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 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 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 Read More
Two weeks after raising $3 million of new venture capital, Business Insider founder Henry Blodget is hunting for a new editor-in-chief to oversee the site’s tech vertical. In an announcement today, Mr. Blodget said that SAI’s deputy editor Dan Frommer will be “retiring from editing” SAI and will write full-time, while Nicholas 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 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 Read More
Here’s a screengrab of the home page of The Business Insider from a few minutes ago.
“Stock market crashes as Europe implodes,” Henry Blodget, Business Insider’s chief, wrote on Twitter. “Dow plunges 300,” he said in another. Tweets followed for 350, 400, 500, 560, 720, 750, 850, 900 and 1,000. The last post 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 Read More
OK, so it wasn’t exactly the newsboy strike of 1899. But over the past several days, a class struggle of sorts broke out between a handful of New York bloggers and blog owners over the value (or lack thereof!) of writers in the age of SEO (search engine optimization) and slide-shows.
Henry Blodget, Read More