Nicholas Carr over at his blog Rough Type points to a discussion about Chris Anderson's Long Tail theory: In his column in the Wall Street Journal today, Lee Gomes tries to debunk Chris Anderson's Long Tail theory, and on his Long Tail blog today, Anderson tries to debunk Gomes's debunking. One point of contention is Mr Anderson's assertion that sales in the long tail could be as much as 25 percent of sales in the head of the tail.
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.
Hewlett-Packard's $4.5bn bid to acquire Mercury Interactive is a smart move as the top IT vendors jostle for prime position in the area of data center management.
Advanced Micro Devices bid to acquire Canadian based ATI Technologies is a risky strategy because both companies are facing the same issue: big, pricey, client-side chips in PCs and other devices are becoming less important, and less profitable than server-side chips.These two companies make very large, complex chips.
There is big risk in the redesign of a popular web site because people are creatures of habit and nobody wants to have to learn a new user interface. Yahoo has come across this as it changes some of the features of Yahoo Finance, one of the largest and oldest web services on the Internet and users voice their displeasure.
Interwoven, a software company based in Sunnyvale, CA, is trying to establish a new term: Customer Experience Management. It refers to the challenge that global organisations face in presenting a consistent look and feel to their customers.
I would love to know how much Internet bandwidth is used by the swarms of spiderbots? Because if bandwidth costs are going to go up, as the telco/cable last mile owners charge third parties for bandwidth, then the spiderbots might get banned.
The term "marketing" is broadly used but it carries a lot of baggage such as "spin" and "selling." Yes, marketing means so much more than the commonly understood term--it is how product development is monetized.
US chipmakers want government action or else US will lose lead in chip markets with disasterous effects on the economy
Intel's [Intel is an SVW sponsor] sale of its cell phone and handheld computer chip business to Marvell Technology Group for $600m announced earlier today, represents a change in its strategy to apply the economics of the PC industry to cell phones, smart phones, and communications equipment markets.In the mid to late 1990s, Craig Barrett, the CEO of Intel, led efforts to expand the company's business into the fast growing cell phone and communications equipment markets.
On Monday, Intel presented its roadmap for its Opteron-killer chips, Xeon 5100 Series and explained why it will grab back any lost market share and stay ahead--this time.The chips are strategic to Intel (INTC) in keeping its dominance in lucrative server chip markets as data centers upgrade to computing systems using less electric power; this power issue is fast becoming the the single most limiting factor to expanding any computing facility.