Google+ The World 2 Come: 2006

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Company of the Week: ATT

"AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is the largest provider of both local and long distance telephone services, wireless service (Cingular), and DSL internet access in the United States. The current company, which is based in San Antonio, Texas, United States, was formed in 2005 by SBC Communications' purchase of its former parent company, AT&T Corp. As a part of the merger, SBC shed its name and took on the iconic AT&T moniker and the T stock-trading symbol (for 'telephone'). Despite that the corporation is considered SBC renamed, most of its major subsidiaries were part of AT&T prior to 1984, including the Bell Operating Companies and the long distance division."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
att.com

News & Blogs:
AT&T - Topix.net
AT&T - Digg

Blogs:
AT&T Inc. - SeekingAlpha
Cingular - Engadget Mobile

Finance:
AT&T - Google Finance
AT&T - Yahoo Finance

See also:
Company of the Week - The World 2 Come

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Media of the Day: BBC

"The British Broadcasting Corporation, invariably known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of £4 billion.

Founded in 1922 as the British Broadcasting Company Ltd, it was subsequently incorporated and made a state-owned but independent corporation in 1927. The corporation produces programmes and information services, broadcasting on television, radio, and the Internet. The stated mission of the BBC is 'to inform, educate and entertain', and the motto of the BBC is Nation Shall Speak Peace Unto Nation."
Source: Wikipedia

Official site:
bbc.co.uk

Research:
BBC - Topix.net

News & Blogs:
BBC - Topix.net

Blogs:
BBC Blog Network
The Editors - BBC News
BBC - paidContent.org
Biased BBC
BBC - Innovation Labs
Richard Sambrook

See also:
Media - The World 2 Come

Monday, December 25, 2006

Video of the Day: The Charlie Rose Show

"Charlie Rose is an American television interview show, with Charlie Rose as executive producer, executive editor, and host. The show is syndicated on PBS. Rose interviews well-known thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers. Rose sits with his guests in the stillness of his studio, across his trademark round, oak-hewn table and silhouetted against a distinctive, and oft-imitated, inky-black background. A new one-hour episode airs nearly every weeknight."
Source: Wikipedia

Official site:
charlierose.com

Video:
The Charlie Rose Show - Google Video

Guests:
- Clint Eastwood
- Robert De Niro
- Angelina Jolie
- George Clooney
- Warren Buffett
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
- Edward Norton
- Madeleine Albright
- Henry Kissinger
- Lou Dobbs
- James Baker
- Jimmy Carter
- Morgan Freeman
- Bill and Melinda Gates
- Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel
- Jack & Suzy Welch
- Donald Rumsfeld
- Pedro Almodovar & Penelope Cruz
- George Soros
- Arianna Huffington
- Carly Fiorina, former CEO of HP
- Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia
- John and Elizabeth Edwards
- Vinod Khosla
- Richard Branson, Virgin Group
- Terry Semel, Chairman and CEO of Yahoo
- Romano Prodi, Prime Minister of Italy
- Bill Clinton
- Lee Scott, CEO of Wal-Mart
- Jacques Attali
- Barack Obama
- Garry Kasparov
- Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corp.
- Larry King
- Lance Armstrong
- Natalie Portman
- John Chambers, President & CEO of Cisco Systems
- Bill Joy
- Paul Saffo, Institute for the Future
- Esther Dyson
- Thomas L. Friedman
- King Abdullah, Jordan
- John Doerr, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers / Venture Capitalist
- Ivan Seidenberg, CEO of Verizon
- Michael Eisner, former CEO of Disney
- Ana Marie Cox
- Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric
- Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
- Karl Lagerfeld
- Anthony Hopkins
- Walter Mossberg
- Milton Friedman
- Nicholas Negroponte
- Gordon Moore, Co-Founder, Intel Corporation
- Colin Powell, Former Secretary of State
- Viggo Mortensen
- Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Chairman, The New York Times Company / Publisher, The New York Times
- Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Chairman, Kingdom Holding Company
- Ray Kurzweil
- John McCain, Senator (R-AZ)
- Mark Cuban
- John Travolta
- Barry Diller, Chairman & CEO of IAC/InteractiveCorp.
- Kostas Karamanlis, Prime Minister, Greece
- Ed Zander, Chairman & CEO, Motorola
- Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan
- Les Moonves, President and CEO of CBS
- John Grisham
- Mikhail Gorbachev
- Laurence Fishburne
- Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank
- Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent for CNN
- Kevin Spacey
- Steve Case
- Al Gore
- Rick Wagoner, Chairman and CEO of General Motors
- Noam Chomsky
- Malcolm Gladwell
- Steve Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group
- David Rubenstein, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group
- Bob Wright, Chairman and CEO of NBC Universal
- Efraim Halevy, former director of Mossad
- Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel
- Eric Schmidt, Chairman & CEO of Google
- Sumner Redstone, Chairman of Viacom and CBS Corporation
- Craig Barrett, Chairman of Intel
- Cate Blanchett
- Sting
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey
- Nandan Nilekani, CEO of Infosys
- Jerry Yang, Co-Founder and Chief Yahoo!, Yahoo!
- Scott McNealy, Chairman & Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems
- Sandy Weill, former Chairman and CEO of Citigroup

