Google+ The World 2 Come: August 2006

Friday, August 25, 2006

Company of the Week: Citigroup

"Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) is a major American financial services company based in New York City. According to Forbes Global 2000, it is the world's biggest company and the most profitable financial services firm. Its formation was announced on April 7, 1998 through a merger of Citicorp and Travelers Group. It was the first US company to combine banking with insurance underwriting since the Great Depression. The company has over 450,000 employees and over 200 million customer accounts in more than 100 countries, with total assets of nearly 1.6 trillion USD."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:

Citigroup -
Citigroup - Moreover

Citigroup - DealBook
Citigroup -
Citigroup - underthecounter

Citigroup - SeekingAlpha

THE TOP 1000 WORLD BANKS 2006 - The Banker

Citigroup - Flickr

Thursday, August 24, 2006

8,500 Feeds

Keywords: RSS, web feed, news aggregator

8,500 RSS feeds in my Bloglines account! Topics: anime, artificial intelligence, audio, aviation, biotech, Blogger, blogosphere, blogs, blogs - Africa, blogs - Asia, blogs - Australia, blogs - Canada, blogs - China, blogs - Europe, blogs - favourite, blogs - India, blogs - Israel, blogs - Japan, blogs - Korea, blogs - Latin America, blogs - Lebanon, blogs - Middle East, blogs - Palestine, blogs - popular, blogs - Russia, blogs - USA, blogs - world, Blogtronix, bookmarks, books, Bulgaria, business, cars, CEO, CIO/CTO, communications, communities, competitive intelligence, consultant, corporate blogs, culture, design, developer, downloads, economics, education, energy, entertainment, entrepreneur, events, fashion, finance, food, fun, future, geeks, GoingOn, Google Groups, government, hardware, health, history, ideas, innovation, international affairs, IT, jobs, knowledge management, law, library, lifestyle, LiveJournal, magazines, management, marketing, media, mobile life, moblogs, movies, multimedia, music, my blogs/links, MySpace, nanotech, net, Netscape, neurotech, news, openBC, outsourcing, people, personal technology, politics, real estate, reference, research, science, scifi, search, security, shopping, Silicon Valley, society, software, space, sport, tech news, technology, telecom, travel,, TV, TypePad, venture capital, video, virtual worlds, weird, Windows Live Spaces, WordPress, world, world - Asia, world - Europe, world - Middle East, world - Russia, world - USA, Yahoo groups, zeitgeist.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Company of the Week: Vodafone Group

"Vodafone Group plc is a British mobile phone operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England. It is the largest mobile telecommunications network company in the world by turnover and has a market value of about $134 billion (June 2006). Vodafone currently has equity interests in 27 countries and Partner Networks (networks in which it has no equity stake) in a further 33 countries. At 30 June 2006 Vodafone had 186.8 million proportionate customers in 27 markets across 5 continents."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:

Vodafone -
Vodafone - Digital Media Europe

Vodafone -
Vodafone - Engadget Mobile
Vodafone - EuroTelcoblog
Vodafone - JupiterResearch Analyst Weblogs

VOD - SeekingAlpha

Vodafone - Flickr

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

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Art of War

Keywords: war

Image: USS Monitor - Wikipedia

Jules Verne:
"Most people are aware of the curious struggle which arose during
the Federal war between the guns and armor of iron-plated ships.
The result was the entire reconstruction of the navy of both the
continents; as the one grew heavier, the other became thicker
in proportion. The Merrimac, the Monitor, the Tennessee, the
Weehawken discharged enormous projectiles themselves, after
having been armor-clad against the projectiles of others. In fact
they did to others that which they would not they should do to them--
that grand principle of immortality upon which rests the whole art
of war.

Now if Barbicane was a great founder of shot, Nicholl was a
great forger of plates; the one cast night and day at Baltimore,
the other forged day and night at Philadelphia. As soon as ever
Barbicane invented a new shot, Nicholl invented a new plate;
each followed a current of ideas essentially opposed to the other."
Source: From the Earth to the Moon - The Literature Network

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Company of the Week: News Corporation

"News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS) is one of the world's largest media conglomerates. Its chief executive officer is Rupert Murdoch, who created the Fox Broadcasting Company in 1986."
Source: Wikipedia

News Corp. Corporate Timeline
"Molded under the watchful eye of Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. continues to evolve and serve as a model for the modern vertically integrated media conglomerate. Aided by the acquisition of 20th Century film studio, News Corp. went from primarily a newspaper company in Australia and England to an influential force in American media. The Fox Network broke ground in the late 1980s as the first successful broadcast network to break through against the powerful Big 3. Recently, viewership for its Fox News Network surpassed the once formidable CNN. This proved to be another sign that American viewers favor News Corp.'s irreverent style."
Source: Columbia Journalism Review

Murdoch and News Corp: Overview
"News Corporation is one of the three largest international media groups, operating in most sectors and most continents.
Source: Ketupa

Corporate site:

News Corporation -

News Corp. -

NWS - SeekingAlpha

NWS - EarningsCast


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

Friday, August 11, 2006

Audio of the Day: A Conversation With Google CEO Eric Schmidt

Keywords: Eric Schmidt, Google

"Today's search podcast covers Search Engine Watch editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan talking with Google CEO Eric Schmidt live before an audience at Search Engine Strategies San Jose 2006 on topics ranging from search privacy to Google's expansion into all aspects of daily life."
Source: Search Engine Watch Blog

A Conversation With Google CEO Eric Schmidt - Search Engine Roundtable

See also:
Google - The World 2 Come