• Quote of the Day

    “The one thing I’ve learned this year is that there is a real business here.” –Time Inc CEO Anne Moore, explaining in the WSJ that Time’s decision to invest heavily in CNN.com, People, SI.com and a few other sites doesn’t mean they’re too late to the (advertising–and eyeballs)game to succeed. (Susan sez: Now that ad… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “That’s old media for ya — and they say bloggers don’t report real news, nor are we journalists. We lead, they follow…..Yeah, don’t credit us old media, but don’t think we’re not watching you — *all* of us.” –Blogger violet blue, commenting on how WashPo reporter Brian Krebs used material from a story BoingBoing broke… Continue Reading

  • Fortune: Speculating on Yahoo’s next moves

    Adam Lashinsky in Fortune rings the changes on what Yahoo might could do to make the Street happier–which he says means showing deal momenteum. Lashinsky’s top maybes: Yahoo buys AOL Yahoo sells itself Yahoo merges with eBay Yahoo keeps on keeping on Susan sez: I don’t agree deal momentum is the answer, not unless it’s… Continue Reading

  • Noted

    Friday links: Wired: Steve Job’s greatest quotes, like “It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” Jason Calcanis: Holding forth in a podcast and donating the bucks to charity. BizWeek: Digger Jay Adelson advises old farts to remember… Continue Reading

  • Ev Williams buys back his start ups

    In the department of now this is cool, ex-Blogger/Googlers Ev Williams (and new partner Biz Stone) have reclaimed start ups Odeo and Twitter from their VC funding, taking back control and starting the obvious corp (no irony there.) Ev sez: “Nearly everyone I know in the Internet business is either at one of the giants,… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “…When there are a million sites to read, a million videos to watch, a million songs to listen to, individuals tailor their choices according to the specifics of their passions. Just a few years ago, as the number of media choices began to grow explosively, this took considerable effort. Today, with the rise of ‘viral’… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “What’s clear is that content creators are no longer in control of the content business. That doesn’t mean content creators can’t make money– it just means that an increasing portion of every dollar they make will go to Google.” –Publishing 2.0’s Scott Karp, explaining why he believes that Google wants to own the business of… Continue Reading

  • Placeblogging gets new start-ups or Local will not die

    My friend Lisa Williams is about to launch Placeblogger, an OPML-based aggregator that will be a directory of local blogs–blogs focused on a place, not neccessarily news blogs–around the country. Now Steve Berlin Johnson, one of the more reflective writers I read, announces that’s he’s got a stealth local start-up called outside.in–a service that aggregates… Continue Reading