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Is Twitter a business? You betcha! says CEO Dick Costolo

Is Twitter a business? You betcha! says CEO Dick Costolo

Twitter , in an interview at D9 (video posted below): It took three years to send the first billion tweets, and we now send a billion tweets every six days.” So,…

Weiner’s roast hasn’t ended. Questions surround congressman’s story over lewd pic on Twitter.

Weiner’s roast hasn’t ended. Questions surround congressman’s story over lewd pic on Twitter.

Weinergate, indeed. After Anthony Weiner, the brash congressman from Brooklyn and Queens who’s a wannabe mayor of New York, tried to joke away Friday’s posting of a lewd photo on his Twitter…

Will this baby rape his girlfriend? An anti-violence crusader says it’s never too early to intervene.

Will this baby rape his girlfriend? An anti-violence crusader says it’s never too early to intervene.

This video — designed to counter a purported anti-women slant in some Super Bowl commercials — has ignited a storm and reportedly sparked death threats against its creator in Dubuque, Iowa— Although…

Gersh eats dog food

Gersh eats dog food

What can I say? He’s pushing for another award. For Brooklyn Paper editor Gersh Kuntzman and Courier-Life editor Vince DiMiceli (seated behind Gersh in the video) the news is born…

SuperBowl commercials: Best [Chrysler’s hymn to Detroit] and Worst [Groupon’s tasteless humor]

SuperBowl commercials: Best [Chrysler’s hymn to Detroit] and Worst [Groupon’s tasteless humor]

My personal favorite: American industry, American workers, and the power of a great American city, by Chrysler— Groupon easily wins for the worst ad. Unless you agree that saving $15 at…

Gersh Kuntzman and the future of journalism

Gersh Kuntzman and the future of journalism

Gersh Kuntzman, a standout community editor, was running with a Flip before Al Gore invented the internet (I exaggerate, but so does Gersh — usually to good effect). Any reporter who…

Groupon, iPad and Twitter: Not so fast!

Alan Mutter has an excellent post in which he seeks to moderate some of the wild projections surrounding Groupon, the iPad and Twitter. Newspapers and the iPad: Publishers are pleased…

Think you know the answer? Don’t be so sure. (And what if reading is NOT fundamental?)

Those who present contrary views are sometimes written off as cantankerous cranks. But with accepted formulas so regularly being discredited, those who stand against the grain might be our truth…

Predicting if Murdoch’s iPad Daily will be the salvation of newspapers is a crapshoot

The board on which the news media plays is constantly moving and the only certainty might be that most newspapers are toast and that whatever we predict today will be…

NEWSBEAST: Tina Brown says Newsweek has ‘great DNA’; Web-centric Barry Diller’s in it for the printing press; Sidney Harman calls Brown ‘an indomitable force, THE unique talent in journalism’… And David Carr finds the merger worthy of ridicule

NEWSBEAST: Tina Brown says Newsweek has ‘great DNA’; Web-centric Barry Diller’s in it for the printing press; Sidney Harman calls Brown ‘an indomitable force, THE unique talent in journalism’… And David Carr finds the merger worthy of ridicule

Barry Diller (Wired), Tima Brown (Observer.com), Sidney Harman (USC), David Carr (NYT) ________________________________________________ As 92-year-old Sidney Harman embraces his new role as a multimedia mogul with the unbound enthusiasm of a…

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