Google+ The World 2 Come: March 2004

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

The Next Big Marketing Idea

Seth Godin...marketing...permission marketing...What's next? The answer is: "Free Prize Inside."

"The next big marketing idea is a proven strategy for making your products or services so remarkable that they practically sell themselves... You don’t have to spend a fortune to create something cool that virtually sells itself...You don’t have to be a genius—you just need curiosity, initiative, and a strategy for overcoming resistance when you champion your idea. We’re all marketers now, no matter what our job titles. With Godin’s help, we can find the free prize that will transform our companies."
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Source: Seth Godin's blog

Changing face of Europe
"European Union is changing faster and more dramatically than at any other time in its history. The admission of 10 mostly ex-communist eastern bloc states in May presents the economic and political alliance with enormous opportunities -- and places it under immense strain.

For the new members, joining the EU means instant access to one of the world's most competitive marketplaces. But it also has led to fears among some Europeans about the impact of immigration, cheap labor and goods from new members' markets -- and the possible rise of a federal "superstate."
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Source: CNN
See also:
Immigration: Europe on the move

Karaoke Capitalism
"...the corporate world is now under siege from "karaoke capitalism" or institutionalized imitation, where copycat firms dominate."

"Competing in a world of karaoke capitalism is about daring to be different, it is about writing the songs of the future and not focusing on the tunes of the past..."
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Source: CNN

Free Culture
"How big media uses technology and the law to lockdown culture and control creativity?"

1. I'm a LAWRENCE LESSIG's fan.
2. LAWRENCE LESSIG has a new book: "Free Culture".
3. I wish you read it.

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See also:
Lawrence Lessig's blog

Monday, March 29, 2004

2004 PC (Platforms for Communication) forum

People:
Eric Schmidt, Pierre Omidyar, Rob Glaser, Narayana Murthy, Shai Agassi, Ross Mayfield, Scott Rosenberg, David Weinberger, Neal Stephenson, Jon Miller, Tim O'Reilly, Dan Rosensweig, Dan Gillmor, Stewart Brand, Scott Heiferman, Esther Dyson, Tim Koogle, Jeff Katz

Companies:
Google, Microsoft, HP, IBM, Yahoo, AOL, Meetup, Ebay, RealNetworks, SAP, Orbitz, Friendster, Charles Schwab, Infosys, Burger King, O’Reilly & Associates, ABN AMRO Services Company, US Department of Homeland Security, US Air Force

Topics:
social networking, globalization, online content, spam, search engines, web security, enterprise technologies, Internet and politics
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Emerging Technology Trends
"Ann (Winblad) discusses the major historical events, technological, business or situational, that shaped the current technology market. What are the major trends that are shaping the landscape today? What new technologies is Ann looking at that offer the potential of fundamentally changing the rules in the marketplace tomorrow? What types of companies is Hummer Winblad Venture Partners investing in today?"
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Source: IT Conversations

Friday, March 26, 2004

America's Tech Might

"Once the undisputed leader, America is now under assault from countries worldwide. How did this happen, and will the U.S. be able to fight back?"

"Countries from Israel to India are feeding their R&D capabilities with lavish resources so their economies can reap the resulting benefits."
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Source: BusinessWeek

Wireless Society: The next Information Age
"With the variety of new wireless gadgets and gizmos debuting this year, many are bound to top holiday wish lists. Sales of WiFI --- short for wireless fidelity -- products have tripled since 2001 and experts predict a second Information Age in the 21st century, where access to the Internet, personal data and other information will be available anytime, anywhere via wireless connections."

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Source: CNN
See also:
Wireless in San Diego
Wi-Fi
New Momentum for Wireless
The Wi-Fi Revolution

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

The 2004 Wired Rave Awards

"They are the mavericks, the dreamers, the innovators. The 20 people paving the way to tomorrow and inspiring us to follow in their footsteps. We admire their smarts. We salute their achievements. And we can't wait to see what they'll do next."

Who are they? Peter Jackson, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Joe Trippi, Scott Heiferman, Bram Cohen, Richard Marks, Mike Lazzo, Michael Eisen...

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Source: Wired

21st century capitalism
"20th century capitalism and its business models are in a downward spiral. A new capitalism for our times -- and new business models -- are only beginning to emerge. As consumers, we are frustrated and mistrustful. As employees, we are resentful and exhausted. How can we jump the curve from the old world to the new? Can we invent a new commerce that honors the complexity and uniqueness of our lives today? Can we reignite the engines of wealth creation? Those who figure this out will make a lot of money and make the world a better place."
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Source: Fast Company

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

February 2004 Zeitgeist

Popular queries: janet jackson, haiti, china, iraq, martha stewart, john kerry, howard stern, gay marriage, mel gibson, howard dean.

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Source: Google Zeitgeist
See also:
Yahoo Buzz

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

The next generation of Web search

"The next generation of Web search engines will do more than give you a longer list of search results. They will disrupt the information economy.

The search engines now under development are exploring methods for penetrating the terabytes of data hidden from search engines in databases -- some 500 times more data than the surface Web."

The nominees are Google, IBM, Yahoo, Microsoft...The big boys...May we expect new players? The next Google is...Google?

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Source: Salon.com
See also:
Googlemania
What Should Google Do?
The Web Is ( Still ) an Experiment
What Is Added Value in Search Capabilities?