Silicon Valley Watcher (Important)

2013
April
22,
2013
| 02:17 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jaron Lanier, an early Internet pioneer, talks with FT Business about the new digital economies, and why free information is not a good idea.Mr. Lanier says he was one of the first in advocating digitizing the music industry and he used to argue that...
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February
05,
2013
| 11:42 PM America/Los_Angeles
Early this week, Hamish McKenzie attended a memorial for Aaron Swartz, the young activist who committed suicide while being prosecuted for downloading millions of academic papers.He writes:Berin Szoka, the president of the group TechFreedom, offered ...
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January
13,
2013
| 09:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When it comes to making industry predictions I always resolve not to make any, but as you can see, I have trouble keeping my new year's resolutions.Two year's ago I made the same resolution and failed when I wrote: 2010 Prediction: The Media Tsunami ...
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2012
December
06,
2012
| 10:50 PM America/Los_Angeles
Ryan Holiday, writing for the New York Observer, has discovered something very important about the media industry today:The widespread belief is that the media has "reach." Trust me, they don't. Not anymore. It's become almost pathetic.It hit me the ...
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November
05,
2012
| 09:34 AM America/Los_Angeles
As the business models for serious journalism continue to erode where will we get the quality media we need as a society to make important decisions about our future?I've been warning people: "Special interest groups will gladly pay for the media the...
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November
04,
2012
| 04:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
Last week's panel on brand journalism at the Holmes Report's Global PR Summit in Miami was fabulous. We lost control of the conversation and made so much noise in our room, people from other panels were coming over, curious to see what was happening....
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October
30,
2012
| 11:11 AM America/Los_Angeles
I'm in Miami this week taking part in the Holmes Global PR Summit and the topic of "Brand Journalism."I know nothing about the subject but no one else does either because it's a made up term that is in the early stages of being defined. Nothing wrong...
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June
14,
2012
| 11:11 AM America/Los_Angeles
(Sol Tzvi, founder of Genieo, based in Israel.)Silicon Valley is running hard to maintain its position as the global innovation engine, against competition with dozens of fast growing innovation centers around the world.Which is why it's puzzling tha...
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