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Are we staring another dot com boom/bust right in the face? When it comes to social networking, that very well might be the case since it appears this emperor has no clothes.
Is it the next big thing or isn't it? That was one question discussed in the halls and around the lunch tables at the Allen and Company annual retreat in Sun Valley. Yes, there was plenty of talk about the economy and a big focus on healthcare, but when it comes to the next big thing, none of the startups here offer silver bullets for digital content monetization. The hot young things here are the there social media companies. In the spotlight: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, Evan Williams, CEO of Twitter, Mark Pincus, CEO of Facebook application company Zynga, and Sam Altman, CEO of Loopt.com.
Indeed Microsoft has to be emboldened with the traction this software seems to be enjoying in the market place. The company is spending over $100 million on Bing advertising and it appears to be working. The latest market research comes from Hitwise, which shows Bing enjoying some headway against Google as far as Search is concerned.
Steve Wozniak's latest career move has some here in Silicon Valley scratching their heads. He's been tapped by Car West Auto Body of Danville, Calif. to hawk collision repairs.
Here at the Allen & Co. Conference in Sun Valley I sat down with WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell for a live on-camera interview, and we continued our conversation off camera. There's no question the ad market is suffering, this year down just over six percent globally, according to his numbers, and even more in the US. And based on Sorrell's month-to-month analysis there's no sign of a bottom just yet, though it looks like the market could turn around in the beginning of 2010.
NYSE Euronext said Wednesday its public Web site, NYSE.com, was the target of a "denial of service" cyber attack, according to authorities.
With several of the giants here sitting on billions of dollars in cash, everyone's speculating whether Twitter could be an acquisition target. CEO Evan Williams recently told me that he's not interested in selling the company at this early point in its life cycle. Still, that's not stopping the, well, twitter about the company.
Google's foray into the operating system business is grabbing lots of headlines this morning following last night's blog post that the company is set to unleash its Chrome OS into the market, a direct threat against Microsoft and Windows. And while the news might be intriguing, it's hardly news for a number of key reasons.
Caught on camera! Cisco CEO John Chambers is becoming quite the unlikely video star, teaching onlookers the proper techniques for a duck call. The video is getting widespread internet play.
The recession has claimed many culinary victims but the upshot is: You can eat like a king at pauper's prices! Lobster at lunch-meat prices, wine cheaper than water and now, completing the "Recession Special" trilogy: Chocolate!
First, lobster dropped to lunch-meat prices. Now, wine is cheaper than water! So, you know what you have to do to beat this recession, right? Have a feast!
The promise of telemedicine has been around for years, with robotic surgeries, remote monitoring of patients and big city doctors able to care for rural patients over computer networks. But not now have we seen the true promise and convenience of what telemedicine can really be.
The stigma of doing odd jobs when you're unemployed just got lifted, thanks to one filmmaker and his job-listing site OddJobNation.com. You wouldn't believe the things you can get paid for: Being celebrity arm candy, being a "fake" employee or even being a zombie!
Google will to stick to its core business and continue developing technologies to monetize search, CEO Eric Schmidt told CNBC.
Shocking news out of Britain today: Queen Elizabeth II could run out of money by 2012 unless the government steps in and gives her a raise! But with a recession going on, it might behoove the queen to set an example for her subjects and get a real job. Here are a few suggestions for how the queen can make a buck—er, pound.
Redesigning a home page is probably one of the more arduous and difficult tasks in the Internet news business.
As investors continually look for an edge, social media sites like Twitter have become a popular tool for raw information—and rumors.
With all its riches, how can anyone call Google a "small" company, one that is vulnerable to competition and whose luck could turn any day? Dana Wagner is happy to explain, says the New York Times.
In an earlier post I talked about the effect Michael Jackson's death was having on various big players on the internet. But one of the biggest players is seeing some of the biggest impact.
The web has become much more than merely a place to post feelings; it's an international global marketplace, and with social networking one of the hottest things going, we're seeing a convergence of financial and personal exchanges on an incredible level in the wake of Michael Jackson's death.