Saturday, January 26, 2008

Bloggers wrap up at Davos - The World Economic Forum

Technology is far from missing the unfolding events at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Mike Arrington of TechCrunch has blogged about the huge media room. Robert Scoble, now with FastCompany, is posting often from Davos as well. Forbes is there in real-time multimedia. There are many others, not exclusive of Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg and Google.

Is broadband changing the news landscape and worldwide mainstream media? You bet.

Who gets it? We've been watching and so far, there's no doubt the mainstream is getting it fast.

Murdoch, the NY Times, Blogburst is delivering to Fox Business, Reuters and others (including us :), CNN is there, Forbes has been there all along .... and with new widgets appearing all over, CBS is coming on strong. The question is, when all is said and done, who will be able to monetize it?

While none of us love the idea, in most parts of the world, the news still needs to be sponsored.