InPowered will be hosting the next SF Curators Salon on March 13 with the main topic: Trust and Native Advertising.
Here are the details:
Deborah Conrad, Chief Marketing Officer at Intel, is leaving in April. The company said it has not yet found a replacement.
It’s taken a while to do it but finally NASDAQ Private Market has launched as a “new capital marketplace for private companies.”
I had the scoop on this back in late 2012. Robert McCooey (above), NASDAQ’s senior vice president of capital markets and new listings, told Silicon Valley Watcher about the plans. Exclusive: NASDAQ Plans To Unify Private Shares Markets.
Marc Andreessen is famous as an extremely successful investor in Silicon Valley startups and that means he knows a thing or two about a thing or two but probably not the business of news. His recent analysis of the news media business has not impressed those in the news business.
InPowered today launched a free version of its trusted content discovery and promotion services as a way of gaining new customers for its core service: the promotion of trusted stories.
Intel is working hard to catch up with Qualcomm and ARM in mobile and wireless technologies, and it is trying to jump ahead to where it thinks the market will be in a couple of years. Here’s a look at what’s in store…
At the very back of the Intel booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in a space about the size of a 16-person conference room, a small group of Intel wireless experts showed off about a dozen invite-only demonstrations of the company’s latest wireless breakthroughs.
I’m republishing my recent profile and tribute to Dan Farber following his announcement a “New morning.”
After more than 30 years working for various media companies as a writer, reporter, blogger, editor, designer, spellchecker, talking head, photographer, coach, I am leaving the nest. Today is my last day at CBS/CNET/ZDNet.
It was a great journey, one path always leading to another, working with talented, dedicated people, blazing trails on the front lines of the Internet revolution.
The journey and revolution continues, and I will be looking to help others on the path.
I find it hard to believe Dan will leave journalism — it’s in his blood — you can’t just walk away from it. I know he’s working on a book or two and I bet he gets roped into a few media projects (I’ve got a couple of ideas :).
Plus, he’s not going away. He lives about an hour north of San Francisco so he’s very accessible, and I intend to make an occasional nuisance of myself.
Here is my recent profile from mid-January: CBS/CNET's Dan Farber: One Of The First Tech Journalists
Last month at SFCreators media salon we had a great turnout and a great subject: Content marketing. I helped facilitate a panel organized by Steve Farnsworth (above, right) with Erin Robbins O’Brien (above, left) and Jason Miller. It was a feisty, vigorous discussion at Impress Labs in North Beach, thanks to Dave Richardson and team.
On the evening of March 13 we’ll be meeting at InPowered, close to the waterfront and the ballpark, for a great evening of conversation focused on trust and native advertising. More details to follow…
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Sean Hollister reporting for The Verge, has written an excellent article about Google’s ambitious plans for expansion in Mountain View, where it is now the largest employer with almost 10% of the local workforce.
Bob Garfield, co-host of On the Media on NPR, wrote a column in The Guardian newspaper critical of native advertising: If native advertising is so harmless, why does it rely on misleading readers?
AlertID, based in Las Vegas, is expanding its services. It acts as a crime alert service for about 1 million users and covers about 85% of US zip codes. It’s also a messaging platform for neighborhood watch groups and local residents.
However, the 3-year old company faces competition from a younger startup Nextdoor, which raised $60m five months ago, from top Silicon Valley VC companies. I recently met with AlertID CEO Ken Wiles (above), here are some notes from our conversation:
Cyphort, a San Jose, CA, based security firm, this week said it has emerged from stealth mode with the official launch of its advanced threat detection (ATD) platform, which is able to detect malware variants used in the recent Target attack.
Here’s my notes from a conversation with Anthony James, VP of marketing and product at Cyphort:
I’m a huge fan of Frontline but there’s not much that’s new in it’s latest report: “Generation Like.” There’s not even a mention of how corporations are gaming the system of “likes” and it portrays the kids as being oblivious to being used by the corporations – until the last few minutes of the program when they are shown as savvy manipulators of online media.
Om Malik, founder of tech news and market research site Gigaom says he is “hanging up my reporter’s notebook” and is becoming a partner at True Ventures, the VC firm that has a big stake in Gigaom.
He also announced another $8m round of financing which brings a total of $23m — a substantial amount of money that other, similar sites haven’t managed.
At the White House Science Fair last year, 16-year-old Joey Hudy demonstrated for President Obama the air cannon he’d built from PVC pipe. “Congratulations!” said the president, after Joey fired a marshmallow over the heads of the press corps and smooshed it into a White House wall.
The 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer, a global survey of 27,000 people in 27 countries, found that trust in government has fallen to its lowest levels, and the gap between business and government trust has never been wider, at 14 points globally, and 21 points in the US.
The tech industry maintains its lead as the most trusted at 79% but there are problems ahead. The survey shows strong support for businesses that pay their taxes, and that are able to advocate for social missions — in addition to making money.
Israel has a well-known startup community but elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), entrepreneurs are working hard to create innovative businesses that have the potential to create jobs and contribute economic stability. Peace through entrepreneurship is a key goal.
Ron Conway, a leading Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Monday called for 1 million volunteer hours at the Crunchies awards show. He also said he would match up to $12,000 in charitable contributions that night.
Above is part of his speech.