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)
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)
Coming off a major growth year, magicJack inventor and founder Dan Borislow
introduces another industry first: the smallest, lowest cost, plug and play
What is our femtocell?
magicJack’s femtocell technology enables your cell phone or smart phone to
connect through our Voice Network, instead of your carrier network. By
utilizing our network via a magicJack account that costs just $20 a year, you
may save hundreds and even thousands of dollars a year by
offsetting cellular minutes. In addition, when calling internationally,
customers will save anywhere from... (more)
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
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)