Updated Tuesday, February 10 - Apologies to readers for a draft post ending up live on the site. The version below is now the correct, finished, version. Because of the publishing problem that hit me yesterday here, I posted this entry on my personal blog first. You may wish to subscribe to that blog as well although it normally has a different focus.
Today, Amazon announced a new Kindle, as the company continues its transformation from a retailer of physical goods to one that is a major digital content (music, books, video) and Internet service (e.g. S3) company.
Next Monday the mobile/telecom industry will gather in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress. With 60,000 delegates expected, the Fiera is the largest European Congress and a bigger event in importance than CTIA. There will obvioulsy be discussions about the impact of the crisis but no doubt that the flow of innovation will overcome skepticism. If you want a wrap up of the three previous conferences, you can have a look on my personal blog here (for 2008), here (for 2007) and even here (for 2006; when the Congress moved from Cannes to Barcelona).
American Banker published an article last week that Mint.com and Wesabe were adding "unwanted fee finders" as a part of their services. About a week later, I received the following notice from Mint related to my Wells Fargo account (BTW - it is a bill payment fee)
This week sees the publication of my new report looking at online video strategies in an economic downturn. The question is - with advertisers and consumers looking to tighten their belts - should companies continue to build and develop their online video offerings? Yes they should.
Our panel of marketing leaders told us they work with, on average, 16 different agencies - ranging from traditional advertising and media shops, direct marketing and database specialists, digital, PR and events agencies and so on.