Archive for April, 2012

THE SUBLIME AND THE RIDICULOUS

April 27, 2012

“We go to Twitter for breaking news, not Facebook. If it’s important, we’ll toss it onto Twitter right away. We go to Facebook only when it’s transcendent.”

Eric Carvin, the Associated Press’s social media editor, on the transcendent news-sharing power of the world’s biggest baby-photo repository, Digiday, 26 April 2012.

TAKING THE “SUCCESS” OUT OF “SUCCESSION”

April 26, 2012

“One of the primary challenges with charismatic organizations is succession.”

Forrester CEO George Colony, making the case for his own replacement in arguing that Apple is the next Sony, Forrester Blogs, 25 April 2012

UM, WHAT’S A MARKETING REPORT?

April 26, 2012

“We’re still this toddler in a grown man’s body in many ways.”

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason, comparing his online-discount empire, currently valued at $7.6 billion, to an ’80s Tom Hanks farce while drinking beer,  Wall Street Journal, 26 April 2012

CAN’T WE ALL JUST NOT GET ALONG?

April 25, 2012

“Going back 17 years, Yahoo has had a culture of consensus.”

Yahoo-created billionaire loudmouth Mark Cuban, on fixing the Web giant’s systemic problems, AllThingsD, 25 April 2012

WE’RE STILL BETTING ON OLD NESSIE

April 24, 2012

“Just like the Loch Ness Monster, you may have heard the rumors about Google Drive. It turns out, one of the two actually does exist.”

Google executive Sundar Pichai, on the company’s bizarrely overdue Web file-storage offering, Official Google Blog, 24 April 2012

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