New Media on Ulitzer
Last week we were accidentally copied in on an internal e-mail from a
software company with a market cap in excess of five billion dollars. As I
read through this long e-mail thread, which included references to our
company, I couldn't help but reflect on the past. I forwarded this e-mail to
their CEO and he acknowledged its receipt. History is repeating itself, I
realized, and I wanted to share my thoughts with our readers and with the CEO
of this software company.
In 1985-86 I worked at IBM as a market research analyst in White Plains, NY,
at the company's Information Systems and Communications Group headquarters.
Our big boss then was Mike Armstrong. He often held staff meetings in our
building at 44 South Broadway. On the day we found out from the Wall Street
Journal that he had been appointed the head of IBM Europe, he held his last
April 5, 2004
The first time I read Mike Wilson's book, The Difference Between God and
Larry Ellison: *God Doesn't Think He's Larry Ellison, during the summer of
1999, technology IPOs and dot.coms were at their peak, not to mention
Greenspan's irrational exuberance. I read through half the book one night,
then placed a bookmark at the spot where the founders of Oracle - Larry
Ellison, Bob Miner, and Bruce Scott - were moving into their first Oracle
office, and Ellison and Scott were dashing a hole in the wall to get the
We had three editorial meetings scheduled t... (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)
(July 7, 2009 - 10:37 AM) - This morning after making myself a feta cheese
and eggs breakfast, I feed the turkeys in the back yard ...
(July 7, 2009 - 10:44 AM) ... and the chicken family.
(July 7, 2009 - 04:06 PM) - Arrive at the landing strip on a most beautiful
June afternoon in the Bahamas, and take this picture with my blackberry.
(July 7, 2009 - 04:07 PM) - I take another picture as I wait for my
(July 7, 2009 - 04:19 PM) - And one more shot in front of the tail of the
(July 7, 2009 - 04:21 PM) - We are ready to take o... (more)
I live 11 minutes away from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. Friday evening I
took a Cessna Caravan for a short 45-minute flight to Martha's Vineyard. This
was my first trip to the island. I didn't do any research and had false
expectations based on my long-time love affair with the island of Cat Cay in
the Bahamas. I found out that Martha's Vineyard was huge. Upon landing on the
island, my pilot called a cab for me to take me to my hotel. According to the
cab driver the island's population was around 30,000 off-season and well over
100,000 during... (more)