There are many startups that hope to support themselves and their services through online advertising, through clicks and pageviews, in the same way as media companies.About three years ago, when Jeff Nolan was working as a venture capitalist at the enterprise software giant SAP, he told me that SAP's research showed that online advertising could not support software development costs.
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.
I recently spoke with Judy Estrin, one of Silicon Valley's top entrepreneurs, about her new book "Closing the Innovation Gap."But what about closing the gender gap?
I recently met with Judy Estrin, a former CTO at Cisco, and one of Silicon Valley's top serial entrepreneurs. Since the dotcom bubble burst she has been concerned that Silicon Valley has not been investing enough in startups pioneering innovative technologies.
Google's launch of its browser Chrome seems to be less to do with running web applications quickly, than it is about its rapidly growing traffic acquisition costs.Google pays a lot of money to third parties for traffic directed to its search sites.
I enjoy being a journalist and reporting on the business and culture of Silicon Valley. Most of my reporting is done the traditional way, with a notepad and pencil.
A peek into my Intel Developer Forum experience...A short description for a short video: Here is part of my day at Intel Developer Forum.
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.
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.
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.
I've been thinking about the acquisition of a Silicon Valley startup, Ribbit, by BT, the giant British telecoms firm.Ribbit started out in classic form as the vendor of disruptive telecom technologies.