Archive for March 17th, 2010

WE WON’T BURY YOU

March 17, 2010

“I would like to have something that will actually help fund the publishers. I believe that you can build a solid, well-funded business—including investigative journalism—around advertising.”

Digg CEO Jay Adelson, trying not to pound his shoe on the table as he turns media businesses into charity cases, Telegraph.co.uk, 17 March 2010

THIS IS NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S KEYNOTE

March 17, 2010

“In short, the Twitterati in the audience thought our hour-long chat was about as interesting as watching a pair of grandmothers play Canasta.”

Havas Media Lab director Umair Haque, managing to insult grandmothers everywhere while apologizing to SXSW attendees for his disappoint interview with Twitter CEO Evan Williams, Harvard Business Review, 17 March 2010

LOCAL ZERO

March 17, 2010

“While there are companies in the local space, AOL has the technology to digitize the local space at scale. We believe it’s an untapped market for the most part and one of the largest commercial opportunities online that has yet to be won.”

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, who already sold AOL a local startup, Patch.com, and now wants it to pour more megabucks into microcontent, MarketWatch, 17 March 2010

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