Tom Foremski

Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.

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Autonomy CEO says tags don't work

Mike Lynch, the CEO of Autonomy, the UK enterprise search company, was in town this week (video is coming). I used to meet with Mr Lynch regularly when I was at the Financial Times, and when the dotcom boom was in full swing.

April 6, 2007 by


HP says gaming will drive Vista adoption the most, shows off next gen gaming technologies

I just got back from HP's Gaming Summit at Dogpatch Studios, which showcased some rather nifty gaming technologies from HP Labs (video is coming.)During a panel discussion, Rahul Sood, chief technology officer at HP Gaming, and founder of Voodoo PC said that next generation PC games based on Microsoft's new DirectX 10 technology will do more to drive sales of Vista than anything else.

April 4, 2007 by


A proposal for a new kind of "fair use"

News aggregators and bloggers that carry third party content should carry at least one advertising link associated with that content. It would be the fair thing to do and a large aggregator such as Google News could help establish this practice.

March 25, 2007 by

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Should we have a formal "right to respond" on the Internet?

At the Newcomm Forum in Las Vegas this week, I kept hearing a lament that is all too common: how to deal with with negative or incorrect content about a company and its  products on search engine results? Especially if those negative  links are on the first page of results because most users rarely look at more than one page.

March 10, 2007 by


Can social networks help sell beer?

I recently met with Gurbaksh Chahal, the CEO of BlueLithium advertising network and top brand management executives from Anheuser Busch, to discuss plans to use online social networks to sell beer.The research group of BlueLithium, the second largest US online advertising network, last year came up with the idea for MingleNow.

March 3, 2007 by