Author Archive for: ‘Rich Ord’
The world of poker is creating a lot of buzz on the Internet with sites like PokerNews.com, WSOP.com and hundreds of professional poker players using Twitter almost in real time as they play. For those of you who are poker fans here is a WebProNews poker update:
The World Series of Poker final table in Las Vegas has been set and poker superstar Phil Ivey is still in it..
The final table is as follows:
The AP is launching an all out assault on any use of its content that is not licensed (purchased) for use by Internet publishers and search engines. As I have said in the past, the AP is not just focusing on the blatant violators such as spam blogs or sites that quote paragraphs without attribution or link. On the contrary, the AP is specifically going after bigger mainstream blogs, Internet publications and believe it or not search engines such as Google.
Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Robert Thomson spoke about a print advertising resurgence in a speech at the Reuters Media Summit in New York. He thinks advertisers are moving back to print because of his belief that print has a more attentive readership than Internet news readers.
If the Internet consisted of real brick and mortar buildings there would be a construction boom going on right now like the world has never seen. The Internet is not in a recession or on the road to a depression, rather it is experiencing an economic and social explosion of activity.
It feels like 2000 all over again with daily reports of layoffs and firings from Internet and tech companies. Fourtunately, these belt tightening measures this time seem to be aimed at preventing financial disaster rather than a precurser to massive business closures.
Here are today’s reports from around the web:
– Tucows cuts employees by roughly 15%. (MORE)