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Podcast Archive: January - March 2007

Social Networking: A Web 2.0 Revolution (7:03 minutes)
Posted: March 30, 2007
E-Commerce Times contributor Ted di Stefano analyzes the impact of social networking and the Web 2.0 on businesses and what it means for the future.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (4:37 minutes)
Posted: March 29, 2007
Yahoo unveils unlimited e-mail storage and mobile ad network; NBC and News Corp. launch online video network; Apple TV launches; Sprint cuts music download prices; Vonage gets injunction; Verizon gives Alcatel-Lucent $6 billion contract; Oracle files suit versus SAP; Intel to build a $2.5 billion chip plant in China.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (4:18 minutes)
Posted: March 22, 2007
"Hilary 1984" controversial YouTube video; MySpace's "Impact Channel" Web portal; Motorola's earnings fell short; Oracle Q3 growth was big; Google's new privacy policies; Yahoo oneSearch for mobile devices; Cisco charged into Web conferencing market; Salesforce.com's Spring '07 release; Internet radio station royalties; Alaska data recovery fiasco.

Online Search Goes Pro With B2B Engines (36:19 minutes)
Posted: March 21, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Dana Gardner speaks with Shar VanBoskirk of Forrester Research and Bryan Burdick of ZoomInfo about the fast-evolving power of targeted, semantic-oriented business search and marketing.

Power Negotiating (7:48 minutes)
Posted: March 16, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Ted di Stefano gives negotiating tips and advice to help entrepreneurs successfully acquire businesses.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (5:16 minutes)
Posted: March 15, 2007
Viacom sued YouTube for $1B, spying charges against ex-HP Chairmwoman Patricia Dunn were dropped, Vonage was ordered to pay Verizon $58 billion, the Dept. of Commerce announced an analog-to-digital TV coupon program, Sony unveiled its Home virtual world, Microsoft will support PC to Xbox gaming, Microsoft acquired Tellme, an EU commissioner criticized Apple's iTunes, Apple released a 45-patch mega-update for OS X.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (5:33 minutes)
Posted: March 8, 2007
Microsoft bashed Google Book Search; European Commission threatened Microsoft with fines; AMD accused Intel of mishandling evidence; RIM's chairman stepped down; Dell reported a 33 percent profit drop; Sony showed new video-playing Walkmans; worldwide digital data expected to balloon to 988 billion gigabytes by 2010; 41 percent of TV households found to have video game consoles; the Patent and Trademark Office launched an Internet program; a Wikipedia editor hoax was exposed.

Determining SOA's Maturity Level (43:11 minutes)
Posted: March 8, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Dana Gardner and a panel of industry experts explore the maturity of service-oriented architecture suites, data management and the skills needed by SOA architects.

The New Generation of Board Preparation (6:09 minutes)
Posted: March 2, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Ted di Stefano details how using electronic portals has allowed companies and their board members to be better prepared for board meetings.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (2:57 minutes)
Posted: March 1, 2007
A jury ordered Microsoft to pay $1.5 billion to Alcatel-Lucent for infringing on two patents; Google launched the Google Apps Premier Edition; Apple and Cisco settled their iPhone dispute; Apple TV release was delayed; Sony unveiled cheaper Blu-ray player; BitTorrent went legit and launched the BitTorrent Entertainment Network; users of Dell's IdeaStorm Web site exploded with excitement over desktop Linux.

Service Management and the IT Infrastructure Library (33:50 minutes)
Posted: March 1, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Dana Gardner speaks with Information Technology Infrastructure Library representatives Klaus Schmelzeisen and Jeroen Bronkhorst about the the third version of the ITIL.

itLinkz: Market-Specific Social Networking (8:44 minutes)
Posted: February 23, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Ted di Stefano describes the latest site to make a splash in the social networking community, itLinkz, which is designed to connect business professionals to others in their specific field.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (4:53 minutes)
Posted: February 22, 2007
Huge AT&T-GM contract; AT&T-Microsoft case went to Supreme Court; CBS-YouTube deal unraveled; Viacom teamed with Joost; Intel unveiled PC tablet for healthcare; SQL Server 2005 updated; Symantec warned of home router hacks; new AMD chipsets; Sirius, XM to merge; new PS3 video download service; Wii No. 1 U.S. gaming console in January.

SOA Governance: 'An Ongoing Committee Exercise' (41:56 minutes)
Posted: February 22, 2007
Dana Gardner and a panel of four industry experts discuss the current state of SOA integration and development, including TIBCO's ActiveMatrix, ESBs as platforms and webMethods' Fabric 7.0.

