Larry Seltzer, eWeek

Larry Seltzer, eWeek
Security Blogger

March 2008

If you've seen PCMag.com's Security Watch blog or eWeek's Cheap Hack -- you've seen security expert Larry Seltzer at work. He specializes in spam and viruses but blogs about much more than that. He's a bit of a curmudgeon, but a lovable one. Trust us. :-)

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Ben Worthen, WSJ

Ben Worthen, blogger and reporter
Wall Street Journal
February 2008
 
 
BizTech Blog
A "business-centric" tech blog focusing on financial reporting, and "not about tech products and services." Ben is primarily responsible for the direction of the blog, though all posts are edited twice and subject to normal WSJ reporting standards. Also, he says: "if any of you guys have feedback about what does and doesn't work, I'm open to that."
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Farber Succeeds Singh as EIC of News.com

ZDNet editor-in-chief Dan Farber is the new editor-in-chief of CNET News.com, the company announced today. Farber replaces Jai Singh, who is leaving CNET Networks. A CNET spokesperson was unavailable for comment in time for this piece to post.

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SWMS Tech Edit Spotlight on TechCrunch

SWMS Tech Edit spotlight on TechCrunch
February 2008
 
• “Be careful what you wish for”
• The go-to for launch publicity
• Web 2.0 ONLY
• Trend pieces non-existent
• 24 hour news operation—pitch accordingly:
- Post pitches to the site form :http://www.techcrunch.com/submit-profile/
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RSS-as-Battleground for the IT Trades

The IT trades compete in many ways, and one of them is with RSS. How many feeds does each title provide? How are they segmented?

We've been studying this lately and here are some nuggets for you:

* eWeek/Ziff Davis Enterprise has 137 feeds, just nine more than Computerworld at 128. Network World has 71, InfoWorld only 21 and InformationWeek even less than that at 19. What a gap! We'll examine additional IT destinations in subsequent SWMS research.

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Bob Buderi, Xconomy.com

Bob Buderi, founder, EIC
Xconomy.com
February, 2008

It's tough to be an entrepreneur and editor-in-chief at the same time, but Bob Buderi does it. The former EIC of MIT Technology Review -- and author of three books -- is building a network of local tech destination web sites -- starting in New England with Xconomy.com. He's publishing articles and hosting face-to-face events, largely for the life science communities.

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Journalists are leaving media brands every week. Read the fruits of 16 confidential interviews with journalists now working at tech brands or PR agencies, and five interviews with the executives who hired these journalists.