Google+ The World 2 Come: July 2006

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Company of the Week: Microsoft

"The Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with 2004 global annual sales of US$39.79 billion and 71,553 employees in 102 countries and regions as of July 2006. It develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, its most popular products are the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software, each of which has achieved near-ubiquity in the desktop computer market. Microsoft possesses footholds in other markets, with assets such as the MSNBC cable television network, the MSN Internet portal, and the Microsoft Encarta multimedia encyclopedia. The company also markets both computer hardware products such as the Microsoft mouse as well as home entertainment products such as the Xbox, Xbox 360 and MSN TV."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
microsoft.com

News:
Microsoft - Topix.net
Microsoft - Moreover
Microsoft - Digg

Blogs:
Microsoft Monitor
MSFT - Blogging Stocks
Microsoft Watch from Mary Jo Foley
Mini-Microsoft
InsideMicrosoft
Microsoft - Download Squad
News.blog: Microsoft - CNET News.com
Microsoft - paidContent.org
Microsoft - Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing
Microsoft - Niall Kennedy's Weblog

Finance:
MSFT - Seeking Alpha

Insight:
The Ray Ozzie Experience - Read/WriteWeb
MSFT Financial Analyst Meeting: Ray Ozzie - Microsoft.com

Audio:
Ballmer at the Churchill Club - ZDNet.com
Microsoft - IT Conversations
MSFT - EarningsCast

Learn:
How Microsoft Works - Howstuffworks
Microsoft - About.com

Photos:
Flickr - Microsoft

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Audio of the Day: Content 2.0

"The day saw leading experts and practitioners in the digital space - from Yahoo, Microsoft, Myspace, BBC, Broadband Mechanics and elsewhere - come together with an informed audience for a day of discussion and debate on some of the key issues and developments facing the content industries: social networks and ownership of digital identity, blogging and control, Marketing 2.0, brands and trust, social search and recommendation, folksonomy and tagging, and the habits and attitudes of digital natives."
Source: New Media Knowledge

Topics:
- Mesh Up: Connecting Content to People
- Goodbye New Media - Hello Social Media
- Marketing 2.0 = Content 2.0?
- Can Brands be Trusted?
- The Changing Face Of Web Search
- Folksonomies: What Are They Good For?
- Search & Enjoy! The Power of Search and Recommendation
- Invisible Culture

People:
- Bradley Horowitz - Vice President of Product Strategy, Yahoo!
- Hugh MacLeod of GapingVoid
- Marc Canter - CEO, Broadband Mechanics
- Jamie Kantrowitz of Myspace
- Alan Moore - CEO, SMLXL
- Shel Israel - author, Naked Conversations
- Matt Locke - Head of Innovation, BBC New Media
- Suranga Chandratillake of Blinkx
- Alex Barnett of MSDN, Microsoft
- Matthew Ogle of LastFM

Blogs:
Content 2.0
Web content 2.0 @ the RSA - Communities Dominate Brands

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

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Resource of the Day: The Great War in a Different Light

Keywords: World War I

"Wars are primarily about fighting and killing, but it would be a great oversimplification to state that that is all they are about. Quarrels between nations and groups of people do indeed produce misery and suffering for all those willingly or unwillingly involved, but thankfully there is much more to study and learn about the great conflicts of our time than merely the violence and destruction they caused.

Wars can set about vast changes in society, be switching points in history, can be begetters of social movements and the origin of future problems. They are also prime movers in bringing about innovation and new and different ways of doing things and of organizing society.

