Tom Foremski

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 blog Silicon Valley Watcher — reporting on the collision of media and technology. 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.

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Bad competitors are ruining markets everywhere...

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 in Hardware

Losing net neutrality will harm the IT vendors and startups

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 in Networking

SAP acquires white-hot Virsa - The Ray Lane effect

SAP acquires white-hot Virsa - The Ray Lane effect

Today: SAP, the leader in enterprise applications said it is acquiring Virsa Systems, one of the fastest growing private US software companies. Virsa specializes in software to enable companies to be in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxely and other government regulations.

April 3, 2006 by in SAP

I got kicked off my server...

I got kicked off my server...

I have a totally useless but very reliable web hosting service for my regular blog Silicon Valley Watcher. Unfortunately they don't yet acknowledge the Always-On world that we live in, or will eventually live in.

March 30, 2006 by in Servers

Ingres has giant ambitions in enterprise IT

Ingres has giant ambitions in enterprise IT

Ingres has become one of the hottest and most interesting companies in Silicon Valley. After its spin-off from Computer Associates in November to Garnett & Helfrich Capital, it has been assembling one of the top executive teams in the industry.

March 22, 2006 by in Oracle

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