Tom Foremski

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

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Corporate Innovation . . .

Late last week I caught part of SDForum's SDForum's first "Corporate Innovation and Research Fair." Here is an edited video of the lunchtime panel:From left to right:Roger Meike, Sun MicrosystemsHarold Yu, OrrickDavid SMith, TynaxDeborah Magid, IBMRoy Levin, MicrosoftDr.

August 19, 2008 by

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Is Google a media company?

The New York Times recently wrote an article headlined: "Is Google a media company?"The article was mostly about Knol, Google's Wikipedia-like service, but it wondered if this meant Google was a media company because it owns content sites such as Knol, Blogger, and Youtube.

August 12, 2008 by

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The government has an "iPatriot Act" ready for Internet control

My video of Lawrence Lessig, a law professor at Stanford University talking about an "iPatriot Act" has received a lot of views thanks to a post on the top blog site Boing Boing. Lawrence Lessig on the coming "i-Patriot Act" - Boing BoingI've taken out an extract of the relevant part of the video, here is a 3 minute section: http://video.

August 7, 2008 by

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First Data Could Allow User Generated Financial Credit Reports

At the recent Fortune Brainstorm conference I spoke with Michael Capellas, CEO of First Data, which processes about one-half of all US credit card transactions.He said that the company collects massive amounts of financial data and that this part of the business is just ten percent of revenues--he wants it to be one half of total revenues within the next two years.

July 31, 2008 by

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