TechCrunch, also known as the New York Times of excitable gadget blogs, has had a tough few months. After the firing of founder Michael Arrington in September, a few of the alleged journalists in his employ threw themselves into paroxysms of self-important hand-wringing and resigned. Meanwhile, A ... More >>
Arianna HuffingtonIf you're at all familiar with The The Huffington Post, the above headline should sound odd. The Website spawned by journalistic dilettante Arianna Huffington built its wild success, after all, largely on "aggregating" (read: rewriting without performing actual reporting) the ne ... More >>
Yaniv Golan/FlickrAOL CEO Tim Armstrong is jealous of the new Internet bubble, and he wants in. Last week during a meeting with investors, Armstrong noted the high valuations of companies like LinkedIn and Pandora and concluded that AOL is "severely undervalued." The Wall Street Journal quoted ... More >>
A job is when you are paid So, Arianna Huffington is making plans to expand her media empire, the Huffington Post, to San Francisco. Once we learned that, we had to call the guild workers here -- you know the ones who started the "Hey Ariana, could you spare a dime," Facebook page. It's hard to n ... More >>
Oh my god, they killed the right-wing Kenny. Ken Mehlman must be in love. Why else would he subject himself to the slings and arrows of the gay universe and come out of the closet? Isn't that wonderful? Aren't you happy for him? It's a theory that's not too far fetched. In an interview with The ... More >>
You can win friends and influence people on Facebook. But it won't get you elected governor of this state. Last week's shakeup in Gavin Newsom's campaign for governor was, in a sense, a triumph of old media over new media. Eric Jaye, Newsom's longtime campaign guru who loved Twitter and Faceb ... More >>
Since the paper is called the Examiner, shouldn't it take a closer look at what's going up on its Web site, and pay for it?
SEIU members in Northern California challenge the national boss over his collaboration with employers
Forget about cures for HIV and leukemia. Give us robo-warriors and high-tech Jesus boots.
Rain means yummy grub
Week of October 8, 2003
Gavin Newsom's anti-homeless campaign is disgusting, but he's the only mayoral candidate talking substance
Have fun with democracy, before it has fun with you
In trying to remove Gov. Ronald Reagan from office, liberal activists spawned the Davis recall and a host of other political ills
Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight
L'Etat, C'est Moi. Or Whatever; A Spoonful -- or So -- of Sugar
Larry Flynt's outing of powerful Republican hypocrites has the GOP fearing political ruin before the Y2K elections. An inside look at what makes Flynt's investigative team tick.