A Little Bird Told Us
Apple’s plans to bring the world’s largest iStore to Grand Central always seemed to defy laws of taste, landmarks preservation and possibly even physics.
Apparently, Apple has reached the same conclusion, because an anonymous source close to the M.T.A. has confirmed that the company has backed out of plans to bring computers to commuters Read More
Twitter, the Web’s main repository of personal oversharing, political dissent and tasteless self-promotion, is donning a suit and tie.
The little blue bird has been perching in a spartan temporary New York City space since September, searching for the perfect spot for its first New York City headquarters. Now The Observer has learned that Read More
The crowds of investors clamoring for shares in companies at every stage of their development are no deterrent for Darren Herman of Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners, who announced this morning that his ad firm is creating an early-stage investment arm. He’s betting that the marketing and branding power KBS+P boasts will attract entrepreneurs.
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In honor of Social Media Week, The Observer is anointing the 100 Funniest Tumblrs ever. They’re ordered from less funny to more funny, to help give readers the enthusiasm necessary to avoid click-through fatigue. And remember, the next time Tumblr goes down, this slideshow can provide that blogging fix.
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As talk of payouts for the exposure-hungry bloggers who contribute content to The Huffington Post ramps up, California’s Media Worker’s Guild is sponsoring a Facebook campaign asking Arianna Huffington to “spare a dime” out of the $315 million pricetag her company fetched in a recent merger with Aol.
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How long can this venture capital dog and pony show last? That’s the question on the mind of IA Capital Partners’ Roger Ehrenberg, who forsees a proliferation of venture capital firms even as some of the biggest names wither and die.
He separates venture firms into three categories: Micro VC, Life-cycle VC and Read More
blips of news
New York startup Hashable got an extensive video treatment by Building43. Michael Yavonditte, CEO of the relationship-tracking company, faces tough questions from Robert Scoble, including his initial reaction to check-in software: “That’s sort of weird, or lame… Why would you check in on a person?”
Mr. Yavonditte maintains that there are people who Read More
The tech pundits got this one right. A round of pats on the back is in order for anyone who’s been speculating about News Corp.’s eventual spinoff of MySpace, which it bought for $580 million back in 2005. paidContent reports:
“With a new structure in place, now is the right time to consider strategic options for Read More
Following on the enormously successful, warts-and-all initial public offering of Demand Media, the latest sign of a flowering market for technology IPOs takes the form of an industry move on Wall Street: Imran Khan, a JPMorgan managing director known for his tech analysis, is moving over to Credit Suisse to work on Read More
Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the man behind the government’s ongoing hedge fund crackdown, today announced he’s working to sideline websites that trade in illegal streaming of copyrighted sporting events.
Seizure warrants have been executed on offending sites Atdhe.net, Channelsurfing.net, HQ-Streams.com, HQ-Streams.net, Firstrow.net, Ilemi.com, Iilemi.com, Iilemii.com, Rojadirecta.org and Rojadirecta.com, Mr. Bharara’s office said Read More