Alacra Seeks eCommerce Manager

Alacra-new Alacra is currently seeking an eCommerce Manager to lead the continued growth of the Alacra Store and related eCommerce businesses. Candidates should have a proven track […]

By |October 18th, 2010|Alacra, Posts, Web/Tech|

Social Media By The Numbers – A Curated List of Social Media Tips

Bankers, lawyers, consultants – Alacra’s core end-users – are generally reluctant to share anything important. Still, we’ve been experimenting with ways to use social media, primarily Twitter, for marketing and communication. In our research we’ve come up with some great tips from the blogosphere and have collected many of them here:

50 Ideas on Using […]

Digital promiscuity is due to lack of switching costs

I was sorry to have missed the Web 2.0 Summit this year. Over the weekend I watched a couple of the session videos.  The panel discussion titled Whither Journalism, led by John Battelle with Robert […]

Newspapers are Over

Why doesn’t everyone get this? A recent post on BuzzMachine, Jeff Jarvis’ blog, is titled The Real Sin: Not Running Businesses.  Possible reasons why newspapers are sunk: not innovating, not charging, inaction, tying online to print.  Jeff explores the concept that perhaps newspapers are sinking because for the longest time they weren’t run […]

By |August 31st, 2009|Current Affairs, Information Industry, Posts, Web/Tech|

Interesting Articles in Corporate Board Member Magazine

Since Corporate Board Member is an Alacra content partner I get a copy of their magazine and I flip through every issue.  This quarter there were a number of interesting pieces:

Securities Analysts? Fuggedaboutem summarizes some recent research that says an “about-face” by a securities analyst has little short-term impact on a stock’s price.

Is Linking Social Networks a Good Idea? I Don’t Think So

The final panel of last week’s SIIA NetGain (#Netgain) conference covered social networking. Representatives of Facebook, Plaxo, Salesforce.com and LexisNexis were on the panel.   The conversation focused on how the different social networks were going to enable users to connect and share data between them.  There were a bunch of PowerPoint slides shown; one […]


The continuous serendipity of Twitter.

Last week I read with amazement Umair Haque’s post on the NY Times potentially buying Twitter.  As the numerous comments point out, this is financially impossible for the Times and would be strategically suicidal for Twitter.  It’s also hard to come up with a case where 2 businesses, each currently […]

Street Pulse Named CODiE Award Finalist

Alacralogosmall We're honored that our newest application, Street Pulse, has been named a finalist in the 2009 CODiE Awards in the category of Best Content Aggregation Service. The CODiEs, sponsored […]

By |March 16th, 2009|Alacra, Events and Conferences, Internet and Technology, Posts, Web/Tech|

Jobs Summary

Apple logo A summary of $AAPL analysts’ comments on Steve Jobs’ leave of absence:

Charlie Wolf, Needham: “Steve Jobs health” factor could cause the stock to fall an additional 10% to 15%. […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Business & Finance, Current Affairs, Internet and Technology, Posts, Web/Tech|

Newspapers and the Web

Knight_Ridder_HQ For my fellow Knight-Ridder refugees, Jack Shafer at Slate has a good read called How Newspapers Tried to Invent the Web (but failed).  The piece mentions Viewtron, the […]