Biz-Tech-News: Headlines 11-Dec-05

2005 – The IT year in quotes A Little Sleuthing Unmasks Writer of Wikipedia Prank Baffled by the beauty adverts? So is a Nobel prizewinner Big Pharma Seeks an Image Cure Boards seek to keep tabs on activists Campaigning for Blog Awards – Is This Ethical? Can This Man Reprogram Microsoft? CitySlickrs Podcast show no. […]

Biz-Tech-News: Headlines 20-Dec-05

Australian Daylight Savings Changes for Microsoft Windows for the Year 2006 Happy Web 2.0 holidays from Google Heathrow gets third hotspot option iPod headphones may damage hearing Jeff Jarvis officially has more influence than Dell does On Mac, Skype Sucks CPU Outage Update and Keeping Updated Paris Metroblogging live Quick thoughts on the Google/AOL Deal […]

Window shopping

“Displax developed by Edigma combines rear projection holographic screens with finger tracking to bring interactive storefront displays to retailers and various commercial applications. Displax® – Interactive Window allows human interaction in a shop window, with multimedia applications, emission and record of sounds, detection of human presence in front of the display, etc.” Not exactly hot […]

Biz-Tech-News: Headlines 6-Jan-06

Downloads overtake traditional single sales Dutch government has declared 2006 “Year of the e-Citizen Charter” Gates sees IBM not Google as top Microsoft rival IBM Takes the Cash out of Venture Capital Inquisitor Rocks my Socks Introducing Our New Gadget Blog Is this thing on? Microsoft Defends Censoring Blog in China Microsoft officially now released […]

Transforming corporate identities beyond the razzle dazzle

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas certainly was the place this week for many companies to announce a dazzling array of new tech products, alliances and ventures. The best place I found to keep up with what was going on was the excellent Engadget CES blog which had a non-stop stream of posts. Another […]

How to deal with too many choices

Whenever I travel to the US, I get apprehensive. Not about the travel or why I’m visiting the States. No, it’s all to do with breakfast choices. Here’s the scenario. It’s breakfast time in my hotel. I sit and the ever-so-friendly waitress asks me for my order. Apprehension starts if I request eggs. Before I […]

Clueless BrandWeek magazine

Are blogs a waste of your time and that of your business or clients? Indeed they are, according to BrandWeek magazine in the US: Blogs provide almost no new information. They’re frequently inaccurate. They contribute to the hysterical polarization of our nation’s political discourse. And they’re often written by people who can’t, you know, write. […]

Biz-Tech-News: Headlines 13-Jan-06

A JotSpot For Excel Apple’s New (Corporate) Tune Body scanner unveiled at station Disruption in mainstream media but where is the disruption in the mainstream PR industry? Europe’s ‘Google killer’ goes into hiding Google offers personal home page for mobile phones How Brands Evolve, Visually Invasion of the privacy snatchers New PR blogs (a bunch […]

The Quaero oxymoron

If you’ve been following the story of the Franco-German Quaero project – a planned European multimedia search engine, the answer to Google and brainchild of the French government – you’ll know that European politics have contributed to the mire it’s been in for some months. The Quaero website used to be online and provided useful […]

Intelliseek acquired, forms part of new VNU-backed company as VNU looks to be acquired

Two of the leading companies in tracking and analysing what consumers are talking about online have joined forces to create, in the words of the formal press release, the new global standard for measuring and understanding word-of-mouth behavior and influence. Market intelligence firm Intelliseek has been acquired by word-of-mouth research and planning company Buzzmetrics. The […]

FIR Interview – Pete Blackshaw, Intelliseek – January 17, 2006

Following today’s joint announcement by Intelliseek and Buzzmetrics on the merger of those two firms into a new company backed by media group VNU, Shel and Neville spoke to Pete Blackshaw, Intelliseek’s Chief Marketing and Customer Satisfaction Officer. Conversation points: The joining together of Intelliseek and Buzzmetrics; VNU and being acquired; developments in tracking and […]

Biz-Tech-News: Headlines 24-Jan-06

Amazon to Broadcast Weekly Internet Show And now, News – We’re taking Google News out of beta! (Krishna Bharat/Official Google Blog) Apple iTunes users growing fast BlackBerry Gets Google Talk and Google Local Business communications: RSS vs. E-mail CNET for Jan 23, 2006: Is Blackberry on the brink? Drug Companies’ Bad Case of PR […]