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 Fritz Nelson

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Vice President, Editorial Director InformationWeek Business Technology Network
News & Commentary Posts: 492
Fritz Nelson is a former senior VP and editorial director of the InformationWeek Business Technology Network.
Articles by Fritz Nelson
posted in November 2008

TV Redefined Before Your Eyes

Write this down: We will look back on these few years -- ostensibly 2006 until the end of this decade -- as the remarkable revolution of television. We are transforming it right now and, I fear, not appreciating it. Time-shifting was just a blip, and I don't mean to diminish it, but like the West Coast offense, small ball, and reality TV, it's just one building block among many.

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A Web 2.0 Summit For The Ages

"Why didn't you take the $33 per share, Jerry?" John Battelle asked Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang 33 different ways at last week's Web 2.0 Summit until, on some level, you cringed for the poor bastard. Moments earlier, Battelle had introduced Yang as a man he'd known for a long time, a man who doesn't back down from a fight. Then Battelle - gently at first - brought the fight. I interview people for a living in front of cameras, but this was simply a masterpiece and ultimately I cringed for the both of t

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Huffington, Newsom & Trippi: The Web & Politics

Riding the tailwind of an historical election, Web 2.0 Summit set out to establish the Web as part of that history thanks to a dynamic, provocative panel that included Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post), Gavin Newsom (yeah, that one: Mayor of San Francisco), and Joe Trippi (political consultant).

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Cloud Storm At Web 2.0

At the Web 2.0 Summit here in San Francisco, executives from, Google, Adobe, and VMWare attempted to take the cloud discussion beyond the typical "compute-in-cloud" model, and into some uncomfortable and ambitious places.

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The Enigmatic Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

I can't tell whether Mark Zuckerberg is obtuse or just plain real. I can't tell whether he's going to follow in the footsteps of Bill Gates (debated forever as simultaneously genius and evil). But what I can tell you is that he is an never-ending source of amusement and wonder, and never more so than when he's on stage at Web 2.0.

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AT&T: Right Moves, Wrong Noise

If nothing else, AT&T is making major symbolic gestures toward consumer broadband and mobile broadband services, and by doing so is trying to demonstrate its willingness to paint itself as a new AT&T. The gestures are, indeed, impressive, but the company's reluctance to admit its failures damages its credibility.

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Intel's Vision: The Future Of Collaboration

Tell me if you've heard this before: Economy in crisis today; tomorrow looks bright; let me tell you why you should be excited about where technology is going. Intel CEO Paul Otellini sang this hymn on stage at Web 2.0 Summit this morning, painting a vision for the future of enterprise collaboration that was as engaging as it was elusive.

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What's Lance Armstrong Got To Do With It?

As part of the continuing theme of do-good at Web 2.0 Summit 2008, Lance Armstrong, unretired cyclist-cum-philanthropist extraordinaire, took the main stage as the dinner keynote. This was the only appearance he agreed to honor after announcing his cycling comeback and his visit was much anticipated. It didn't disappoint.

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Yahoo's Yang: Train Wreck

On the heels of the Yahoo deal that fell apart V 2, comeback CEO Jerry Yang was skewered by the able hands of Web 2.0 Summit host John Battelle earlier today. Yang looked weary, to say the least; and who wouldn't, after seeing hundreds of millions of potential revenue flushed away thanks to Google's reluctance to battle the DOJ. Worse, Yang's strategy for Yahoo looked pretty close to a train wreck; or maybe warmed

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John Doerr On Everything

At Web 2.0, New York Magazine's John Heilemann talked to John Doerr (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers) about a myriad of issues, from some of our nation's priorities to the economy to where he sees venture investment going. Heilemann, fresh off a flight from Chicago where he finished covering the presidential election, claimed his first two questions came directly from Barack Obama.

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Google Do-Gooder: Brilliant

Dr. Larry Brilliant, today's first speaker at the annual Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, has marked a turn in the tone of this seminal conference. Brilliant, a long-time philanthropist who has spent his life helping fight disease around the world, is the executive director of Google.Org, the search giant's attempt to make a difference in the world, and he opened the main stage conversations and "high orde

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