Julie Zeveloff, the editor of Business Insider’s lifestyle vertical, is going on safari to “the best hotel in the world,” as she has so often referred to it. Ms. Zeveloff has been invited to go on this safari by the Tanzania Tourist Board, the Africa Adventure Company and Singita Grumeti Group, and Coastal Aviation.
“No, I didn’t win the lottery and I’m not a lucky honeymooner,” she helpfully explained on the site. “I’ve been invited by the Tanzania Tourist Board to go on safari and visit several of the country’s best lodges, including the tented camp that Travel + Leisure has called ‘the best hotel in the world’ for the past two years.”
The newly revitalized Spin magazine is being un-revitalized, Gawker’s big new hire, Blodget’s big new profile, Borowitz’s old trolling tactic attracts new “fans,” and more media stories in today’s Power Lunch.
Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget has challenged journalism professor Dan Reimhold to a blog-off against BI’s pathologically prolific writer Joe Weisenthal, according to Poynter.
It all started when Mr. Reimhold, who teaches at the University of Tampa, wrote a mild blog post about how he would never teach his students to be like Mr. Read More
Henry Blodget—the pale firecrotch king of Business Insider, whose greatest moment of intimacy with Jews came when one banned him from the securities industry for life—can’t decide who hates Jews: Is it everyone, or just some people? Or maybe it’s just him?
Henry Blodget, BusinessInsider aggregator-in-chief, disgraced Merrill Lynch analyst and the pundit who spent the weeks leading up to the Facebook IPO hammering on what were at face incongruous themes—overpriced Facebook stock was “muppet-bait” and Mark Zuckerberg was the greatest—is out with a new Facebook trope that’s Internet fantastic:
The ongoing controversy over a Read More
The Real Estate
“On the West Coast, they call it the Stanford swivel,” said serial entrepreneur Nihal Mehta. “Like when you’re at Stanford, you kind of have to look around to make sure other people aren’t hearing. I find myself doing the Stanford swivel at Soho House, just to make sure that folks aren’t eavesdropping.”
Mr. Mehta, whose latest venture, LocalResponse, helps brands find and reward consumers posting about them on social media, was discussing the downside of talking shop in the recently refurbished sixth-floor drawing room of Soho House. “I was kinda joking around last time I was there that we’d have to sign N.D.A.’s,” said Mr. Mehta.
The notion that members of the tony, $1,800-to-$2,400-a-year private club would have to worry about techies stealing their start-up idea—rather than, say, an I-banker squirreling away a stock tip—has to do with the changing demographics of Soho House. Where a seat at the bar once meant overhearing talk about “taking helicopters to the Hamptons,” as one member told The Observer, these days, depending on the hour, the sixth floor might have more in common with a start-up hub than the lunch crowd at Michael’s or Bull and Bear.
There are no women on the boards of the biggest Web 2.0 companies, Kara Swisher at All Things D wrote yesterday, citing Zynga, Facebook, Twitter and Groupon.
It’s crappy to see that the hottest companies on the Web are still missing women at the top. But it’s hardly a shocker. According to Read More
Nick Denton and Henry Blodget were in a jovial mood today, chatting about the new media business at Business Insider’s Ingnition Conference.
Blodget wanted to know if Denton, who recently penned an opus on Gawker’s new direction, would be moving away from some of their most successful, but ethically questionable practices, like paying for scoops. Read More
Tech Bubble Watch
Back in the late 1990s, Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker was known as the “Net Queen” for her bullish view on the web. When the Dot-com bubble burst, of course, her research fell out of favor.
But according to Bloomberg, a decade later, with tech stocks all the rage, Meeker’s research is back 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