News & Blogs:
Charlie Rose - Topix.net

Images:
Charlie Rose - Flickr

See also:
Video of the Day - The World 2 Come

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Company of the Week: Publicis Groupe

Keywords: advertising, marketing, PR

"Publicis Groupe (Euronext: PUB, NYSE: PUB) is a multinational advertising and communications company based in France. It is one of the top four advertising groups in the world. Its current president is Maurice Levy. Publicis Groupe S.A. provides traditional advertising, media services, and specialized agencies and marketing services SAMS) to national and multinational clients. Its traditional advertising services principally involve the creation of advertising for products, services, and brands. It also include strategic planning involving analysis of a product, service, or brand compared to its competitors through market research, sociological and psychological studies, and creative insight."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
publicisgroupe.com

News & Blogs:
Publicis Groupe - Topix.net
Publicis - MarketingVOX
Internet Advertising - SeekingAlpha

Finance:
PUB - Yahoo Finance
PUB - Google Finance

Video:
Maurice Levy, Chairman and CEO, Publicis Groupe - Google Video

Photos:
Publicis - Flickr

Insight:
Why Madison Avenue is in crisis - DMNews.com

Bookmarks:
http://del.icio.us/Monten/advertising
http://del.icio.us/Monten/marketing
http://del.icio.us/Monten/PR

See also:
Company of the Week - The World 2 Come

Friday, December 22, 2006

Video of the Day: LeWeb3

Video:
LeWeb3 - vpod.tv

Guests:
- Nicolas Sarkozy, French politician
- Niklas Zennstrom, Skype
- Martin Masavsky, Fon
- Dave Sifry, Technorati
- Mena Trott, SixApart
- Shimon Peres, Israeli politician
- Danah Boyd
- Tariq Krim, Netvibes
- Anina, Anina.net
- David Weinberger
- Francois Bayrou, French politician
- Gil Penchina, Wikia
- Lorraine Twohill, Google
- Reid Hoffman, Linkedin
- Jeff Clavier, VC

Topics:
- Enterprise 2.0
- Europe vs. Silicon Valley
- Ecommerce 2.0
- Education 2.0
- Is old media dead?
- Love & fashion 2.0
- internet and politics
- internet in China
- Web 2.0 bubble
- communities and media
- the state of the blogosphere
- TV, content and distribution

Official site:
leweb3.com

News & Blogs:
LeWeb3 - Topix.net

Photos:
LeWeb3 - Flickr

Discuss:
LeWeb3 - Google Groups

Comment:
Loic Le Meur is a force for good in France and Europe. We need more people and entrepreneurs like him... Keep up the good work, Loic!

See also:
Les Blogs - The World 2 Come
Video of the Day - The World 2 Come

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Company of the Week: Goldman Sachs

Keywords: investment banking

"The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., or simply Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is one of the world's most prestigious global investment banks. Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869, and is headquartered in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City at 85 Broad Street. Goldman Sachs has offices in leading financial centers such as New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris, London, Hong Kong, Milan, Sydney, Tokyo,Bangalore and Toronto.

Goldman Sachs acts as a financial adviser to some of the most important companies, largest governments, and wealthiest families in the world. It is a primary dealer in the U.S. Treasury securities market. Goldman Sachs offers its clients mergers & acquisitions advisory, provides underwriting services, engages in proprietary trading, invests in private equity deals, and also manages the wealth of affluent individuals and families."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
gs.com

News & Blogs:
Goldman Sachs Group - Topix.net
Investment Banking - Topix.net

Blogs:
GS - SeekingAlpha
GS - Blogging Stocks
Goldman Sachs - DealBreaker.com
Goldman Sachs - underthecounter
Banking / Loans - About.com

Finance:
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) - Yahoo Finance
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. - Google Finance
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc - CNNMoney
GS - Bloomberg
GS - USA Today

Photos:
Goldman Sachs - Flickr

Video:
Goldman Sachs - Wallstrip

Bookmarks:
http://del.icio.us/Monten/bank
http://del.icio.us/Monten/banking

Learn:
How Banks Work - Howstuffworks

See also:
Company of the Week - The World 2 Come

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Blog of the Day: The Happiness Project

