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Patch Editor-In-Chief Brian Farnham Is Out (AOL)

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Patch editor-in-chief Brian Farnham is leaving the company, he just told staffers on an all-hands call. Patch is AOL's network of local blogs. It's been a huge investment for AOL – costing the company ~$150 million in 2011. With 1,500 or so staffers, it has attracted about 10 million unique visitors....
Patch Editor-In-Chief Brian Farnham Is Out (AOL)

Wozniak, Circa 2004: Google's Value Is "Not Likely to Appreciate"

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Steve Wozniak, two years later It’s been fun to watch the normally exuberant tech press go through the rationalization process of what went wrong with Facebook’s IPO, starting with claims that Friday’s flat opening meant the IPO was perfectly priced to outright ignoring the story. It’s been almost as much fun as watching the business press...
Wozniak, Circa 2004: Google's Value Is "Not Likely to Appreciate"

Has business press lost touch with the tech industry? http://r2.ly/xuhk

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Has business press lost touch with the tech industry? http://r2.ly/xuhk

Zynga's Four Biggest Problems

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There's trouble in CityVille. Six months after Zynga said it would decrease its reliance on Facebook for the bulk of its revenue, the publisher of the social network's most popular games is still struggling. But Zynga's problems run deeper than over-reliance on Facebook.  For one thing, the two companies can't even agree...
Zynga's Four Biggest Problems

Apple vs. Amazon: Bizzaro valuations revisited

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The value the market assigns these two companies gets more absurd each quarter FORTUNE -- Last week, Apple's profits grew and its share price plummeted. This week, Amazon's profits plummeted and its share price soared. Confused? So was much of the business press. Consider this matched set of headlines: Reuters:  "Amazon...
Apple vs. Amazon: Bizzaro valuations revisited

Peter Jackson obituary

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My brother, Peter Jackson, has died aged 57 of complications following heart surgery. For many years, he was a freelance journalist at the forefront of the microcomputer revolution, explaining the new technology in simple and clear prose for the Guardian, the Times and many other publications.Peter was born in Eccles,...
Peter Jackson obituary

Here's What Everyone Has Gotten Wrong About Facebook's New Ad Exchange (FB)

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You can be forgiven for not understanding how Facebook's new real-time bidding ad exchange works. Web advertising is complicated, and social media advertising is even more complicated. Most of the business press has noted that the exchange is about improving the effectiveness of ads on Facebook. Few. however, have noticed...
Here's What Everyone Has Gotten Wrong About Facebook's New Ad Exchange (FB)

Here's The Weird Thing About The Buddy Media And Vitrue Deals

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The most interesting thing about the recent acquisitions of Buddy Media (by Salesforce.com) and Vitrue (by Oracle) is who didn't do the buying: The big Madison Avenue ad agency holding companies like WPP, Omnicom, Interpublic Group and Publicis. On paper, Buddy Media (which sells Facebook campaign management software) and Vitrue...
Here's The Weird Thing About The Buddy Media And Vitrue Deals

Facebook Has 1 Billion Users & I Have Three Questions

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So Facebook has reached the impressive milestone of 1 billion active monthly users. What does it mean? Hard to know without a bit more information. In today's exclusive interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's Today Show, Zuckerberg said, "I really only want to go out and talk when there's something to...
Facebook Has 1 Billion Users & I Have Three Questions

WHOA: Microsoft DID Try To Sell Bing To Facebook (MSFT, GOOG)

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There's been a wild rumor going around the business press that Facebook might by Bing from Microsoft.  The rumor, which started as a prediction in an e-book written by an "anonymous" marketing executive trying to cash in on Facebook's IPO, turns out to be truer than anyone could have guessed....
WHOA: Microsoft DID Try To Sell Bing To Facebook (MSFT, GOOG)

Petitions Demand Apple Improve Foxconn Conditions

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Two online petitions beseech Apple to improve working conditions in the Chinese factories that make its products. The petitions, both filed within the last two weeks, follow a renewed round of criticism directed at the company over labor practices at overseas facilities like the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China....
Petitions Demand Apple Improve Foxconn Conditions

Dora, Diego, and SpongeBob Say Goodbye to Netflix

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How many people binge-watched “Arrested Development” on Netflix this weekend? We should start getting some guesstimates soon. But I can tell you with certainty how many people watched “Dora the Explorer” on the streaming video service: Zero. The kids show, along with lots of other programming from Viacom, left Netflix...
Dora, Diego, and SpongeBob Say Goodbye to Netflix

★ Ceding the Crown

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So Phil Schiller gave a second eve-of-Galaxy-S4-launch interview, this one to Reuters reporter Poornima Gupta. The headline (“Apple’s Schiller Blasts Android, Samsung on Galaxy’s Eve”) is spot-on, but here’s the second paragraph: The marketing chief’s rare attack on a rival, on the eve of the Galaxy S4’s global premier in...
★ Ceding the Crown

5 Reasons To Stay Skeptical About Groupon (GRPN)

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The business press got excited when Groupon reported greater than expected revenues in Q4 2011 and missed earnings estimates only because of one-off tax expenses in its foreign operations. My boss even demanded an apology from Groupon's critics because the new numbers prove that the "haters" are "wrong."But before...
5 Reasons To Stay Skeptical About Groupon (GRPN)

Three and easy - 3oclockclub.com finds demand for discounts [Valerie Miller, Las Vegas Business Press - 3/15/10]

