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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)

Steve Jobs Pissed Off at IDG Once Again, Decides to Kill Macworld

This is not the first time Jobs is having hissy fit over Macworld and its producer IDG World Expo. A few years ago when a genius IDG guy decided to move Macworld Expo East from New York City to Boston to save a few bucks, Steve Jobs was reportedly on the phone cursing every letter in the alphabet, and threatening to pull out of Macworld. At that time Jobs and IDG kissed and made up. I don’t know what happened today for Jobs to lose it and declare Apple is done with the Macworld Expo again.  I don’t believe Apple can afford to do what they announced today, their decision to kill M... (more)

EPIX Movies Delivered in HD via Akamai

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced that EPIX, the next generation premium entertainment service from Viacom, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate and MGM, has chosen Akamai as the company’s launch provider to deliver and manage its full length High Definition (HD) movies. EPIX is the leading next-generation, multi-platform entertainment service, delivering the latest movie blockbusters, new releases, library classics and original content across its premium, HD television chann... (more)