Further to some of my tweets yesterday –
“Either Mr Lynch has a very poor memory or he’s lying,” Oracle said in a statement. “‘Some bank’ did not just happen to come to Oracle with Autonomy ‘on a list.’ The truth is that Mr Lynch came to Oracle, along with his investment banker, Frank Quattrone, and met with Oracle’s head of M&A, Douglas Kehring and Oracle President Mark Hurd at 11am on April 1, 2011.”
“We have put Mike Lynch’s PowerPoint slide sales-pitch up on the Oracle website with the hope Mike Lynch will recognize his slides, his memory will be restored, and he will recall what he and Frank Quattrone discussed during their visit to Oracle last April,” the statement read. “Yesterday, the Autonomy CEO did not remember having any meeting with Oracle. Today, he remembers the April meeting and inaccurately describes how it came about and what was discussed. Tomorrow, he will need to explain his slides.”
Nice to see the ‘old Oracle’ back 🙂
Click through to read the full article as Oracle publishes Autonomy ‘shopping’ slides
Dear Alexia, As promised, here are a list of twenty-five things my new company won’t be doing…
1. Creating a rival to TechCrunch
2. Any other kind of blogging
3. Last minute hotel deals
4. Creating any kind of social network for xxxx
5. Giving a shit about your social graph
6. Printing books
7. Any other kind of gamification
8. A browser plugin that explains to blog readers why something “is news”
9. Anything that helps “brands” do anything with “social media”
10. ContentFarmville: (“social gaming + seo = profit!”)
11. Building a robot army to kill anonymous commenters
12. Developing a better Barbiecam
13. Adding soundtracks to crossword puzzles
14. Publishing a newspaper
15. Creating a crowdsourced database of Julian Assange’s hypocrisies
16. “I, Mac” – A gourmet Mac and Cheese franchise for hipsters
17. Selling fancy pens
18. Selling shitty pens
20. Airbnb for nap pods
21. A microblog platform for public resignations
22. Potterless: a virtual community for grown-ups who hate Harry Potter
23. Wifi on planes (note: this may already exist)
24. Dogs with tiny hats
A List Of Things Paul Carr’s New Startup Isn’t – and related doodlings on TechCrunch
… for all the wrong reasons – I think.
Apples Next Event to Be Held on October 4
Which is sad really – I had been pitching October 5th – with the symbolism of
1] iPhone 5 being announced on the 5th
2] October 5 = 10-5 = IOS
So much for my punditry!
Thanks to : AllThingsD
If you, or your company, still think of social media as optional, or just “not for our customers,” you should read this new Nielsen survey. It found:
Nearly 80% of online Americans are now using social media (blogs, Twitter, and social networking sites)
Over 140 million Americans visit Facebook every month
Boomers are driving the growth of social networking on mobile devices
Given this tremendously wide adoption, all organizations, large or small, need to make social media an essential part of their marketing and communications plan. But the question is, how?
Read the full article : New Rules for Business in the Social Media Age
Talking to a friend on Friday night – and wanted to capture a thought she had :::
“The people who have the knowledge, dont know how to sell it and those that want it (or need it), don’t know how to buy it.”
So – What is required is an honest broker.
Because those seeking the knowledge are more often than not – not actually seeking the right knowledge. With problem solving there is usually more than one route.
As friend and colleague would have it “We need to avoid solving the wrong problem really well”
Really nice simple and easy set of rules for the creative professional.
7 Ways Successful Creatives Think Differently than Unsuccessful Ones.