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I wonder how many people, as I did, found themselves thrown into confusion by the death last week of Jean Ichbiah (pictured), inventor of Ada.  Learning that the inventor of a computer programming language is already old enough to have lived 66 years (Ichbiah was 66 when he succumbed to brain cancer) is a little like learning that your 11-year-old daughter has grown up and left home or that the first car you ever bought no longer is legal because it runs on gasoline in an age where all automobiles must run on water. How can something as novel, as new, as a computing language possibly already be so old-fangled that an early practitioner like Ichbiah can already no longer be with us? The thought was so disquieting that it took me immediately back to the last time I wrote about Ichbiah, and indeed about Ada Lovelace for whom his language was named. It was in the context ... (more)

Cloud Expo, Inc. Names Jeremy Geelan President & COO

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! SYS-CON announced today that Jeremy Geelan was named President & COO of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Cloud Expo, Inc." was spun out of SYS-CON Events, Inc. as a startup events management company that produces and presents Cloud Expo (TM) events worldwide. Jeremy Geelan served as Sr. Vice-President of SYS-CON Media & Events and has from its inception been Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series, the Virtualization Conference series, and the upcoming UlitzerLIVE! event. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! From 2000-6, as first editorial director and then group publisher of SYS-CON Media, Geelan was responsible for the development of all new titles and i-Technology portals for the firm. He's founder of Cloud Computing Journal, Web 2.0 Journal, AJAX & RIA Journal and other leadi... (more)

NewsWatch October, 2000

IN THIS ISSUE: ALLAIRE STOCK Mon. Oct. 23 – Fri. Oct. 27 Mon. Oct. 16 – Fri. Oct. 20 Mon. Oct. 9 – Fri. Oct. 13 Mon. Oct. 2 – Fri. Oct. 6 E-COMMERCE ColdFusion Powers New E-Business Communications Technology eye media releases v3 of Virtual Auctioneer DEVELOPER NEWS JRun Awarded 'Best of Show' at Internet World Continuus eAsset Management Now Seamless with ColdFusion 4.5 Latest GateBuilder at Developer Conference Allaire Wins 'Breakthrough Player' ARC Award ALLAIRE ANNOUNCEMENTS Allaire's 3Q 2000 Financial Results 3Q Earnings Conference Call and Webcast on Wednesday Allaire Integrates JRun With CocoBase Enterprise O/R 2000 Registered For Conference, Nov. 5–8 USER GROUPS & CONFERENCES Oct. 12: Albany New York ColdFusion User Group (ANYCFUG) Oct. 10: Maryland ColdFusion User Group (MDCFUG) ALLAIRE STOCK Week Ending Friday, Oct. 27     Date Open High Low Close Volume F... (more)

Ulitzer’s Amazing First 30 Days in Public Beta

http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali 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)

Who is REALLY on Twitter?

Social media has become an integral part of our PR campaigns at BLASTmedia, especially Twitter. Clients often ask us, "Who is using Twitter and why should it matter to us?" eMarketer recently published an article that answers both of those questions, and many more. Want to know the demographics and usage habits of the microblogging crowd? Read this article! Here are a few highlights: More than one-half of all Twitter users (53%) are women, and the majority are young. 75% of all Twitter activity comes from just 5% of users. Not surprisingly, the more followers a user has, the more that person tweets. ... (more)

How to Aggregate the Best Content in B2B Marketing

New Media on Ulitzer The pace at which content is being added to the web has increased dramatically and so has the value of aggregating the best.  How will the content aggregation landscape change in the next few years? What will the impact on content aggregation be as the semantic web starts to really take off? We have invited Tony Karrer to share his insights on content aggregation. Dr. Tony Karrer is CEO/CTO of TechEmpower, a software, web and eLearning development firm based in Los Angeles, and is considered one of the top technologists in e-Learning. He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO. Dr. Karrer taught Computer Science for eleven years. He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Karrer wa... (more)

Inc. Magazine's, "Inc. 500" Includes 3A/WorldWide As One Of The Fastest Growing Private Companies In America

MIAMI, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. Magazine placed the public relations, media buying and event management firm 3A/WorldWide on its "Inc. 500" list at the #175 spot as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. The company, which boasts more than 270 employees, was included due to its rapid 2,402.8 percent growth over the last three years. "The rapid expansion of our business has allowed us to cross frontiers and has given us the opportunity to become the main bridge of communication for our customers, especially toward Latin American and international markets in general," says Edward De Valle II, Global CEO. "The efficient use of our resources, as well as our global reach, has allowed us to differentiate ourselves as a leader in advertising and public relations, in order to deliver the perfect mix of services for each of the markets in which we ... (more)

Sun-Microsoft: "Where Is Java In This Settlement?" Asks Javalobby Founder

Read "No Sun Is An Island" - also by Rick Ross I can neither endorse nor denounce the Sun/Microsoft settlement at this point. Those of us on the outside have no access to the particulars of the settlement and have no way to know whether Sun has sold us out. In truth, precious little of the corporate messaging has specifically referenced Java. It would be nice to paint a positive picture, but experience has proven that we shouldn't be too quick to believe what corporations convey in their highly managed dog-and-pony shows. They made a similar set of happy announcements when Microsoft originally signed on as a Java licensee. Look how many years it took before we got to see the bad faith that finally surfaced in the courtroom evidence. We should be smart enough to learn from history that things may not ultimately be as happy as the spin doctors want us to believe they ... (more)

Building a Secure Corporate Environment

This article is an excerpt from Larstan's The Black Book on Corporate Security. This new book is available in bookstores and the first chapter is available for free at www.theblackbooks.com. Printed with permission from Larstan Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2005. Your company needs a secure data infrastructure, but how, exactly, do you set one up from scratch? Here, a former FBI agent who now serves as an information security officer reveals the best methods for creating a system that takes control of your information. I'm a battle-hardened veteran of DMZ skirmishes. No, I'm not talking about the "demilitarized zone" imposed between North and South Korea following the Korean War in the early 1950s. Among information security officers such as myself, a DMZ is the euphemism for a computer host or small network inserted as a neutral buffer that separa... (more)

IBM's WebSphere Virtual Enterprise to Manage Software Applications and SOA Environments

IBM announced that businesses are taking advantage of WebSphere Virtual Enterprise to manage software applications and service oriented architecture (SOA) environments with minimal human interaction. The software increases application performance and lowers operational and energy costs required to create, run, and manage applications across an enterprise. WebSphere Virtual Enterprise provides application infrastructure virtualization capabilities that deliver application server resources where they are needed most. The software separates applications and services from the underlying infrastructure. Workloads can then be placed and migrated across a pool of application server resources allowing the infrastructure to automatically adapt and respond to business needs. Requests are then prioritized and routed to respond to the most critical applications and users. Rote... (more)

Is the PR Business Extinct? Yes

http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali The short answer is yes. In our estimation, roughly 70% of today's PR firms with their traditional public relations and communications business structures will not survive the fast-approaching social media avalanche. The remaining 30% that need to reinvent their position real fast in their newly morphed industry will prosper, compared to where they were and what they were doing before. For publicly traded companies, current rules dictate that information can be made public by a press release or by a telephone conference call but not simply on a website. Ninety percent of today's PR firms are still in business simply because of this single rule. For the first time three years ago, in 2006, Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz asked the SEC to change this rule. Well, the new White House is already posting the President's weekly address... (more)