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New Media on Ulitzer A recent study run by online business networking service www.MeettheBoss.com shows that executives are spending an extra 11 hours a month online sharing their professional experiences and learning from their peers. The survey asked its executive users what direct value they gained from spending time running blogs, writing tweets and connecting with other executives on sites such as LinkedIn, Xing, MeettheBoss, Ryze, Facebook, Ulitzer and Twitter. The answers revealed that executives proficient with online activities are spending an average of 11 hours more per month online than this time last year – and over 90% of respondents said they felt their time online was ‘very valuable’ to their daily role. Professionals are rushing to the Web for immediate answers to their most pressing questions. “I find online business networking very useful,” says M... (more)

GDS International: Global Warming Scam?

Green Storage Journal In the week that Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips announces, live on the BBC that Global Warming is a scam. GDS International speaks with Richard Tarboton for MeettheBoss.TV on his role as Head of Energy & Carbon for BT and what they are doing towards reducing carbon emissions. BT Operates in over 170 countries and is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services. Richards team have overall responsibility for BT’s energy and carbon strategy, looking at energy trading operations across all BT businesses. BT purchase 0.7% o... (more)

Pharmaceutical Industry Set to Emerge as winners in the Healthcare Reform

Pharmaceutical News on Ulitzer Once a powerful profit-machine, big pharma is stumbling, the threat of further government intervention, drying product pipelines, fierce competition from generic manufacturers, consumer concerns about safety, and false marketing claims is forcing leaders to revisit operations to secure top line Growth. So leaders such as Judith Marquis, Group VP Genzyme, Jeffrey Nye, Chief Medical Officer J&J Pharmaceuticals and James Kirwin VP Global Clinical Operation Wyeth Pharmaceuticals are uniting with over 50 other figureheads at the renowned NGP US Summit ... (more)

Cloud: Hype, Opportunity or Disintermediation

With the growth of the ‘prosumer', Telco customers continue to search for the ultimate experience at the lowest possible price, and who can blame them? But with the vast redistribution of wealth from the operators to the ever creative software/hardware companies, is the implementation of cloud solutions just another headache for the industry? Leaders in Voice such as AT&T, NTT and Virgin Mobile USA have called an urgent meeting at the NGT Summit (hosted by GDS International) to discuss the implications of the Cloud phenomenon in an already volatile and competitive market place. ... (more)

Skype Growing to eBay’s Initial Valuation

In the week that online retailer eBay has reported that their turnover is up by nine percent to $2.2bn, Skype’s Chief Strategy Officer Christopher S. Dean speaks candidly for MeetTheBoss.TV on how their recent break up was clearly the best thing for both parties. eBay, which also owns the PayPal payments system, is in the second year of a three-year restructuring, part of which involves making its site easier and cheaper to use. Last year saw the online auctioneer sell its telephony business, Skype, at a $1.1billion loss, having acquired Skype four years earlier for $3.1 billion... (more)