San Francisco entrepreneur and investor Ryan Allis released a 1,284-slide Powerpoint presentation earlier this week, in celebration of his 30th birthday on Thursday, August 14 (happy belated, buddy!) It's been mocked by lots of media folk -- but I re[...]
Original Article: Contently, "The Financial Times on Why They Ditched CPMs For A New Ad Currency: Time Spent."
The Financial Times announced that it will sell display ads based on the time its audience spends with its content, as opposed to cost p[...]
Business Insider raised an additional $12 million of funding earlier this month, with major investors including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and will be expanding into the U.K., according to the Wall Street Journal.
Michael Wolff of USA Today -- a ubiqu[...]
This just in: media moguls like to lie about traffic.
Earlier today, Gawker writer Adam Weinstein criticized Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson for changing an article about BuzzFeed's surging traffic to reflect the positive affects of their heav[...]
A recent Business Insider piece highlights the precipitous traffic decline of viral content sites like Upworthy, ViralNova and Elite Daily, with the morale being 'investing in journalism pays off.'
We're not so sure about that one.
Nick Denton and Henry Blodget took to the stage at last week's Ignition: Future of Digital conference -- organized by Business Insider -- and kind of shot down rumors of a B.I.-Gawker merger, according to The New York Observer.
The funny thing is,[...]
why are people who claim in their bio to be "passionate about racial & environmental justice" even following me? #GoAway
— Pax Dickinson (@paxdickinson) September 9, 2013
Pax Dickinson has been fired from his position as Chief Technology Offi[...]
Jeff Bezos has personally purchased The Washington Post for $250 million, almost literally on a whim. If we are to believe The New York Times' fanning profile of publisher Katherine Weymouth this past weekend-- which held lots of talk about the chall[...]
'Marketing technology' covers everything from website creation platforms (WordPress, Drupal) to web analytics (Google, Nielsen) to social content/forums (Facebook, Disqus). So duh there's going to be a ton of startups...still, many bloggers are point[...]
Business Insider has had quite a year so far -- founder Henry Blodget was recently profiled in the New Yorker (behind paywall...damn you, Old Media!), where he claimed he was aiming for a Wall Street comeback. A quick Blodget primer: the dude was ess[...]
According to Betabeat, Matt Monahan is a Stanford graduate and founder of AlphaBoost – a social advertising technology firm. Last week, he was in India with Dave McClure’s “Geeks on a Plane” tour – sponsored by Google, QualComm, Paypal and other majo[...]