Keywords: happiness

Gretchen Rubin:
"I'm working on a book, THE HAPPINESS PROJECT--a memoir about this year, during which I'm testing every principle, tip, theory, and scientific study I can find, whether from Aristotle or St. Therese or Martin Seligman or Oprah. I’m gathering these rules for living from everywhere I can, and I’ll report what works and what doesn’t. This happiness blog is part of my larger project."
Source: The Happiness Project
[via Ben Casnocha]

See also:
Blog of the Day - The World 2 Come

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Friday, December 08, 2006

Person of the Day: Plato

Keywords: philosophy

"Plato (c. 427–c. 347 BC), whose real name is believed to have been Aristocles, was an immensely influential ancient Greek philosopher, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens where Aristotle studied."
Source: Wikipedia

News & Blogs:
Plato - Topix.net

Bookmarks:
http://del.icio.us/Monten/philosophy

Learn:
Plato - About.com
Linguistics and Philosophy - MIT OCW

See also:
Person of the Day - The World 2 Come

Video of the Day: CIO Sessions Vision Series on ZDNet.com

Keywords: chief information officer (CIO), information technology (IT)


"See and hear what CIOs the world over think about the business of technology and how it's changing the way we live and work. Find out what's driving innovation at Yahoo, what technologies are helping British Airways to meet today's business challenges and how the top CIOs are syncing up with business counterparts and collaborating with COOs and CEOs."
Source: ZDNet.com

Guests:
- Giddeon Sasson, Charles Schwab
- John Halamka, Harvard Medical School
- Patricia Morrison, Motorola
- Randall Spratt, McKesson
- David Lister, Reuters
- Victor Kemeny, William Hill
- Paul Williams, Campbell Arnott
- Stephen Tame, Jetstar
- Simon Jennings, Oxfam GB
- Paul Coby, British Airways

News & Blogs:
CIO - Topix.net

Blogs:
CIO Blogs
The CIO Weblog

Bookmarks:
http://del.icio.us/Monten/IT

Learn:
IT and Computing - OpenLearn

See also:
Video of the Day - The World 2 Come

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Future of Yahoo

Keywords: Yahoo

1. I think Yahoo should be much more active in Eastern Europe, Turkey, Russia, Brazil and Latin America. Big future growth opportunities.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Europe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRIC

2. I would love to see more focus on the SMB market.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_and_medium_enterprise

3. Create a global mobile-based financial platform. I believe this is the next El Dorado.

Blogs:
Taking Yahoo! forward - Yodel Anecdotal
Mobiles in India - Emergic

News & Blogs:
Yahoo - Topix.net
Yahoo - Techmeme

Finance:
YHOO - Blogging Stocks
YHOO - SeekingAlpha

Media:
Yahoo - paidContent.org

Audio:
YHOO - EarningsCast

Map:
Reorg@YAHOO - Cogmap

Images:
Yahoo - Flickr

Bookmarks:
http://del.icio.us/Monten/Yahoo

See also:
Mobile - The World 2 Come

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Company of the Week: Toyota

"The Toyota Motor Corporation, or simply called Toyota is a Japanese multinational corporation and the world's second largest automaker that manufactures automobiles, trucks, buses and robots and the world's eighth largest company. The company's headquarters are in Toyota, Aichi, Japan with factories and offices around the world."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
toyota.co.jp

News & Blogs:
Toyota - Topix.net

Blogs:
Toyota - Autoblog
Toyota - Jalopnik

Finance:
TM - SeekingAlpha
TM - Blogging Stocks

Audio:
Matthew May/The Elegant Solution Interview - 800-CEO-READ PODCASTS

Video:
Toyota - Wallstrip

Photos:
Toyota - Flickr

Insight:
Information Technology at Toyota - shmula

See also:
Japan Blogs - The World 2 Come

Quote of the Day: Deng Xiaoping

Keywords: Deng Xiaoping, People's Republic of China

Deng Xiaoping:
"No matter if it is a white cat or a black cat; as long as it can catch mice, it is a good cat."
Source: Wikiquote

See also:
China - The World 2 Come

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Quote of the Day: Donald Rumsfeld

Keywords: Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Rumsfeld:
"Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns - the ones we don't know we don't know."
Source: Wikiquote

News & Blogs:
Donald Rumsfeld - Topix.net
Donald Rumsfeld - Google News

Blogs:
Donald Rumsfeld - Defense Tech

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Company of the Week: Sony

"Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the world's largest media conglomerates with revenue of $68.39 billion (as of 2006). It is headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo. It is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video games, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.

