Last week I was speaking on a couple of panels at the New Communications Forum in Palo Alto, about journalism and about new media business models. This is a fun conference with many familiar faces and it always seems to end too quickly (and we've not even scratched the surface!
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.
More fuel to the fire over attempts to control open source by Oracle (and others?).
According to the latest report from Merrill Lynch, authored by Lauren Fine, GOOG CFO George Reyes spoke at the Merrill Lynch investor conference and said: "importantly, for the first time, Reyes did say that the law of large numbers will likely start to come into play."If you are wondering what the law of large numbers means in the context of Google, here is a quote from GOOG CEO Eric Schmidt in a Washington Post story from May 13 2005.
I am glad that some of my fellow ZDnet bloggers have caught up with this issue of Oracle buying up the open source movement. George Ou points to my Feb 16 post and references Dana Blankenhorn's Feb 17 and Feb 21 post.
San Diego based Anonymizer is developing a technology to help Chinese internet users avoid the Chinese government's censorship efforts. It is a neat idea, however, it looks like it would make it nearly impossible to detech click-fraud--the practice of clicking on ads to make money.
I was a busy bee on Thursday. The day started slowly, I had trouble getting out of bed due to a 5am stop but by 11am I was up and running and heading down to Santa Clara a for a meeting with Hong Kong's technology czar Dr Robert Yang.
Could we organize a SETI-like approach to finding terrorists so that we can put a stop to this perpetual war?Couldn't we all just take a few acres of remote countryside, fresh digital satellite images, and see if we could spot resupply activities, suspicious movements, or other signs of Osama Bin Laden and his allies?
Debating the myths of innovation with Geoffrey Moore--Silicon Valley's top IT consultant
I've been away from the blogosphere, or rather mediasphere for three days, and I noticed that it is still here.I spent those moments with my kids and I've grown to like spending my time offline.
Defending against Oracle's attempt to wipe out large open-source communities will be difficult.