Today marks the 30th day of Ulitzer's public beta. We had an amazing month
and perhaps one of the most widely discussed launches of a "new
media" site. Gartner recently asked, "Will Ulitzer dominate news content on
the Web eventually?" The answer is yes, and I'll explain why.
First, I'd like to share some of the 30-day stats with you. We had more than
140,000 visitors who read 197,000 pages of articles, blogs and news stories.
The syndicated page views (outside the Ulitzer domain) exceeded 1,369,983
page views. The legendary technology reporter Maureen O'Gara was the most
read Ulitzer author with 231,600 rolling page views, and we syndicated more
than 3,000 Ulitzer stories.
My First Blackberry, Circa 1999
I remember receiving my first Blackberry 10 years ago at the JavaOne
conference in San Francisco. It was a small device similar to a ... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
Last week we were accidentally copied in on an internal e-mail from a
software company with a market cap in excess of five billion dollars. As I
read through this long e-mail thread, which included references to our
company, I couldn't help but reflect on the past. I forwarded this e-mail to
their CEO and he acknowledged its receipt. History is repeating itself, I
realized, and I wanted to share my thoughts with our readers and with the CEO
of this software company.
In 1985-86 I worked at IBM as a market research analyst in White Plains, NY,
at the company'... (more)
At SYS-CON Media we see our inventories are filling up to 100% capacity for
the months of November, December, and January, and we are seeing
better-than-normal RFP activity for the first quarter of 2010.
When I say this, I am comparing the current insertion order activity to the
same period last year. We will be closing 2009 roughly 32% below 2008 in
revenues (far better than any other tech media company), which forced us to
reduce our expenses for the same period by around 40%. Last fall, while the
world was falling apart, we were preparing for a ... (more)
This is more like a long Tweet than a short blog entry.
Personal issues aside Mark Hurd was a brilliant CEO for HP and he will be
remembered as one of the greatest CEOs HP ever had. Like the rest of the
world, we were curious and watched him from the beginning. I knew he was off
to a brilliant start when - within days of getting the job - he put together
an internal group of PhD economists specialized in game theory who developed
a system that saved HP billions of dollars in purchases.
Wikipedia defines game theory as "attempts to mathematically capture behavior
in strategic situ... (more)
Gartner analysts today highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that
will be strategic for most organizations in 2010. Gartner defines a strategic
technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise
in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a
high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major
dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.
"These technologies impact the organization's long-term plans, programs and
initiatives. They may be strategic because t... (more)