The Great Debate

Do tough times draw TV-viewers to Web?

January 12, 2009

— Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

In the first global recession of the Internet Age, budget-conscious consumers are showing they no longer have an endless appetite for every new gadget or media service.

Cleantech stock implosion yields gems

December 9, 2008

– Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Cleantech, with its intoxicating mix of high-tech promise and save-the-world bloody-mindedness, has fallen harder and faster in the destruction that has visited growth stocks in 2008.solar

Ecommerce loses immunity to economy woes

November 27, 2008

— Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

For years, Web retailers have touted their convenience and efficiency over conventional retailers, and enjoyed surging double-digit sales growth, especially in the crucial year-end holiday shopping season.

Silence is no defense for Euro tech executives

November 24, 2008

— Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

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A man keys in a message onto a mobile phone in a Milan bar March 3, 2006. REUTERS/Daniele LA Monaca

For Yahoo’s Yang, news keeps getting worse

November 14, 2008

– Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Jerry Yang’s elevation to chief executive at Yahoo Inc after a long period of decline at the Web pioneer had the air of a fairy tale where the noble prince grows up and restores his kingdom’s faded glory.