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Archives for December, 2009


My New Year’s Anti-Resolutions for 2010

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 30, 2009  |  9 Comments

Last year, I did a blog post on what I call my anti-resolutions for the year. Traditionally, many blogs publish their predictions and personal resolutions around the end of the year. So I won’t. Instead, I want to talk about my anti-resolutions for 2010.They are “anti” in a couple different ways. The main one is […]

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Internet Tech in Europe: LeWeb 2009

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 19, 2009  |  2 Comments

It was a hectic, but fun and informative two days at entrepreneur Loic Lemeur’s LeWeb conference for high tech startups in Paris earlier this month. I was looking for exposure to new ideas and activities, and mostly achieve that. That’s me at the lower right of the picture. For those not there, Ustream has posted […]

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Google’s Eric Schmidt Needs Media Training, Not a Privacy Spanking

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 18, 2009  |  8 Comments

Google CEO Eric Schmidt is getting a lot of flak for a statement he made about privacy in a CNBC interview. Here is the quote that many people are upset about: If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. Wow! What an […]

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.Paris ? Mais pourquoi ?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 10, 2009  |  7 Comments

The city of Paris was kind enough to sponsor a reception in the over-the-top beautiful reception halls at the Hotel de Ville as part of the LeWeb Internet startup conference last night. It was offered as part of the effort to support adding a .paris top level Internet domain for web sites related to all […]

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Expectations from LeWeb 2009

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 9, 2009  |  1 Comment

I am sitting in the audience, waiting for the LeWeb conference in Paris to start. I am more accustomed to being backstage, waiting to speak at conferences. Organizing and speaking at Gartner conferences has sort of ruined me as an attendee at most of these things. I get antsy after a few minutes of sitting. […]

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