When I landed in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, October 13, 2007, the last thing
on my mind was writing a blog entry about high-tech public relations, until I
heard from a PR agent on the day of my arrival. In the past 10 days or so
we have been working with her on a breaking news story that is currently
under NDA. I was so impressed with her professionalism and her passion for
perfection that yesterday I posted a blog entry, recommending the agency she
works for, to technology companies that are searching for a highly qualified
public relations firm.
Within minutes of my blog entry, I received the strangest email notification,
alerting me to another blog written by Alan Zeichick, "co-founder and
editorial director of BZ Media, which publishes SD Times and Software Test &
Performance, and which also produces the Software Security Summit, Software
Test & Performance Conf... (more)
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
This quarter ... (more)
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 ... (more)
Turkish Riviera on Ulitzer
Today I arrived in Bodrum for a long weekend. Divan Palmira kindly declined
my reservation request after my 2007 review of the hotel. They were nice
enough to recommend another boutique hotel in the area, so I checked in to
Maca Kizi Hotel. My first half day here so far, the view from my room is
fantastic. It is too early to write a formal review but if they don't royally
screw it up between now and Sunday morning, this hotel has a potential to me
my Bodrum summer stop going forward.
Today it rained here. I see it rain in Bodrum for the first time since... (more)
Despite Google's $159 billion market cap - or rather, one suspects, because
of it - Jimmy Wales, the guy who created - for better or worse - Wikipedia,
figures Internet search is broken - because it's proprietary - and needs to
be reinvented, freeing "the judgment of information from invisible rules
inside an algorithmic black box." (Odd, he questions the biases of
algorithms more than Wikipedia articles. Hmmm.)
This was the news story late this summer that summarized Jimmy Wales mega
aspirations to directly compete with Google.
Anyway, back in the beginning of 2007 he set up a LA... (more)