Archive for the ‘Information Technology’ Category

Ivan Seidenberg shines the “light” on Verizon’s FIOS strategy

Dave Burstein at DSL Prime reports that Ivan Seidenberg effectively says the the wireline voice telecom business is dying: “we have to pivot and make a shift from the voice business to the data business and eventually to the video business. … we must really position ourselves to be an extremely potent video-centric asset.”  He […]

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Paid Search 101 Rap

This creative gentleman converts the concepts of SEO/SEM (Search Engine Optimization/Search Engine Marketing) into catchy rap lyrics.  I think he should consider entering the employee training or seminar business – it would sure make some of this stuff easier to learn!

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Latin America Wireless

Like most of the Middle East and Africa, Latin America is skipping the 100% wired stage of telecoms. Governments in those countries were too financially unstable &/or corrupt to mandate buildouts beyond the wealthy enclaves and business districts of their major cities. The beauty of wireless is that it is so much less capital intensive. […]

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Publishing and Advertising 2.0 – Part 2

The Internet will continue to drive major structural change into the advertising and other digitizable media for the next 25-35 years. (The Carlota Perez book previously mentioned explains paradigmatic technology diffusion; Ray Kurzweil, referenced below, builds on the same concept to posit that technology/human change has accelerated since time began and will continue to do so, […]

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Publishing & Advertising 2.0 – Part 1

Publishing and advertising are undergoing structural transition last seen when Gutenberg’s press was invented. The Internet, and more specifically, the broadband Internet (which has reached critical mass during the last six years), eliminates the cost of distribution as an economic factor in media publishing and advertising. The fact that some businesses, including most of the […]

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Squarespace

NewGround’s web site, including this blog, is created within a web-based application developed and hosted by a company named Squarespace.  This service, in my mind, would best be described as a Web 2.0 Content Management System (CMS).  From a business perspective, I believe the Squarespace service offering represents a great value proposition.  For $20/month, we […]

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Business Development 2.0

According to a veteran IT venture capitalist and current Web 2.0 investor, the Web 2.0 phenomenon is producing changes in the job description for "business development"  Fred says:   But the job of a business development executive is changing. You have to be more product focused, more technical, and focus on making deals where there […]

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Competition in the “Last Mile”

Via Susan Crawford, we learn that at least one government official understands what’s at stake in the telecom regulatory environment in Washington.  In support of a recent report from the FTC’s Internet Access Task Force Commissioner Jon Leibowitz opines: Let me begin by commending the staff for this Report. It begins the process of identifying […]

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