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Three and easy - 3oclockclub.com finds demand for discounts [Valerie Miller, Las Vegas Business Press - 3/15/10]

Dish Network rumored to have bought Clearwire's $400 million debt in secret transaction

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We're not in the habit of entering the dry world of corporate debt notes, but Sprint's latest financial release might disguise a juicy bit of news. There's a rumor in the business press that Dish Network might have bought around $400 million of Clearwire's debt -- helping relieve the...
Dish Network rumored to have bought Clearwire's $400 million debt in secret transaction
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Here's The Weird Thing About The Buddy Media And Vitrue Deals

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The most interesting thing about the recent acquisitions of Buddy Media (by Salesforce.com) and Vitrue (by Oracle) is who didn't do the buying: The big Madison Avenue ad agency holding companies like WPP, Omnicom, Interpublic Group and Publicis. On paper, Buddy Media (which sells Facebook campaign management software) and Vitrue...
Here's The Weird Thing About The Buddy Media And Vitrue Deals

QOTD: A Little Spite Music …

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I’ve never worked for a company that has been as scrutinized, criticized, and coal-raked as this one. … We have critics on Wall Street, critics in the media, local critics, national critics, the business press, the journalism reviews, bloggers, etc. There are so many that I’ve come to think of...
QOTD: A Little Spite Music …

AOL’s Patch Editor-In-Chief Leaves, Does Not Go Scorched Earth

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Mr. Farnham. (Patch) Another day, another shakeup within AOL’s content empire. Patch editor-in-chief Brian Farnham is off to pursue other projects. But before he goes, he wants to thank several people--so many people that it requires a 1,400-word missive on the Patch blog. In a sharp break with the current...
AOL’s Patch Editor-In-Chief Leaves, Does Not Go Scorched Earth

With $1.12 Million From Maveron And Others, Vaunte Aims To Define The Next Era Of Luxury E-Commerce

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As great as the web is, I still haven’t been able to kick my habit for buying fashion and lifestyle magazines off the newsstand. One of the things I love the most about monthly glossies are features like Vanity Fair’s My Stuff and Us Weekly’s What’s In My Bag, in...
With $1.12 Million From Maveron And Others, Vaunte Aims To Define The Next Era Of Luxury E-Commerce

And There’s Another One

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This morning we poked fun at the fact that Steve Wozniak, Apple cofounder, can say anything and make a headline. What's he saying now?! "Wozniak calls for open Apple," reports Aussie business press IT News earlier today. Woz challenged Apple to be more open when it comes to third-party developers...
And There’s Another One

Petitions Demand Apple Improve Foxconn Conditions

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Two online petitions beseech Apple to improve working conditions in the Chinese factories that make its products. The petitions, both filed within the last two weeks, follow a renewed round of criticism directed at the company over labor practices at overseas facilities like the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China....
Petitions Demand Apple Improve Foxconn Conditions

Tim Cook Talks About Growing Up In The South And Seeing Things That Would 'Literally Make Me Sick' (AAPL)

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Tim Cook recently did an interview with Duke's MBA school. (Cook got an MBA there 25 years ago.) Unlike many of his interviews with the business press, or Wall Street analysts, Cook seemed more relaxed and a bit more personal. In this clip he talks about growing up in Alabama...
Tim Cook Talks About Growing Up In The South And Seeing Things That Would 'Literally Make Me Sick' (AAPL)

In One Of His Most Revealing Quotes, Tim Cook Explains His Strategy For Running Apple (AAPL)

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Tim Cook gave one of his most revealing quotes to date about how he's running Apple in an interview at Duke's Fuqua School of Business. Cook got his MBA at Duke 25 years ago. He was on campus for a reunion and did a one hour interview with Fuqua's Dean....
In One Of His Most Revealing Quotes, Tim Cook Explains His Strategy For Running Apple (AAPL)

The Apple reality distortion field's fun-house mirror

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When did Wall Street and the business press decide that Apple could do nothing right? FORTUNE -- I don't know for certain who writes The Macalope column for Macworld, but I think he put his finger on something interesting Saturday in A Fundamental Disconect, his round-up of the week's Apple...
The Apple reality distortion field's fun-house mirror

BlackBerry Takes Its PR Fight To The SEC: Seeks Review Of "False" Report On Return Rates Of BB Z10 From Detwiler Fenton

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BlackBerry, the beleaguered Canadian handset maker, today said it is contacting the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Ontario Securities Commission for formal reviews of the analysts Detwiler Fenton, after its analysts issued a statement saying that its new flagship handset, the BB Z10, was seeing record-levels of returns in...
BlackBerry Takes Its PR Fight To The SEC: Seeks Review Of "False" Report On Return Rates Of BB Z10 From Detwiler Fenton

Why did Apple drift sideways in 2011 and take off in 2012?

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The dividend is one reason it’s up. But what was keeping it down was fear. The investors who mull over the mysteries of Apple’s (AAPL) valuation at Investor Village’s AAPL Sanity board have been trying to come to grips with the shape of the chart at right, which shows the...
Why did Apple drift sideways in 2011 and take off in 2012?

iPhone fever: Latest numbers point to a big July

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Remember July, when the business press seemed to turn against Apple's (AAPL) iPhone? Near the end of the month, when Apple reported earnings, some analysts and pundits decided that the phone's activation numbers through AT&T (T) were disappointing. I said then that the market's reaction to those reports was just...
iPhone fever: Latest numbers point to a big July
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