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)
I live 11 minutes away from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. Friday evening I
took a Cessna Caravan for a short 45-minute flight to Martha's Vineyard. This
was my first trip to the island. I didn't do any research and had false
expectations based on my long-time love affair with the island of Cat Cay in
the Bahamas. I found out that Martha's Vineyard was huge. Upon landing on the
island, my pilot called a cab for me to take me to my hotel. According to the
cab driver the island's population was around 30,000 off-season and well over
100,000 during... (more)
New-Media on Ulitzer
This year we have seen almost every company, every blogger and his duck,
feverishly posting their "annual predictions" before the December 31
deadline, as if there is such a deadline, and as if anyone cares about what
they think in most cases.
This is followed by a dozen or so 'paid' predictions news
releases every day by companies who are pushing their "wish lists from
2010" as "predictions" and hoping that they come true.
If you do a quick Google search on "2010 predictions" you will land on a
predictions potpourri of more than 5,000 stories (the last time... (more)
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
To the President of Syria, Mr. and Mrs. Bashar al-Assad
Mr. and Mrs. President Bashar al-Assad:
At the tender age of 17 months my severely ill daughter Sofia, an American
citizen, was abducted by her mother on Monday, July 26, in Istanbul, Turkey,
and taken to Syria.
Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story
I was informed yesterday by Sofia's mother that she will not be coming back
to the United States nor will she allow Sofia to return home.
Sofia has been diagnosed with a severe medical condition that requires
immediate treatment in the Un... (more)
Do you remember our Y2K problem eight years ago? On January 1, 2000, all of
a sudden, there was no Y2K problem. For many years every software company
collectively made billions of dollars on Y2K projects. Y2K became an industry
inside the software industry. I recall meeting a computer consultant who
claimed to be fixing the Y2K problem on QuickBooks on a local PC used by a
local mom and pop shop, a "hire a nurse" small business.
Unfortunately Web 2.0 was not so lucky.
Forget about the IBMs, Microsofts, Oracles of the industry for a moment that