I've been thinking about Google handing over identifiable information about users of its Orkut service to Brazilian authorities, and disclosures by Yahoo in China--couldn't such things be avoided fairly easily?Enron set up huge numbers of off-shore companies to hide its debt and obscure its financial data.
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.
RightNow Technologies has taken the covers off a $25m two-year technology development project, the RightNow 8 enterprise suite. And this enterprise software-as-a-service company believes this will carry it into the big leagues.
My former boss at the Financial Times Paul Abrahams, heads up the sizeable UK office for Waggener Edstrom--Microsoft's long standing PR firm. Microsoft is WaggEd's largest client, and also it's largest cash cow, a very close relationship now well into its third decade.
What to expect from Eric Schmidt, Google's CEO joining the board of Apple Computer? Not much.
Every web 2.0 company is offering a variant on the Swiss-army-knife-of-collaborative/social-media-technologies.
Google's announcement of a suite of comms applications designed for business/organizations has been touted by Reuters and others, as being a bid for MSFT's core business. Reuters:The online search leader said it has created a software platform to run basic business activities -- based on programs it already offers separately.
Early last week someone at Microsoft leaked training videos that were made by the UK creators of the comedy sitcom "The Office." They didn't last long on YouTube before they were taken down.
Mark Glasser over at PBS's MediaShift blog has been writing about Mark Cuban's media project: Sharesleuth.com , to provide “independent Web-based reporting aimed at exposing securities fraud and corporate chicanery.
The current patent system is dominated by the needs of pharma, not tech.
IBM announced at LinuxWorld in San Francisco that it is extending its support for open source business models in eight key initiatives. I spoke with Dan Frye, who heads up IBM's Linux Technology Center in Portland, Oregon.