Since launching our revolutionary Ulitzer platform we have been the butt of a
smear campaign perpetrated by a small number of social media terrorists from
within Adobe's Flex user community.
Ulitzer, Inc. owns www.sys-con.com.
I cannot imagine a Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Google, or Apple employee publicly
writing "SYS-CON should die!" under his or her corporate credentials, or
leaving reader feedback on a Gartner blog implying "SYS-CON are thieves"
next to his or her corporate credentials especially when the allegation is
false and carries legal consequences.
Naturally we documented these attacks and forwarded them to Adobe CEO
Shantanu Narayen. Adobe assured us that none of its employees would do such a
thing and claimed it must be a few "disgruntled" members of the Flex
In other words Adobe shrugged off the libels and failed to rein in its
A few minutes ago I received an email questionnaire informing me that "The
Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has once again partnered with
George P. Johnson Experience Marketing to conduct this essential and timely
research. This year's study is being co-produced with The Jordan Edmiston
Group, Inc. and with support from the Event Marketing Institute."
The first question of this survey is:
Which one of the following best describes the role of "digital marketing"
when you are planning an event?
a) A leading tactic
b) A vital component of the plan
c) Tak... (more)
At SYS-CON Media we see our inventories are filling up to 100% capacity for
the months of November, December, and January, and we are seeing
better-than-normal RFP activity for the first quarter of 2010.
When I say this, I am comparing the current insertion order activity to the
same period last year. We will be closing 2009 roughly 32% below 2008 in
revenues (far better than any other tech media company), which forced us to
reduce our expenses for the same period by around 40%. Last fall, while the
world was falling apart, we were preparing for a ... (more)
Cisco's January sales were down 20% from a year ago. Its customers are
holding off their purchasing decisions under the current economic climate.
The only growth potential the company has today is in the virtualization
market, which is expected to increase by more than 40% in 2009.
Cisco is not exactly a software company. Like Dell they need to come up with
a sustainable proposition for their customers. So far what we have seen from
Cisco is a virtual router. The word on the street is that next week they are
expected to announce their game plan, per... (more)
Today marks the 30th day of Ulitzer's public beta. We had an amazing month
and perhaps one of the most widely discussed launches of a "new
media" site. Gartner recently asked, "Will Ulitzer dominate news content on
the Web eventually?" The answer is yes, and I'll explain why.
First, I'd like to share some of the 30-day stats with you. We had more than
140,000 visitors who read 197,000 pages of articles, blogs and news stories.
The syndicated page views (outside the Ulitzer domain) exceeded 1,369,983
page views. The legendary technology reporter Maur... (more)