Kara Swisher

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BoomTown Visits SDForum

BoomTown was the opening keynote for SDForum‘s conference in Silicon Valley last week called “The Business of New Media II,” which was about–well–the business of new media.

Here is the speech I gave, in which I discuss everything from how this AllThingsD.com site was created to the financial prospects of Facebook to how Marie Osmond was robbed on “Dancing With the Stars.” (And she was, my friends, she was!)

It’s in two parts, which should be plenty of material to bore just about anyone except my mother:

Part 1:

Part 2:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald