The San Francisco-based Current TV that chose to unleash Gavin Newsom on innocent viewers has taken a surprising turn. Al Gore officially sold his not-so-popular cable channel to the Emir of Qatar-funded Arab news channel Al-Jazeera.According to press reports, Gore will pocket $100 million with a 20 ... More >>
I'm not about to pretend that I know how to solve the economic dilemma that the news business finds itself in. I've been studying the matter, and writing about it off and on, for 16 years, and, like everyone, I really don't know. Maybe it will be nonprofits. Maybe paywalls. Maybe micropayments wi ... More >>
Dealing with a bully the old fashioned wayWho better to lead a campaign to stop kids from bullying each other on the Internet than Facebook -- where much of this cyber harassment is taking place. Facebook, which now has 750 million users, announced that it will team up with Time Warner to wage ... More >>
'But you have 280 million monthly pageviews, my good man!'Heavy traffic, a lean staff -- easier to achieve when you don't employ your own reporters -- and a comfortable spot under the aegis of a corporate publishing titan. If this sounds like a recipe for Internet media success, think again: the ... More >>
Sometimes ... and I want to make it very clear that this is not drug-induced ... I don't think San Francisco is a real city at all. I think that maybe we're a Lego city, populated by Weebles.
It makes as much sense as anything Sophie Maxwell's said lately.
Why would I think this? Well, h ... More >>
I wish I were a supervisor. Then I could have only three meetings this week.
I kid, of course: It's hard work pretending to take this stuff seriously.
Monday, Feb. 22
10:30 a.m. -- City Operations & Neighborhood Services Committee
If I had to pick one word to describe this meeting, it wou ... More >>
In this gayest of gift-giving seasons, what do we get that randy special someone without busting the bank? For thrifty San Francisco shoppers with friends in New York, the answer's a free calendar from a TV company. Time Warner Cable's entry into the beefcake calendar sweepstakes features glistening ... More >>