Founder Stories Presented by Johnnie Walker
The way we connect with our friends, fund our businesses, shop online, and catch up on the latest news have changed dramatically in the past decade. Founders on the cutting edge of social media, crowdfunding, e-commerce, business services and online publishing are radically changing the way we behave online — but how much do we Read More
off the record
Sure, you’ve seen a hundred shots of Katie Holmes celebrating at The New York Observer‘s 25th Anniversary Party by now. If you didn’t know what Rex Reed looked like, now you do. And those pictures of Spike Lee, Mayor Bloomberg and Chuck Close? Sure, we could see how some Read More
When Jason Binn announced his return to the publishing business on Monday—with a multi-platform luxury lifestyle magazine sponsored by Gilt Groupe, Hudson News and Dufry duty free—the response was so big it crashed his computer.
“I tend to go out and meet people and I’m very engaging socially and it’s never happened before,” the Niche Media founder told Off the Record, from his home office in Manhattan. “I’ve had three tech people to my house and I’ve got Gilt people helping me out…it’s great because it’s horrible.”
The private sale service Gilt Groupe is looking to raise between $80-100 million in a deal that will value the company at around $1 billion, according to Business Insider’s Henry Blodget.
Breaking the news of Gilt’s new valuation via Blodget is an interesting choice, since two of Gilt Groupe’s co-founders, Kevin Ryan and Dwight Merriman, Read More
Felix Gillette sits down with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric, who says, "I really would like more time," said Ms. Couric. "Because I think time is not our friend at the Evening News."
Leon Neyfakh looks at Steve Rubin, publisher of Doubleday, and writes, "Steve Rubin would like everyone in book publishing Read More
On Oct. 30, Kevin Ryan, chief executive officer of AlleyCorp, was changing into his Halloween costume in a taxi, zooming from midtown to the East Village. He was heading to a Halloween party for Gilt Groupe, one of six companies contained under the AlleyCorp umbrella; his costume, a Karl Lagerfeld getup, couldn’t have been more Read More