I was reading a blog post entitled "Confessions of a Ulitzer Addict" by John
Funnel this morning as I arrived in the office. Then Nancy forwarded me the
following email she received from Joe Austin on Friday. Nancy was at the
Jersey shore for a long weekend and she is going through her in box this
Joe has been a long-time Ulitzer author and has created a number of Ulitzer
topics including Cloud Backup and Recovery Journal, Email Archiving Journal,
GRC Journal, Green Storage Journal, Infrastructure On Demand, and SharePoint
Here is Joe Austin's email to Nancy.
Another late night development work at Ulitzer, Inc. headquarters, testing
the platform on popular browsers and their most used versions
From: Joe Austin
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 16:10:57
To: Nancy Valentine
Subject: Quote for Ulitzer
Here's a quote for the main Ulitzer site... (more)
PR on Ulitzer
PR pros looking to open up new channels to pitch journalists need to attend
this all new audio conference from Bulldog Reporter's PR University titled:
"Journalists Still a-Twitter about Social Media: Editors Reveal How the Press
Uses Social Media to Generate Story Ideas and Buzz."
This webinar takes place on Thursday, January 7, at 1PM EST (noon CST, 11AM
MST; 10AM PST).
Andrew Dean Nystrom, Senior Producer, Social Media & Digital Platforms,
Dan Patterson, Digital Audio Manager, Correspondent, ABC News
Maggie Reardon, Senior Writer, CNET News
Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Consumer Technology Reporter, St. Paul Pioneer Press
(circ. 252,055); Author, "Twitter Means Business: How Microblogging Can Help
or Hurt Your Company"
Laura Hertzfeld, managing Editor, EconomyStory.org; Contributor, NPR
In just 90 minutes, this exclusive PR Uni... (more)
Ryan Greives, Media Relations Specialist for Indianapolis-based BLASTmedia,
has launched The Social Media Guide on Ulitzer, the "new media" social
journalism platform which revolutionizes how we create, deliver, and consume
content on the Web.
His industry knowledge and experience covers everything from consumer
Internet companies and gadgets to highly complex enterprise software and
Greives believes a “revolutionary” new product or service can be
launched, but unless the right people know, it may become the world’s best
kept secret - hence his interest in social media. Having forged solid
editorial relationships over the years and perfecting the art of positioning
a company to generate the press coverage it deserves, Greives has emerged as
an expert in the enterprise media relations space.
Ulitzer authors can get started with their first articl... (more)
Cloud Expo on Ulitzer
Ulitzer.com announced today "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers,"
who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views.
Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at
Cloud Expo 2009 West, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center,
Cloud Expo 2009 West drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events
put together worldwide.
"The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced
at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the
Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000
expected to attend.
Detailed information on how to become a Ulitzer blogger can be obtained
Ulitzer New Media Power Panel at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA,
during Cloud Expo 2009 West.
"Ulitzer New Media ... (more)
Recent remarks by Scot Wingo, chief executive of ChannelAdvisor, a
Morrisville, N.C. e-commerce consulting firm, at a financial conference
indicated that he thought Google would be launching against PayPal later this
Now Google CEO Eric Schmidt has denied this intention in a sort of non-denial
fashion, stating that Google does "not intend to offer a person-to-person,
stored-value payments system." He did say that the company is developing
"payment services (that) are a natural evolution of Google's existing online
products and advertising programs."
Google has created a subsidiary named Google Payment Corp. One analyst said
he believes Google will develop a service to complment its Froogle
shopping-comparison service, rather than develop something that could
potentially compete with eBay's PayPal across the board fo... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that leading cloud technology provider Tap In
Systems will exhibit at the upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo,
(www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at
the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California.
The Tap In Systems consists of a team of engineers and software developers
with many years of experience in network management, systems management,
software and web application development. Its members have worked in large
corporate environments as well as start up ventures. Tap In Systems was
formed to provide IT management solutions that were previously only available
from high cost enterprise software vendors. This is accomplished by
leveraging the latest open-source technologies to build applications which
use the latest web-enabled techniques. Our philosophy is to em... (more)
White label social networking software maker ONEsite is launching its very
own advertising platform InteractAd today, essentially declaring traditional
online advertising is past its prime and that it’s time for social
advertising to take its place.
Whether that notion is true or not is subject to debate, but we’ve noted
earlier that online ad revenue growth seems to be grinding to a halt.
ONEsite wants to provide an alternative ad platform that leverages community
features, content-driven participation and viral elements like relationship
and profile data from other social networks (through OpenID-enabled user
signup integration with Facebook, MySpace and Google Friend Connect), and
introduce intelligent, interactive banner ads that can track who is viewing
them and also allow for brands managers to solicit feedback from users
InteractAd will... (more)
The folks here on the DevCentral team have been producing a weekly podcast
for a while now. Trying to keep our budget low, we opted to copy what some
other podcasters were doing by making use of Skype for our audio
communication and found a great little Skype add-on called Pamela which
creates high-quality WAV files from Skype conversations.
We created a dedicated Skype account on an old machine here in the office
that will auto-record whenever that account is added to a conversation. We
would occasionally have differences in audio levels between the callers so we
incorporated the awesome The Levelator (from the Conversations Network) into
the post production and we were set.
A few weeks ago we broke through our one hundredth podcast and along with
that milestone we decided to expand things a bit by making the podcast more
interactive. I spent a few weeks investig... (more)
John Funnel on Ulitzer
Earlier this year one of my staff attended a SYS-CON event and returned to
the office a different person. Revitalised and motivated.
I asked her what happened at the event to warrant such a transformation? What
was her secret? Was it the New York Shopping experience? A business Romance
or was it Devine intervention?
She simply advised me to ‘check out Ulitzer. – Everyone who is anyone is
She was not the first to introduce me to the innovation. Many of my peers had
gone through such noticeable changes, It was like a weight had been lifted
from their shoulders, that they now had a true portal to vent out their
I was instantly intrigued by such recommendations. People, just like me, were
using Ulitzer everywhere. So what had I been fighting against all this time?
What was I avoiding?
Eventually I succumbed to the in... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
Take a plastic world globe and place a pin on roughly where Silicon Valley
Then tie a piece of yarn to the pin and extend it to any country around the
With a quick visual conversion, the length of the yarn shows the approximate
number of years for that particular country to get hit with the
"new-media" tsunami forming in the United States.
What am I talking about?
Europe and Asia Historically Followed U.S. Two Years Behind
Well, traditionally for any technology trend to reach from the United States
to Europe and Asia took a couple of years.
If we observe the recent "made in the USA" tech trends, let's
say virtualization or cloud computing, which we happen to follow very
closely, we see a two-year delayed adoption rate in Europe.
We also see Asia and the rest of the Far East catching up surprisingly faster
than the rest of the world.
Early Bird Registration at Cloud Expo
Cloud Computing in 2010 will be a paradigm-shifting technology trend and
Cloud Expo is where the Cloud change will form as the single most
significant industry event as we enter a brand new decade.
Since we announced Cloud Expo three years ago in 2007 and launched it in
March of 2008 in New York City, I have been personally working with the
companies that are in leadership positions as the Cloud technologies form.
We recently presented the 4th International Cloud Computing & Expo at the
Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
November 2009 - Carmen Gonzalez at the registration desk of the 4th
International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Santa Clara Convention
Center, Santa Clara, California.
Sponsorship and exhibitor packages in Santa Clara were priced at an estimated
delegate count of 900 attendees. By the ... (more)