Sony Corporation is an operating-holding company. It is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its 6 operating segments — electronics, music, games, motion pictures, financial services and other. These make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Sony's principal business operations include Sony Corporation (Sony Electronics in the U.S.), Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Sony Financial Holdings."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
sony.net

News & Blogs:
Sony - Topix.net

Blogs:
Sony - Engadget
Sony - Gizmodo
PS3 Fanboy
PSP Fanboy
Sony - Kotaku
Unofficial Club Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson - Engadget Mobile

Finance:
SNE - SeekingAlpha
SNE - Blogging Stocks

Video:
Sony - Wallstrip

See also:
Japan Blogs - The World 2 Come

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Book of the Week: ...for Dummies

"...For Dummies is a prolific, commercially available series of instructional books which are intended to present non-intimidating guides for readers new to the various topics covered. Despite the title, their publisher takes pains to emphasize that the books are not literally for dummies. The subtitle for every book is 'A Reference for the Rest of Us!'

The books are an example of a media franchise, consistently sporting a distinctive cover -- usually yellow and black with a triangular-headed cartoon figure known as 'Dummies Man', and an informal, hand-writing style logo. Prose is simple and direct; bold icons, such as a piece of string tied around an index finger, indicate particularly important passages."
Source: Wikipedia

Official site:
dummies.com/WileyCDA/

Photos:
For Dummies - Flickr

News & Blogs:
For Dummies - Topix.net

Bookmarks:
http://del.icio.us/Monten/books
http://del.icio.us/Monten/book

See also:
Book of the Week - The World 2 Come

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Blog of the Day: MuseumBlogs.org -- Directory and Latest News From Museums

Keywords: museum


"MuseumBlogs.org is a directory of museum and museum-related blogs as well as a space for re-postings. The purpose of the site is to raise awareness and increase the authority of blogs focusing on museum issues."
Source: MuseumBlogs.org
[via A s s e m b l y]

See also:
Museums Blog Webring

News & Blogs:
Museum - Topix.net

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Topic of the Day: China

Keywords: China

News & Blogs:
China - Topix.net

Blogs:
Shanghaiist
China Net Investor
AsiaPundit
China - Global Voices Online
China Rises: Notes from the Middle Kingdom
BeijingMan - Business Development in new China
Virtual China
China Business Blog
China Herald
Chinese media, marketing, advertising, and urban life - Danwei
Asia Business Intelligence
All Roads Lead To China
The China Venture
DiligenceChina
China Web2.0 Review
China - PanAsianBiz
Elite Chinese Politics and Political Economy
China Challenges
China Confidential
China Digital Times
China Economic Review Blog
ZhongHuaRising
Richard Spencer in Beijing - Telegraph Blogs
EastSouthWestNorth Blog
China Business & Management Solutions: ChinaSolved Blog
Best Practices China
China Olympics Blog

Finance:
China - SeekingAlpha

Media:
China - Digital Media Asia
China - paidContent.org

Photos:
China - Flickr

Video:
China - Google Video
China - YouTube

Audio:
Learn Mandarin - ChinesePod

Bookmarks:
http://del.icio.us/Monten/China

Learn:
China - About.com
China - MIT OCW

See also:
China - The World 2 Come

Report of the Day: The Economist on the World in 2007

Keywords: 2007, The Economist

"The 21st edition of The Economist’s annual compilation of forecasts, The World In 2007 , examines critical issues that will shape the year ahead. Journalists from The Economist , prominent politicians and luminaries from the world of business look ahead to bring you their considered predictions on business, politics, technology and more.

Among the contributors to The World In 2007 are Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, potential Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile and the Conservative Party leader, David Cameron. There are articles from two top CEOs: Google’s Eric Schmidt and Oracle’s Larry Ellison (who writes not about software but about yachting’s America’s Cup). There are even thoughts from a Siberian prison by Mikhail Khordorkovsky. As ever, the publication is both entertaining and informative, telling readers what to expect in 2007 on topics ranging from slavery to Pi?a Colada."

Topics:
- the European Union and Germany
- George Bush
- Iraq
- David Cameron and the Conservative Party in the UK
- democracy in the world
- crime gangs
- Russia and the emergence of a new world order
- France after Chirac
- the web is a serial killer
- China
- investing in climate change
- towards immortality
- the collapse of North Korea
- Japan’s relations with China
Source: The Economist

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Report of the Month: New Scientist on the Next 50 Years

Keywords: New Scientist, futures studies, futurists, science

"What will be the biggest breakthrough of the next 50 years? As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations we asked over 70 of the world's most brilliant scientists for their ideas.

In coming decades will we: discover that we are not alone in the universe? Unravel the physiological basis for consciousness? Routinely have false memories implanted in our minds? Begin to evolve in new directions? And will physicists finally hit upon a universal theory of everything? In fact, if the revelations of the last 50 years are anything to go on - the internet and the human genome for example - we probably have not even thought up the exciting advances that lay ahead of us."
Source: New Scientist
[via Paul Kedrosky]

See also:
Question of the Year: What is Your Dangerous Idea? - The World 2 Come
Future - The World 2 Come
Science - The World 2 Come

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Company/Report of the Week: 2006 EContent 100

Keywords: content industry

"EContent Magazine has just published its annual EContent 100, their listing of the most important companies in the content industry.

