Archive for July, 2006

French Parliament approves the worst copyright law in Europe

Monday, July 17th, 2006The French Parliament has voted Friday, June 30th 2006 to approve the DRM bill called DADVSI (droit d'auteur et droits voisins dans la société de l'information). This bill was voted by raised hands instead of the electronic voting system ...

ITV caught in the gales of creative destruction

Monday, July 17th, 2006TV's share price has dropped further today, after slipping below £1 towards the end of trading yesterday, heightening speculation that the tipping point for another takeover bid has been reached.The broadcaster's share price was 97p at 4.20pm today, down ...

ITV shares lose more ground

Monday, July 17th, 2006TV's share price has dropped further today, after slipping below ?1 towards the end of trading yesterday, heightening speculation that the tipping point for another takeover bid has been reached.The broadcaster's share price was 97p at 4.20pm today, down ...

BBC channels £90m profit in pursuit of global domination

Monday, July 17th, 2006The BBC'S commercial arm is planning an expansion of its international activities, which could lead to it starting as many as six channels in countries such as the United States and India.It believes that it can boost last year's ...

Like Houdini escaping hand cuffs: watches replaced by mobile phones

Monday, July 17th, 2006Like Houdini escaping hand cuffs: watches replaced by mobile phonesWe've reported on this phenomenon on an anecdotal evidence level - and we discuss it in our book of course. But now the first true study has been released ...

The company of the future is the one that makes meaning

Monday, July 17th, 2006I have been thinking about this topic for some time and it really bothers me.Because of my particular experiences as CEO at SMLXL, one can see that the greatest challenges is how organisations structure themselves to embrace and take advantage ...

What does the company of the future look like?

Monday, July 17th, 2006I have been thinking about this topic for some time and it really bothers me.Because of my particular experiences as CEO at SMLXL, one can see that the greatest challenges is how organisations structure themselves to embrace and take advantage ...

One laptop per child

Monday, July 17th, 2006In Africa, Asia, and South America, residents often lack access to basic necessities such as electricity and medical care, much less the technological resources to educate their children. And though deploying millions of inexpensive computers throughout the developing world ...

Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed

Sunday, July 16th, 2006Via  the centre for media and democracyOver a ten-month period, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) documented television newsrooms' use of  video news releases (VNRs) a small sample of the thousands produced each year. CMD identified 77 television ...

The battle for the internet begins

Saturday, July 15th, 2006Following on from CDB's last post, here is an example of how the pace and scale of change, is causing existng businesses to try to protect their business models.In an article entitled Internet companies reject plans for tariff ...

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