silicon.com, the online TV news and recruitment service, today launches a new-look site providing an even wider range of news, features and analysis for its 400,000-plus users. The new site was eight months in the making.To kick things off, the man behind Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, speaks exclusively about his work and the development of H2G2 - an online community which aims to do for the population at large what his fictional guide did for Arthur Dent 20 years ago. Click here to tune into the full interview http://www.silicon.com/High-techlives The news site will features six new zones with five channels, each covering the hottest topics of the day:
E-biz zone http://www.silicon.com/E-biz
E-tech zone http://www.silicon.com/E-tech
Telecoms & IP zone http://www.silicon.com/TelecomsandIP
Decision Makers zone http://www.silicon.com/DecisionMakers
Tech Talk zone http://www.silicon.com/TechTalk
High-tech Lives zone http://www.silicon.com/High-techlives To complement unrivalled news coverage, silicon.com has introduced regular two-minute executive TV news summaries throughout the day as well as new programmes designed to provide detailed commentary, analysis and case studies. These include Inside Track, On the Spot and the silicon.com Clinics. And for the first time, silicon.com users will be able to have their say on the big stories of the day and discuss the issues with fellow readers. The 'Readers' Comments' feature will appear at the bottom of all major stories, interviews, analyses and comment pieces. Rob Lewis, CEO of NMTV, the publisher of silicon.com, said: "The new look silicon.com highlights our commitment to the ebusiness and IT industries by offering many groundbreaking features, improved navigation and improved content offerings." Since its launch in July 1998, silicon.com has become the news bible of the ebusiness industry. It hit the headlines this summer when the news team unveiled the biggest online security breach to date. The 'Powergen Scandal' was picked up by the press worldwide and led to a series of appearances on broadcasters including the BBC and Sky News.