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 its peak summer season. These numbers change drastically from
driver to driver or whomever you ask, of course. As compared to a maximum
three to six neighbors any time I go home to Cat Cay, this was an instant
shock to me.
I had a relaxing two-day weekend in Martha's Vineyard. As long as I ... (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)
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)
New Media on Ulitzer
I left Chicago late the night of December 30, via Turkish Airlines to spend
the New Year with my mom in Turkey.
Our plane arrived in Istanbul the next evening.
There were five hours left until the New Year and the traffic from the
airport to the hotel was bumper-to-bumper.
I saw this on a CNN International program. I don't think there is another
country on earth that loves their Papa Noel (Santa Claus), Christmas trees
and Christmas music more than Turkey. And I am not sure if there is another
Muslim country out there that is in love with Christmas like the T... (more)
IP in Silicon Valley
Intellectual Property on Ulitzer - The "new media" vs. "traditional media"
discussion that has been covering the basic rules of journalism vs. the new
media bloggers on expanded social media platforms takes the definition of
"fair game" to a whole new dimension.
I will simplify it.
We are observing three groups of new media participants on blog portals and
social media platforms as we enter a new decade for online media.
1) Old school journalists with their traditional values - I personally come
from a traditional journalism background as I recently described... (more)