Sending out friend requests on LinkedIn or FaceBook is fairly easy for Americans but I bet it is less so for other, less gregarious cultures.For example, I would guess that in Japan there would be fewer "friends" requests coming out of the blue.
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.
The Singularity is coming--Ray shows his graphs (Oct.2005)I caught Ray Kurzweil's lecture recently, which had many provocative ideas and many many very similar graphs--all steeply angled upwards.
Silicon Valley is teeming with established companies and startups whose services and products require communications services.Some of the startups are called Web 2.
The Telcos have become the biggest obstacle to the development of new technologies and services. They have become the most backward elements in our society when it comes to rolling out new technologies, applications, and services.
[Intel is a sponsor of Silicon Valley Watcher]On Wednesday I went to Intel's launch of its latest Centrino chipset for notebooks. Everything, of course, is a lot faster, but what caught my eye was a new technology embedded in the chips which, although aimed squarely at business users, would be a god-send for consumers.
Google is making far more money from advertising on its own sites than on its partner sites. Since 2004, advertising revenue growth from Google sites has jumped by 24 percent to over 62 percent of total revenues.
I really should spend more time with my sponsors of SVW. I spent most of Tuesday at Tibco's user conference, catching up with the the company's business strategy team and having some great conversations, and thinking I really should spend more time with my sponsors.
FAST Search and Transfer, the leading European search firm, today introduced a search based business platform for media companies and said that search traffic from its customers has surpassed Yahoo! and will overtake Google in 2 years.
The Web 2.0 Expo has dominated much of the news lately, and a lot of my time.
FAST Search and Transfer, a leading European enterprise search company, said it will build an advertising exchange for its media company customers, who between them have an online audience that rivals Yahoo! in size.