Of course early investors are going to sell-off some Facebook shares. That’s how venture capitalism works.
There is a lot of sturm und drang out there in the worlds of social media, finacial media, and just plain media about all the lockups coming off and all the insider selling...read more
NFL Week 7 Picks: Grossman, Beck, Mcnabb, Palmer Prove There’s No Such Thing as Bad Publicity, Just Bad QBs
Grossman, Beck, McNabb, Palmer—if you told me a year ago that these 5 would dominate the NFL headlines, I would have assumed they’d started an ex-QB boy band.
I went 6-6-1 last week, keeping my picks record for the season just a game over .500 (44-43-4). Like much of the...read more
Here’s what I think NYC needs to become a serious, long-term startup hub:
1) Some extremely successful startups. We need PayPals – companies that spin out boatloads of talented entrepreneurs and “smart money” angel investors. Big successes also reinforce the “culture of equity” that is so strong in California – the idea...read more
Facebook co-founder wins GQ’s “Worst Dressed” Award.
Mark Zuckerberg won another “Worst Dressed Award” (following his win in the same category in Esquire’s 2010 contest)! Phew, now all those people who praised his dumpy look as the “new archetype” for personal style can zip up their hoodies and simmer down.
Google+ and Journalism
To paraphrase Mark Zuckerberg, it is too soon to know what Google+ is. But I’ve been trying to imagine how it will and won’t be useful to news. You should add rock salt to anything I say, as I thought Google Wave would be an important journalistic tool. With...read more
The news cycle today is plastered by great men being brought down by affairs with unknown women. But what of the woman beside the man? We watched Silda stand by Eliot Spitzer while Huma left Anthony Weiner on the podium.
The Good Wife answers this question by exploring the relationship between the...read more
I generally think of The New York Times as one of the last true bastions of intellectual newspaper writing, a publication whose copy and prose are not dumbed-down or made overly conversational for the (arguably) dumber and more impatient public.
Well, that general thought crumbled a bit today when I saw this...read more
Mark Wahlberg told Extra on the 2011 Oscar red carpet that a sequel to the Best Picture-nominated film The Fighter is up for discussion. It’s not the stupidest idea ever, really: the first film focused on the rise of Massachusetts palooka “Irish” Micky Ward (Wahlberg), but stopped short of his crowning...read more
In the Guardian, Jonathan Freedland is the latest curmudgeon to recycle Nick Carr’s distraction trope, microwave it, and serve it with gravy. The argument is that Twitter—though possibly a wonderful thing for Egyptian revolutionaries (we can argue that trope another...read more
It has been confirmed that ailing Apple CEO Steve Jobs is receiving cancer treatment in the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, California. If this venue sounds at all familiar, it’s because in April of 2009, the clinic was host to former Hollywood star Patrick Swayze. We all know the...read more
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