Forget About Working For The Man. We Now Work For The Machine.

This article from the New York Times, states that newspaper editors are increasingly adjusting their content to suit Google. Of course, economics are driving this shift. But putting that aside, wouldn’t it make more sense for Google to adjust to newspapers? Journalists over the years have assumed they were writing their headlines and articles for […]

Wires And Lights In A Box

The opening and the closing scenes of George Clooney’s masterpiece, Good Night, And Good Luck show Edward R. Murrow (deftly played by David Strathairn) delivering a landmark speech to the Radio-Television News Directors Association in Chicago on October 15, 1958. What the legendary newsman had to say on this occasion could not be more timely […]

Wildcats Soccer Scores Own Network

North America’s top women’s soccer team, the New Jersey Wildcats, is launching its own global broadcast network starting in May. From Online Spin: This summer every Wildcats game will be available on demand by anyone in the world who has a broadband connection by simply going to or Google Video. Within hours of the […]

Who Would Win: NYT or GOOG?

In this week’s New York Magazine, James J. Cramer proposes that the New York Times disband as we know it and go online to challenge Google. There’s one way out of this mess for the Times. It is a bold, gutsy, and, some would say, foolish way, at least initially: The Times—here’s the irony—should go […]

Save Money. Dial Up An Ad.

If you want to save money, erase 1-800-555-1212 from your memory. From USA TODAY: Not long ago, the price of a cup of coffee got you a phone number from directory assistance. Now, calling 411 will nick you for the price of a Starbucks coffee. But take heart. A new crop of 800 services is […]

Cargo Drops Its Load

From the newly redesigned New York Times website: The lesson to be learned from the death of Cargo is not that guys don’t like to shop, spend money or moisturize; or that Cargo was too gay or too straight; or that the cultural phenomenon of the metrosexual never really existed. The real culprit behind the […]

Egg On A.P.’s Face

Huffington Post writer, Larisa Alexandrovna, was violated by Associated Press. AP writer, Katherine Shrader, plagiarised a piece Alexandrovna wrote for The Raw Story. While that sucks, it’s not the worst part of this woeful tale. Upon being confronted about their lack of ethics, a senior editor and ombudsman at AP both admitted they lifted from […]

Faith In Business, Government At All Time Low

The World Economic Forum released what it calls a “global public opinion poll” that asks the question, who do you trust? The results suggest that planet Earth has indeed lost that lovin’ feelin. The same set of questions has been put to representative samples of citizens around the world since January 2001. The major findings […]