Sarah Lacy is a freelance business reporter and a fixture on the Silicon Valley scene. Gawker media mini-mogul Nick Denton once called her “the hottest reporter in the tech world—ever.”
So when she conducted a video interview for Yahoo with Elon Musk, the futurist in chief behind fledgling electric car company Tesla, she was Read More
Last night, purple-pushing internet company Yahoo! announced that co-founder and C.E.O. Jerry Yang would be stepping down from his management role, which he’s had since June 2007. Mr. Yang will continue to sit on the company’s board and take back his old title (we kid you not): Chief Yahoo!.
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Yahoo! and Jon Hamm (Don Draper on Mad Men) broke out the whiskey yesterday in celebration of APT, the media company’s new digital advertising system (check out the site here). At a press conference in New York, in celebration of Advertising Week festivities, Mr. Hamm joined Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang and President Sue Decker Read More
In case you missed it, Mike Bloomberg was on The Today Show this morning to announce that the city will phase in hybrid vehicles into the city’s taxi fleet over the next five years as part of his overall effort to reduce local pollution.
The mayor was joined by two other guests. Read More
Anybody who shares a name with an elected official, candidate, or press aide, can sympathize with Maureen Donovan whose last name is one letter off from the very busy press aide to congressman John Sweeney (of the infamous 911 calls).
Here’s Donovan’s automated response to from Donovan’s Yahoo account:
If you are trying Read More
On Sept. 20, Al Gore’s Current TV network plans to announce a partnership with Yahoo!, according to two sources familiar with the deal.
That coupling will mean a higher profile for the tiny, quirky 24-hour network—channel 103 on the Time Warner dial. Current debuted a year ago to raised eyebrows and predictions of imminent demise. Read More
Yahoo/AP has a good story this morning on plans to create a beach on the Hudson, at Piers 52/53.
The story misses a growing movement led by boaters to revive the city’s beaches. For instance, the argument is raging now in Community Board 1 over providing access to a beach on the Read More
Daily News editor Dawn Eden writes in response to criticism of a recent piece in her section that, to me, seemed to gloss over the politics of abortion, and that led a reader to apparently discover that the profile subject was spreading misinformation:
“Moral rehab for reporters” –I like that. Thanks for the Read More
On a slow night, Anne, a 23-year-old assistant at an art consultancy, will get drunk at home with her friends and, instead of watching a movie or gossiping about men, they’ll break into one of their old boyfriends’ e-mail accounts. “My friends and I have a few glasses of wine, and it’s like, ‘Let’s go Read More
Sit down, folks, because Joan Rivers is doing stand-up again , even if it hasn’t always been a picnic. “One time some asshole from the New York Post came in to see a show and later wrote, ‘Old stuff! It was all old stuff,’” Ms. Rivers told us. “And I was like, Read More