When Marissa Mayer (yes, that's her in the photo above) first took the top spot at Yahoo, most analysts assumed she would try to forge an analytical, search-driven company, much like what she would've managed had she not been shut out of a Google pro[...]
Tastemade has raised $10 million to expand its digital video platform and become the "digital" Food Network, according to VentureBeat.
Food and the Internet, of course, are yin and yang, and unlike other old-line media companies, Food Network has [...]
As far as millenial media entrepreneurs go, Bryan Goldberg has pretty much shown-and-proved: old-time journalism is ripe for blowing up. Goldberg previously co-founded Bleacher Report, and pocketed substantial cash from the $175 million+ acquisition [...]
According to TechCrunch, Glam Media has raised a $25 million funding round led by Keating Capital, in preparation for an upcoming IPO.
Online blogs are going through IPOs now? Somebody call David Carr, journalism's saved!
Glam Media runs over 4[...]
UPDATE Aug. 13! Armstrong has issued a very candid, private apology email to all AOL staffers, saying Abel had previously been reprimanded for filming meetings. Needless to say, the e-mail has been leaked -- read the full thing at Valleywag.
Videolicious, an app that lets users -- particularly journalists -- create high-quality video reports with mobile phones, has raised $2.25 million from The Washington Post Company, Amazon.com, and The Knight Foundation, among others, according to Tec[...]
UPDATE! AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is now the whipping boy of the Internet, after firing Patch creative director Abel Lenz for taking a picture during Friday's conference call. Venessa Wong at BusinessWeek thinks the graceless firings this past week could[...]
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[...]
Sean Parker hates the current state of American journalism; he made this much clear in his 9,500 word epic rant on TechCrunch last month. When it comes to wedding coverage, though, Parker doesn't seem to have much problem with Vanity Fair, as David K[...]
RebelMouse has raised a $10.25 million Series A funding round led by Oak Investment Partners and SoftBank Capital, according to TechCrunch.
RebelMouse is led by CEO Paul Berry, former CTO of the Huffington Post, and allows users to filter their so[...]
The New York Times reported today that their digital business is currently worth about $360 million, according to Henry Blodget at Business Insider. And Mr. Blodget -- in typical troll-mode -- says that the robust cash-flow is a sign that "no one eve[...]
The comments section of a Gawker Media website typically resembles the online remains of the Cambridge Union Society: unforgiving, unapologetic, and witheringly witty.
The same could be said for the professional writers on Gawker's staff, even tho[...]