Google's acquisition of YouTube for $1.65bn stunned many in Silicon Valley.
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.
David Boloker CTO of Emerging Technologies at IBM came to Silicon Valley town to speak at Ajax World. I caught up with him Wednesday morning and we talked about Ajax and Web 2.
I had a fascinating conversation a couple of Sundays ago with a visiting delegation of Spanish business and technology leaders from the region of Asturias, in Northern Spain.I was very flattered and honored that in their very busy three-day tour of Silicon Valley's top companies, universities, and research institutes, they wanted to meet with me.
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It is a busy week in San Francisco with the Intel Developer Forum , the Clean Tech California Awards, the software as a service conference, and in San Diego DEMO is happening. I stayed close to home this week.
In about two weeks, more than 1200 women plus a handful of men will meet in San Diego for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. It is organized by the Anita Borg Institute, the leading advocate for women in technology leadership roles, and the Association of Computing Machinery.
The New York Times has an article describing Google's charity: Google.org funded with $1bn.
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.
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.