A forward-looking item over at The New York Times‘ DealBook today asks: Which companies could, possibly, follow The Huffington Post into the arms of some deep-pocketed acquirer?
The Times mentions a few potential candidates for hypothetical buyouts: Gawker Media, Glam Media and Business Insider.
To find out whether there was any substance behind buyout Read More
the rabbit hole of nonsense
Following on The New York Times‘ story about tensions between Facebook and Goldman Sachs arising over the Wall Street firm’s decision to deny U.S. investors a chance to buy Facebook shares, Business Insider comes back with an additional bit of reporting that it says contradicts The Times’ account.
Whereas The Times’ Andrew Ross Read More
UPDATE: Fred Wilson responds below.
Prominent VC Fred Wilson is not pleased with Silicon Alley Insiders’ treatment of his beloved New York tech scene. Today he highlighted a new blog, We Are NY Tech, that he hopes will change the tenor of startup coverage.
“Unlike silly lists like the Business Insider ‘Coolest 100 People’ Read More
Silicon Alley Insider stirred up an already heated debate over women in tech today when it published its list of the 100 Coolest People in Silicon Alley.
The qualifications for making this list are pretty thin. “We’ve put together our annual list of 100 people in the New York tech community who did really Read More
During a talk at the International Newsroom Summit held in London, Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. admitted that “we will stop printing the New York Times sometime in the future,” but, said Sulzberger, that date is “TBD.”
Business Insider has said for a while that this is the way the Times Read More
Henry Blodget has raised “about $3 million” in his second round of venture capital funding. The Business Insider proprietor and $20 bill man announced in a post this morning that he plans to launch more verticals, an international edition and a professional research service, while expanding his newsroom and doing more original reporting. Read More
In this week’s BusinessWeek profile of Henry Blodget, we get a look inside his Business Insider.
There are no bellowing editors, no reporters with phones up to their ears. In fact, reporters on each “vertical” (the site is divided into several silos focused on technology and finance) share one phone, which would seem to Read More
The last time the stock market had a day this bad, the headline on Business Insider’s frong page had six exclamation points. This afternoon’s lead story is nearly as awesome: it’s called “MARKETS RIPPED APART” and features a picture of a wolf with its mouth open. Unrelatedly, the site also put up a Read More
Dispatch from the trenches: The Wall Street Journal is prepared to use a whole host of techniques and tropes to take readers from The New York Times.
With puns: “The times demand it.”
With pop: “The times they are a changin.’”
With play: “The Wall Street Journal, now Metro-Sectional.”
These are the taglines Read More
Among the many voices chiming in about the imminent sale of Newsweek this afternoon was Business Insider Editor and CEO Henry Blodget, who offered to buy the magazine for $1.
Yes, that probably sounds startling. But if Newsweek’s finances look anything like BusinessWeek’s, our FINAL bid may actually have to Read More