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Breaking: Another General Calls For Rumsfeld’s Resignation (Faiz/Think Progress) April 14, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in Uncategorized.
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I bet a lot of people leaving their employer advocates the firing of their former boss:

Breaking: Another General Calls For Rumsfeld’s Resignation (Faiz/Think Progress): “

Breaking: Another General Calls For Rumsfeld’s Resignation‘ —’ CNN is reporting that a fifth retired general is calling for Rumsfeld’s resignation. … Actually, this may be the sixth general.’ Generals Newbold, Eaton, Zinni, and Batiste have gained prominent attention in calling for Rumsfeld’s resignation.



Source: ‘ Think Progress

Author: ‘ Faiz

Link: ‘ http://thinkprogress.org/2006/04/13/the-chorus-grows…


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(Via memeorandum.)

USATODAY.com – Ad money lures established media into uncharted waters April 12, 2006

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There is a running theme. The Internet is the media and the technology has caught up to make it simple to create business models. And now established companies are comfortable experimenting in front of their customers in this media and maybe making mistakes.

USATODAY.com – Ad money lures established media into uncharted waters: “So, really, it all adds up to a tipping point or strategic inflection point or that moment when the coffee starts perking, if anybody can remember when coffee actually perked. The established industry has come to feel safe experimenting online. Ad sales have mushroomed. Technology has made experimentation cheap and easy. And a sense of fear — of not wanting to get Napstered all over again — has created urgency.”

(Via USA Today.)

Here comes another new ventures burst of energy.

The MySpace Economy – Tens of millions of people show … (Rachel Rosmarin/Forbes) April 12, 2006

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Looks like the right time to get into social software:

The MySpace Economy – Tens of millions of people show … (Rachel Rosmarin/Forbes): “

The MySpace Economy‘ —’ Tens of millions of people show up regularly at MySpace, News Corp.’s suddenly popular virtual hangout.’ That’s good news for News Corp. boss Rupert Murdoch, who raised eyebrows by shelling out $580 million for the Web site last summer.



Source: ‘ Forbes

Author: ‘ Rachel Rosmarin

Link: ‘ http://www.forbes.com/home/digitalentertainment/2006…


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(Via tech.memeorandum.)

RSS the New Communication Tool for Financial Services February 7, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in Financial Services, Identity Theft, RSS, Secure RSS, technology.
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The combination of simplifying the use of RSS, securing and personalizing RSS feeds will change the way financial services companies communicate with their clients.

Email is out, spam has killed it as an effective and reliable way to communicate in the virtual world. RSS is a more reliable and less obtrusive way to keep client up-to-date on their accounts and services.

And mark my words: it will become the answer to identity theft!

Lead Management Reading List February 6, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in lead management, reading list.
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This is the introduction of the Lead Managment Reading List. This is the latest implementation of OPML to create managed “Reading Lists” as conceived by Dave Winer.

Task complete.

Presentation Zen: Lessons from the Cluetrain: Imperatives for presenters February 5, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in mortgage, new media, presentations.
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Presentations meet The Cluetrain Manifesto–when you are talking to humans, talk like a human. Notice I also highlighted this point in my quip on Mortgage Blogs.

Lead Management & Lead Generation Reading Lists February 5, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in lead generation, lead management, reading list, technology.
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Note to self: Make, test, and publish two reading lists–1. Lead Management & 2. Lead Generation. Here is how from Dave Winer.

Micro Persuasion: Bye Bye Email Marketing, Hello RSS February 5, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in mortgage, technology.
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I wonder if this would be a viable idea for financial service account servicing. I suspect we would need to wrap some security around RSS (unless there is something out there I don’t know about) and we would need to set-up custome RSS feeds per customer account, but this is very interesting.

BeyondVC: Successful offshore practices – let them work on your crown jewels! February 3, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in politics, technology.
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Is it effective to offshore complex software engineering projects?

Beware of Your Customers Innovating without You February 3, 2006

Posted by Bill Rice in new media, technology.
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Customers will find ways to do things. If you fight the trend, and the value is compelling enough, you will lose.

Create a reasonable and intuitive business model and you will grab market share. Continue fighting and you will lose market share.