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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
Abigail Pesta / The Daily Beast:
A Blogger's Sex Slavery Drama   —  Last spring, the Internet lit up with rumors of a Manhattan blogger who saved two Russian college students from possible human trafficking.  In an exclusive interview with the targeted women, Abigail Pesta reveals their terrifying ordeal.
Mar 23, 2011, 11:15 AMIn context
Mike Giglio / The Daily Beast:
Google Executive Wael Ghonim Admits He Was El Shaheeed   —  UPDATE: One day after vowing to serve until September, Hosni Mubarak resigned the Egyptian presidency on Friday.  His decision was announced by Vice President Omar Suleiman.  Protesters greeted the news with noisy celebration …
Feb 7, 2011, 6:25 PMIn context
Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast:
Huffington Post and AOL: You've Got a Mess   —  AOL's pseudo journalism, Huffington Post's minuscule ad rates, and editors with big egos and a tough boss will doom the just-created media company.  Dan Lyons on the disastrous deal.  —  It is no surprise that AOL is buying Huffington Post.
Feb 7, 2011, 1:25 PMIn context
Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast:
Bono's Silicon Valley Soap Opera   —  The rocker's days as a tech mogul could be ending: A key founding partner is ditching Bono's private-equity firm, Elevation, in a nasty spat that's going public, just as the company is trying to launch a second investment fund.
Jan 28, 2011, 12:30 AMIn context
David Kirkpatrick / The Daily Beast:
Marissa Mayer and Google's Local Search Strategy   —  Marissa Mayer, the executive behind Google's search engine, now aims to help the company conquer social media and personalize your Web experience on mobile phones.  She talks to David Kirkpatrick about her war with Facebook.
Jan 11, 2011, 8:10 AMIn context
David Kirkpatrick / The Daily Beast:
Facebook's $50 Billion Goldman Goldmine: Don't Expect an IPO   —  Far from turning up the heat for Facebook to go public, Goldman Sachs' $450 million investment, along with Digital Sky's $50 million more, may actually delay the social-networking giant's IPO, says David Kirkpatrick.
Jan 4, 2011, 3:55 AMIn context
Thomas E. Weber / The Daily Beast:
Cracking the New York Times Popularity Code   —  Just how many people does it take to propel a story onto the Times' influential most-emailed list?  And can it be gamed?  Thomas E. Weber finds the answers.  —  The most-emailed articles list on the New York Times website …
Dec 20, 2010, 2:25 PMIn context
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Twitter Takes the Newsroom   —  The media's in trouble.  The microblogging sensation is on fire.  Can Biz Stone's latest gambit help prop up a financially crippled industry?  Howard Kurtz reports.  —  Biz Stone, the funny and engaging co-founder of Twitter, had an unusual message …
Nov 12, 2010, 1:40 AMIn context

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