Somewhat Frank Weekly Tidbits: 11.11.2007
From Vegas with Love @Blogworld
Bub.blicio.us offers some faces and the places this past week in Las Vegas at BlogWorld Expo. It was a good week in Vegas but I think I most thoroughly enjoyed Mark Cuban's closing keynote in which I got a chance to meet him in person after speaking. When he was asked in the session if he was going to buy the Chicago Cubs he said "he is trying." I hope he can make it happen.
Forbes Media Acquires Majority Stake in RealClearPolitics.com
Forbes Media has acquired a 51% stake in political Web site RealClearPolitics.com.
Digg Being Aqcuired by NYT/WP for $300m?
Rev2.org sorts through the rumors swirling around Digg being acquired for a sum of $300-400 million. Sources close to the company have leaked the information, but no concrete evidence has surfaced.
Paul raises more than $4 million in 24 hours Online
Republican Ron Paul raised more than $4 million on the Internet this past week from more than 35,000 donors, a spokesman for the Texas Republican’s presidential campaign. If this doesn't exemplify how the Web will influence the next election than I don't know what would.
IAC to Split Up, Announces Major Ad Deal with Google
IAC/InterActiveCorp, the Internet conglomerate that runs some of the web's most well-known brands, announced that it will be broken up into 5 companies.
Five Simple Sobriety Steps for Web 2.0 Kool Aid Boozers
Steve Rubel explains the 5 simple steps to getting off the Web 2.0 Koolaid.
Google Launches Mobile Phone Platform, Android
Google (GOOG) has just announced its much talked about Google mobile phone platform, Android and has announced a large list of partners who are working with the company. Om Malik breaks it down and gives his take on Android.
Web's New Field of Dreams Emerges in D.C.
The wave of social networking and interactive content companies that has washed over Silicon Valley, promising to upend Internet business models, has reached the Washington area.