Tom Foremski

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

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Yahoo's leadership and identity crisis sparked by Google

Yahoo's hastily engineered reorganization does away with key leaders within the company:Chief Operating Officer Dan Rosensweig and Lloyd Braun, the head of Yahoo's media and entertainment group, are leaving the company, Yahoo spokeswoman Joanna Stevens said. John Marcom, senior vice president of International Operations, is also leaving the company "soon," she said.

December 5, 2006 by

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Online ad spend increase accelerates media disruption

I'm often invited to talk to groups of people about what's going on in the media sector, and I often start with a simple observation: At no other time in our lives will we be witness to such a massively disruptive/destructive time in the media industry. That's exciting to me because the transition in the underlying business models in media are happening much faster than in software, hardware, or anything that Moore's Law has been able to unleash.

November 21, 2006 by


Yahoo and Google should not endanger their Chinese users

One of the most powerful images of the 20th Century is "Tank Man" the man that walked out in front of a column of tanks -- a day after the bloody suppression of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. He walked into the middle of a pedestrian crossing, with two shopping bags in his hands, and stood down a tank column--stopped them dead in their tracks.

November 6, 2006 by

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