I was shocked when I first heard that Bill Gates was going to move much of his time away from Microsoft and devote it to giving away money.MSFT is doing well financially but its short to long term prospects are challenging to say the least.
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.
Dave Douglas is Chief Sustainability Officer at Sun Microsystems and he writes a monthly column in "Environmental Leader." This month he writes about a concept he calls "Peak Carbon.
Associated Press upset a lot of people with its new policy of restricting the use of its news stories in blogs and other web sites. But I have a proposal that could benefit everyone that creates content that is re-used or quoted by others.
San Jose suffered a massive calamity just a few years ago that cost it 225,000 jobs - nearly one quarter of its entire population - the worst job loss anywhere in the US since the Great Depression.The dotcom dotbomb from 2001 to 2003 was a period that San Jose wants to avoid this time around.
If you could build a better search engine than Google what would happen to Google?Nothing.
This is interesting. Take a look at this story in which Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, says the company's mantra of "Don't be evil" is often misunderstood.
For at least five days San Jose, California, is the hipster capital of the west. It is Silicon Valley's answer to Sundance and South-by-South-yawn-West.
Hat tip to Dennis Howlett for this one:The unstoppable Loren Feldman interviews the immovable Dan Farber Editor-in-Chief of CBS News.com.
What do you do if you are moderating a panel and you are the smartest and most interesting person on the podium?Do what Faisal Rehman Malik, a TV anchor from Pakistan did at the Innovation Journalism conference at Stanford University-- talk the entire time about your new TV talk show and then five minutes from the end invite your panel to ask questions about your project.
I was at the Googleplex Monday morning for a briefing on GOOG's improvements in search, and more importantly, the official roll out of Google Health.Google had invited representatives some of the largest medical establishments and medical service providers to talk about the service.