ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND SHOPPING

“Focusing on that one review you feel is unfair misses the value, which is the whole symphony of opinions you get on your page.”

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, denying that there’s any orchestration between his site’s angry-hipster-generated reviews and his salespeople, New York Times, 25 March 2010

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BENGALI COLD FRONT

“Why stand at the far shore counting ripples when you can watch from the top of the wave? That seems easier.”

Newly hired VentureBeat executive editor Owen Thomas, doing his poor man’s Louis Rossetto while going on and on about his new job, VentureBeat, 24 March 2010