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Adventures in Self-Publishing: Using Social Media to Promote your Book

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 16, 2014 4:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The difference between success and time suck is a well-thought out plan to reach the right target market

European Commission declares itself an “Honest broker in future global negotiations on Internet Governance”

Europe has decided to appoint itself as referee of the Internet Governance debate. But will others see it that way?

The Age of “Commonalities” has Arrived

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 7, 2014 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ten years ago this month I predicted that the traditional practice of developing standards would no longer be sufficient to provide solutions to ICT challenges. Guess what?

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Establishing a Web Presence (Part II)

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 3, 2014 4:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the last post, we talked about the different types of Web sites you can create or take advantage of. In this entry, we’ll talk about actually creating the Web-based pages you’ll need to sell your self-published book

UK Cabinet Office Signals Move Towards Open Source Office Suites

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jan 30, 2014 10:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It was ten years ago that the CIO of Massachusetts rattled the desktop world by endorsing ODF. Now its the UK Cabinet Office's turn

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Establishing a Web Presence (Part I)

It’s obvious that any self-published author needs a Web presence. But where to begin?

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Launching a Promotional Campaign

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jan 17, 2014 8:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
According to proponents of the Brave New World of self-publishing, there’s never been a better time to write a book.  Really?

When FRAND meets FOSS: Bottom Up or Top Down?

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Dec 23, 2013 9:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The US and the EU have totally different approaches when it comes to IT policy. Which will be the right one this time around?

WIPO Builds a FRAND Arbitration Business (but will they come?)

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Dec 13, 2013 1:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ever since Apple kicked off the mobile platform wars, the courts have been clogged with disputes. And the regulators aren't happy about that.

The Launch of AllSeen Alliance (and the Next Generation of Open Collaboration)

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Dec 11, 2013 10:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you read the technology press today, odds are you already know about the launching of the AllSeen Alliance That’s not a surprise, because this is an important and ambitious project. But there’s a story behind the story that likely won’t get the attention that it deserves.

Where I Was Then; Where we Are Today

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Nov 22, 2013 7:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It seems easier to accept that it has been a half century since JFK was murdered than that most people now alive were then yet to be born.

Judge Chin Reimagines the Fair Use Doctrine for the Internet Age

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Nov 21, 2013 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last week, Judge Denny Chin gave Google the green light for its book scanning project - and changed the rules for everybody that has a web site

Open Data and Competitive Advantage

Does the phrase "Open Data" ring a bell? Like open source and open standards, you should want data to be open as well.

NSA Blowback Spreads to Internet Governance Organizations

It's not just US allies that are angry over US surveillance; those responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of the Internet are concerned as well.

FTC Will Require Patent Assertion Entities to Disclose Key Business Information

Patent trolls are not only disruptive, but secretive as well. The FTC plans to find out how they really work.

The Value of Open Standards

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jul 26, 2013 11:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A perennial challenge faced by standards advocates is how to quantify the economic benefits they contend standards can provide.

FTC Finalizes Settlement in Google Motorola Mobility Case

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jul 24, 2013 11:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the Final Order in its action against Google involving that company’s assertion of certain “standards essential patents” (SEPs).

The Problem With Patents: Operating with Blunt Instruments

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jun 5, 2013 2:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Yesterday, the Obama administration announced a new effort to curb baseless patent lawsuits, which it believes are stifling innovation and economic activity. Unfortunately, most of the most effective actions will require Congressional - or state - action.

Thoughts on Open Innovation

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on May 17, 2013 6:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If the phrase “open innovation” has a familiar ring, that’s not surprising.  It’s not only a popular buzz phrase, but it has the type of virtuous ring to it that instinctively inspires a favorable reaction.  But like most simple phrases, it intrigues rather than enlightens. For example, is open innovation feasible in all areas of creative, commercial and scientific endeavor? If so, do the rules, challenges and rewards differ from discipline to discipline, and if it’s not universally feasible, why not?

Judge Robart’s Opinion in Motorola vs. Microsoft and the Future of FRAND

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Apr 29, 2013 9:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Perhaps the most important term in any standards organization’s Intellectual Property Policy (IPR) policy is the acronym “RAND,” standing for “reasonable and non-discriminatory” (in Europe, they add an “F” – for “fair”). The problem is, no one can agree on exactly what it should mean.

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