Jerry Yang, 10 Years In - Has Yahoo! gotten its mojo back? As Yahoo! celebrated its 10-year anniversary earlier this year, many people seem to think so. Jerry Yang, co-founder and board member of Yahoo!, talks about Yahoo!'s past and future with John Battelle in the closing session of the 2004 Web 2.0 conference. [Web 2.0 Conference audio from IT Conversations]
Information technology is reducing the costs of communication to such a low level that it's now possible for huge numbers of people even in very large organizations to have all the information they need about the big picture to make their own decisions for themselves about what they do rather than waiting for people above them in some hierarchy to tell them what to do.
Ease is God. You don't have to be the first to win. Software can save marriages. Commercial entities can improve millions more people's lives than non-profits. Businesses are meant to do good to society. It must be Scott Cook talking. Listen to Larry Magid talk to Scott Cook, founder of Intuit and the man behind Quicken and Turbo Tax in this wide ranging interview on this week's edition of Larry's World. [Larry's World audio from IT Conversations]
Open source has crossed the chasm and is heading straight for the tornado.
This insightful keynote address by Geoffrey Moore proposes a marriage between the capitalist community, which is inherently competitive, and the open source community that supports voluntary collaboration and cooperation. Listen and discover the strategies to make this relationship work.
Are we seeing the emergence of the Big 5 in the software industry? What are the changes shaping the software industry today? Madhavan "M.R." Rangaswami, founder of Sand Hill Group and Sandhill.com and a veteran of the software industry, raises and answers these questions in his short, information packed talk as he kicks of the Software 2005 show. [Software 2005 audio from IT Conversations]
In this conversation with host/producer Doug Kaye, Doc explains the vision he's been speaking and writing about since early 2003: do-it-yourself IT (DIY-IT). He suggests that we view the construction industry and its vendors as a model for commodity component-based application development. He says this is a "corner of the market you're not going to see when you look at vendor sports, the supply side...Really powerful things happen when the demand side starts to supply iteself."
The next wave of open source developers are looking for the next big challenge and have found it Enterprise-level software, including CRM, ERP and PBX. Despite the naysayers, open source developers have shown that no market is free of their influence. Larry Augustine, CEO of Medsphere Systems points to 4 examples where open source is competing directly with traditional enterprise software companies. [Open Source Business Conference audio from IT Conversations]
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with New York Times Business and Tech Writer, John Markoff. They look at the start - and missteps - of the personal computing technology all around us. [Tech Nation audio from IT Conversations]
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Jeffrey Rayport, a former professor at Harvard Business School and author of "Best Face Forward -- Why Companies Must Improve their Service Interfaces with Customers." He taught their first e-Commerce class and originated the concept of "viral marketing." Now, he talks about how humans can emotionally connect with technology and buy, buy, buy! (Or if the tech is wrong, they won't, won't, won't.) [Tech Nation audio on IT Conversations]
Rob Greenlee, host of Web Talk, speaks with Dave Van Dyke, President of
Bridge Ratings (BridgeRatings.com), about his company's recent radio market
research study on the changes occurring to radio broadcasting. The study reveals the mainstream media misunderstanding and hype around the growth of Internet radio, satellite radio, Podcasting and Mobile phone streaming. The discussion also centers on how these changes will impact existing terrestrial radio broadcasters, Internet webcasters and podcasters over the next 5 years. [Web Talk audio on IT Conversations]