Topic: eG8

The Incumbents Battle On

In the room with the NYT and WSJ

Arthur Sulzberger, the publisher of the New York Times, is seated next to Robert Thompson, the editor-in-chief of Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal, whose business plan is now all about…

Zuckerberg’s Stage

Is this the end of advertising?

“Our business is advertising,” said Mark Zuckerberg who, although he was the penultimate speaker at the eG8 conference in a stultifying hot hall, managed to fill the room. “Mine too,” said…

The Clash of Civilizations

Civilians attempt to subsume the digital world; tech people insist on its autonomy

Paris. It’s a weird sound when politicians and other civilians say the word “digital.” First they say it often: “It should be a digital market in a digital world. We…

The Internet Wars

The old establishment tries to remind the new that regulation is inevitable

Paris—The eG8 Internet conference hosted by French President Sarkozy today and tomorrow—a prelude to the G8 conference later this week—and bringing together the cream of Internet money and status isn't…

The New Rupert

Has the mogul turned . . . nice?

How come Rupert Murdoch is at a technology conference talking about education? Or, would any conference anywhere let Rupert Murdoch talk about anything he wanted to talk about? Rupert is, after all,…