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May 2008 Blog Posts (18)

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The Economist's view of Italian matters

The Economist recently published a series of really interesting articles about what's happening in Italy. From Marchionne's staggering turn-around of FIAT, to Berlusconi's big come-back.

You can find the articles here >>

I added them to a "smart folder" in my foldier account. foldier is an incredible system for storing and organizing all sorts of stuff. You can find the articles… Continue

Added by Massimo Arrigoni on May 30, 2008 at 9:53am — No Comments

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BAIA ITALIA event in Milano

We're happy to announce a new BAIA ITALIA event. This event will be in Milano, Italy: "E-commerce, via a nuova imprenditorialita'?" (E-commerce: a way to new entrepreneurial activity?)

It will be on June 18:00, in a really nice location called "Chiostri dell'Umanitaria", and it will focus on whether electronic commerce can be a platform for a new wave of entrepreneurial activity in… Continue

Added by Massimo Arrigoni on May 30, 2008 at 9:48am — 2 Comments

New Book about the Silicon Valley (including Gina Bianchini)

There is a lot of talking those day in Silicon Valley about the new book from BusinessWeek reporter Sarah Lacys "Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0". I haven’t read the book, but seems that at least a chapter is about Marc Andreessen and Gina Bianchini, CTO and CEO of NING, the company that is providing the platform hosting… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on May 30, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Web encounters: Italy or Germany?

While browsing the Internet I accidentally landed on a very interesting website called "Invest-In-Italy". Browsing through the pages of the website I saw a great country, full of opportunities, with great number of highly skilled professionals, and very attractive from the business point of view. The website it's not about Germany or Ireland, it's about Italy! You don't have to believe me, please check by yourself some of the data and diagrams I… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on May 29, 2008 at 9:40pm — 2 Comments

BAIA group on linkedin

i noticed that many BAIA members have a profile on Linkedin, so...what about we create a BAIA group on linkedin ?


Added by Domenico Tanzarella on May 24, 2008 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

BusinesWeek : Beyond Blogs

BusinessWeek comes back 3 years after the famous article about Blogs and Business with a new interesting articles about business and social media, called Beyond Blogs and written by Stephen Baker and Heather Green. This is perfect timing. Everybody is exploring or asking how to intersect social media and… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on May 23, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

BAIA to present at P4G Summit in Venice

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 VEGA Park in Venice will host the P4G Summit. Orchestrated by the Partnership for Growth program, the event will rally all the key players that are working to build stronger business ties between Italy and the US through Venture Capital.

BAIA will be there with a good contingent. I changed my travel plans so that I can make it…


Added by Matteo Fabiano on May 19, 2008 at 6:38am — No Comments

Girotondo Italian School: Italian Family Day

Vorrei Ricordare a Tutti Che Girotondo Italian School ha un "ITALIAN FAMILY DAY" questo Sabato dalle 10 all'una, a 1055 Las Ovejas San Rafael

Qui i Dettagli:

Girotondo Italian Preschool and Kindergarten in Marin County

Italian Family Day

Saturday, May 17 from 10 am to 1 pm - In celebration of our move to accommodate Kindergarten.

Girotondo Italian School will hold an Open House that promises to be feast for senses, for the whole family!

Guests will be treated… Continue

Added by Rosalia Pusateri aka Rosella on May 15, 2008 at 7:04am — No Comments

There's a new conversation

Ten years ago, four authors came together to start a new conversation

about marketing. The result was a book called The Cluetrain Manifesto

and with it Chris Locke, Rick Levine, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger

nailed 95 theses on the door of the Internet and challenged us all to

wake up to a transformation underway in how companies and people engage

in markets.

After 10 years, What have companies learned? What was right and wrong? What was left out that companies… Continue

Added by Veronica Rosso on May 13, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Malcom Gladwell Talks About Innovation and Great Ideas (The New Yorker)

Malcom Glawell is a very well know writer and thinker. He is mostly known for two popular books: The Tipping Point and Blink (personally I consider the first book by far better than the second one).

In a new article just… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on May 11, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The Original and First PowerPoint Presentation of the BAIA LINK Project

I would like to share with you all the original PowerPoint presentation I made for teh BAIA Event "From Leonardo to Web 2.0" at the Metreon in San Francisco on December 13, 2007. …


Added by Franco Folini on May 10, 2008 at 7:13pm — No Comments

BAIA co-hosts videoconference event with Veneto Expo

Last Friday, April 18, 2008, BAIA to co-hosted a video-conference panel in collaboration with Veneto Expo. The California panel connected with the audience at Vega Park in Venice, Italy from the WSN Pirelli/Telecom Italia Lab in Berkely. The topic of the event: "Emerging entrepreneurship and global markets in digital media". Panelists included:

  • Richard Boly ,US Embassy,…

Added by Matteo Fabiano on May 8, 2008 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Social Media Challenging Traditional Media

Universal McCann
has released a report on the impact of social media on the media
landscape. It surveyed 17,000 Internet users worldwide in March 2008.
The report states that social media is a global phenomenon.
Did you know that China has 42m bloggers compared to the US's 26m?

Added by Veronica Rosso on May 7, 2008 at 10:36am — No Comments

Morgan Stanley Report: Internet Trends 2008

This is a very interesting report about the major Internet trends. It was published by Morgan Stanley on March 18, 2008. Please note that it's a PDF document over 6MB. LINK. Let me know what you think about this… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on May 5, 2008 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Milan as New York?

Milan is similar to New York! This is the opinion of Mark Worden a British journalist. He wrote an article about Milan published by the British magazine Italy. I found the article while browsing and I would like to share it with you.

In particular, having lived in Milan for about 10 years, I think the following sentence capture an interesting aspect of the Milanese personality:

Whenever the weather is beautiful in Milan you hear people say, ‘Oh, this is the… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on May 4, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

How to Make a True Italian Pizza in San Francisco

According to Wired, San Francisco is not the best place to find a great pizza. But somebody, in the American tradition of unconditional faith in chemistry and engineering, have now found a way to make a real Italian pizza here on the San Francisco Bay! The trick is to add a few chemicals to the local water and make it like water in Naples. Considering the recent huge pollution problem in Naples, I'm not so… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on May 3, 2008 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments


You can find me in many blogs, mostly in Italian

Added by Luca Conti on May 3, 2008 at 12:58pm — 3 Comments

Managing a Company's Online Reputation (According to BusinessWeek)

BusinessWeek publishes a simple list of strategies to mange a company online profile. I recommend to take a look and post here your comments!

Here is the link!

Added by Franco Folini on May 1, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

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