I got a call from one of the producers of The Bachelor looking for a new crop. Did I know any bachelors?
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.
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.
Businessweek's cover story is: "Inside Microsoft's War Against Google - With Yahoo off the table, Microsoft plans to challenge Google's online-ad juggernaut alone. A behind-the-scenes look at its provocative strategy.
The latest high-level executive to leave Google for Facebook is Elliott Schrage, who headed the corporate communications team. When the top person responsible for Google's messaging across all products and for its international policy leaves this points to a serious change within the company.
I rarely get to write about Tibco Software, one of the oldest Silicon Valley companies, and one of my favorite companies. The reason I rarely write about Tibco is that Tibco has been my most loyal supporter and sponsor for what I've been doing the last three plus years, publishing Silicon Valley Watcher.
Excellent article by Jeff Nolan, an ex-VC, writing in SandHill.com on venture capital investments and locating the next big thing.
Open letter to Steve Jobs: Apple should have a first adopter network program and give discounts to loyal customers
Dear Mr Jobs,I've had my iPhone since day dot--the day it came out. It is from the Palo Alto Apple store, you and your wife were there, and so were a hundred odd-people that had waited outside all night.
I meet with a lot of people, a lot of startups, and many many times they will tell me how their competitors are messing up, how f*!d they are.
Earlier I was writing about Jared Kopf's AdRoll, a new advertising network. I was thinking about the economics of the online advertising market.