Stock Option Scandal: Focus on Silicon Valley? (7:56 minutes)
Posted: February 16, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Ted di Stefano examines the growing stock option scandal which has hit the Silicon Valley particularly hard, and what the impact will be on laws such as Sarbanes Oxley.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (4:42 minutes)
Posted: February 15, 2007
Intel unveiled an 80-core microchip, IBM's on-chip technology recorded the fastest eDRAM time ever, MySpace's debuts pilot project to detect copyrighted material, EMI was in talks to provide unprotected MP3s, Microsoft released three new Windows Live services, Yahoo expanded its mobile ad platform, RIM introduced the BlackBerry 8800, Lionsgate film studio signed with iTunes, the New York Times Co. announced an alliance with Monster Worldwide.

Beyond the Shuffle Button: Sorting Music by Sound (28:58 minutes)
Posted: February 13, 2007
TechNewsWorld contributor Dana Gardner and Sun Microsystems' Paul Lamere look at the future of digital music organization while discussing the Search Inside the Music Project.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (4:05 minutes)
Posted: February 8, 2007
Steve Jobs denounced DRM, The Beatles settled with Apple, Wal-Mart launched video download service, Kodak unveiled an all-in-one printer, Viacom demanded YouTube remove video clips, YouTube posted Japanese warnings, Dell detailed recovery plan, 12-hour hack of Internet DNS,Google blurred India maps, "Amazon Unbox on TiVo," Excel zero day attacks.

Enron: Could It Happen Again? (6:58 minutes)
Posted: February 2, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Ted di Stefano describes how regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and raised awareness of boardroom activities will minimize corporate governance scandals, but may never completely eliminate them.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (4:53 minutes)
Posted: February 1, 2007
Google reported huge profit, Microsoft launched Vista, posted lower Q2 earnings and tried to pay to edit its Wikipedia entry, Michael Dell replaced Kevin Rollins as Dell CEO, YouTube was subpoenaed over "24" episodes, YouTube planned to share revenue with its users, a 16-year-old New York boy countersued record companies that sued his family over file-sharing charges, Sony BMG settled its anti-piracy suit with the FTC anti-piracy suit, MySpace donated its database to help with missing and exploited kids, IBM and Intel reached a microchip milestone.

Searching for the Soul of SOA (44:53 minutes)
Posted: January 30, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Dana Gardner, along with a panel of experts, examines the metrics of business success for service oriented architecture.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (4:03 minutes)
Posted: January 25, 2007
The tech sector reported mostly positive earnings, MySpace will post Amber alerts and create a system for parents to monitor kids, MySpace sued the "Spam King and was sued by four families, Steve Jobs was interviewed in the Apple stock backdating probe, Google may buy in-game advertising company AdScape and will expand its music video ad trial, AT&T unveiled its AT&T Unity service, tech giants endorsed the new Linux Foundation.

Webinars: Getting Your Message Out (6:48 minutes)
Posted: January 19, 2007
E-Commerce Times columnist Ted di Stefano explains how Webinars are an effective way for companies to disseminate their message to a targeted audience.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (4:21 minutes)
Posted: January 18, 2007
Intel and AMD reported lower profits, AT&T to elimate Cingular brand, HP designed improved processor, Joost IPTV service announced, Netflix offering video-on-demand, Apple warned iPhone fans to not copy phone interface, Google and Yahoo top search engines, "World of Warcraft" hit 8 million subscriber mark, man injured by exploding cell phone.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (4:48 minutes)
Posted: January 11, 2007
Apple unveiled the iPhone and Apple TV, Bill Gates' CES keynote focused on the "Digital Decade," Samsung partnered with Google and Yahoo on mobile search, Motorola debuted a new music phone and software, Sling Media's SlingCatcher set-top box will send multimedia content from PCs to TVs, Warner Home Video has created discs that support Blu-ray and HD DVD, Sharp unveiled a 108-inch LCD TV.

SOA and the Future of Business Applications (54:35 minutes)
Posted: January 10, 2007
E-Commerce Times contributor Dana Gardner discusses the evolution of service oriented architecture and how it relates to the latest trends and developments in information technology.

Reverse Mergers: They're Back! (6:13 minutes)
Posted: January 5, 2007
E-Commerce Times contributor Ted di Stefano details the business benefits of reverse mergers and why they have regained their popularity.

ECT News Network Weekly Recap (4:43 minutes)
Posted: January 4, 2007
The FCC approved the AT&T-BellSouth merger, a Bluetooth patent lawsuit was filed against Nokia, Panasonic and Samsung, an Online movie pioneer sued Apple, Google and Napster, Apple is facing additional antitrust and patent lawsuits, Microsoft's blogger strategy backfired, a hacker claimed to have cracked the latest DVD and CD DRM software, a start-up is planning to put WiFi hotspots in automobiles.