Archive for March 8th, 2010

WITH FURROWED BROWSERS

March 8, 2010

“It is a battle not just of mind but of heart as well. We are wanting to make an emotional connection – we are ploughing a different furrow here.”

Unbearably British Microsoft executive Ashley Highfield, on his company’s plans to lose even more money with a marketing campaign for its Bing search engine, Guardian.co.uk, 8 March 2010

AND SOME OF IT WAS ACTUALLY NOT PORN

March 8, 2010

“February was a month of big milestones for us, possibly the most exciting of which was that you guys viewed Tumblr more than a BILLION times. That’s 36 million times a day, 25,000 times a minute, and more than 400 times a second!”

Tumblr CEO and professional adorablogger David Karp, on the amazing discovery that reinventing GeoCities and LiveJournal with a slightly more emo design can pay off, Tumblr Staff Blog, 8 March 2010

WE READ YOUR PINK SLIP SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO

March 8, 2010

“What do news organizations need to do to survive? Will books become extinct? When will an audience pay for content? Can video bring television and the internet together? Will the iPad save us all? Keeping up with these changes is time-consuming, as essential media coverage is scattered across numerous web sites at any given moment.”

Mediagazer editrix Megan McCarthy, on how her Techmeme-powered industry-news site might save journalism by allowing reporters to spend less time tracking their employers’ fortunes and more time actually doing their jobs, Mediagazer News, 8 March 2010

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