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As First World Problems go, the awfulness of the author's book tour is hardly a novel one. Yet a recent column in Salon by "Go The F To Sleep" writer Adam Mansbach on the horror that is the under-attended bookstore appearance provoked...Show More Summary
Donald Trump, the well-known bottled water merchant and reality television personality, "has engaged in more than one meeting to discuss how he might buy the Grey Lady," a/k/a The New York Times, according to New York magazine's Daily Intel blog.
The true blind date is a bit of an endangered species in an era when virtually everyone has a Facebook page or some other highly Google-able online presence. IAC's OK Cupid is trying to roll back the clock with its latest dating product, a new app called Crazy Blind Date. But the internet won't be fooled that easily.
Here's the verdict: Oprah Winfrey's still got her fastball. Too bad she decided to pitch a doubleheader. As for Lance Armstrong: How did this guy get away with lying to anyone for so many years, exactly?
Pauline Friedman Phillips, creator of the iconic "Dear Abby" syndicated advice column, has died at age 94, more than a decade after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Advertising's easy when the world loves you. When the pitchforks are out -- when you're BP after the Deepwater Horizon spill, say, or Coca-Cola amid the sugary drinks backlash -- that's where it gets tricky. The more you feel you need...Show More Summary
Whatever The New York Times may say, courtship is alive and well, especially on the internet, where 25 million people a month are arranging what look suspiciously like dates with the help of sites like Match.com, eHarmony, HowAboutWe and others. Yet those 25 million people would, in fact, like to be going on a lot more dates than they are. Show More Summary
Considerable as it may be, Oprah Winfrey's personal celebrity isn't enough to build a cable network on, as the early struggles of OWN showed. Her unmatched ability to get other celebrities to open up to her? That may be enough.
Conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones, who exploded into the mainstream last week with his antics on CNN, are nothing new to British journalist Jon Ronson. For his first book, "Them," Ronson dove deep into the world of Jihadists, neo-Nazis and other extremists who believe the world is in peril from shadowy forces.
It's axiomatic in journalism that an appearance of a conflict of interest is as much to be avoided as an actual conflict. There may be perfectly valid reasons for putting the owner's wife on the cover, but trying to convince readers of it is a fool's errand. It follows, then, that the appearance of pettiness, vindictiveness and defensiveness are just as bad as the real thing.
Amazon has built the world's smartest, most sophisticated recommendations engine, but it can't tell the difference between a user who is shopping in earnest and one who's browsing a product just to laugh at it.
Syndicated radio host Alex Jones has moved from the fringe to center stage, at least temporarily, following a spittle-flecked appearance on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." But who is he, anyway?
Foursquare has long been a company whose cachet among tech scenesters seemed to exceed its traction among ordinary consumers and advertisers. But does that mean it's doomed?
Syndicated radio host and conspiracy theorist extraordinaire Alex Jones has a few things to say about his jaw-dropping encounter with Piers Morgan on CNN Monday night.
There are mistargeted ads, and then there are egregiously, woefully, outrageously mistargeted ads. The one I saw when I opened Facebook this afternoon falls into the latter category.
All sorts of people are hurling all sorts of criticisms at former Vice President Al Gore over the $500 million sale of his Current TV network to Al Jazeera. Gore is helping a foreign government spread propaganda in the U.S.! He's doing business with a network that's sympathetic to terrorists! He's taking oil money! He's trying to avoid paying taxes!
I am a procrastinator. That's why I'm writing a post about my New Year's resolution on January 4th. It's also why I have, at last count, more than 9,800 unopened emails in my Gmail inbox.
The Atlantic is two things every legacy publishing company would like to be: profitable and more reliant on digital advertising revenues than on print. But while that may have been good enough in 2012, for 2013 the magazine has a new goal: to get more readers paying, in some form, for digital-only access to its journalism.
It looks as if Current TV will soon be a thing of the past. Reports in The New York Times and the Hollywood Reporter suggest that Al Jazeera, the Doha, Qatar-based news broadcaster, is in advanced negotiations to buy the seven-year-old channel.
We know, we know: You're already on LinkedIn and Twitter, and of course you're on Facebook. Maybe you even joined the early adopters in trying out Google+. How many hours a day can a person be expected to be social?