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 on Ulitzer
Ulitzer.com announced today "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers,"
who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views.
Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at
Cloud Expo 2009 West, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center,
Cloud Expo 2009 West drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events
put together worldwide.
"The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced
at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the
Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000
expected to attend.
Detailed information on how to become a Ulitzer blogger can be obtained
Ulitzer New Media Power Panel at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA,
during Cloud Expo 2009 West.
"Ulitzer New Media ... (more)
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)
Personal Branding Journal launched today on Ulitzer.
The latest Ulitzer topic is created by Wiliam Arruda and edited by Dr. Hubert
Dubbed 'The Personal Branding Guru’ by Entrepreneur magazine, William
Arruda is a pioneering brand strategist, speaker, author and founder of Reach
Personal Branding. He is credited with turning the concept of personal
branding into a global industry.
William delivers keynotes and workshops on the transformative power of
personal branding for some of the world’s most successful companies. He
energizes and motivates his audiences—and his private clients include some
of the world’s most influential leaders. As a thought-leader, William is a
sought-after spokesperson on personal branding, social media and leadership.
He has appeared on BBC TV, the Discovery Channel and Fox News Live and he’s
been featured in count... (more)
Early Bird Registration at Cloud Expo
Cloud Computing in 2010 will be a paradigm-shifting technology trend and
Cloud Expo is where the Cloud change will form as the single most
significant industry event as we enter a brand new decade.
Since we announced Cloud Expo three years ago in 2007 and launched it in
March of 2008 in New York City, I have been personally working with the
companies that are in leadership positions as the Cloud technologies form.
We recently presented the 4th International Cloud Computing & Expo at the
Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
November 2009 - Carmen Gonzalez at the registration desk of the 4th
International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Santa Clara Convention
Center, Santa Clara, California.
Sponsorship and exhibitor packages in Santa Clara were priced at an estimated
delegate count of 900 attendees. By the ... (more)
As PR professionals we’ve all been there - a client or colleague
enthusiastically asks, “Can you get us on Ellen?” or “How can we make
this go viral?” While we’d rather explain that the company makes
construction equipment lug nuts and that getting on that show doesn’t even
hit the target audience, for some reason we always reply “We’ll
definitely work on that!” It’s another classic PR or social media shake
my head moment.
With this in mind and through the assistance of Help A Reporter Out (HARO), I
wanted to document some of the craziest, most absurd requests or assignments
PR and social media professionals have received. Here are some of the more
interesting responses from our colleagues in the field:
1) My kid does karate…get us a reality show
“A client in the healthcare industry said to me ‘My kid does karate, my
wife does arts and crafts and I am a doctor. I do... (more)
SEATTLE, February 1 /PRNewswire/ --
- La compañía espera superar la previsión de beneficios para el cuarto
trimestre de 2004 con una cifra récord
Loudeye Corp. (Nasdaq: LOUD), líder mundial en soluciones de medios
digitales para empresas, ha anunciado hoy que el consejo de administración
ha nombrado presidente y consejero delegado de Loudeye a Michael A. Brochu.
Brochu sucederá a Jeffrey M. Cavins, que ha dimitido para seguir otras
oportunidades. Además, Loudeye anuncia que espera superar sus expectativas
de beneficios para el cuarto trimestre de 2004 y que la pérdida neta según
los principios de contabilidad comúnmente aceptados rondará la cifra
estimada en las previsiones.
Nombramiento de Michael Brochu como presidente y consejero delegado
Brochu, de 51 años, tiene más de 20 años de experiencia en distintos
puestos de gestión, como ejecutivo senior y director de c... (more)
Ulitzer.com, which initially made the headlines with its "job descriptions
from the future," announced today that it will launch its Ulitzer "beta" site
with more than 16,000 authors and more than 1 million original articles,
published in more than 5,000 topic-specific online journals. Each journal
offers up to 14 content-specific sections, written by the world's
most-respected authors in their fields. All Ulitzer authors will earn 100% of
their Google AdSense revenue. See author index here.
All approved Ulizter authors can post a variety of story types:
03) Book Excerpt
04) Book Review
05) Case Study
11) Product Review
Within one year after its beta launch date, Ulitzer is projecting to serve
more than 100,000 authors with over 10 million original article... (more)
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
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)
When you make it obvious to your customers how you can help them, you will
grow your revenues.
Some of the smartest people I know run very small companies in the
business-to-business market. They are dedicated to helping their customers
succeed. In one-on-one discussions with customers and prospects, they make
it clear how they can help. That’s terrific. And it generates sales.
But it’s just a start.
I am convinced that white papers–and their first cousins, e-books– can
extend that in-person knowledge sharing and trust building to the entire
world. A great example is a compelling white paper from The Result Source,
called, Cold-Calling 2.0: The Next Generation of Prospecting.
The Result Source, is a small company based in Toronto, Canada that works
closely with businesses who need to generate leads which will translate
directly into revenue. Its owner, Marg... (more)
My original post in late June was based on two weeks of using Ulitzer and
Ning. I've added additional thoughts after two months of use.
The obvious point for me is that the sites have two different objectives for
the writers. For Ning, the writer is trying to be involved in a niche
social network from scratch. For example, I have built my own social
network for marketers and salespeople called BuyerSteps. I created
BuyerSteps as a way for other professionals to join in a conversation around
the 21st century buyer. So, Ning represents a way to build a community.
In the case of Ulitzer, as a writer I am focused on getting readers from
within an existing audience. There are already thousands of readers coming
to the Ulitzer site, so if they are interested in my topics such as
marketing, they will find my articles as well as others. Ulitzer allows the
writer the ... (more)