Ink's Buzz On Business"
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2002
By Mr. Dennis Taylor, Managing Editor;
Mr. Steve Tanner, Technology & Lifestyles Reporter;
Ms. Rhonda Ascierto, Technology Reporter; &
Mr. Kevin Ferguson, Technology & Finance Reporter
Silicon Valley Business Ink
Open to the Public. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. No fee.
The Pub Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.
Members of the editorial team
from the weekly publication, Silicon Valley Business Ink, share
their point of view on business during the second quarter of 2002,
with a look ahead to the third quarter. Where is the economy headed?
How have corporate ethics and the up-and-down stock market affected
local technology companies? What is the current business climate
in Silicon Valley? At this Pub Talk, hear their answers to these
key questions from the perspective of journalists who cover technology,
finance, and lifestyles. This will be an informal discussion with
members from the editorial team.
ABOUT DENNIS TAYLOR
Dennis Taylor, Managing Editor for Silicon Valley Business
Ink, has been a reporter for 15 years. He has reported on venture
capital, securities, and technology in the valley for the past four
years. Before that, he worked for a group of dailies in south Santa
Clara Valley where he held the posts of sports editor, business
editor, and night managing editor of Gavilan Newspapers, Inc. Mr.
Taylor has won two California Newspaper Publishers Association awards
and a Peninsula Press Club award for his reporting. He joined Silicon
Valley Biz Ink in July 2000.
ABOUT STEVE TANNER
Steve Tanner, Technology & Lifestyles Reporter
for Silicon Valley Business Ink, began his journalism career in
July 1999 as an Assistant Editor and Associate Editor with Menlo
Park-based newspaper Click Weekly. After Click Weekly switched gears
to become a lifestyle magazine, Mr. Tanner left and wrote freelance
stories for SFGate.com, Business 2.0, and Streaming Media Magazine,
adding to his broad knowledge of the technology industry.
ABOUT RHONDA ASCIERTO
Rhonda Ascierto, Technology Reporter for Silicon Valley
Business Ink, received her bachelor's degree in English with a major
in journalism from Curtin University in Western Australia. She began
her career as a corporate writer for technology companies in Perth,
moving to Sydney in 1998 to be a journalist for the country's leading
trade magazine, Australian Electronics Engineering. Since then,
Ms. Ascierto has reported for Electronics Times in London and was
the European correspondent for the U.S. industry newspaper, Electronic
ABOUT KEVIN FERGUSON
Kevin Ferguson, Technology
& Finance Reporter for Silicon Valley Business Ink, earned a
degree in broadcast journalism from Long Beach State University
in 1995, while working as a news reporter for a Los Angeles-area
radio station. He moved to Las Vegas in 1997 and became a print
journalist, covering technology and the casino industries for the
weekly and daily newspapers.
ABOUT SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS INK
Silicon Valley Business Ink (http://www.svbizink.com)
is an award-winning weekly publication, focusing on technology,
real estate, finance, and lifestyles. Based in San Jose and published
since September of 2000, Biz Ink covers the entire nine-county Bay
Area. The Association of Area Business Publications (AABP) recently
awarded Biz Ink its Gold Award of Excellence in the category "Best
Newspaper: Large Tabloids." Biz Ink also received the AABP
Gold Award for "Best Scoop: Large Tabloids." The publication
has also received a first place award from the Society of American
Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) for "Best Breaking News
Among Weekly Publications for 2001."