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In his "A Publisher's Ethics" blog entry Blankenhorn writes "SYS-CON is one of the most powerful computer publishing companies in the U.S. While rivals Ziff-Davis, CMP and IDG have fallen on hard times while paying editors well and preaching the value of ethical journalism, Kircaali has become the industry's low cost provider. In the poverty that is 21st century computer publishing, Kircaali's strategy has made business sense. He has delivered large quantities of papers and low ad rates." He is correct in identifying SYS-CON as one of the most powerful technology media companies in the world. However, this man misses the point on SYS-CON's success entirely and accuses the company of a lack of ethical journalism. How can "lack of ethics" make the world's leading tech media company also the most powerful one? SYS-CON's unmatched success lies on the principles of journ... (more)

Amanda Chapel An Anonymous Public Relations Blogger

I woke up early this morning, glanced through the headlines of my morning paper, well the newspaper is named Evening News, a little confusing if you are not familar with it, then browsed through 740 emails in my blackberry's inbox. One email which I received from a person whose name I have never heard before was particularly strange. A quick Google search on Amanda brought me to her bio. "Buongiorno, il mio nome Amanda Chapel. I have 15 plus years experience in marketing communications. I am a former vice president in the Consumer Marketing Group at Weber Shandwick, one of the w... (more)

Adobe Hits Record Revenues

Adobe earned $222.2 million, or 38 cents a share, up 21%, on record fourth-quarter revenues of $911.2 million, up 34% year-over-year, exceeding the company's revenue target of $860 million-$890 million. It attributed the results to Acrobat, its Creative Suite 3 products and momentum in its enterprise business. Creative Suite 3, which started coming out in April, includes upgrades to Photoshop, Illustrator and software acquired with Macromedia like Flash, Dreamweaver and Fireworks. On a non-GAAP basis Adobe earned 49 cents in Q4, a penny more than Wall Street expected. This quarter ... (more)

Is Oakland Airport Employing Violent, Dangerous and Dishonest Cab Drivers?

I arrived in California today for the AJAX World Conference. The only direct flight we could find arrived in Oakland Airport. After collecting our luggage we left the terminal building, crossed the street and got a van / cab. The fee schedule for these vans from the Oakland Airport to San Jose says $15 for each passenger or $65 if you want to ride alone. The Egyptian immigrant driver of the van we rented (pictured above), EZ Ride Express with California license plates 6W68864 and 510 395 5566 phone number which was advertised on the vehicle, charged us $100 instead of $65 and got v... (more)

Did John McCain Add a New $3,000 Bogner Jacket to His Wardrope?

Last couple of days as I watch the election coverage on CNN I could not help recognizing my five year-old Bogner jacket Senator McCain has been wearing. Well my jacket has been to India and a few long trips, got dry cleaned a dozen times, and a little beat up, but it looks like the same jacket looks to me. Well, if it's the same jacket which I own then I tell you RNC is hard at work dressing up the Senator as well, since from what I remember he is wearing a$3,000 Bogner jacket. After all, I am one of the next door neighbors of Senator McCain's old friend Mr. Keating in the Baham... (more)