New Media on Ulitzer
Take a plastic world globe and place a pin on roughly where Silicon Valley
Then tie a piece of yarn to the pin and extend it to any country around the
With a quick visual conversion, the length of the yarn shows the approximate
number of years for that particular country to get hit with the
"new-media" tsunami forming in the United States.
What am I talking about?
Europe and Asia Historically Followed U.S. Two Years Behind
Well, traditionally for any technology trend to reach from the United States
to Europe and Asia took a couple of years.
If we observe the recent "made in the USA" tech trends, let's
say virtualization or cloud computing, which we happen to follow very
closely, we see a two-year delayed adoption rate in Europe.
We also see Asia and the rest of the Far East catching up surprisingly faster
than the rest of the world.
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 possib... (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.... (more)
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Openwave Systems Inc.
, the leading provider of open software products and services for the
communications industry, today announced a strategic reseller agreement with
Thumbspeed Inc., a leading developer and publisher of mobile applications, to
enable Openwave to offer Thumbspeed's instant messaging (IM) client for both
operators and handset manufacturers. The Thumbspeed IM client can either be
deployed by operators over-the-air (OTA) or embedded and pre- installed on
mobile devices by handset manufacturers. The agreement ... (more)
Here is an interesting news item which claims that UK online ad spend
overtakes mainstream TV. The same news was corroborated by another post which
stated that spending on online advertising surpasses TV. The news was little
disconcerting because it did not seem to match with my ground level
So, I decided to probe a little deeper and unearthed more data on Internet ad
spend. What I uncovered was more in line with what I perceive to be the real
situation. These reports claimed that the Internet ad spend is less than 10%
of total ad spend which is only a fraction of ad... (more)
Ryan Greives, Media Relations Specialist for Indianapolis-based BLASTmedia,
has launched The Social Media Guide on Ulitzer, the "new media" social
journalism platform which revolutionizes how we create, deliver, and consume
content on the Web.
His industry knowledge and experience covers everything from consumer
Internet companies and gadgets to highly complex enterprise software and
Greives believes a “revolutionary” new product or service can be
launched, but unless the right people know, it may become the world’s best
kept secret - hence his interest in ... (more)