I’m headed out of town for the weekend and will be mostly offline, so this cultist will surely be feeling some withdrawal symptoms soon enough. The online media cultery will be back, stay tuned.
During what should be the happiest and most triumphant moments of author JK Rowling’s career, there’s enough going on that she likely wouldn’t mind summoning her fictional dementors to wreck havoc on those who would challenge her wishes for the release of the seventh and final tome in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly [...]
Okay, I have no idea what “the deathly hallows” means but I’m guessing if deployed correctly by the right (no doubt) nefarious hands, they could have a detrimental effect on book sales. The New York Times reported yesterday that sightings of the seventh and final Harry Potter epic, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, were [...]
The craze to tap well educated, highly skilled, and cheap technical resources in India over the course of this decade may just be making those resources much less cheap than they used to be. So much so in fact that Computer World reports that American firms are starting to scale back their offshoring operations in [...]
A piece in Forbes chronicles the woes of the tech print media industry, who are getting flanked, drubbed, and ankle bitten by tech blogs even as the overall tech and Internet economy is flourishing. Writer Brian Caulfield absolutely nails it with this one liner: Bottom line: A successful blog can simply grab more readers, per [...]
London gets free WiFi! People of Pasadena, I beseech you: who will rise up with me to demand reliable Internet access?
There’s a firestorm a-brewin’ over a Wall Street Journal piece that apparently â€“ at least according to old school and (love ‘em or hate ‘em) A List bloggers such as Robert Scoble and Mike Arrington â€“ gets the history of blogging completely wrong. Note to the mainstream media: probably makes sense to at least check [...]
If you’re a fan of HBO’s Entourage, you know how important Medellin â€“ a Scarface-like biopic about Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar â€“ has been to the storyline for star-within-the-show Vincent Chase, his manager and best friend E, and the rest of his LA crew. After the conclusion of last night’s episode, HBO presented the [...]
comScore has released a report on global Internet traffic for May, and the usual suspects are at the top of the list: Google sites are still tops on the Internets, with over 527 million unique visitors, followed by Microsoft, Yahoo, Time Warner, and eBay. Wikipedia now sits at the #6 slot, which shows the continued [...]
For a schooling on how the big time entertainment and media companies flex their advertising and marketing e-muscles these days, check out this scenario put together by Universal Pictures (who are behind The Bourne Ultimatum, the third film in the action series starring Matt Damon) and Google. Google and Universal have announced an online game [...]