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My apologies to regular readers for the scarcity of posts at this blog lately. Being "communities editor" at the Globe is taking up every minute I have and then some. I realize it's not much, but here's a recent post I wrote for the Nieman Journalism Lab As almost everyone is well aware by now,…

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My friend Kara Swisher at All Things D has some juicy details from a recent all-hands meeting at a theatre near Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto. Apparently the shyness that Scoble remarked on when he met Mark Zuckerberg in Davos must have been a temporary thing, because it sounds like Marky Mark was more than…

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I know everyone is obsessed with when Mark Zuckerberg is going to announce the winner of the "Dance with Facebook for $10-billion" contest, but I found something he said during his interview with John Battelle interesting. He said: "We don’t focus on optimizing the revenue we have today. It has always been our philosophy to…

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The ease with which Craigslist can boost its revenues truly boggles the mind. According to several estimates, the privately-held classified provider controlled by founder Craig Newmark and CEO Jim Buckmaster already has annual revenues of about $150-million -- and that's from charging $25 for job listings in just a handful of cities, and $75 for…

Google to Yahoo — Nyah nyah

by Mathew on October 19, 2006 · 1 comment

Well, all the nervous hand-wringing about Yahoo's poor results and what they might mean for Google turns out to be unnecessary. The search behemoth turned in a stellar quarter that thrashed analysts' estimates fairly soundly, and there was no mention of any weakness in advertising (which Yahoo blamed for its 37-per-cent drop in profits). In…

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