List of Tech and Media Focused Corporate Innovation Labs

For many years, forward moving companies have been investing in innovation centers that are being used for companies to tap into new technologies, media,and devices.  I’m seeing a growing trend of companies outside of the tech space that are investing in these types of labs, and wanted to start a list that I will maintain for a period of time.  To keep things managable, here’s what I’m seeking: List Requirements The companies that will make this list must be within the following parameters. Feel free to leave comments of others. Corporations with over 1000 employees. Ideally, a lab with a dedicated physical location, resources and staff. A focus on technology and or media. Name, URL, and location if available. List … Continue readingList of Tech and Media Focused Corporate Innovation Labs

People on the Move in the Social Business Industry, Dec 18, 2012

Find out who’s investing in social business by tracking who got hired, the savvy will examine role, industry, title to find interpret growth in our space. Both the submissions on this job announcement board, as well as available social media positions at corporations continue to pour in. In this continued digest of job changes, I like to salute those that continue to join the industry in roles focused on social media, see the archives, which I’ve been tracking since 2007. People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: Jason Falls joins Cafepress as company’s Vice President for digital strategy, he is quoted as having the mission to “interact more with our customers and users and feed off them so we make that … Continue readingPeople on the Move in the Social Business Industry, Dec 18, 2012

Why Search is Facebook’s Tailbone

Who’s sitting on something that could be valuable but is not using it?  Facebook. Last night at the Facebook press and analyst event, I had the opportunity to meet with product managers who asked me for my take on the Facebook strategy, which I gave a number of opinions. I did tell one product manager that “Facebook’s tailbone is search, you guys are sitting on the data and it’s not doing anything”. He spit out his drink into his cup, which got the attention of the PR “handlers” resulting in a chuckle from Scoble (being more disruptive than Scoble at a press junket is a feather I’ll now finally put in my cap). Some FBers told me they’d use that … Continue readingWhy Search is Facebook’s Tailbone

FBI Focuses on Social, Business, and High Tech

Left: I visited the SF Federal building, in rainy December The purpose of this post is to bridge the tech leaders in corporations (the focus of this blog) with tangential organizations with similar missions. Yesterday, I had the unique opportunity to visit the FBI in their San Francisco office to learn about the organization in an unclassified briefing. Many of the Web Strategy readers attracts both business savvy and tech skilled talent, who may want to learn how it applies to their existing jobs, the business they work at, and even potential careers. The old days of G-man combatting pin stripped tommy gun toting gangsters has moved on, today’s investigations thwart terrorist attacks, foreign espionage, and a myriad of cyber … Continue readingFBI Focuses on Social, Business, and High Tech