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Uncategorized Posted Feb 4, 2005

You Look Like a Winner to Me

From my partner Brenda Nashawaty… As many Clark Lane readers know, AlwaysOn 2005: The Innovation Summit (AO2005) is the latest venture of Tony Perkins, the founding editor of Upside and Red Herring, and the new AlwaysOn Magazine, which will premiere in March. AO2005 will take place at Stanford University in California, July 19-21, 2005. CHEN […]

Uncategorized Posted Feb 1, 2005

Open Source: the Sequel

“Over 80% of commercial software and hardware vendors will touch open source in some form by 2007.” That was a prediction from Bob Zurek, who chaired the Mass. Software panel I finally got around to recapping a few days ago. Bob was a Powersoft fellow years ago when I did PR for the company, and […]

Uncategorized Posted Jan 27, 2005

How Do You Make Money from Open Source Software?

David Skok, a partner at VC firm Matrix, sketched out the options at a recent Mass. Software Council session, “Open Source — Is it Entering the Mainstream?” Matrix was the lead investor in JBoss, with the sole investor board seat, so he knows whereof he speaks. Let’s face it: VCs spend more time than the […]

Uncategorized Posted Jan 20, 2005

A Full Measure

From CHEN PR Veep Randy Wambold… The days when marketing was to some extent insulated from the same bottom line accountability of every other group in an organization are long behind us. An IDC conference held yesterday in snowy New York, “IDC Marketing Performance Measurement Summit for Business-to-Business Marketers,” drove home the point. In today’s […]

Uncategorized Posted Jan 14, 2005

Pew Project Nets it All Out

A post of Pew pearls from my partner Chris Carleton… Have you had time yet to peruse the recently released Future of the Internet Report issued under the auspices of the Pew Internet and American Life Project? If not, it’s a must-read for high tech PR folks. In fact, it’s a must read for just […]

Uncategorized Posted Jan 11, 2005

‘Vette Coup or Snafu?

Musings from my colleague Randy Wambold… I’m always curious about the lives of PR people in industries other than tech. Are their day-to-day jobs roughly analogous to mine? Or is, say, PR for the automobile industry so different from tech PR that it might as well be a different profession? An article in the Wall […]

Uncategorized Posted Jan 7, 2005

Covert Propaganda

Today’s Washington Post includes a chilling article. It details a story by Mike Morris that aired early last year on local TV news stations across the country about the dangers of drug abuse. The catch: “…Morris is not a journalist and his ‘report’ was produced by the government, actions that constituted illegal ‘covert propaganda,’ according […]

Uncategorized Posted Jan 7, 2005

“Life was simple before World War II. After that, we had systems.” -Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

Uncategorized Posted Jan 4, 2005

Pubs and PR

Here’s another guest entry from my colleagues Chris Carleton and Randy Wambold, based on their December London trip. Part of the fun of traveling abroad is being reminded just how much of what we take for granted in the U.S. is specific to our culture. Stereotypes in both directions end up making for some entertaining […]

Uncategorized Posted Dec 29, 2004

Picture This

A picture is worth a thousand words… Validating the truth behind that old adage is the site for Best of Photojournalism 2004. Among the most respected technology leaders in photography contests, it’s “designed by photojournalists for photojournalists…and annually attracts tens of thousands of entries from photojournalists, photo editors and web editors from leading media around […]