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Tom Foremski: IMHO
Former Financial Times reporter Tom Foremski writes about Silicon Valley business trends and the intersection of technology and media.
In May 2004, Tom Foremski became the first journalist to leave a major newspaper, the Financial Times, to become a full-time journalist blogger. He writes the popular news blog Silicon Valley Watcher--reporting on the business of Silicon Valley. Tom arrived in San Francisco in 1984, and has covered US technology markets for leading computer journals and newspapers around the world. Silicon Valley has become a media valley.
Size matters more than innovation in most markets. Is it still possible to build large companies on the merits of their innovative ideas?
The newspaper industry continues to be disrupted despite innovative apps and new advertising formats.
News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson has become Google's nemesis in Europe and is lobbying to stem the search giant's abuse of its dominance.
Good ideas aren't easy to find but the way Silicon Valley companies operate makes things tougher...
Rackspace's Robert Scoble was one of the first pioneering bloggers. He helped popularize the media platform more than a decade ago while at Microsoft.
From just $2 billion in 2008 revenues, NTT's IT services business plans to hit $20 billion in 2016. Its Silicon Valley research center will play a key role.
Uber is trying to push its rival Lyft out of strategic markets using a clandestine army of agents recruited through an employment agency to cover its tracks...
San Francisco is trying to integrate a rapidly growing tech workforce amid community tensions. CNET's special report states the facts but which way is the future?
Powerful authoring tools will be very important to the future success of the Internet of Things.
US judge rules that more than 64,000 tech workers have a strong claim against Silicon Valley's most successful companies in a lengthy conspiracy to hold down their wages and careers.
Companies strive to create a unique look and feel to their brands. Yet native advertising mimics the brand of a publisher to promote paid content.
Pierre Omidyar has been unable to decide on the right strategy for his ambitious media venture. He says that several years of experimentation will be needed...
The IAB/Edelman report questioned 5,000 consumers of general news, business news and entertainment news.
Startup Forensiq says it can detect ad fraud — a hugely lucrative enterprise that nets as much as $16 billion a year — and no one is prosecuted.