Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The iPhone is coming! The iPhone is coming!

Well, is the damn thing any good?...according to Walt Mossberg it is...

(I had a video but it's not playing in blogger. Grrr.)

Here is his text review.

I've had a Pocket PC for a number of years and the only complaints I've had are the short battery life and low volume (speaking and ringing). My phone is four years old so I'm do for a new one. Hmmm...perhaps an iPhone might do (eight hours of talk time!!)

Here is what the NY Times has to say about the iPhone.

Lastly, read about USA Today's positive review. Either this phone really is that good, or Apple's PR team deserves a round of applause for a job well done.

Monday, June 25, 2007

I spent Friday morning at the Digital Media Conference at the AFI Theater is scenic downtown Silver Spring. What an interesting show! I can't think of a technology segment undergoing such radical change as digital media. One phrase I heard really stuck in my mind, "Now, it’s no longer two eyeballs and a screen, it’s two eyeballs and three screens." That's a quote from Joe Bates, director of research for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Newspapers, music, film, tv are all being impacted by technology change and the subversion of their traditional business models.

Not new news exactly...but the pace of change seems to be gathering momentum.

There is a nice summary of the event here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A couple of interesting tidbits I found interesting. Well, interesting enough to share with my vast readership...

Second, the confluence of digital media and the mobile device seems to be reaching a white-hot level of growth. I've been a happy owner of of broadband enabled PocketPC for quite some time now, but with, the rollout of the iPhone and other consumer focused broadband phones, I think the platform is there for both paid and advertising-driven content companies to drive an extraordinary amount of revenue.

Here is the chart from eMarketer, if you don't totally believe everything I write on this blog:

I'll be spending some time this Friday at the Digital Media Conference in lovely Silver Spring, MD. I'm looking forward to hearing from the experts how this exploding market is going to evolve, who the winners will be and when will I be able to just implant an iPhone in my brain and let Steve Jobs control me remotely.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

After spending a week or so not reviewing BeeTooBee, I finally got around to checking out the site. There are a number of good articles on the site.

I found this article "Why PR Doesn't Work and How to Fix It" particularly interesting.

But there doesn't seem to be all that much traffic and I wonder how long the site will last if it doesn't generate enough content from its users. Social media sites get stale fast if they are not growing a breakneck speed.

Friday, June 01, 2007

One of my colleagues here at Strategic Communications Group brought to my attention a website called BeeTooBee. Apparently it is a Digg like social media site but targeted at B2B marketers.

(Get it!)

I'll be checking it out over the weekend and I'll let you know how I find it...