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Inserting advertisements into video games holds much promise

July 20, 2007

Advertising Got game Jun 7th 2007From The Economist print edition Inserting advertisements into video games holds much promise Welcome to the future THEY are known to television executives as the “Lost Boys”—the generation of video-gaming young men who are watching less television and, thanks to ad-skipping technologies such as TiVo, even fewer advertisements. The obvious […]

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ARE you a generalist or a specialist?

July 20, 2007

Vertical search-engines Know your subject Jul 12th 2007From The Economist print edition Topic-specific search-engines hope to challenge Google, at least in some areas ARE you a generalist or a specialist? The question can be asked of people, but it is increasingly being asked about internet search-engines, as specialist or “vertical” sites take on generalists such […]

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Mr Zuckerberg is being touted as the new Steve Jobs, and his company as the next Google …

July 20, 2007

Mr Zuckerberg is being touted as the new Steve Jobs, and his company as the next Google …from the ECONOMIST

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Free TV, 33 ways.

June 20, 2007

“The folks at Mashale have posted a great list of 33 online video sites. They run the gamut from the ones you know, such as YouTube and Joost, to ones you might not know of. ” from www.randomculture.com . 33 Ways to Watch Free TV Online June 18, 2007 — 09:58 AM PDT — by Stan Schroeder It’s […]

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Guy Kawasaki Talks Truemors.com

May 24, 2007

Why Truemors ? an extract from the About us section of Truemors.com Take a note of their belief in demonstrative technology — products/solutions that enable the open exhibition and expression of information, emotions, and opinions.  ” First, call us romantics, but we believe in the democratization of information—that is, access for everyone to everything. A long time […]

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the 8 realities of technology and social experience that are shaping the world of today's teens and twenty-somethings…

May 24, 2007

“This is a discussion of the eight realities of technology and social experience that are shaping the world of today's teens and twenty-somethings. It looks at the growing role of technology in teens' lives, the way they use their gadgets, their expectations about how to find and use information, and the social consequences of their […]

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YouTube founder's success secrets, off the BBC by a VQUENCE employee

May 23, 2007

I'm with VQUENCE and am always intrigued by the machinations of GoogleTube here on the BBC.

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VQUENCE meets Guy KAWASAKI

May 15, 2007

I had an opportunity to meet Guy KAWASAKI last week at an AMCHAM event in HK.   An Apple Fellow, and now MD at Garage Technology Ventures www.garage.com , Guy makes for a compelling funny and pithy speaker.   I got talking to him about VQUENCE and his main comment was show people what a […]

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Google losing users in China: study

May 7, 2007

A little dated but still worth knowing, I found this article about a chap – “Matt Cutts works for Google and has a blog about how to court their search engine; so, when Matt flaps his blog wings in America there is a tsunami on the far side of the Internet.” Which alleges that – […]

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Down the YouTube?

March 30, 2007

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Down the YouTube?

Mar 23rd 2007 | SAN FRANCISCO
From Economist.com

The online-video site gets a heavyweight competitor

IT HAS been a terrible month for Google, the biggest search engine and the internet’s reigning superpower, and for its subsidiary, YouTube, the pioneer and precocious leader of online video. Users may love them, but the old-media companies, feeling increasingly exploited, loathe them, sue them, and gang up on them. And that matters, because neither Google nor YouTube, as quintessential “new-media” companies, own any of the content that they organise so well.

With the announcement on Thursday March 22nd of a new online-video venture between NBC Universal, the huge media unit of General Electric, …

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