When looked at in that light, the Great War of 1914-1918 can justly be considered to be the pivotal event of the 20th century. Essentially, both the conflicts that lay at the origin of the Great War as well as the newly created enmities resulting from the Great War remained unresolved and led to a continuation of the great struggle of nations some 20 years later. Bolshevist Revolution and Cold War, Fascism and the creation of new nations and Nationalisms, all these are unintended consequences of the War of 1914-1918. Many of these problems are still with us to this day, the break-up of former Yugoslavia into ethnic divisions being but one glaring example."
Source: The Great War in a Different Light

Discuss:
World War One - Myspace

See also:
Image of the Day: The Heritage of the Great War - The World 2 Come
Photo of the Day: World War 2 Pictures In Color - The World 2 Come

Company of the Week: Nokia

"Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile telephones (as of June 2006), with a global market share of approximately 34% in Q2 of 2006. It produces mobile phones for every major market and protocol, including GSM, CDMA, and WCDMA (UMTS).

The corporation also produces telecommunications network equipment for applications such as mobile and fixed-line voice telephony, ISDN, broadband access, voice over IP, and wireless LAN.

Nokia's headquarters are in Espoo, a neighboring city of Helsinki, Finland, but it has R&D, manufacturing, and sales representation sites in many countries throughout the world. Nokia Research Center, the corporation's industrial research laboratories, has sites in Helsinki and in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
nokia.com

News:
Nokia - Topix.net

Blogs:
Nokia - Engadget Mobile
The Nokia Cell Phone Blog

Finance:
Nokia - Seeking Alpha

Photos:
Nokia - Flickr

Video:
Nokia - Google Video
Nokia - YouTube

Analysis:
Moto, Chasing Nokia - GigaOM

Q&A:
Nokia - Yahoo Answers

Insight:
Demise of a Darling: iPod market share crashes to 14% amid management denials - Communities Dominate Brands
Stampeded by Mac fanatics, replying to 32 comments on iPod 14% - Communities Dominate Brands

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

See also:
Mobile - The World 2 Come
Mobile Technology Blogs - The World 2 Come
Company of the Week: Research In Motion (RIM) - The World 2 Come

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Resource of the Day: MIT Sloan School of Management

Keywords: MIT, MIT Sloan School of Management, management

Topics:
- Accounting
- Communication
- Corporate Strategy and Policy
- Finance
- Health Care Management
- History, Environment and Ethics
- Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
- Information Technologies
- International Management
- Law
- Leadership
- Managerial Economics
- Marketing
- Operations Management
- Operations Research/Statistics
- Organizational Studies
- System Dynamics
- Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Source: MIT OpenCourseWare

Audio:
Audio of the Day: UC Berkeley Courses & Events Live and On-demand - The World 2 Come
Audio of the Day: Stanford on iTunes - The World 2 Come
Audio of the Day: The Education Podcast Network - The World 2 Come

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Book of the Week: "The Long Tail" by Chris Anderson

Keywords: The Long Tail

" 'The Long Tail' is a powerful new force in our economy: the rise of the niche. As the cost of reaching consumers drops dramatically, our markets are shifting from a one-size-fits-all model of mass appeal to one of unlimited variety for unique tastes. From supermarket shelves to advertising agencies, the ability to offer vast choice is changing everything, and causing us to rethink where our markets lie and how to get to them. Unlimited selection is revealing truths about what consumers want and how they want to get it, from DVDs at Netflix to songs on iTunes to advertising on Google."
Source: Amazon.com

Blogs:
The Long Tail

Audio:
The Media Center Show #64 - Chris Anderson - TPN
The Long Tail - Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief, Wired Magazine - PodTech.net
Interviewing Chris Anderson About the Long Tail - Instapundit.com
Chris Anderson - IT Conversations

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

Monday, July 17, 2006

Company of the Week: Dell

"Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL, SEHK: 4331), an American computer hardware company based in Round Rock, Texas, develops, manufactures, supports, and markets a wide range of personal computers, servers, data storage devices, network switches, personal digital assistants (PDAs), software, computer peripherals, and more. As of 2006 it employs more than 63,700 people worldwide and manufactures more computers than any other organization in the world. According to the Forbes 500 2005 list, Dell ranks as the 28th-largest company in the United States by revenue. In 2005, Fortune magazine ranked Dell as No. 1 on its annual list of the most-admired companies in the United States."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
dell.com