The list is always interesting and brings a blend of content and technology companies. In past years, the magazine provided a brief blurb on each of the 100. This year, they’ve made a change. Rather than a short description of each, they’ve created their 20/20 list, providing more detailed analyses of the twenty companies that provoked 'the most banter' among their panelists."
Source: Content Matters

News & Blogs:
EContent 100 - Topix.net

Friday, November 17, 2006

Blog of the Day: Jason Calacanis

Image: tmd - Flickr

"Jason McCabe Calacanis (born November 28, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American internet entrepreneur and blogger. His first company was part of the dot-com era in New York, and his second venture capitalized on the growth of blogs before being sold to AOL."
Source: Wikipedia

Blogs:
The Jason Calacanis Weblog

News & Blogs:
Jason Calacanis - Topix.net

Photos:
Jason Calacanis - Flickr

Audio:
VV Show #38 - Jason Calacanis of Weblogs Inc., Netscape and AOL - Venture Voice
GDAY WORLD!!! #140 with Jason Calacanis - TPN

Bookmarks:
http://del.icio.us/Monten/Jason_Calacanis

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Report/Audio of the Day: Guardian on Web 2.0

Keywords: Web 2.0

"John Lanchester gets to grips with the virtual universe and Guardian writers interview the smartest and the luckiest entrepreneurs who demolished the old internet and built a brand new one."
Source: Guardian
[via Antony Mayfield]

Interviews with:
- Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia
- Evan Williams, Blogger/Odeo
- Matt Mullenweg, WordPress
- Michael and Xochi Birch, Bebo
- Sam Schillace, Writely
- Kevin Rose, Digg
- Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster, Craigslist
- Martin Stiksel, Last.fm
- Joshua Schachter, Del.icio.us
- Dick Costolo, FeedBurner
- Tariq Krim, Netvibes
- David Sifry, Technorati
- Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield, Flickr

See also:
Web 2.0 - The World 2 Come
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Report of the Day: Search Engine Marketing Fact Pack 2006

Keywords: search engine marketing (SEM)

52-Page Data Guide on Engines, Keywords, Sites and Studies
"IT SOLVES A BASIC MARKETING need: connecting potential buyers to sellers. But until the recent past, search marketing has lived a low-profile life in the media and advertising world.

Today, however, it’s hard to ignore the stats: About 80% of internet traffic begins at a search engine, according to Harris Interactive, and DoubleClick reports 41% of web users use search for simple navigation, typing a query to find a brand rather than typing a URL directly into their browser.

And how the business has grown: the latest figures from Forrester indicate search marketing will be a $7 billion business this year. While it may not be as flashy as TV, search is one of the best ways to extend the life of a 30-second spot. Ignoring it is a stumble few marketers can afford, which is why Advertising Age has compiled its first comprehensive Fact Pack devoted to search marketing."
Source: AdAge.com

Blogs:
Pocketbook Statistics for Search Engine Marketing - SearchViews

News & Blogs:
Search Engine Marketing - Topix.net

Events/Conferences:
Search Engine Conferences - Search Engine Roundtable

Audio:
Daily SearchCast

See also:
Search - The World 2 Come

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Event of the Week: Web 2.0 Summit

Keywords: Web 2.0


"The Web 2.0 Summit focuses on emerging business and technology developments that utilize the Web as a platform and defines how the Web will drive business in the future. Now that the Web has become a robust platform with countless innovations driving its ongoing development, widespread disruptions in traditional business models are well underway. But within the chaos of disruption lies the seeds of opportunity. We'll focus on the startups and financiers tending those seeds, of course - including the second annual Launch Pad. But we'll also highlight how the incumbents are also taking advantage of disruption, or, at the very least, how they are responding to it so as to protect their market positions."
Source: Web 2.0 Summit

News & Blogs:
News & Coverage - Web 2.0 Summit
Web 2.0 Summit - Topix.net

Blogs:
Web 2.0 Summit Wrap-up - Read/WriteWeb
web2con - Between the Lines/ZDNet.com

Audio:
Podcasts from O'Reilly and Friends - FOO Casts
PodTech Weekly - PodTech.net
Daily SearchCast, Nov. 8, 2006
Daily SearchCast, Nov. 9, 2006

Video/Audio:
web 2.0 - PodTech.net

Photos:
Web 2.0 Summit - Flickr

Bookmarks:
http://del.icio.us/Monten/web2.0

Company of the Week: Cisco Systems

"Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO, SEHK: 4333) is a global company headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs and sells networking and communications technology and services under three brands: Cisco, Linksys, and Scientific Atlanta. Initially Cisco manufactured only enterprise multi-protocol routers, but today Cisco's products can be found everywhere from the living room to the enterprise, to service provider networks."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
cisco.com

