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.
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.
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.
I got a call from one of the producers of The Bachelor looking for a new crop. Did I know any bachelors?
Google has asked all hacks to assemble at the Googleplex Monday 19th to hear about the state of search and also Google Health. That sounds like hearing about the health of Google and also its new service Google Health.
I have heard from two senior sources in the software industry that Informatica [INFA] is on the block and it has approached Oracle [ORCL]. I don't know what the possible acquisition price would be or any further details.