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Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast:
Ethical or Not, Silicon Valley Bloggers Hit Up VCs for Angel Funds   —  It's a win-win game: Bloggers write favorably about both sides' portfolios, and everyone exits with 100x returns.  Even social media maven Robert Scoble is getting in on the game.  But whatever happened to journalistic integrity?
Feb 22, 2012, 8:45 PMIn context
Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast:
Even Woz Thinks the Android Bests the iPhone   —  Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak still loves his iPhone, but says in some ways, Android has leapt ahead.  Wow.  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs hated the Android smartphone operating system so much that he vowed he would spend his last dying breath …
Jan 16, 2012, 3:00 PMIn context
Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast:
Google Attempts to Take Down Facebook With ‘Search Plus Your World’ Feature   —  Google risks antitrust claims by tying Google+ social network to its market-leading search engine.  But the risk might be worth it to gain access to Facebook's data, writes Dan Lyons.
Jan 12, 2012, 2:50 PMIn context
Babak Dehghanpisheh / The Daily Beast:
Syria's Revolutionary iPhone App Helps Fight the Assad Regime   —  Amid a brutal crackdown, rebels are fighting back on their iPhones.  Babak Dehghanpisheh on how the Arab Spring's newest weapon keeps the opposition informed—and the regime in check.
Nov 16, 2011, 11:40 PMIn context
John Avlon / The Daily Beast:
The Web's Stealth Presidential Race   —  Big names have quietly launched an Internet presidential race that will offer the winner a real election ballot spot in all 50 states.  Will this be 2012's spoiler?  —  Imagine what our election system might look like if it were designed today …
Jul 24, 2011, 7:05 PMIn context
Gary Rivlin / The Daily Beast:
The Media's Crazy LinkedIn Comparisons   —  THE DAILY BEAST ON:  —  After its stunning market debut Thursday, there's no doubt that LinkedIn is a bubble.  But contrary to the crazy comparisons being made in the press, it doesn't signal a repeat of the 1990s dot-com bubble, argues Gary Rivlin.
May 20, 2011, 12:20 PMIn context
Daniel Stone / The Daily Beast:
Inside the Other Situation Room   —  THE DAILY BEAST ON:  —  The State Department's crisis center has been operating in secrecy for half a century, currently keeping Hillary Clinton and others up to speed on what's going on, from Damascus to Kabul, 24/7.  Daniel Stone gets a rare peek at how “Ops” works.
May 20, 2011, 11:10 AMIn context
Gary Rivlin / The Daily Beast:
Is LinkedIn's Initial Public Offering a Rip-Off?   —  THE DAILY BEAST ON:  —  With Facebook and Twitter still privately held, investors are hot for the next best thing with the networking site's public offering.  But once the banks and insiders get their fill, Gary Rivlin asks, will mom and pop investors get burned?
May 18, 2011, 6:55 PMIn context
Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast:
The PR Hacks Behind Facebook's Google Smear   —  THE DAILY BEAST ON:  —  The two PR hacks whao ran Facebook's covert anti-Google smear campaign were new to the company, and will not be fired.  Dan Lyons on how their clumsy work exposed them, and Facebook's smug strategy for escaping the controversy.
May 13, 2011, 12:30 PMIn context
Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast:
Facebook Busted in Clumsy Smear on Google   —  THE DAILY BEAST ON:  —  The social network secretly hired a PR firm to plant negative stories about the search giant, The Daily Beast's Dan Lyons reveals—a caper that is blowing up in their face, and escalating their war.
May 12, 2011, 3:55 AMIn context

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