Tag Archives: Information

Pirate Bay wants safe Haven in it’s own Country

The Pirate Bay is looking for a safe haven and they think the only place that can be done is in a country that they control. In what can only be described as a interesting proposition the notorious Torrent site Pirate Bay is asking for donations to acquire the now infamous Sealand. Sealand is a man made island in international waters off the British coastline. The Sealand story itself is quite bizarre but even more bizarre is Pirates Bay desire to acquire it. Read more at Arstechnica.com

Heading for Hawaii

Last year I stayed a extra day in Vegas to just chill out and have done the same this year. The bags are packed and mission control is shut down here in the room. I have a 500 gig hard drive that has 475 gigs of video on it all collected on the show floor at CES that I will need to work through.

When I get back to Honolulu I will start cranking up the encoding machine and will be releasing a pile of video interviews with companies that I thought were innovative. The best part is that 90% of these interviews will be with companies you have likely never heard of along with some interviews from large Fortune 500 companies on products that I found to be real cool.

The value in the getting these out will not be the short tail instant reporting but the long tail exposure these companies will get over the next year. So while I do not have a production staff of 30 I am pretty proud of what has been collected and now will come the task of getting it all pushed out.


Putting ones Dirty Laundy on the Interent is not being smart

It seems some Bloggers love to air their own dirty laundry on their blogs. For those that are gossip mongers I am sure that type of material really gets the juices flowing. I must admit that I love industry gossip. But the type of gossip I am looking for is not usually associated with  a deal gone bad or someone getting fired.

Here is some advice, when you have a business deal go bad close the door talk about it, learn from it and move on. When you fire someone do it in private and if a public statement has to be made, be as gracious as possible and leave the dirt off the net. If someone calls looking for a reference then you can say your piece otherwise when I and many others look to do business with you we will likely avoid ya like the plague because loose cannons can cost companies and projects millions of dollars.

PayPerPost gets a Partial Clue

One of the companies that has been on my Web Based Evil Empire list has been PayPerPost, yesterday they took the first step to getting off the list. They are now going to require full disclosure on paid blog postings.

They still have one step to go though to get fully off my list. They need to eliminate the option that advertiser require the post be positive. I think any company that is willing to allow a group of bloggers write about their product publicly for pay, should also be willing to take the good with the bad.

Here is one thing I will be doing when I see a blog post for a product or service that falls in the tech category that is a PayPerPost blog post. I am going to do my own unbiased review and see how it compares with the PayPerPost postings. If enough people do this, then PayPerPost and the associated bloggers who inflate posts will be shamed when they cross the line. [TechCrunch.com]