News & Blogs:
Cisco Systems - Topix.net

Blogs:
Cisco - CNET News
CSCO - SeekingAlpha
CSCO - Blogging Stocks

Finance:
CSCO - Google Finance
CSCO - Yahoo Finance

Audio:
CSCO - EarningsCast

Photos:
Cisco - Flickr

Video:
Cisco Systems - Google Video
Cisco Systems - YouTube
Cisco Systems - Wallstrip

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Audio of the Day: The Future of Web Apps - Carson Workshops Summit

Keywords: web application


Speakers:

- Mike Arrington, TechCrunch
- Matt Mullenweg, WordPress
- Tantek Celik, Technorati
- Kevin Rose, Digg
- Evan Williams, Odeo
- Jeff Veen, Google
- Steve Olechowski, FeedBurner
- Mike Davidson, Newsvine
- Dick Hardt, Sxip
- Cal Henderson, Flickr
- Tom Coates, Yahoo!
- Ted Rheingold, Dogster and Catster
- Carl Sjogreen, Google
- Ryan Carson, DropSend, Amigo
Source: The Future of Web Apps - Carson Workshops Summit
[via Alan Morrison]

News & Blogs:
The Future of Web Apps - Topix.net

See also:
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Friday, November 10, 2006

Audio of the Day: Blubrry.com

"What is Blubrry?
We at RawVoice beleive in creating Fresh Organic Media. In time with our mission we felt that nothing 'says celebrate the fruits of your labor with the people who make your show sweet' than Blubrry. It's not Blubbery but a crisp, refreshing podcaster AND listener community called blubrry-- where there is no 'E' in fruit and no 'I' in our philosophy.

Blubrry is not a directory, it's a community.
We are a community that has listing requirements. If you are looking for a place where podcasters and listeners can meet, interact and learn from each other, blubrry is the place for you."
Source: Blubrry.com
[via Geek News Central]

See also:
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Audio of the Day: 12 Byzantine Rulers

Keywords: Byzantine Empire

"Mr. Brownworth teaches History at The Stony Brook School on Long Island, New York. His passion for Byzantine history has taken him on travels from the furthest reaches of the Byzantine Empire right into Constantinople, (present day Istanbul) the very heart of Byzantium. He has traveled and studied Byzantine history extensively and produced this lecture series giving us an overview of Byzantine history as seen through 12 of it's greatest rulers."
Source: 12 Byzantine Rulers: The History of The Byzantine Empire - anders.com

Discuss:
Byzantine Empire and Related Histories - MySpace

Images:
Byzantine - Flickr

See also:
Book of the Week: "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" by Edward Gibbon - The World 2 Come
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Person of the Day: Nikolai Amosov

"Nikolai Amosov (December 6, 1913 - December 12, 2002) was a groundbreaking Ukrainian heart surgeon, inventor, best-selling author, and exercise enthusiast, known for his inventions of several innovative surgical procedures for treating heart defects. He was considered the Father of biomedical and psychological cybernetics. His 1965 book Thoughts on Health sold millions of copies."
Source: Wikipedia

"This site can be presented as my private philosophy. It is an attempt to understand the world and myself, so as not to fall prey to illusions and nor grow weak at the end of my life (Stop, Amosov! May be illusions would be better? No? this is not my way). There are the life instincts: to eat, to look good, and to sleep. And more -curiosity and self-expression. I am 89, I have a long life behind me; now almost all my interests are no longer relevant, only one is left-information. But for this, to better understand I have to talk and write. I know, that I myself will not create something outstanding, nor influence anybody even if they'll read it, people are not up to this. But I have no choice: to stop means to die. I'll say it in such a way: I have my philosophical position."
Source: Nikolay M. Amosov (Nicholas Amossov). WORD OUTLOOK

Monday, November 06, 2006

Blog of the Day: Private Equity Hub

Keywords: private equity, venture capital


"Private Equity Hub is an interactive forum for the private equity community, which includes venture capitalists, buyouts professionals, attorneys, bankers, entrepreneurs, MBA candidates studying PE, and assorted hangers-on. Its mission is simple: To help you do your job better, by feeding your head with news and views from/about your peers."
Source: Private Equity Hub

Audio:
PodTech Exclusive: PE Week Launches Blog and Public Forum Network - PodTech.net

News:
Venture capital - Moreover

News & Blogs:
Venture Capital - Topix.net

Bookmarks:
http://del.icio.us/Monten/VC

See also:
VC & Angel Investor Blogs - Blogtronix Demo
DealBook - NYT
DealBreaker.com
Dealscape

