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Apple CEO Tim Cook: Forbes’ Victoria Murphy Called Him “Unlikely Successor” In 2004

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Founder and CEO Steve Jobs’ pick to replace him prior to his passing (both shown above), can look back and laugh at Victoria Murphy (now Victoria Murphy Barrett) an Associate Editor with Forbes Magazine to this day, who, in 2004 let loose with a character assassination that basically said he […]

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Pownce V. Twitter – Remembering An Old Social Media Battle

Pownce V. Twitter. What’s Pownce you ask? What’s fun about 2012 and the emergence of Social Media as both a term and an industry (remember when “New Media” was the preferred term about three years ago?) is the assumed permanence of some platforms and because so many people have entered the space that are in […]

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Social Media Over Traditional Journalism, Old Media, As News Source

Social Media has officially replaced traditional journalism and Old Media as the first news source of choice. Or so says a cool infographic created and distributed by Schools.com. The infographic, which you can see below, reports that over 50 percent of people surveyed get their breaking news via social media rather than traditional news sources, […]

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TechCrunch Traffic Up 36 Percent Due To Facebook IPO News

Don’t look now, but TechCrunch – the blog founded by Michael Arrington, who in 2010 then sold it to the Tim Armstrong and Arriana Huffington-ran AOL, and the same Huffington who Michael recently called a “touchy psychopath” for her then-heavy-handed role at the tech blog, chasing off Arrington, and bloggers Sarah Lacy, Paul Carr, and […]

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PicPlz, Instagram Competitor, Shutting Down “Permanently” July 3rd

PicPlz, the San Francisco-and-Seattle-based mobile photo-sharing platform founded by Dalton Caldwell, who is now founder of Mixed Media Labs, and this blogger is on (along with a number of others including Instagram) just sent an email an hour ago announcing that it was shutting down “permanently” July 3rd 2012. Here’s the email: Hi zennie, picplz […]

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Martin Lewis Sells MoneySavingExpert.com Website For £87 Million Or $133 Million

Martin Lewis Sells MoneySavingExpert.com For £87 Million? If you’re reading this and in America, you’re wondering first, who is Martin Lewis, second why is his website worth £87 Million, and third, what does that convert to in American dollars? Well, Martin Lewis is an Englishman who’s work on the area of personal finance is such […]

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TechCrunch Disrupt: Michael Arrington Forgets AngelGate At Bin 38

Is TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington losing his memory? Earlier today, this blogger noted the drop in buzz for TechCrunch Disrupt New York, and pointed as the reason, in part, the absence of Michael Arrington’s direct control over the proceedings, and particularly his genius for making up news stories that created attention, and just happened to […]

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TechCrunch Disrupt New York: First Kinda Post – Michael Arrington Disrupt Lacks Buzz

TechCrunch Disrupt is into its third day of activities in New York City, and while this blogger’s not there for the second year (I’ll opt for San Francisco because I’ve jumped times zones 15 times this year already), I follow it via online accounts. In searching for “TechCrunch” on Google Search, it was not hard […]

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Facebook Must Fix The Faulty Friending Algorithm

Facebook’s friend algorithm is poorly designed, and to a degree that this blogger finds consistently annoying. Really, it’s not just the algorithm that tells you that you’re “friending” people you don’t know, when you do know them, it’s the very website which prompts you to ‘friend’ the same people the system then says you don’t […]

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Social Media Ad Trust And TV Activity Trust Now Common Measure

“Social Media Ad Trust Grows; Old Media Ad Trust Shrinks?” That’s right. According to a number of sources, as more and more people go online trust in social media ads, generally presented in the framework of frank conversations about the companies and people they’re about, are more trusted than their print and television counterparts. Moreover, […]

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Twitter For Small Business: Fitting Square Peg In Round Hole

Twitter. I love it, and combined with Tout it’s a powerful tool. But Twitter’s one main issue has been revenue generation. The problem is Twitter’s basic design is not, for all practical purposes, revenue-generation-friendly. I’m not going to explain why that is, just that it is. But give credit to Twitter for trying to fit […]

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Rick Bolander Interview: VC Says Facebook Buy Of Instagram Is Anomaly In Tech, Social Media

Rick Bolander says Facebook’s purchase of Instagram is an anomaly in the tech, Social Media space. In the third installment of my interview with the Managing Partner of Gabriel Venture Partners, Mr. Bolander explains his reasons for such a position. “Gabriel will never invest based on an anomaly,” he said. Moreover, Bolander observes that the […]

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Rick Bolander Is The Best VC You Never Heard Of

Who is Rick Bolander? When I say “venture capitalist” who comes to mind for you? Is it Peter Thiel, who was made famous by appearing in the movie The Social Network thanks to actor Wallace Langham? Is it Ron Conway, the much-loved, affable co-boss of Y Combinator, who, with business partner Yuri Milner, helped entrepreneurs […]

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Turntable.fn Latest In Digital Music Revolution

Ok, a full disclosure. I discovered Turntable.fn via a blog post that was linked to by my friend Davey D on Facebook. So this is a friend using social media, leading me to a new social media platform that’s accused of helping to kill the record industry itself. That means Davey D killed the record […]

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Web 2.0 Summit No-Go For 2012. I’m Trying To Cry…

2012 will see the Web 2.0 Summit, that small conference that Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle expertly established to become a kind an annual bellweather of where tech was going. Even as much as Sarah Lacy laments its passing, for some reason, try as I might to cry, as much as I am trying to […]

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Are you a tech junkie? When digitial and media collecting becomes digital hoarding

Melinda Beck, a journalist with welcomed me as a psychological expert and contributor to her article,   The speed at which the technology industry is infiltrating our lives is taking a toll on our psychological well-being, and some of us are particularly at risk.  This article skillfully discusses the development, associated symptoms and treatment of […]

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Alexis Tsotsis Of TechCrunch Says AOL “Undeniably Sucks”

After it was purchased by America Online – opps, AOL – for $30 million, and saw Huffington Post Founder Arriana Huffington become the boss over it, TechCrunch tech blog has went through a huge change of people over the last year, with the departure of Founder Michael Arrington, CEO Heather Harde, and writers Paul Carr, […]

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Sarah Lacy Strikes Back Against TechCrunch With PandoDaily.com

TechCrunch Senior Editor Sarah Lacy, who I first met when she was hanging with then-Valleywag Editor Owen Thomas, is the first former TechCrunch staffer (there are a lot of them: Michael Arrington , Paul Carr, Heather Harde, and Lacy) to actually announce that she’s going to announce a first funding round for a new venture […]

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CNN’s Solidad O’Brien Calls Out Michael Arrington On Black Entrepreneurs

At first this blogger was just going to leave the whole issue of TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington’s statement that he “Didn’t know any black entrepreneurs” alone at one blog post. But after a series of emails, a video follow-up, the one above, was in order. And to really hammer home the point that what Michael […]

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CNN, Michael Arrington, Black Entrepreneurs, and The Invisible Man

Last week, a bit of a row ensued when Tech Crunch Founder Michael Arrington appeared on a segment of a CNN special on black entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and, under questioning by Soledad O’Brien, said “I don’t know a single black entrepreneur.” This blogger got wind of Michael’s comments because a friend, Marco Brown, a […]