New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's downfall could be a good thing for the girl who serviced him. Ashley Alexandra Dupré, known to Spitzer as "Kristen, has put her songs on Amie Street, a startup that prices songs according to their popularity, were free this morning. Now they're up to 37 cents each. It's unlikely they'll… »
While everyone agrees that GoDaddy.com shut down a police-rating site, the hosting service and the owner of RateMyCop.com can't agree on why. PR folk at Go Daddy say the site was a bandwidth hog, while the RateMyCoppers say they were shut down for "suspicious activity" — i.e. offending the police. In any case, RateMyCop… »
Medical researchers were able to deliver shocks and stop a Medtronic pacemaker without using the control box. The box, sold only to the doctors of pacemaker recipients, communicates with the device via radio waves. But the lab workers were able to duplicate the signals remotely, and figured out how to get the private… »
Curt Viebranz, the CEO of AOL's ad sales unit Platform A, is leaving. AOL did not say why, but "sources" are suddenly tipping off a lot of blogs that he was fired. Viebranz, former head of Tacoda, joined Platform A at its inception last fall. The unit was supposed to house ad sales for all AOL units. Another AOL… »
How cute is this dog? You love animals, right? Then how come so many of you sickos flocked to look at that sick video of the Marines torturing that poor puppy? Thank God enough of you have your priorities straight—rich people are what makes us happy, especially young billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg. And sex: who… »
The wait staff at a swanky lunch spot for Valley executives does not heart Jerry Yang. The complaint: He tips 10 percent or less, no matter how big the bill. Since waiters share their tips with the rest of the staff, they each get — well, practically bupkes. For those of you not fluent in Yiddish, that means an amount … »
That's not our question. It comes from this blog.. The evidence: these headlines, which the writer apparently feels are beneath Arrington.
* Breast Isn't Best On Facebook
* Something Going On At Twitter?
* Googlers Get Kinky On Wikipedia
* Multi-Day Paypal Subscription Outage
* Like Sands Through The Hour Glass,… »
In the category of "the best defense is a good offense": The editors at BusinessWeek are not interested in anyone's analysis of why their website's traffic lags Forbes.com and Fortune.com—even when it says they're not to blame. Silicon Alley Insider's Peter Kafka tried to give them a break, yesterday, saying that a … »
I'm Evelyn Nussenbaum. It's not an existential question. But in case you're wondering where the lovely and talented Owen Thomas has gone, the answer is Hawaii. With his spouse. Leaving me to fill his extremely large (but stylish) shoes. So who am I? The short answer is that I am a refugee from the late, great Business … »