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Audio of the Day: TotalPicture Radio with Peter Clayton

Keywords: recruitment, human resources


"Total Picture Radio is a career empowerment service, using on-demand Internet radio, podcasting, and the Total Picture web site to help high-potential professionals succeed in their career aspirations."
Source: TotalPicture Radio

You could listen to:
- Clayton Christensen
- Heather Hamilton, Microsoft
- Richard Florida
- Jason Goldberg, Jobster
- Konstantin Guericke, Linkedin

Blogs:
Recruiting.com
Blog Indeed
Jobster Blog
The Monster Blog
SimplyBlog
Recruiting - Guy Kawasaki
Heather Hamilton - Microsoft
Jason Warner - Google

News & Blogs:
Human Resources - Topix.net

Insight:
Why We Hate HR - Fast Company

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/Monten/HR

See also:
Working Podcast
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Company of the Week: Novell

"Novell, Inc. NASDAQ: NOVL (Big Red) is an American high-technology corporation specializing in network operating systems such as Novell NetWare and Linux, secure identity management products, and application integration and collaboration solutions. Together with WordPerfect, Novell was instrumental in making the Utah Valley a focus for high-technology software development. Today this area has many small companies whose employees have previously worked at Novell. As per a recent ranking, Novell is the 22nd largest software company in the world."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
novell.com

News & Blogs:
Novell - Topix.net

Blogs:
NOVELL: Blogs
Microsoft Novell - blogs.ZDNet.com

Finance:
NOVL - SeekingAlpha

Audio:
NOVL - EarningsCast
Microsoft-Novell, Vista launch, Google JotSpot and more... - Between the Lines/ZDNet.com

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Audio of the Day: Wikipedia Weekly

Keywords: Wikipedia


"A weekly audio roundup of Wikipedia happenings with news, interviews and roundtable discussions."
Source: Wikipedia Weekly
[via Jason Calacanis]

News & Blogs:
Wikipedia - Topix.net

Blogs:
Wikipedia Blog

See also:
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Book of the Week: Worldchanging

Image: Kit Seeborg

Keywords: futures studies, futurists

"Worldchanging: A Users Guide for the 21st Century is a groundbreaking compendium of the most innovative solutions, ideas and inventions emerging today for building a sustainable, livable, prosperous future.

From consumer consciousness to a new vision for industry; non-toxic homes to refugee shelters; microfinance to effective philanthropy; socially responsible investing to starting a green business; citizen media to human rights; ecological economics to climate change, this is the most comprehensive, cutting-edge overview to date of what's possible in the near future -- if we decide to make it so."
Source: Worldchanging

Blogs:
Worldchanging
Worldchanging, the book - Lunch over IP

See also:
Book of the Week - The World 2 Come

Blog of the Day: Folksonomy.org

Keywords: Web 2.0

"Folksonomy.org is a blog exploring Web 2.0 and the Internet through interviews and articles regarding notable companies, services, weblogs, and individuals. Folksonomy was started by Michael Zhang, and launched in September 2006."
Source: Folksonomy.org
[via Google Blogoscoped]

Interviews with:
- Guy Kawasaki, Garage Technology Ventures
- Sridhar Vembu, Zoho
- John Battelle, Federated Media
- Dick Costolo, FeedBurner
- Peter Pezaris, Multiply
- Kevin Rose, Digg
- Edward “Ted” Murphy, PayPerPost

See also:
Entrepreneur Interviews - nPost.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Movie of the Day: 300

"300 is a 2007 epic film adapted from the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller about the Battle of Thermopylae. The historical fantasy is directed by Zack Snyder with Frank Miller attached as an executive producer and consultant. 300 stars Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro and David Wenham. The film is slated for a March 9, 2007 release."
Source: Wikipedia

Official site:
300themovie.warnerbros.com

Trailers:
300 - Apple

Blogs:
300 - Cinematical
300 - Advertising/Design Goodness

Books:
The Greek and Persian Wars 500–323 BC - Osprey Publishing
The Spartan Army - Osprey Publishing
The Persian Army 560–330 BC - Osprey Publishing

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Company of the Week: Oracle Corporation

"Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) is one of the major companies developing database management systems (DBMS), tools for database development, middle-tier software (Fusion Middleware), enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain planning (SCM) software. Oracle was founded in 1977, and has offices in more than 145 countries around the world. As of 2005, it employs over 50,000 worldwide.

