Magic Johnson Offers His Expertise To Improve Diversity In Silicon Valley

Magic Johnson Offers His Expertise To Improve Diversity In Silicon Valley

By Val Powell October 23, 2014

The lack of diversity in Silicon Valley recently made headlines as statistics on their racial and gender make-up were revealed, showing a largely white and Asian workforce. Former basketball player turned businessman Magic Johnson is now offering his expertise to …

Community Broadband Act To Reach Senate

The bipartisan Community Broadband Act, supported by some well-known US senators, was passed out the Senate Commerce Committee today and will proceed to the full Senate for a vote.

MySpace Domination in the U.S.

Datamonitor predicts that social networking sites will level off around the world in the year 2012. They also predict that the plateau will hit even sooner in the US. In the meantime, global active memberships in social networking sites are growing.

Beauty of Editorial Review Sites
Once you have a trusted brand you can create low value white label brands that are given a free pass by search engine editors based on the trust of your core brand. These can feed back profits to your main site in many ways, including allowing you to:

Google Shares Reach Record High

Shares of several major Internet companies were up Monday. With Google and Expedia reaching all time record highs.

Local Online Advertising To Reach $7.8 Billion

The dollar gap between U.S. local online spending and total local media ad spending is large with $97 billion going to offline media such as yellow pages and newspapers. Only 2.9 percent of all local ad spending will go online in 2007, or $2.9 billion.

Movie Downloads To Reach $720 Million

The market for movie downloads will hit $720 million in 2011 in the U.S. according to Screen Digest’s "Online Movie Strategies: Competitive Review and Market Outlook" report. Content owners and studios will take in $530 million of that revenue and service providers including Amazon, Apple and Netflix will have whats left over.

Using Facebook To Reach Readers

(This is a story I wrote for the Globe that ran in the Review section of Tuesday’s newspaper. I’m posting it here for anyone who might be interested but doesn’t read the newspaper).

Necessity is the mother of invention, the old saying goes. But boredom and the desire to experiment are powerful forces too, says Canadian author Michael Winter. That’s how he came up with the idea to “serialize” his latest novel on Facebook, the hot social-networking site.

U.S. Mobile Penetration To Reach 100%

Expect more than one mobile phone for every person in the U.S. by 2013, according to new data from SNL Kagan.

Mobile Video To Reach $17 Billion

The global market value for mobile video telephone services, including video mail, video calling and video sharing, will grow to more than $17 billion by 2012 from $1 billion in 2007, according to ABI Research’s "Mobile Video Communication Services" study.

That is a combined annual growth rate of 74 percent.

"The Web 2.0 phenomena and sites that allow posting of mobile video will increase demand for mobile video services," said Dan Shey, a principal analyst at ABI.

Mobile Business Data To Reach $100 Billion

Combined global revenues from all mobile business categories, including voice, will reach $389 billion by 2012 from $242 billion in 2007, according to ABI Research’s "Mobile Business Applications and Services" report.

Online Population To Reach 1.5 Billion

The global online population will grow from 1.1 billion users in 2006 to 1.5 billion in 2011, according to a new report from JupiterResearch, "Worldwide Online Population Forecast, 2006 to 2011: Emerging Economies Catalyze Future Growth."

Quantcast Plays The Metrics Game
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The challenge of measuring the reach of a website for advertising purposes has become increasingly complicated, thanks to the myriad ways of distributing content.

Online Rentals To Reach $1.9 Billion

Online DVD subscription spending is projected to increase 41 percent to $1.9 billion in 2007, according to Adams Media Research report "Online DVD Subscription: Reinventing Video Rental."

Streaming Media Ads To Reach $1.3 Billion

Streaming media advertising is on track to reach $1.37 billion in 2007, up 38 percent over 2006, according to a report by AccuStream iMedia Research.

Spock Shines Despite Limited Reach

The reviews are rolling in, and they’re largely positive; Spock, it seems, is good.  But the reviews also suggest that this people search engine needs to find a more effective means of gathering information.

Yahoo oneSearch May Reach 100 Million New Eyes
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The first line of a fresh Yahoo press release describes the corporation as “a leading global Internet company,” and I have to wonder: isn’t that pretty old news?  Yet, following a deal with six mobile operators throughout Asia, the phrase may bear repeating.