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
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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
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successful $35.50 on its first day trading as a public company on Thursday.
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unprofitable software-as-a-service play being jacked up from $13 to $26 a
share - then moving up another $9.50 its first day out.
The venture, a Saleforce.com and Intuit rival, increased its coming-out price
three times in the hours before its Google-reminiscent IPO-by-auction
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As part of its commitment to business analytics, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today
announced an expansion of its industry leading enterprise mashup portfolio,
including the latest version of IBM Mashup Center and a new offering called
IBM Cognos 8 Mashup Service. IBM is also announcing a set of new clients that
are using IBM Mashup technology to help transform their organizations by
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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.
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