Facebook Inc., Groupon Inc., Twitter Inc. and other top venture-backed Web companies have seen their combined value rise 54 percent since June, as investors race to buy stakes in social-media startups, according to Nyppex LLC. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-12-17/facebook-groupon-lead-run-up-in-private-companies.html
.cat is a top level domain →
social media strategists
Has any micro-bubble in history had its head forcibly shoved so far inside its bubble’s own asshole? http://www.theawl.com/2010/12/bomb-the-ace-hotel-every-geek-and-blogger-now-a-microcelebrity
uh oh, lots of people are on tumblr now. should...
Indeed, a common knock against IAC has been that the business strategy behind headline-grabbing maneuvers (for example, merging Daily Beast with Newsweek) seems to involve throwing a lot of spaghetti at the digital wall to see what sticks—except instead of spaghetti, it’s Diller’s money. http://nymag.com/print/?/arts/tv/features/70041/
Mr. Mackey [CEO] of Whole Foods told Reason magazine this year that the most important variable in selecting a new site for stores is the number of college-educated people living within a 16-minute drive. http://www.observer.com/2010/real-estate/whole-prudes-why-high-end-retail-so-scarce-brooklyns-most-chichi-nabe
in which moot explains rickrolling to a federal...
Q. And the term “rickroll” you said it tries make people go to a site where they think it is going be one thing, but it is a video of Rick Astley, is right? A. Yes. Q. He was some kind of singer? A. Yes. Q. It’s a joke? A. Yes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7938394/Sarah-Palin-hacker-trial-provides-lolz-courtesy-of-4chan-founder.html
i have to restrain myself from using this
I mean, I have a tendency to file stories to editors with the preface “HERE IS MY GARBAGE, SORRY.” http://www.theawl.com/2010/06/how-men-and-women-pitch-stories-a-disturbing-sampling
dept of holiday parties: ikea brooklyn smorgasbord
Join us for a Swedish Tradition IKEA Brooklyn is celebrating our Swedishness with an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord for only $9.99! Join us on Friday, December 10, 2010 starting 6pm for an evening filled with Swedish food, music and celebration. This is a great way to kick off the holiday season and celebrate the winter season! Purchase your tickets today at the IKEA Brooklyn Restaurant. Adults eat...