Sunday, 30 August 2009
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Well, surely it would only be illegal if they were
1.) breaching the Chinese wall (SOX)
2.) sharing price/info sensitive information
So, yes,special treatments to the in-crowd or special relationship club is quite normal, esp. big business.
The reverse is also true where if the information is readily available, the spread/competitive advantage just get 'normalised'.
Question is if this is sustainable in the medium to long term when critical information become commoditised and with potentially news/market changing events are 'consumers' or 'customers' driven.
For example, if/when social media becomes pervasive enough where collective of opinions affects dramatically the business world, and hence becomes the money sensitive triggers.. (Reverse signalling?)
I can foresee more new names to be devised when that happens, and perfect for business book writers..
Monday, 24 August 2009
Gareth's thoughts: Truly pervasive B2C info.service, NOT from Internet! but a 26yrs old French company!?
I have had many conversations in the last week or so with my CXO contacts and Private equity friends.
One thing was certain Hypes or even perceived success does not equal to 'true success' of the enterprise.
My definition of success is how much a service brings true value to the population (rather than niche early adopters or generation X/Y/Z, or ABC1)..
Therefore, I proposed that we should really focus energy on devising and bringing about a truly pervasive service (from access, to payment, to value delivered), in fact, we can learn from a very old service which was devised and delivered to a country BEFORE the arrival of internet.
In fact, this service is so pervasive that now even with the advent of internet, even the older generations (who might not yet use mobile nor internet) can engage with this platform at home or outside in the post office for both information or even transact..
Yes, it is the Minitel .com : services in France..
It does not look good, it is not sexy or on Techcrunch. but it gets the job done.
It might not have happened without the foresight and support from the government, but given the amount of money some of the start-ups is being invested in BEFORE even taking any revenue.. Surely some lessons can be learnt.
If old grannies know how to and can get benefit of say twitting.. the rest is really history!
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
I am also a sceptic like you.
agree that it is NOT complete, but internet itself is not complete yet.
am not ‘fighting’ for twitter, but my observation is that without twitter, I did not give 2nd thoughts to ANY blog, and did not even write one (despite I am in technology/telecoms to be precise)..
So, like facebook, I was going to advise/help a firm and they had ‘widgets’ on it, but I could not possibly comment until/I created an a/c and start using it a while.
I am curious also to see your thoughts after finally you start using it.
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Question on Statistics Show Social Media Is Bigger Than You Think � Socialnomics – Social Media Blog
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
My comments re Chris and Malcolm are both wrong | Union Square Ventures: A New York Venture Capital Fund Focused on Early Stage & Startup Investing
Monday, 10 August 2009
More-Timid Gamblers Hurting Coffers in U.S. - WSJ.com
Thursday, 6 August 2009