New year newsmakers; Kosmix broadcast on BBC

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This week San Francisco is playing host to journalists from around the world as MacWorld kicked off and many wondered what the big news would be.  While the announcements weren’t earthshaking (most notably – iTunes will be DRM-free), there was significant discussion about the health of Steve Jobs and his revelation of hormonal issues as the cause for his dramatic weight loss.  Whatever is the culprit, I do hope he has a healthy recovery.  Apple‘s stock has slightly risen – a reflection that pulling the wool over our eyes and saying Steve was simply suffering from a “common bug” wasn’t convincing anybody.

Meanwhile, while in Silicon Valley, Rory Cellan-Jones of the BBC gave viewers an inside peak into the Google campus – lavish in all its amenities and providing all the accoutrements to fill a tech worker’s heart and mind.  Then he popped over to the Kosmix office – quite humble in appearance but formidible in entrepreneurial spirit.  I enjoyed the humility, optimism and sheer determination that was evident in the interview.  Kosmix recently announced the launch of its beta version, as well as a significant new round of funding led by Time Warner.  Their appearance on the internationally-acclaimed BBC News is a great way to start off the new year

Kathy Johnson

About Kathy Johnson

Kathy is the co-founder of Consort Partners PR. As the first spokesperson and co-founder of Blinkx.tv (publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange), she generated extensive media coverage for the company in sources including CNN, NBC, BBC, CBS, Fast Company, Business Week, SF Chronicle, Boston Globe, NY Times, Die Welt, and many others through the U.S., U.K., Europe and Japan. From these early relationships with reporters, venture capitalists, and influencers, Consort Partners PR was born in 2005. Kathy has also served as an advisor to Japan’s Prime Minister Koizumi for FDI & Tourism, voted "2004 Agenda Setter" by silicon.com alongside Steve Jobs, Meg Whitman, and Chinese Premier Hu Jintao, and was nominated for 2008 Lifetime Achievement Stevie Award. Hobbies include painting running, painting, bird feeding, and eating.

2 thoughts on “New year newsmakers; Kosmix broadcast on BBC

  1. Great! Thank you very much!
    I always wanted to write in my blog something like that. Can I take part of your post to my blog?
    Of course, I will add backlink?

    Regards, Timur I. Alhimenkov

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