The rise of Facebook has reopened a can of worms - who owns an individuals personal data and their social networks?Obviously, individuals want control over the data generated by their online activities, who their friends and colleagues are, and what they like or don't.
Tom Foremski: IMHO
Former Financial Times reporter Tom Foremski writes about Silicon Valley business trends and the intersection of technology and media.
Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.
The conventional wisdom, as promoted by aggregators and search engines, is that there is little to no value in news except in the aggregate, as Google News, Digg, etc.That's why these are tough times for newspapers and news organizations, because individual news stories are valued at nearly nothing in terms of what online advertising networks produce.
[Here in Silicon Valley it sometimes feels as if we are canaries in a coal mine...]By Tom ForemskiWith the first phase of the Internet a common issue was one of "information overload.
Microsoft's acquisition late last week of the AdECN advertising exchange is a smart move. I interviewed Bill Urschel, the founder of AdECN earlier this year.
Journalists rely heavily on their contacts to tip them off about news stories. Those contacts take a lot of time to make, and are based on trust, trust that the contacts won't get into trouble.
The CIOs of Google, Hasbro, Levi Strauss, and McKesson, said their IT budgets are up this year and they are investing in more revenue generating IT projects. The CIOs were part of a Churchill Club panel: CIO Agenda moderated by Dave Margulius, an IT analyst at Enterprise Insight.
In this Web 2.0 world where every on-demand service can become a widget, where is the business?
Sending out friend requests on LinkedIn or FaceBook is fairly easy for Americans but I bet it is less so for other, less gregarious cultures.For example, I would guess that in Japan there would be fewer "friends" requests coming out of the blue.
The Singularity is coming--Ray shows his graphs (Oct.2005)I caught Ray Kurzweil's lecture recently, which had many provocative ideas and many many very similar graphs--all steeply angled upwards.
Silicon Valley is teeming with established companies and startups whose services and products require communications services.Some of the startups are called Web 2.