Yahoo's choice for Chief Financial Officer, Blake Jorgenson, formerly of the investment bank Thomas Weisel Partners, indicates the company has decided to compete through acquisition. You don't bring in a dealmaking gun if you aren't prepared to pull the trigger on a lot of acquisitions.
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The Pew Internet & American Life Project's report, A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users, has raised a lot of questions in the mediasphere in the past couple days. Despite the concerns that social media, or "Web 2.
Functionality is at the center of the Pew Internet & American Life Project's new report, A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users. The findings, which break out technology and communications users into 10 different groups with similar characteristics, demonstrate how many of today's leading edge features are still seeking engagement with those users.
The Pew Internet & American Life Project has a valuable new report, A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users, that weighs in at 65 pages. For those of you interested in the condensed version, here are my notes on the report.
B.O.F.H. writes about my previous posting, Barak Obama’s “volunteer” should cost his campaign $39,000?
Social media is a double-edged sword for politicians and companies. Consider Barak Obama's MySpace page, which wasn't run by Barak Obama.
The death of newspapers is much reported these days, but the continuing life of the companies that operate newspapers is underreported. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.
Something strange is happening to honey bees. They seem to be getting lost while they are away from their hives, leaving queen bees and immature workers alone, without food, in a syndrome called "Colony Collapse Disorder.
I'm glad people are, at least, thinking about the fallout from the Kathy Sierra mess. But crafting guidelines for polite blogging and Web publishing is the furthest thing from what we need.
Okay, a week ago, everyone was actually talking about the problem of false or mistaken identity, responsibility and lawbreaking. That important discussion died down, but the problem goes on.
Bert Bates, co-author of Kathy Sierra's Java book, has posted a comment in response to my previous posting that I would like to bring to everyone's attention, for it seems to depart from a concern for the facts in pursuit of revenge:loaded gunsMitch,You said: "The gun shoved in Chris Locke, Jeneane Sessums, Frank Paynter and Allen Herrell's hands is as likely to be illusory as not. We need proof, not accusations, just like in the physical world.
Allen Herrell, one of the accused attackers in the Kathy Sierra controversy, has written a long email to Doc Searls explaining that his entire online identity has been compromised. If true, and I believe it, because I have known Allen for many years, it appears there have been many more victims here than Ms.
The return to the Mac/Vista showdown has been languishing as I actually used the two systems for a while. During the past few weeks, I’ve found that I continually gravitate to the MacBook Pro because of its deep integration between the hardware and software.
Kathy Sierra's bad day is raining all over the Web. There's a sickening lull in debate going on as people react with the kind of horror reserved for mock outrage similar to Casablanca's Captain Renault: "I'm shocked, shocked to find out there's gambling going on here!
Regardless of what you think about mainstream media, the announcement that NBC and News Corp. are collaborating to bring a variety of television series and movies to a "YouTube-killing" media portal is going to change the way people think about their programming choices.