All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Development’
Battelle again points us to an ever more prescient article (looking forward, looking back) about how “Google beat Amazon and eBay to the Semantic Web” in the year 2009, so I think that automatically means that the rest of us search bloggers are obliged to pick up on it.
Wayne Hurlbert at Blog Business World is hosting this week’s Carnival of the Capitalists, the weekly aggregation of links to posts by a wide range of different bloggers that provides a unique focus on them for further developing conversations.
So, I’m waiting for a session on real-time communication technologies to start. Just sat in on a panel on blogs and wikis for companies. I’m not going blog it, even though it was interesting. Anil Dash from Six Apart was up there, as well as Ross Mayfield from social text and Peter Theony of Twiki. Good stuff, but nothing I didn’t really know.
After a beta test period proved successful, all Google AdWords advertisers can now access a “site targeting” feature for content-targeted ads, so they can control what partner sites their ads appear on. Placement will be auction-based, with CPM rates starting at $2.
Companies continue to struggle with effective lead generation and lead management according to a new report, “Best Practices in Lead Development,” by SiriusDecisions and KnowledgeStorm.
International accounting firm KPMG has published the results of its latest survey on corporate responsibility reporting.
Ian Lipner, of YoungPRPros, has launched a compensation and job satisfaction survey for North American public relations practitioners. Survey respondents will receive the full results of the survey-free of charge. Everyone else will get an executive summary. ALL responses will be completely anonymous and individual responses will NOT be shared with anyone.
I’m hosting this week over at the the Revenue Roundtable Blog. I just posted an article on, “Using thought leader content as a lead generation tool”
Mozilla product release manager Asa Dotzler argues that the real takeoff of Mozilla happened when Firefox came along and made it easy for “non-technical” users to switch away from IE. (Hat tip to Jeremy Zawodny for the reference.)
Arieanna and I finished our next episode of our Canadian Professional Blogging Podcast on Monday. This is part 1 of a two part episode on developing your blogging voice.
While waiting for someone to show up to a meeting, a few of us were chatting about music. Greg was playing a selection from his “music that’d scare you about the rest of my music collection” (or something like that).
Before I came out to California to work at Yahoo, I watched the business and culture of Silicon Valley from a distance. I read lots of the trade rags, tech web sites, and books about early Internet companies (the Netscape era).
Apple and Microsoft spent portions of recent conferences poking fun at each other. Todd Bishop notes that Steve Jobs at Apple’s developer conference displayed a widget for Mac OS X’s Dashboard that counts down to Longhorn, 574 days away (inaccurate! Longhorn is just under 500 days away, if it ships on time).
Could someone tell Russell Beattie to stop putting ultra-wide images in his blog posts? They keep breaking my aggregator, forcing me to either scroll back and forth sideways, or just skip the posts and hope I can understand the gist from the 80% of the text I can read.
Blogs are interesting tools of business and business communications. There are a lot of useful things you can do with a blog. Interestingly, they’re lacking in the one benefit most touted – customer communication.
To understand why Steve Jobs fired IBM you need to look no further than the Lenovo Thinkpad T41 Tablet PC.
GlaxoSmithKline, the pharmaceutical company headquartered in the UK, is blogging. More specifically it’s GSK Laboratory in France (of course) that has started Avenir de la Sant.
Meanwhile, there is lots of other news. Steve Ballmer is speaking at TechED. Paul Robichaux is liveblogging his keynote at http://www.e2ksecurity.com.
The 2nd Blog Business Summit has been announced – it’s just a few months away in August this year. I followed the last one closely online and would have loved to get to it partly for a number of the sessions which I really enjoyed but mainly because so many bloggers that I enjoy readers were there.
Google today unveiled Sitemaps, a program where you can notify Google of any updates to your website so that it crawls your site immediately. Essentially, its like RSS for entire websites, with webmasters creating an XML file that indicates recently changed or new pages that Google subscribes to.
Sometimes I don’t understand Google. At times they are quite brilliant, and other times they act like some high school kids with a web site.
SEO Roundtable has a few posts on search engine employees who are giving feedback and advice to webmasters in SEO forums. Rusty points to GoogleGuy, who’s been running his own thread at WebmasterWorld where he explains Google Toolbar PageRank and backlink updates and other things webmasters have been wildly speculating.
Marc Orchant discusses how Weblogs Inc. and Boing Boing are integrating trackbacks via Technorati, thereby avoiding link spam.
Peter Flaschner has a great post on The Perfect Number of Columns which I think bounces off my post on Blog Layout (I say I think’ because he doesn’t link to it –
Microsoft has made an offer to EU regulators, one that will finally settle their long-running antitrust case and will see Microsoft complying with the court’s late 2004 ruling.