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One of the strangest and most enthralling aspects of personal blogs is just how intensely personal they can be. some people have always been more naturally inclined toward oversharing than others. Technology just enables us to overshare on a different scale.
In the age of blogging, great critics appear to be on life support. Has the role of the professional critic become obsolete in an age of book clubs, celebrity endorsements and blogs?
The problem with the notion of branded content being a sort of "direction we should all go in" is that it will end up hurting content, which in the end is going to hurt the industry.
The unexplored prairie has become the uninvented new product, the unexploited new market and the untried new business plan.
Mr. Icahn jumped headfirst into the Microsoft-Yahoo saga by mounting a proxy contest to oust the board members of Yahoo. But make no mistake: Mr. Icahn does not want to actually win the proxy contest he has started.
How Audrey Arbeeny and Michael Sweet use sound to help NBC orchestrate its Olympic coverage into narrative storytelling.
Jeff Bezos is ticking off all the reasons why Amazon Web Services and its industrial-strength suite of online processing power, storage, and other geeky treats are the best thing to come out of the company since 1-Click.
Fox News hosts routinely introduce Rove as a "former senior advisor to President Bush," "the architect," a "political wizard" and a "famed political consultant." But never has he been introduced as he should be -- as an informal advisor and maxed-out donor to John McCain's presidential campaign.
Exploiting the equity of dead or dying brands is a topic many consumer-products firms, large and small, have wrestled with for years. Whether these brand-reanimation efforts pan out as a successful business strategy or not, they offer an unusual perspective on the relationship between brands and the brain.
Of all the dot-com publishing franchises, Wired seemed the most likely to end up as road kill on a superhighway it helped create.