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Sony, Toshiba Talk DVD Formats

The two technology companies wish to avoid the VHS-Betamax conflict that marred early adoption of VCRs.

Blog Talk: News Embargoes Are More Important Than Ever

Yahoo corporate blogger Jeremy Zawodny wonders if media embargoes are overused, thanks in part, to the role of corporate blogs…

Tiger Talk: Views On Mac OS X

Apple continues to get great press … this time regarding the newly updated Mac operating system nicknamed “Tiger”.

PR Talk: Media References, Are They Really Needed?

There are only two things in this world that annoy me and one is a prospective client asking for my media references.

Morgan Stanley Shares Up On Talk of a Discover Sale

Morgan Stanley shares have gone up since its board of directors has approved the sale of its Discover credit card business.

Lunchtime Blogging Presentation by Charlene Li

Forrester analyst and blogger Charlene Li spoke to a packed room of marketing, PR, and other interested folks today at Yahoo.

Blog Talk: Transparency Leads To Genuine Debate

A thoughtful view on what the role of a blog sponsored and supported by the World Economic Forum should be and how the blog should develop …

A Talk With Mark Jen About Google Firing

John Battelle asked some good questions about the Mark Jen controversy. Believe it or not, I met Mark tonight (err, “last night” to most of you at this point) and had a chance to chat with him about his brief time at Google and various other things.

MSN Search Is the Talk of the Town
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The MSN Search story has exploded with over 526 articles about it in Google News. However, much more interesting to me are the comments of the bloggers.

Lots of talk about Napa New Communications Forum

Arrived home late yesterday from the New Communications Forum 2005 conference in Napa, California. A truly oustanding event …

Podcast Movie Reviews

A clever idea – movie reviews that are delivered via podcast … Reel Reviews Syndicated On DVD Talk Radio.

Business Blogging – 5 Tips to Help You Break Through Writers Block

It’s inevitable. Everyone hits the wall. Whether you’ve been blogging ten weeks, ten minutes, or ten months, eventually you’ll find yourself with absolutely nothing to say.

Blogs: Influencers First, Businesses Next

I’ve written before about the growing trend of using blogs as part of marketing and public relations but how will blogs impact business and society in the future? Part of the answer can be seen in how blogs are currently impacting American politics.

Talk Via Google Instant Message?
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Google continues to introduce new services, and programs. 2004 has seen the release of their email service, Gmail; they also bought Picasa, an image software company; and the Google Desktop Search utility was just recently made available.

Old Google Link Allows PageRank Sales

WebProWorld’s been buzzing with talk of a link on one of Google’s pages to a page (with PR 9) that sells links. That’s right – it appeared that Google was deliberately sending PR to a page whose business was selling text links to the highest bidder.

How to Walk the Floor and Talk to Customers

This may seem a strange topic to introduce. Yet, it is the most under-used skill by many retail managers, but one of the most important roles in their supervision.

Top 5 Tips for Choosing a Web Designer
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If you’re in the market for a new website, one of the first things you’ll need to do is hire a web designer. As in any field, there are good web designer and bad web designers, and it’s important to know how to determine which is which. Here are 5 tips to get you started:

Sergeys Past Dragged Out In Google

Looks like one the Google brain trusts enjoyed his college days much like the rest of us.

Yahoo Penalizing Affiliate Sites

From the WebMasterWorld forums comes word that Yahoo’s cracking down on affiliate sites. The thread, six pages long at the time of this writing, includes snippets of letters from Yahoo to the forum members, many of whom have been banned.

Make Your Website Talk

Have you noticed the latest online craze? No, it’s not how to make a million dollars overnight, although that idiotic idea is still floating around… It’s adding voice to your website. “Ma Bell” meets the Internet, so to speak. If you spend any amount of time online I’m sure you’ve seen a number of sites employing this technology.

Don’t Write Like You Think…Write Like You Talk

The Internet has provided us marketers with an amazing opportunity. It’s leveled the playing field – regardless of your background, you can now pursue a profitable business in your area of interest.