Profile of Jonathan Salem Baskin
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Articles by Jonathan Salem Baskin
posted in November 2008
Cisco is shutting its doors to any employees who aren't "business critical" for four days, starting Dec. 29. It's supposed save money, but I think it'll cost its brand.
Blockbuster is rolling out an on-demand device (and service) that lets its customers rent videos without visiting stores. I wonder if anybody will care.
I have a problem with my iPhone, but I don't know who to ask for help. It's one of those nagging, inconsistent problems, like the funny rattle that appears in your car dashboard at odd times (but never when you try to prompt it at your dealership). After sending one e-mail, I can no longer send any others; my valid name and/or password are deemed incorrect.
Amazon has built a powerful brand without spending much time or money on the obvious tools of branding.
Cisco last week announced results that affirmed expert expectations for declining tech spending well into 2009. Maybe it's time to reconsider the stalagmite business.
Microsoft isn't interested in repeating its bid for Yahoo, if you can believe Steve Ballmer's latest public comments. I hope he means it.