Blogs:
one2one, Dell’s Weblog
Dell's unorthodox blog - Nicholas Carr's Blog
Dell - BuzzMachine

News:
Dell - Topix.net

Finance:
Dell - Seeking Alpha

Audio:
Dell - EarningsCast

Photos:
Dell - Flickr

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

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Audio of the Day: FuzzyBlog.com - J. Scott Johnson's Podcasts

Keywords: startup, geek

FuzzyBlog.com - J. Scott Johnson's Podcasts
Link
[via Robert Scoble]

Topics:
- startups
- technology
- internet
- sofware development
- blogs
- business development
- marketing
- management
- Ookles

Examples:
- How to make a vc happy
- Managing your instant messaging life
- Gandalf on founding companies

Blogs:
FuzzyBlog

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

Friday, July 14, 2006

Post of the Day: Web 2.0 Hell

Keywords: web 2.0

"This is a disturbing trend. Although I've hoped that it would self-correct as these companies have gotten older, a LOT of Web 2.0 companies are NOT scaling well at all. In fact the reverse is true, they seem to be totally overwhelmed and underprepared in dealing with any amount of customers."
Source: JasonKolb.com

Learn:
How MySpace Works - Howstuffworks

Audio:
Web 2.0 - IT Conversations

Video:
Web 2.0 - YouTube

See also:
Web 2.0 - The World 2 Come

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Video of the Day: Rachel, host of 88Slide

Image: realpeoplenetwork

Keywords:
video blog

"88SLIDE is a daily one minute trivia challenge format, distributed via the Internet at 88SLIDE.com, and through iTunes as a video podcast.

Our mission is to entertain, interact, and enlighten you, daily, in 60 seconds."
Source: 88Slide

Q: Who is Rachel?
A: After discovering that being raised on a strict diet of musicals and country western music is liable to make a girl aspire to waitressing, Rachel moved to Los Angeles to revive in everyone she encountered: what was once known as the human soul. After brief bouts with law classes and obtaining her Emergency Medical Technician certificates, Rachel discovered philosophy, which she now eats for breakfast.

Blogs:
BEHIND THE SLIDE

Discuss:
88Slide - Myspace
Videoblogging - Yahoo Groups

Friday, July 07, 2006

Company of the Week: Research In Motion (RIM)

Image: RIM

Keywords: BlackBerry, Canada

"Research In Motion Limited (RIM) is a Canadian wireless device company. It is best known as the developer of the BlackBerry handheld communication device.

RIM is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario. It was founded by Mike Lazaridis, who currently serves as its co-CEO along with Jim Balsillie."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:
rim.com

News & Blogs:
Research in Motion - Topix.net

Blogs:
BBHub
BlackBerry Cool
RIM - Engadget Mobile

Finance:
RIMM - Seeking Alpha

Audio:
RIMM - EarningsCast

Insight:
The 50 Content Companies that Matter: Research in Motion Ltd - Content Matters

Video:
BlackBerry - Google Video
BlackBerry - YouTube

Learn:
How a BlackBerry Works - Howstuffworks
BlackBerry - About.com

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

See also:
Mobile - The World 2 Come

Russia Blogs

Keywords: Russia

Highlights:
Ruminations on Russia
The Russian Dilettante's Weblog
The Accidental Russophile
Russian ICT Industry
Russian Marketing Blog
RusEconomics
Russia - Global Voices Online
Moscow Blog
Sean's Russia Blog
Russian Blogosphere - LoicLeMeur Wiki

News:
Russia - Topix.net

Photos:
Russia - Flickr

Video:
Russia - Google Video
Russia - YouTube

Media:
Russia - Digital Media Europe
Russia - Digital Media Asia

Learn:
Russia - MIT OCW
Russia - About.com

Q&A:
Russia - Yahoo Answers

Discuss:
Russian Federation - Myspace

See also:
China Blogs - The World 2 Come
India Blogs - The World 2 Come