Tom Foremski

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

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FAST AdMomentum offers web publishers their own ad network

FAST Search and Transfer, the European based search giant, today announced software that allows online publishers to serve contextual ads to their readers. The FAST AdMomentum software could increase ad revenues by more than 200 per cent for some publishers, compared with large advertising networks such as Google AdSense and Yahoo Publisher Network.

February 5, 2007 by


The power of PI: the rise of community owned Public Internets

From my news story: "San Francisco activist groups rally against Google/Earthlink "monopoly" deal for free WiFi " Several San Francisco activist groups and non-profit internet companies have joined together to protest a proposed deal between the city and a Google/Earthlink partnership to provide free WiFi. Called the Public Net San Francisco coalition, the group issued a statement Friday insisting that the city government kill a multi-million dollar pending deal with Google and Earthlink.

January 29, 2007 by


Intel/Sun alliance needs HP

Monday's news that Sun will make Intel Xeon servers and Intel will promote Solaris shocked some observers. Sun's former CEO Scott McNealy used to say nasty things about Intel's Itanium 64-bit microprocessor, a competitor to Sun's SPARC chip.

January 23, 2007 by


The mumbo jumbo of social media

Tuesday evening I was in CNET's HQ in downtown San Francisco for my first Social Media Club experience. Social Media Club is a creation of my friends Chris Heuer and Kristie Wells, and it consists of bringing together small groups of people to discuss subjects and to share in idea creation.

January 18, 2007 by

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MacWorld: The Apple/Sony iDog...

Monday evening at Cafe de Presse in downtown SF I bumped into a bunch of Apple people and several dozen European reporters here for CES and Apple's MacWorld.It speaks to the power of Apple ,and the Steve Jobs brand, that despite CES promoting itself as the center of the digital consumer electronics marketplace--everyone in Las Vegas is looking over their shoulder to see what Apple will announce in San Francisco.

January 8, 2007 by