Archives for 4/28/2005

Spitzer is suing Intermix for spyware

Elliot Spitzer, New York Attorney General, is suing Intermix for spyware. Intermix is best known in the social software world for its ownership of the wildly popular MySpace. I can’t comment on the validity of Spitzer’s accusations. However, I can say that MySpace holds data about its members which is certainly highly exploitable in various illegal and/or inappropriate ways, if MySpace (or any other virtual community with similar data about its own members) chose to do so.

Personally, I hope MySpace will fight instead of rolling over in a settlement like most of the financial institutions that Spitzer has pursued.

Blogging Goes Mainstream–NYC, May 3

The Business Development Institute is hosting Blogging Goes Mainstream. I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

2:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Microsoft Customer Briefing Center

1290 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY

Online registration and agenda: http://www.bdionline.com/blogevent

For registration enter promotion code “Teten” to receive a $25 discount.

BusinessWeek May 2, 2005 Cover Story, “Blogs Will Change Your Business” which can be found at http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_18/b3931001_mz001.htm features BDI “Blogging Goes Mainstream” conference speaker Steve Rubel and sponsors PubSub and Cymfony.

Here is a sample of companies that are registered to attend the conference: American Cancer Society, Audible, Deloitte, DaimlerChrysler, Edelman, General Electric, Ketchum, IAC, IBM, The Five O’Clock Club, Ford Motor Company, Ernst & Young, Latham & Watkins, Little Brown & Co., Microsoft, MPG, Nickelodeon, OgilvyOne, Pfizer, Paul Weiss, Spencer Stuart, Standard & Poor’s, Thomas Publishing, Sony, Union Square Ventures, New York Times Digital

Speakers:

• Robert Scoble, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft and creator of the Scobleizer blog

• Sam Whitmore, founder and editor of Sam Whitmore’s Media Survey and monthly media columnist for Forbes Magazine

• Steve Rubel, VP, Cooper Katz and creator of Micropersuasion blog

• Bonita Stewart, Director of Interactive Communications, Daimler Chrysler

• Michelle Horowitz, VP, PR Newswire

• Salim Ismail, CEO, PubSub

• Steve Hall, creator of Adrants blog

• Morra Aarons, VP Interactive, Edelman

• Jud Branam, Managing Director, Hass MS&L

• Lloyd Trufelman, President, Trylon Communications

• Ross Dawson, CEO, Advanced Human Technologies

• Andrew Bernstein, CEO, Cymfony

• David Teten, CEO, Nitron Advisors; CoAuthor, The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online

• Dan Burstein, Managing Member, Millennium Technology Ventures

• Jason Pryslak, Information Architect, International Association of Business Communicators, MurrayResults

• Larry Bodine, PM Forum

• Stowe Boyd, COO, Corante

Sponsors:

Brandimensions http://www.brandimensions.com/

PubSub http://www.pubsub.com/

Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/

Cymfony http://www.cymfony.com/

PR Newswire http://www.prnewswire.com/

Trylon Communications http://www.tryloncommunications.com/

All-Ways Advertising http://www.awadv.com/

CooperKatz http://www.cooperkatz.com/

Revenue Science http://www.revenuescience.com/

Leverage Software http://www.leverage.com/

Media Sponsors and Supporting Organizations:

PR Week Magazine http://www.prweek.com/

International Association of Business Communicators http://www.iabc.com/

The Publicity Club of New York http://www.publicityclub.com/

BtoB Magazine http://www.btobonline.com/

Media Business Magazine http://www.btobonline.com/

I Want Media http://www.iwantmedia.com/

Smallbiztechnology.com http://www.smallbiztechnology.com/

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce http://www.manhattancc.org/

Corante http://www.corante.com/

LSSO http://www.legalsales.org/

Online registration and agenda: http://www.bdionline.com/blogevent

For registration enter promotion code “Teten” to receive a $25 discount.

Questions or feedback call 800.830.6687

Podcasting goes corporate

Rex Hammock and many others report that Infinity has launched a radio station made up entirely of podcasts. You could read this as a triumph for citizen’s media—or look at it as the outsourcing (for free!) of a media channel’s putative core competency.