Profile of Jonathan Salem Baskin
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Articles by Jonathan Salem Baskin
posted in August 2009
Leading names in the entertainment and technology worlds met earlier this week to map out an immersive, intelligent, multimedia future for music. I'm not sure their visions are going to make it.
Nokia Corp. announced yesterday that it plans to retail a netbook, claiming that it would be "satisfying a need" among wireless carriers. I think the only need it'll satisfy is its desire to sell more stuff.
The CIO for the City of Los Angeles wants to migrate city workers to Google Apps, thereby sending many of the government's day-to-day functions into the cloud.
If you've run a corporate network of any sort, your relationship with your marketing department has been one of repeat battles over possibilities and priorities, right?
There's been a growing chorus of voices complaining that Apple doesn't communicate with developers and users either 1) openly, 2) collaboratively, and/or 3) often enough. A few hints suggest that the company might be listening.
HP is working with hip-hop artist Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, his record label chairman, on a program intended to "fix the entire chain" and thereby save digital music. The problem is that it isn't broken.
RadioShack wants consumers to call it "The Shack" and, starting today, will spend many millions on branding to associate its 4,450 stores with the idea of a cool and hip lean-to hovel. It makes no sense.
They flipped the "on" switch at the Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva earlier this week, and the lights didn't even flicker. After 15 years and $9 billion, the thing might not work for years, if at all.