Archive for March 1st, 2010

AND THAT’S JUST THE PARTIES

March 1, 2010

“We’ll be the first to admit that, by conventional standards, Yelp can seem weird.”

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, referring obliquely to the freakazoid culture of obsessive business reviewers on his site, Official Yelp Blog, 1 March 2010

TAKE TWO TABLETS AND CALL ME WHEN YOU HAVE A BUSINESS MODEL

March 1, 2010

“We feel confident enough that consumers will want our content in this new format that we are committing the resources necessary to be there. How large a revenue stream digitized content represents is an answer we hope to learn through this process.”

Condé Nast CEO Charles Townsend, on taking an existential approach to tablet-computer media, New York Times, 28 February 2010

THE BRAND CALLED WHEEE!

March 1, 2010

“I think about our brand and how our brand comes across to consumers as being this really fun and delightful and friendly brand, I think about what other big company has that same brand identity? And Google is at the top of that.”

Picnik CEO Jonathan Sposato, on selling his online photo-editing startup to Google for a bunch of lava lamps and free food, TechFlash, 1 March 2010

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