Tom Foremski

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

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Google cherry picks the best

Google News is cherry picking, it picks the best stories, and it picks the very best, and most valuable part of a news story: the headline, the first paragraph, and often, an accompanying photograph. As journalists we are taught to write an inverted triangle.

May 16, 2006 by


Bad competitors are ruining markets everywhere...

 I've been thinking about "bad competitors" after coming across this excellent speech on the future of newspapers by Phil Meyer, Knight Chair in Journalism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at a conference in August 2005. [Craig Newmark is founder of Craigslist, the classified advertising company.

May 7, 2006 by


Losing net neutrality will harm the IT vendors and startups

I recently wrote a post arguing that Google, Yahoo and all the other online giants have put up a half-hearted defense of Internet neutrality because they have a lot to gain from the absence of net neutrality. The ones that have the most to lose from the loss of net neutrality are not the web services companies but the infrastructure providers They won't speak up because they don't want to upset their "valued customers.

May 3, 2006 by