Archive for August, 2006

Yahoo Go for Windows-Based Phones

August 30th, 2006 |
Yahoo Go for Windows-Based Phones

MENLO PARK, August 30, 2006 (PodTech News) — Yahoo Inc. announced Tuesday it’s added Windows-based mobile phones to the list of phones that offer the Yahoo Go for Mobile suite, which includes e-mail, calendar, news, and photo albums. Internet companies ...
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Google’s New eBooks

August 30th, 2006 |

LOS ANGELES, August 30, 2006, (PodTech News) — Google has announced that consumers can now download public domain books for free in PDF format through Google Book Search. It’s all part of the company’s efforts to make the world’s books ...
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Intel Chief Strategist Chris Thomas: Generational Shift Speeds Development

Chris Thomas, chief strategist at Intel, recognizes that a new generation of users is pushing the pace of change in the marketplace — even developing products they want themselves. Thomas predicts that community innovation will intersect with development best practices ...
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Critics “Bully” Latest Rockstar Video Game

August 30th, 2006 |
Critics “Bully” Latest Rockstar Video Game

MENLO PARK, August 30, 2006 (PodTech News) — Video game developer Rockstar Games, maker of the controversial Grand Theft Auto series, is causing quite a stir with its latest game, Bully. Jayne Hitchcock is president of Working to Halt Online ...
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AOL Unveils Updated Online Audio Site

MENLO PARK, August 29, 2006 (PodTech News) — AOL’s parent company Time Warner is betting that a library of more than 2.5 million audio tracks will entice users to fork over $9.95 per month for unlimited on-demand streaming and downloading ...
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Google CEO Schmidt Joins Apple Board

Google CEO Schmidt Joins Apple Board

MENLO PARK, August 29, 2006 (PodTech News) — Apple announced this afternoon that Eric Schmidt, chief executive officer of Google, was elected to Apple’s board of directors. In a statement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said that Schmidt was tapped in ...
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Intellectual Property Online: Legal Issues Blogger Denise Howell Talks With PodTech’s John Furrier

Denise Howell’s blog, Bag and Baggage, highlights legal and policy issues affecting podcasting and Internet governance in general. An appellate, intellectual property and technology lawyer, she takes this podcast opportunity to discuss net neutrality, Creative Commons, copyright issues, and her ...
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Phishing

A Symantec Security Response Podcast focusing on phishing and some of the new trends Symantec has identified in this all too popular online scam. This podcast also provides advice on how consumers can protect themselves and prevent from becoming ...
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Why GigaOm Won’t Test Google Web Apps — It’s the Privacy, Stupid

August 28th, 2006 |
Why GigaOm Won’t Test Google Web Apps — It’s the Privacy, Stupid

MENLO PARK, August 28, 2006 (PodTech News) — Google announced last night it’s inviting beta-testers to try out its package of Web-based productivity apps, “Google Apps for Your Domain.” The suite, which is not yet complete, includes Gmail, Google Talk, ...
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New Models for the Recording Industry: Terry McBride, CEO Nettwerk Music

New Models for the Recording Industry: Terry McBride, CEO Nettwerk Music

According to Terry McBride, CEO of Nettwerk Music, recording artists are forming new relationships with their fans, turning away from the traditional “push” media like radio and television, and making use of new technologies to reframe their business relationships. Nettwerk, ...
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Google Teams With eBay in “Practical” Deal

August 28th, 2006 |
Google Teams With eBay in “Practical” Deal

MENLO PARK, August 28, 2006 (PodTech News) — Google today announced a partnership with eBay that makes Google the exclusive provider of text-based advertising for eBay’s international sites. While a similar contract for eBay’s domestic sites went to Yahoo Inc. ...
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Health Innovations: New Cures, New Capital

Many exciting biomed startups have found a home in the venture capital market. “Public investors are risk averse these days,” says VentureWire’s Tom Salemi. “They only want to bet on as sure a thing as possible. That’s not usually the ...
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Are You Ready for Some Fantasy Football?

