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Technical skills have little value if you have poor soft skills. Don’t get me wrong, your tech expertise matters. But don’t be fooled by your tech skills. King of Linux, champion of Oracle? You’ve got it made, right? Give me a break! Tech skills alone are no guarantee of success.
Yahoo’s teaming with O’Reilly again to bring the Tech Buzz Game. The game is a fantasy league of sorts for high-tech products, concepts and trends as they put it. Essentially, a number of commodities are listed and it’s set up like any market. The catch is what the commodities are. You buy share in PSP or Red Hat or MS Office. The list is long.
Do you have what it takes to put your Monopoly money where your mouth is, Mr. I Can See Tech Stock Futures? Not enough risk or e-drenaline in Fantasy Football? Yahoo! is launching Round 2 of the Tech Buzz Game to test your mad I-told-you-so tech stock market prediction skills.
About a year ago I wrote an article titled, Syndicating Your Web Site’s Content with RSS.
Note to Steve Gillmor: thanks for the support. He writes: “This may seem like so much inside baseball to most of you, but this has been building for a long time….
John Gruber is asking why I can’t reveal technical details on the Apple decision to switch from IBM to Intel processors. Simple answer: cause my sources didn’t have them, or wouldn’t provide them. Apple is very compartmentalized to prevent leaks.
Macronix, Infineon, and IBM are combining efforts to investigate the potential of a new kind of computer memory that may change the face of processing. It’s called phase-change memory (PCM).
I read Molly Wood’s Inside tech journalism: the NDA game with great interest for two reasons.
Starting next Tuesday, April 12, machines running Windows XP without Service Pack 2 installed will no longer be able to block delivery of the much-discussed update. Machines without it installed will have the potentially 200-plus MB SP2 downloaded to their computers, no questions asked.
Networking company Cisco Systems launched their first public blog last month. It’s a very interesting blog as it’s not the type of blog that would immediately spring to mind.
In addition to Google’s Froogle shopping service (still in beta), which features a searchable database of online merchants, Google is also beta-testing their Google Catalog service. Google Catalogs provides a searchable central repository of hundreds of mail-order catalogs.
Thought-Leaders to Provide Insight into Advertising and Marketing Sectors; New Advisory Board Members Named, and Annual Awards to Honor Industry’s “Best of the Best”.AD:TECH, the defining event for interactive marketing, occurring November 8-10 at the Hilton New York, will deliver one of the most impressive conference programs in its 9-year history.
The online adult industry lures many online with promises of easy riches. During the crash one ecommerce pundit pointed to adult sites as sites that could survive. While we know that wasn’t true, it’s true that the adult industry grew through the down turn and remains to day a major technology driver (so much so that USAToday wrote an article on adult tech recently).
Michael Grover is the Director of Marketing for CMP Media. He gave a pithy presentation on ad landing pages, and reminded us of a recent Marketing Sherpa finding – optimized landing pages can increase your sales or desired actions by 400%. He flashed a six foot high “400%” on the projection screen to emphasize this point.
So I was eating lunch today and waiting for Sunny from shntech.com. (We’ve been sharing notes between sessions so we can double our coverage.) As I was waiting, two similarly dressed youngish folks sat down and asked about WebProNews. Webmasters and marketers, I told them, interested in online marketing with an emphasis on organic search.
Allison Johnson is the Senior Vice President, Global Brand and Communications for Hewlett-Packard and she delivered a keynote address this morning on “The Changing Role of Interactive in Global Marketing.”
The focus of this conference seems to be on getting the message through to the influentials. The Google Open Forum was an excellent example of how large companies are working this crucial group of people – this session was an extended ad for Google.
When filing for its IPO, search engine Google was required to disclose its financial information, by order of the SEC. This information contained Google’s revenue history and its profit margin from the revenue they took in. The disclosure also revealed what Google intends to do with a portion of its profits.
After an economic boom rivaling the Gold Rush in the mid-to-late 1990s, a severe downturn has left many technology companies who overspent and expanded too fast during the boom clambering for survival. As a result, such companies have fallen back on the very thing that embodies their ingenuity – and made them successful to begin with – the patents that protect their innovative technologies. While some companies profit from lice nsing patents, others make money by pursuing judgments against those who infringe on these patents.
I love surfing the web. I have DSL and I get pretty good download speeds (compared to 56K modems, insane download speeds). Even though I have a good connection, I still hate downloading obtrusive ads. You know those huge “skyscraper” ads, or those pesky Flash ads that seem to take forever to download?
So you’re starting or currently running a technology company! It’s a well-known fact that most small companies with limited budgets and multiple demands simply don’t think about hiring a lawyer until a problem develops. How and when does a startup or young tech company decide to choose a legal representative? Procrastinating or going cheap on this decision can cost your company dearly later on.
What new product gets more press attention than a new Porsche? What can generate more buzz than bear at a beehive? It’s a bird, it’s a plane . . . it’s super fruit! Apple Computer can and does get that kind of attention, and it does so regularly. Hyperbole begins well in advance of each semiannual MacWorld, and begins with the Mac publications and rumor sites. Every Mac devotee imagines a revolutionary new product which answers their every fantasy, whether it be super fast or super cool.