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
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 Read More
Women In Tech
Last month, Silicon Alley Insider published a list called 100 Coolest People in Silicon Alley; only 12 were women. But New York is home to some of the biggest female rockstars in tech: the regularly-cited Caterina Fake (Flickr, Hunch.com) and Hilary Mason (bit.ly), as well as some lesser-known but equally interesting lady 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
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
On July 6th, 2005, The Observer officially launched the Media Mob under editor Tom Scocca with a post that attempted—and failed—to introduce an awkward portmanteau word we thought would capture large media companies’ incursions into the then-still novel medium of blogs. We called it (shudder) blogentrification, and described it as follows:
It starts with Read More
A new Intel survey reports that women would rather Tumblr than take a tumble in bed. An online survey of more than 2,000 users last month found that almost half of the women (46 percent) would rather go without sex for two weeks than give up the Internet for that long.
Only Read More
While print media is slowly losing its rock stars, it looks like the digital world is taking a hit too. George Kliavkoff, the chief digital officer at NBC Universal and one of the people responsible for bringing Hulu into the mix, is leaving the company a year before his contract expires. He Read More
Tim Armstrong, Google’s president of sales and crusader for their possible search ad deal with Yahoo, was having a cocktail at the W Hotel at Lexington and 50th Street last night for the Silicon Alley 100. But he wasn’t exactly sure why he was there.
A couple hundred of the city’s Read More
Silicon Alley Insider announced their list of the top 100 most influential New Yorkers in the digital business community.
Last year, Mayor Bloomberg was at the top. This year, it’s Fred Wilson, co-founder of venture capital firm Union Square Ventures. Why?
But investments alone aren’t what makes Fred so influential Read More