Are You Ready for Some Fantasy Football?

MENLO PARK, August 28, 2006 (PodTech News) — With the 2006 NFL season set to kickoff September 7, fantasy football geeks are doing their research, hoping to draft the perfect fantasy team and lead their virtual team to victory. PodTech’s ...
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Making Podcasts Work Best in Corporate Marketing

August 28th, 2006 |

Lots of companies ask PodTech how to make podcasts work most effectively for them. Greg Ness from Blue Lane Technologies on the August 28 Marketing Voices describes what he did to make the Master of IT series successful for Juniper. ...
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Building Corporate Brands Through Podcasts: “MASTER OF IT” series is successful

Building Corporate Brands Through Podcasts: “MASTER OF IT” series is successful

Podcasts are perfect as marketing tools used to increase awareness for a company. Jennifer speaks with Greg Ness, vice president of corporate marketing of Blue Lane Technologies, who created Juniper’s well known Master of IT podcast series in his previous ...
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bodzenta marketing voices

I thought Coke and the World Cup was pretty cool as well. It really showed innovation and perspective on how to market today and work with the bloggers. Jennifer Jones

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HI…this is jennifer jones. Thanks for your thoughts. Robert Scoble is going to be talking about blogging in two weeks on the show. Regarding Debbie’s interview, we wanted to give others a chance to talk about corporate blogging and her ...
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Do sexy lyrics influence teens’ behavior?

Common Sense Media CEO and founder Jim Steyer discusses the results of a major new study that finds the music teens listen to can influence the decisions they make about sexual behavior.

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Tech Industry Charged Up, But Not About Batteries

August 25th, 2006 |
Tech Industry Charged Up, But Not About Batteries

MENLO PARK, August 25, 2006 (PodTech News) — In the wake of laptop computer battery fires and explosions,Dell, Inc. and Apple Computer both announced recalls of over 6 million lithium-ion laptop computer batteries over the last two weeks. That’s what ...
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Scandinavia Asks iTunes to Open Up

Scandinavia Asks iTunes to Open Up

BOSTON, August 25, 2006 (PodTech News) — Government representatives from Denmark, Norway and Sweden are meeting this week to discuss possible legal action against Apple. Consumer advocates say that Apple’s iTunes music store is unnecessarily restrictive, in that music and ...
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The Power of Blogging for Corporate Marketing

August 25th, 2006 |

I have spent more than two decades in technology marketing and have always been a big believer in candor and transparency with the “market”. As a General Manager at Regis McKenna in the 1980s and then later as a Marketing ...
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You Too Can Prevent Laptop Fires, Says Consumer Safety Agency

MENLO PARK, August 24, 2006 (PodTech News) — Apple Computer Inc. today recalled 1.8 million lithium-ion laptop computer batteries built by Sony. The announcement came just 10 days after PC-maker Dell Inc.’s recall of over 4 million Sony-made notebook computer ...
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This American (Second) Life: Community Conference in San Francisco

This American (Second) Life: Community Conference in San Francisco

Four hundred members of the Linden Lab’s MMORPG Second Life got together for a community conference in San Francisco. With badges bearing their avatar names, participants flew in from as far away as Italy, Germany and Japan to hear panels ...
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Sony Enters the Social Media Scene

August 24th, 2006 |

LOS ANGELES, August 24, 2006, (PodTech News) — Sony Pictures Entertainment announced a $65 million deal Wednesday to acquire Grouper Networks Inc., putting the media company in play in the viral media space. The acquisition brings together one of the ...
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IMS Interoperability – Getting Ahead of the Deployment Curve

IMS Interoperability – Getting Ahead of the Deployment Curve

IMS is often presented as the “Holy Grail” of network architectures that will enable carriers to choose best of breed components from multiple vendors. In reality, vendors and service providers must jointly invest significant effort to achieve interoperability based on ...
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