Those Darn PR People, Part XXXIV

It’s a cheap shot, I know, but it’s too good to pass up as an illustration of the need for a bare minimum of research by PR folk before they hit the send button on mass emails to reporters. I’m not going to name names here, but a ‘leading global communications consultancy’ has just invited …

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Asia’s WSJ Takes On New Format

As most of you who follow this kind of thing, the overseas editions of the Wall Street Journal are switching to a new format. This includes The Asian Wall Street Journal, my immediate paymaster and primary home to the Loose Wire column. More news as I hear it.

Loose Wires

Just a note to WSJ.com subscribers who have been asking why some of the recent columns haven’t showed up on my corner of WSJ.com: The problem is now fixed, and you can see them here: My piece on VoIP from December 10 My piece on the Phisher King from December 17 Apologies for the delay. There won’t …

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Loose Wire Reopens For Business at The AWSJ

Today is the launch of Loose Wire in The Asian Wall Street Journal, following the shift of my old homestay, the Far Eastern Economic Review, to a monthly newsletter format. Of course Dow Jones own both publications, so it’s not that great a change; the column actually used to appear there a few years back, …

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Sad News For The Review

Sad news: As of today, the Far Eastern Economic Review, primary home to the Loose Wire column for the past few years, has ceased publishing as a weekly magazine. That means that the column will move elseswhere, although WSJ.com readers will continue to be able to read it online. For FEER and other readers, please …

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Note for Wall Street Journal Europe Readers

For those readers of The Wall Street Journal Europe: I’m afraid the column is no longer running in the WSJE because of a policy of standardizing some pages so they mirror the U.S. edition. For those readers of the column there, I’m sorry. I enjoyed receiving emails from readers in Europe and had hoped to …

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Column: the Sony Clie PEG-NX70V

Loose Wire: A Delight to Behold By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 19 December 2002 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.   Sony’s newest PDA casts a love-at-first sight spell with its stunning good looks and exciting multi-media features. But will you still love it tomorrow?   Sony …

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Column: Bluetooth primer

Loose Wire — Wireless With Strings   By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 1 August 2002 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.    By now you’ve probably heard of Bluetooth technology, but chances are you’re not quite sure what all the fuss is about. I don’t blame you. …

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Column: Deep Purpled

Loose Wire — And Now, I Show My Age By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 16 May 2002 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.   I was drinking beer backstage with the guys from Deep Purple the other day (I’ve always wanted to be able to say that) when …

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