cyberSaps business: blogging news, internet biz, communities, UK angle
That's useful, if I could have contacted them in some way.
" A band of US politicians are angered over plans to build a communication system in post-war Iraq based upon European wireless standards."
They're not happy that France and Germany will benefit. Still, isn't this a bit early?
"Dec 1995: A Sub with Meat
Cybersaps buying crappy plastic-box speakers and subwoofers to turn their PCs into multimedia rigs are like children scraping their initials into the sidewalk with plastic forks. Plastic-box subwoofers just plain suck! None of them offers deep bass, just a chesty hump in the midbass that tries to con you into thinking you're hearing real bass."
First reference to cyberSaps I've found. Had to make a note of it.
"From time to time, I'll post my thoughts on current policy matters, as well as share some stories about where I'm traveling and the people I'm meeting. I'll also ask some of my friends to share their thoughts as well. I cannot promise to be as skillful at this as many of those who have made the blogger universe such an important part of the internet. However, I'm committed to using the Internet as a vital tool to engage people on critical policy matters and the future of our country."
The US is going weblog crazy.
Jon Udell: "There's a subject near and dear to my heart! A couple of years ago I predicted that Weblogs would emerge within the enterprise as a great way to manage project communication. I'm even more bullish on the concept today."
I've a meeting in Stourport, West Midlands, UK tomorrow afternoon. The aerial view reminds me of the maps they've been showing on TV of an Iraqi town. The brown bits in this pic are not desert, though.
[Update: meeting postponed till next Friday.]
"War-themed blogs, appearing on sites such as www.blogsofwar.com and www.sgtstryker.com, have become a popular alternative news source since fighting broke out in Iraq a week ago, sometimes beating newspapers and television with war developments"
"The result is idiosyncratic, passionate and often profane, with the sort of intimacy and attitude that are all but impossible in newspapers and on television.
Many of these so-called Weblogs eliminate the middleman -- the news outlets whose reach was once needed for a broad audience -- and allow participants to have their say, typos and all, without being run through the media's Cuisinart.
Many of these so-called Weblogs eliminate the middleman -- the news outlets whose reach was once needed for a broad audience -- and allow participants to have their say, typos and all, without being run through the media's Cuisinart."
Blogging in the war news. If only there were more bloggers from Iraq, I just can't find enough. Each soldier should have been given a mobile phone/camera and a weblog that they could post to. Then the rawness of war would be open to all.
"Watch the marketers start to notice the interest taken in personal websites and try to adapt their marketing plans to accommodate and co-opt them for their own means. Reading the Cybersaps business plan is particularly telling"
"O2 in Germany and Vodafone D2 are testing services that turn camera phone images into postcards.
Anyone using the service specifies the postal address they want it sent to and writes the text they want to accompany the image. Images, text and address are e-mailed to the post office."
39 Euro cents each postcard... Story also talks about mugs, t-shirts, et al.
"Some, like Tiffany Baxendell's "The Ankle Biter," focus on life's mundanities, such as the leftover Chinese food she ate for breakfast or her lousy commute into the district.
"It's the ultimate ego trip," said the 24-year-old Alexandria, Va., resident, who estimates about 100 visitors read her daily. "The same people who are yelling at the TV when only their cat can hear are the ones who are blogging. It saves my friends from having to listen to it."
"It's the ultimate ego trip," said the 24-year-old Alexandria, Va., resident, who estimates about 100 visitors read her daily. "The same people who are yelling at the TV when only their cat can hear are the ones who are blogging. It saves my friends from having to listen to it.""
Also, new to me is the term 'blog-species' for example kitty bloggers.
"Three years on, the damage is still being felt - indeed, some experts believe the technology industry will take decades to recover from the shock. The consultant Allan Tumolillo, of Probe Research, thinks that in two years' time, the industry will still be behind where it would have been without the bubble.
'No one wants to invest in technology so companies can only survive if they already have an entrenched, established business,' he says. 'The pace of change is going to be very slow.'
Brian Ashford-Russell, who runs the Polar capital technology fund, agrees. Companies, he said, have become cowards - they will not buy anything from a small firm, they want to be convinced that it will be there for the long-term.
That may be a wise precaution - and it is certainly preferable to the frenzy of ill-judged spending on companies and products with a shelf-life of months - but it stifles innovation. "
I wonder if this is true in all cases. If indeed, nobody will spend with a small firm.