Posted on October 21, 2004 3:44 pm by Shel Holtz
I got to my hotel room and, as usual, checked my e-mail first thing. One that caught my eye was from Stata Labs, the startup that makes Bloomba, the fabulous e-mail client I use. “We thank you for your support of Bloomba and SAproxy Pro and want to share some exciting news. As of today, we are now part of the Yahoo! family through Yahoo!?s acquisition of Stata Labs.”
Okay, I thought. What does this mean to me? The e-mail includes some FAQs and I scrolled through them until I got to this part: “At this time there are no plans for Yahoo! to sell Bloomba.” Stata will support the product for a year. After that, that’s it. God knows what
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Posted on October 21, 2004 4:25 am by Shel Holtz
Life on the road continues. I’m headed to Phoenix this morning (speaking at the local IABC chapter as well as a gathering of communicators from a financial services company), and then on to Philadelphia for a meeting of communicators and IT folks involved with the Web and the implementation of an enterprise portal for a global manufacturing company. I’ll continue to post, but it might be lighter than usual.
Posted on October 21, 2004 4:13 am by Shel Holtz
The Wall Street Journal’s online edition will be available free for five days beginning November 8. The New York Times is making online content available that used to be “walled-off.” It’s not alone, according to Frank Barnako’s Internet Daily. Citing an article by Mark Glaser in the Online Journalism Review, Barnako notes that the increasing openness of news through non-traditional sources has forced the issue. Blogs that cover news, along with Google News, have been a warning shot across the bow of traditional journalism. According to Richard Deverell, head of BBC News Interactive, “We either try to reverse that trend, which is likely
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Posted on October 20, 2004 7:35 am by Shel Holtz
Nevon features an item on the need for company policies on employee blogging. Neville cites Jupiter Research analyst Michael Gartenberg. Gartenberg’s response to a post on Microsoft blogger Robert Scoble’s blog points out the risks inherent in employee blogging without a policy.
Posted on October 20, 2004 7:27 am by Shel Holtz
From Steve Rubel’s always-great Micropersuasion comes a three-step process for finding bloggers who influence your target audiences. It starts with a customized Google search Rubel created, moves you to a Bloglines search page and winds up with a subscription to the blog’s feed via Bloglines, which reports the number of subscribers. Pretty cool, Steve.
Posted on October 20, 2004 7:22 am by Shel Holtz
Constantin Basturea, PR Meets the WWW blogger, offers up a Blogdigger group that merges seven RSS feeds from Business Week. Using the Blogdigger group, you can subscribe to a single feed that covers the waterfront.
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