Elizabeth Spiers / Spiersblr:
HOW NOT TO INTERACT WITH THE MEDIA 101, courtesy of Hashable CEO, Mike Yavonditte: — 1. See a negative op-ed about your company wherein the author uses a metaphor describing you being a velvet rope telling people they're not “Hashable” enough. — 2. Utterly fail to grasp metaphor.
Discussion: @jamesurbaniak, @mikeyavo, @hashablepr, @benhuh, @mikeyavo, @lock and Betabeat, more at Mediagazer »
James Urbaniak / @jamesurbaniak: New internet meme: Dumb #Hashable founder @mikeyavo is dumb. http://bit.ly/ii7oWi
Michael Yavonditte / @mikeyavo: @espiers another sleazy thing to publish my private emails- wow! You are trash lady
Hashable PR / @hashablepr: @jayrosen_nyu We're very disappointed that you linked that. You're on notice, buddy.
Michael Yavonditte / @mikeyavo: @Lock if I file a lawsuit I am going after them, you bettcha
Lockhart Steele / @lock: Gotta say, great first week for @betabeat. Hashable dustup is priceless. Bravo @espiers & co.
Mike Taylor / Betabeat:
Hashable Is Worthless — If there's one thing I hate more than burning my potatoes when I'm trying to create an awesome breakfast moment with a lady I met the night before, it's Hashable, the application that lets users flaunt their social connections by broadcasting updates on their every encounter.
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Apple's Safari Browser Gives Search Marketers Headaches — Apple's dominance on tablets and smartphones presents a threat to accurately measure and optimize the performance of paid-search marketing campaigns. — Search firm Marin Software published a white paper Tuesday based on findings …
Gavin Dunaway / Adotas: iOS SEM Conversions Severely Undercounted
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
RIP Digg. — Startups in Silicon Valley are like old generals. They don't die anymore, buoyed on life-rafts of lingering venture capital and modest revenues. They just fade away, eventually purchased for assets that are a shadow of their former promise. It's pretty clear that Digg is on that path.
Discussion: Soshable, Webmetricsguru, The Next Web, Computerworld, louisgray.com, BlogsDNA, @marshallk, @kevinrose, @jason, @rafat, Softpedia News, The Raw Story, Edible Apple, TechCrunch and @kevinrose
Marshall Sponder / Webmetricsguru: Super Full Moon and Web Journal
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: In Defense of Digg and Internet Evolution
Anurag Upadhaya / BlogsDNA: Kevin Rose gives Digg a rest for a new Startup
Marshall Kirkpatrick / @marshallk: Digg never offered me anything but juvenile insulting humor, sensationalist day-old links & a whole lot of traffic.
Jason Calacanis / @jason: I could 2x digg's traffic in 18 months + provide and easy road map for them to get back where they belong. maybe i will write it up
Kase Wickman / The Raw Story: Digg founder steps back to launch new startup
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Kevin Rose Resigns From Digg, Closing Round On New Startup
Laura Kusisto / Betabeat:
Apple Sour on Grand Central — Apple's plans to bring the world's largest iStore to Grand Central always seemed to defy all laws of taste, landmarks preservation and possibly even physics. — Apparently, Apple has reached the same conclusion, because a source close to the M.T.A. has confirmed …
Discussion: @jeffreydroseman, Curbed NY, DNAinfo.com and 9 to 5 Mac
Jeffrey Roseman / @jeffreydroseman: Lets see if Apple NOT coming to Grand Central, gets as much press as it got, when the rumor started.
Olivia Scheck / DNAinfo.com: Apple Drops Plans for Huge Grand Central Store, Report Says
Fred / A VC:
The War For Talent — Steve Blank says in his New Rules For The New Internet Bubble: … I'm hearing this from everyone I know in Silicon Valley. And you can see the evidence on the web. — Joshua Schachter posted this on his twitter feed yesterday. This is what a new developer gets when they show up at work at Tasty Labs.
Discussion: San Francisco Chronicle
Sasha Vasilyuk / San Francisco Chronicle: Office design is key for startups
Kenna McHugh / SocialTimes.com:
Top 100 Socially Networked Cities — Men's Health came out with a study determining the top 100 socially networked cities. The magazine started by calculating the number of Facebook and LinkedIn users per capita, and then determined the overall Twitter usage. The study also included Myspace, Friendster, Reddit and Digg.
Charlie White / Mashable!: Top 100 Socially Networked Cities in the U.S.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Netflix Original Content Is Much More Than A Strategy Shift — It Could Shift An Industry — Three years ago, if you had asked people to choose between cable television and Netflix, the vast majority would have laughed at you. A DVD-by-mail service versus thousands of pieces of content always at your fingertips?
Patrick Seitz / IBD Click: Netflix Sets Up ‘House Of Cards’ For Original Programming
Bloomberg Game Changers: Marc Andreessen — “Bloomberg Game Changers” profiles Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz and co-founder of Internet pioneer Netscape Communications Corp. This program features interviews with Netscape co-founder Jim Clark; Jim Barksdale …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Evolution of SXSW Interactive — Andy Budd, on last week's SXSW Interactive: … I had a great time, once again, but only in the sense that Austin is a fine city and you can't help but have fun hanging out with good friends from across the country (and globe) whom you see in person only rarely.
Discussion: Andy Budd::Blogography, TechCrunch, @gaberivera and HorsePigCow:
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Hitler Weighs In On SXSW Jumping The Shark
Gabe Rivera / @gaberivera: Image: SXSW 2000 w/ @ev @kottke @mathowie @owenthomas http://j.mp/gXRhgS How did @mathowie's talk go down 11 years later? http://j.mp/i4vHbs
Tara Hunt / HorsePigCow:: There's Something about SXSW
Loek Essers / PC World:
Dutch Court Rules WiFi Hacking Is Now Legal — Breaking in to an encrypted router and using the WiFi connection is not an criminal offence, a Dutch court ruled. WiFi hackers can not be prosecuted for breaching router security. — A court in The Hague ruled earlier this month that it is legal …
Discussion: @eric_andersen, p2pnet and Slashdot
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
25 Things I Hate About Google, Revisited 5 Years Later — Five years ago, I wrote a story called “25 Things I Hate About Google.” It went viral, to my surprise. I thought it was worth revisiting that story on its five year anniversary, to see how many of those “hates” have been fixed.
Discussion: @dannysullivan and @mattcutts
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: Hate: 11 - Love: 8 - Like: 3 - Mixed: 1 - N/A: 2, so call it 50/50 on my 25 Things list. You get your wish soon, @mattcutts
New Rules for the New Internet Bubble — We're now in the second Internet bubble. The signals are loud and clear: seed and late stage valuations are getting frothy and wacky, and hiring talent in Silicon Valley is the toughest it has been since the dot.com bubble.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon, p2pnet and The Huffington Post
Paul Kedrosky / Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
The Top Ten Signs the Valley is on Tilt Again
The Top Ten Signs the Valley is on Tilt Again