeek's Ben Charney and News.
Dana Blankenhorn (my fellow ZDNet blogger who one year ago saw promise in T-Mobile's Web N' Walk service), eat your heart out. The walled-garden is back.
After his interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a Churchill Club event (video here), I hooked up with Elevation Partners co-founder and Flying Other Brothers guitarist Roger McNamee for a post-interview analysis and look into his investment portfolio. In this podcast, Roger offers his incisive take on Microsoft's future-- competition; issues of culture and scale; getting traction with an advertising business model; building content platforms; and making acquisitions.