Thursday, July 29, 2010
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
To the President of Syria, Mr. and Mrs. Bashar al-Assad
Mr. and Mrs. President Bashar al-Assad:
At the tender age of 17 months my severely ill daughter Sofia, an American
citizen, was abducted by her mother on Monday, July 26, in Istanbul, Turkey,
and taken to Syria.
Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story
I was informed yesterday by Sofia's mother that she will not be coming back
to the United States nor will she allow Sofia to return home.
Sofia has been diagnosed with a severe medical condition that requires
immediate treatment in the United States. It was scheduled to start on July
27, 2010, in New Jersey, the day after her abduction and was supposed to last
until she reaches the age of 3.
Any delay in the urgently needed treatment will result in a life-long
disability for Sofia and make her dependent for the whole of her a... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
Take a plastic world globe and place a pin on roughly where Silicon Valley
Then tie a piece of yarn to the pin and extend it to any country around the
With a quick visual conversion, the length of the yarn shows the approximate
number of years for that particular country to get hit with the
"new-media" tsunami forming in the United States.
What am I talking about?
Europe and Asia Historically Followed U.S. Two Years Behind
Well, traditionally for any technology trend to reach from the United States
to Europe and Asia took a couple of years.
If we... (more)
Diane Macedo of Fox News worked on Sofia's story for more than a month,
studying documents, interviewing more than a dozen people, and fact-checking
before publishing her news story on Monday and airing our interview.
Here is the link to the Fox News on-camera interview.
This morning, on Monday, she also published a detailed article on Sofia:
▸ Fox News Story on Sofia's Abduction to Syria
When Sofia returns safely home, she will pay her first visit to Diane at Fox
News headquarters in New York City.
▸ US Leaves Its Youngest Citizen Behind Syria
I already wrote two blog posts on So... (more)
Please read the news story below filed today by my colleague Maureen O'Gara
and think about the once-in-a-life-time lottery ticket this man had last
February with Microsoft's acquisition offer, and then again through Carl
Icahn's unasked-for help.
He blew it and in my Wikipedia, this man is the dictionary definition of an
This is what this man (this one) deserves. First Icahn should beat him up,
literally, He looks like a man who can really beat the s..t out of stupid
CEOs. Then the stock holders should sue him for unacceptable stupidity and
the judge should ship him to th... (more)
Today marks the 30th day of Ulitzer's public beta. We had an amazing month
and perhaps one of the most widely discussed launches of a "new
media" site. Gartner recently asked, "Will Ulitzer dominate news content on
the Web eventually?" The answer is yes, and I'll explain why.
First, I'd like to share some of the 30-day stats with you. We had more than
140,000 visitors who read 197,000 pages of articles, blogs and news stories.
The syndicated page views (outside the Ulitzer domain) exceeded 1,369,983
page views. The legendary technology reporter Maur... (more)