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Talk Show For Sale, Cheap

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Has anybody but me been DVRing Conan O’Brien’s “Tonight Show” episodes this week and watching them in the morning to start the day with a good laugh?

Wow.  There is no love lost between the Peacock network and O’Brien, and boy is he using his show as a bully pulpit to get in his last digs before he leaves.

On last night’s show, he joked about putting the show up for sale on Craig’s List.

On this one, I’m not joking.



The Daily Beast’s Kim Masters reports that the late-night nightmare is almost over, and that Conan is leaving NBC with a payout, and will be free to appear on another network before his contract expires.

As Conan ponders his wide open future, leading consumer and industrial electronics giant Panasonic Corporation is reshaping its own, having announced yesterday that it is adopting IBM LotusLive’s suite of collaboration services.

Panasonic will be using LotusLive for Web conferencing, file sharing, instant messaging and project management.

It will also implement LotusLive Connections to enable business social networking between employees, partners, and suppliers to help them find other people with specific skills or knowledge and to share insight.

Panasonic will be migrating from Microsoft Exchange and other collaboration tools to LotusLive for email, calendaring, and contact management, and will present more details next week at Lotusphere in Orlando.

FYI, the global cloud computing market is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 28 percent from $47B last year to $126B by 2012 (based on various market estimates).

Speaking of global, IBM has also extended its LotusLive Cloud collaboration service with the availability and free trial of LotusLive Engage and LotusLive Connections in Brazilian portugese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Spanish.

The additional language support for the LotusLive portfolio follows the recent announcement of the availability of LotusLive iNotes, IBM’s email service that delivers the benefits of cloud computing with a focus on reliability, privacy and security, to millions of mainstream business users for $3 per user, per month.

LotusLive provides integrated email, collaboration and social networking services to simplify and improve daily business interactions with customers, partners and colleagues. A no-cost, 30-day trial of LotusLive is available at www.lotuslive.com/compare.

Written by turbotodd

January 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm

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  1. Conan (and Craig Furguson) have to be the funniest people on television today, such a shame NBC management has no clue what to do with him. His Craig’s List posting is classic finger-on-the-zeitgeist-with-another-in-NBC’s-eye.

    Jacques Pavlenyi

    January 15, 2010 at 8:23 pm

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