The LonelyGirl15 story was fascinating because it is a glimpse into our future: a world where we aren't sure of the source of the information, or it's truth.LonelyGirl15 was found out to be a fake video blogger--scripted by a Hollywood production team--because many millions had watched it, and many thousands tried to find out who was behind it.
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.
I've been writing about a revitalized Intel (an SVW sponsor) and its bid to win back market share with its Core 2 Duo chips and an ambitious roadmap. My view has been that AMD has had the party all to itself with its low-power consuming high-performance Opteron server chips--and now the Empire Strikes Back, as was said by Nathan Brookwood, analyst at Insight64 and a top Intel watcher.
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.
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.