TECHANORY

HE WHO SHARES, WINS

I was seduced by a lady in the bar of a luxury London hotel this week, but this is not that kind of blog and she wasn’t that kind of lady. Benita Matofska wants to help us change the way…

DIGITAL WARS

Some of us are old enough to remember when public telephone boxes served as more than rainstorm shelters and public convenience after the pubs closed; train journeys were a more peaceful experience and the work day started when we reached…

LOP-SIDED CONVERGENCE

The convergence of Technology, Media and Telecommunications is changing how we do stuff.  That, in part, is why Facebook was valued north of $100 billion this week.  The new shorthand for these converging industries is ‘TMT’. PR and marketing agencies…

TELCO RINGING OFF IN PAIN?

While still with the company a few years ago, John Pluthero, former CEO and chairman of Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW), was the guest speaker at a telecoms industry dinner in London.  Pluthero, who can charm the birds from the…

BUILDING DIGITAL CLOUT

You know you’re getting older when you think you’re discussing current affairs and the other person thinks you’re talking history. For the first time ever, we have an economically active generation that knows life only with the Internet.  The net…

INSTAGRATIFICATION

It used to be said that to make a small fortune all one had to do was to start with a large fortune and buy a newspaper publishing business.  That was in the days before the Internet had begun to…

SHOOT FIRST, FORGET THE QUESTIONS

Would Jennifer Aniston be the ultimate girlfriend? Was Led Zeppelin the best live band ever?  Is Jeremy Clarkson funny? The answers to these questions are, of course, highly subjective and likely to cause debate.  Just like journalism. A journalist’s copy…

THE PRICE OF FREE

Goggle’s users are up in arms, universally agitated by the company’s new privacy policy and the way it’s being introduced and implemented.  “Don’t you think their communications on the issue have been dreadful,” a colleague asked using his Gmail account…

CAN ONE PLUS ONE EQUAL THREE?

  New Zealand has the landmass of Great Britain inhabited by a population smaller than Scotland, yet it’s a nation that likes to punch above its weight.  As anyone who has seen the haka performed before the All Blacks play…

A COPYRIGHT WRONG

The UK courts ruled this week that internet service providers are, in effect, responsible for the protection of the Hollywood film industry’s intellectual property and profits.  After a long running legal dispute, the High Court instructed BT to bar its…