DAILY FIVE (2/23)

23 February 2011

1. Leaders told to embrace technology, Standard Media, Kepher Otieno

A book on US President Barack Obama and modern-day politics was launched in Kisumu amid calls on African leaders to embrace technology.

2. Netflix Vs. Amazon.com: It’s the Content, Stupid, Wall Street Journal, Matt Phillips

mazon.com’s announcement that it was pushing deeper into the online video streaming business hit Netflix Tuesday, sending the stock market favorite down 6%.

3. Inventing New Technologies and Markets, MIT Technology Review, Brian Bergstein

We look for companies that are setting the agenda in an increasingly important market, on the verge of disrupting an established market, or creating an entirely new market. What does it mean to set the agenda? It doesn’t necessarily equate to having the biggest market share, or else Intel and Microsoft would be in the TR50. Instead, we look for companies whose ideas and technologies are being imitated by other companies.

4. Obama Praises Cleveland Technology During Summit, Epoch Times, Genevieve Long Belmaker

During a small business forum organized by his administration in Cleveland on Tuesday, Obama praised the hustle and innovation of Ohio residents.

5. Netflix and Hulu shouldn’t worry about Amazon’s new service – yet, CNN, Austin Carr

On Tuesday, Amazon launched Instant Video, a streaming movie and TV service that features more than 5,000 titles.

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