Lawrence J. Ellison (Larry Ellison) has served as Oracle's CEO for several years. Ellison served as the Chairman of the Board until his replacement by Jeffrey O. Henley in 2004. Ellison retains his role as CEO. Forbes magazine once judged Ellison the richest man in the world."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
oracle.com

News & Blogs:
Oracle - Topix.net
Oracle News Aggregator

Blogs:
OraBlogs
Oracle - CNET News
Oracle Watch - eWEEK

Finance:
ORCL - SeekingAlpha

Audio:
ORCL - EarningsCast
Oracle OpenWorld, Ellison’s distro, AMD/Dell, IBM/Amazon and more.. - Between the Lines/ZDNet.com

Photos:
Oracle - Flickr

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Resource of the Day: OpenLearn - The Open University (OU)

Keywords: Open University


"Welcome to The Open University's OpenLearn website - free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world.

You are in the LearningSpace where Open University learning materials are freely available for you to study in your own time, away from any formal teaching environment.

Visit the LabSpace to share and reuse educational resources. Download some learning materials, adapt to your needs: translate, shorten, extend, add examples... and then of course, place it back for others to benefit!"
Source: OpenLearn - The Open University (OU)
[via IT in the press]

News & Blogs:
Open University - Topix.net

See also:
Idea of the Day: Education 2.0 - The World 2 Come

Friday, October 20, 2006

Company of the Week: Dow Jones & Company

"Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ) is an American publishing and financial information firm.

The company was founded in 1882 by three reporters: Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser. Like The New York Times and the Washington Post, the company is publicly traded but privately controlled. The company is led by the Bancroft family.

Its flagship publication, The Wall Street Journal, is a daily newspaper covering U.S. and international business and financial news and issues."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
dowjones.com

Research:
Dow Jones - Ketupa
Dow Jones - Columbia Journalism Review

News & Blogs:
Dow Jones - Topix.net

Blogs:
WSJ-DJ - PaidContent.org

Finance:
DJ - SeekingAlpha

Insight:
The 50 Content Companies that Matter: Factiva - Content Matters

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Audio of the Day: VV Show #39 - Guy Kawasaki

Keywords: Guy Kawasaki

"If technology entrepreneurs have a guru, it surely must be Guy Kawasaki. For about two decades, Guy’s been advising entrepreneurs in one way or another. First as an evangelist for Apple, he courted software entrepreneurs and developers to write code for the Macintosh. Guy later tried his own hand at entrepreneurship, and eventually returned to Cupertino as an Apple Fellow. In the late 90’s, Guy jumped ship from Apple again to launch Garage Technology Ventures. Garage went through several incarnations before turning into the venture capital fund that it is today. Guy spreads his vision of entrepreneurship though books including The Art of the Start, speaking engagements, investing and blogging. Now you can hear his story."
Source: Venture Voice

Blogs:
Signal Without Noise--by Guy Kawasaki

Photos:
Guy Kawasaki - Flickr

News & Blogs:
Guy Kawasaki - Topix.net

See also:
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Company of the Week: Salesforce.com

"Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) is an on-demand Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution vendor.

The company was founded in 1999 by former Oracle executive Marc Benioff. In June 2004, the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange. Salesforce.com is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with regional headquarters in Dublin (covering Europe, Middle East, and Africa), Singapore (covering Asia Pacific less Japan), and Tokyo (covering Japan). Other major offices are in Toronto, New York, London, and Sydney."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
salesforce.com

News & Blogs:
Salesforce.com - Topix.net

Blogs:
The Official Salesforce Blog
SalesForceWatch.com
CRM - SeekingAlpha
CRM - BloggingStocks

Finance:
CRM - Google Finance
CRM - Yahoo Finance

Audio:
CRM - EarningsCast

Video:
Salesforce - Google Video
Salesforce - YouTube

Photos:
Salesforce - Flickr

Book of the Week: Osprey Publishing - Military History Books

"Osprey Publishing is a British publishing company which specialises in publishing books of a military nature. They publish a line of popular series of small books illustrated with plates of uniforms, military aircrafts, tanks and so on."
Source: Wikipedia
[via amazon.com]

Official site:
ospreypublishing.com

See also:
Thracians - Wikipedia

Bookmarks:
http://del.icio.us/Monten/books
http://del.icio.us/Monten/history
http://del.icio.us/Monten/war
http://del.icio.us/Monten/military

Event of the Week: Office 2.0 Conference

Keywords: Office 2.0

What is Office 2.0?
"Imagine a computer that never crashes, or gets infected by a virus. Imagine a computer onto which you never have to install any application. Imagine a computer that follows you wherever you go, be it at school, at work, abroad, or back home. This computer does not exist today, but it will in the future, and this future might be much closer than you think."
Source: Office 2.0 2006 Conference

News & Blogs:
Office 2.0 Conference - Topix.net

Insight:
What I learned at the Office 2.0 Conference - IT|Redux
Two Views of Office 2.0 - Moonwatcher
Office 2.0 Conference report - part 2 - Business Two Zero

Audio:
Office 2.0 Podcast Jam
Between the Lines - ZDNet.com

Photos:
Office 2.0 - Flickr