From the monthly archives:

May 2007

The head of the second-largest ad agency in the world, WPP Group, says broadcasters are under "severe pressure" from the Internet: "Television broadcasters face “severe pressure” as advertisers abandon traditional media in favour of the internet, Sir Martin Sorrell, head of WPP, the world’s second-biggest advertising company, told The Times. The chief executive said that…

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Steve O'Hear -- who also writes for ZDNet on social media -- has a great post up at Last100 about how bandwidth-stingy Internet Service Providers threaten to stall many online-video apps such as Joost by throttling the download speeds that their users get. He looks at how some ISPs cut back your bandwidth after you've…

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As my friends and fellow mesh organizers Mark Evans and Stuart MacDonald have mentioned here and here -- as well as the mesh blog -- the winners of the "15 Minutes of Fame" feature have been chosen, and it is a pretty impressive group. Each will get five minutes to pitch their startup or service.…
This isn't really Web 2.0 or social media or anything like that (depending on your definition, of course) but for some reason I just love this story from GigaOm's James Wagner Au about the rise of Desktop Tower Defense. Paul Preece's Flash mini-game has exploded in a truly viral way, to the point where he…

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Those who follow this blog will probably know that I'm doing a "keynote conversation" for the mesh conference this week with Michael Arrington, founder and editor of TechCrunch and pretty much the go-to guy when it comes to all things Web 2.0 and startup oriented (for anyone who hasn't been to mesh, we don't have…

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