Google Makes a Presentation
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Though I did have access to satellite TV nearly 7 miles up, alas, there were no IP bits to keep me informed of the fact that Google announced a Web-based presentation tool.
Well, excuse me if I don't jump up and down on the roof of IBM headquarters here in Armonk in celebration, but I already have a presentation tool...it's called Microsoft PowerPoint, and it works just fine.
And I can't say as I perceive that to be an overwhelming inno
That, and getting a few million of my closest colleagues to consider a wholesale switch to the new Google PowerPoint clone.
Meanwhile, it's also being reported that Sprint could be Vonage's white knight. I hope that's the case, as I'd like to still be able to make VOIP calls...or any calls, for that matter...from my home office.
Sprint: Together with NEXTEL, and Vonage. "Woo woo, woo woo woo."
And then there's AdAge reporting that media outlets including The New York Times and Inside Edition are purchasing keywordsrelevant to the Virginia Tech massacre.
I'm as big a proponent of search marketing as anyone, but The New York Times having a sponsored link for the keyword phrase "Shooting at Virginia Tech"???
As they shouted at "United 93" when it first appeared in theatres, "Too soon"...not to mention, too direct. I would have expected better from the elegant and usually tactful Gray Lady.
Apparently it wasn't too soon for "Dateline NBC" either, who were already trolling Facebook groups in search of "friends of the accused" and who apparently had "camera crews nearby ready to talk to anyone who can supply information about him and his movements leading up to the tragedy."
I understand the need for "gets" by the major media, but the day after the horrible incident, folks? Haven't those brave and steady Virginia Tech students already done enough interviews for the time being? Maybe give them a couple of days to collect their thoughts without shoving a TV camera in their face?
Finally, it appears that the copycatting has begun, and right in my own backyard.
I discovered late this PM once on the ground in NY that St. Edwards University, a long stone's throw from my home in Austin, had its own bomb scare evacuation earlier today after a threatening note was found in a bathroom.
This led to a cancellation of classes for the rest of the day's and evening's classes to "allow the university adequate time to ensure the security of the campus."
St. Edwards were notified of the class cancellation and dorminatory evauations via both email and loud speaker.