Esmertec an Börse, Cabelcom in die USA verkauft
Heute habe ich ein Schreiben von Cuno Pfister von Oberon
erhalten. Die Esmertec
ging gestern an die Börse.
Fast gleichzeitig hat die Cablecom ihren Börsengang abgesagt, da sie vom US-Konzern Liberty Global
für 2,825 Milliarden Franken direkt übernommen werden soll.
Liberty Global ist in Europa bereits ziemlich präsent.
Pressemitteilung von Cablecom:
The Board, following its fiduciary duty to consider all approaches, concluded that a sale to Liberty Global is in the best interest of Cablecom, its shareholders, customers and employees and will support the creation of a strong alternative national telecommunications company.
Mehr im PDF:
Liberty to acquire cablecom
Online ist bei den Schweizer Zeitungen fast überall das Gleiche zu lesen. Ich gehe jetzt einmal davon aus, dass da einfach die Agenturmeldung bzw. der Press Release ins Netz gestellt wurde.
Star or Artist? Your choice
"I don't think it's a good thing, really, for a filmmaker or an artist of any kind to only want to be appreciated or loved. It's if you start chasing that, then I think you've destroyed yourself."
Sounds true and like the difference between Stars (Andy Warhol's 10 minutes of celebrity) and Artists. Still it remains a romantic definition. And how many artists do we have today?
Via Tom Green's Blog
What’s a Blog? (another Blog Definition)
After countless definitions... there is this one from Pointblog in Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber Dissidents (pdf)
A “BLOG” (OR “WEBLOG”) IS A PERSONAL WEBSITE :
• containing mostly news (“posts”).
• regularly updated.
• in the form of a diary (most recent posts at the top of the page), with most of the posts also arranged in categories.
• set up using a specially-designed interactive tool.
• usually created and run by a single person, sometimes anonymously.
A BLOG’S POSTS :
• are usually text (including external links), sometimes with pictures and, more and more often, sound and video.
• can be commented on by visitors.
• are archived on the blog and can been accessed there indefinitely.
SO A BLOG IS MUCH LIKE A “PERSONAL WEBPAGE, EXCEPT THAT IT :
• is easier to set up and maintain and so much more active and more frequently updated.
• encourages a more open and personal style and franker viewpoints.
• greatly encourages discussion with visitors and other bloggers.
• sets a standard worldwide format for blogs, involving similar methods
(two or three-column layout, comments on posts and RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed.
Via Media Dragon
Corporate E-Learning mit Weblogs und RSS
Things corporations worry about in regard to blogging
What do corporations want?
Three things companies worry about in regard to blogging:
--Liability – in our litigious business environment, any public utterance by any corporate representative is fair game for a combative lawyer. This is no small concern. Open-minded in-house lawyers and persistent corporate PR people are working it out one conference call at a time, but this struggle will take place at every corporation.
--Love – companies are filled with people, and no person likes to see the product they make, the policy they create or the opinions they share lambasted in public by a sharp-tongued blogger. If it’s the blogosphere vs. THE MAN, people at corporations know they’re battling a stereotype, and that’s daunting.
--Scaling – the blogosphere is about conversations. No corporation has the staff to conduct quality 1:1 conversations with everyone in the blogosphere who may want to communicate with them. They don’t know how much energy and commitment quality participation in the blogosphere will take; jumping in half-way may be worse than not jumping in at all . . .