When Adam Lashinsky joined Fortune 15 years ago, the Dow was at 9,800, Enron had just collapsed and columnist Stewart Alsop was advising the reader to “say goodbye to your PDA.” Today Adam is Fortune’s newly promoted executive editor...
Axios debuts Login, a daily tech newsletter, on Monday. You’ll want to read it. Produced by chief technology correspondent Ina Fried, Login will cover tech for “a broad, sophisticated audience,” Ina says. An inspiration, she explains, is the Good Morning Silicon Valley newsletter back when John Paczkowski (now at BuzzFeed) wrote it.
A builder of IT software and IT community, Spiceworks is now in the IT media business, too. Former eWeek and ZDNet editor Matthew Rothenberg joined the Austin, Tex.-based company this week as executive editor.
If the term “Yelp for IT” doesn’t ring a bell, it soon will. Sites such as TrustRadius, G2Crowd, Peer Insights and Software Advice allow IT pros to post reviews of the products and services they buy, just as Yelp lets consumers share their views of restaurants, nightlife and home services.
“Newsletters might be the new newspaper,” a subscriber wrote us recently. “They certainly are for me, I read a range of them ‘cover to cover’ every morning.” Newsletters also can be potent places to pitch. Which ones matter?
Are tech events on the wane? Quartz last month pulled the plug on The Next Billion, its three-year-old conference series with $1,500 ticket prices. The Bloomberg Technology Conference, historically held each June in San Francisco, is as yet unscheduled for 2017.
Surprise! Eighty-six percent of B2B video viewing takes place on the desktop, only 14 percent on mobile, according to a recently released study sponsored by SWMS subscriber Vidyard, a Kitchener, Ontario-based video analytics provider.
If you’ve had difficulty contributing content to TechCrunch gatekeeper Jon Shieber lately, you’re not alone: readers sent us a lot of “what’s-going-on?” emails in recent days. Even after our own email exchange with Jon, it’s still unclear exactly what is going on.
After year-end layoffs and buyouts, troubles continue to plague the WSJ. Beloved WSJ deputy EIC Rebecca Blumenstein quit this week to join the New York Times. EIC Gerard Baker will face tough questions at an all-hands WSJ meeting on Monday.
“Every journalist, no matter the beat, covers politics now,” Tweeted Bloomberg tech reporter Sarah Frier yesterday. In just 17 hours the Tweet received close to 3,000 likes and 1,000 RTs. It seems to be about countries these days, not companies.
The WSJ’s SF bureau has realigned after departures of Don Clark and Scott Thurm. Bureau chief Jason Dean has divided things by enterprise hardware and enterprise software, by company. Not sure how startups and 2nd-tier players get covered in such a system.
A new, beta version of TechNews emerged this week. You may know the product by its old name, IT Database. By any name it’s a trusted search tool that unearths who’s been writing about what in B2B tech edit. It celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The latest TechNews version, in beta, allows users to “follow” reporters and be alerted when they write something new.
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.