Betaworks Hires Former HuffPost Publisher Balis as CRO

The New York-based tech studio is trying to monetize across all its online media platforms.

Exclusive: Facebook CTO Bret Taylor Departs (For Start-Ups Unknown)

A top-level departure at the social networking giant, especially in the wake of continued intense media and investor scrutiny over its rocky IPO last month.
Facebook's exiting CTO Bret Taylor.

A Sports Aggregator Finds a Home: Gannett Buys Quickish

The people who bring you USA Today also want to be known for online sports. Here’s another move in that direction.

Realty Bites: Agents Face Off Against Zillow, Trulia and

The Internet has forever changed the newspaper industry, the music business and travel agencies. Now it’s real estate’s turn.

The Atlantic Launches a Video Aggregator With a Twist

Like everyone else on the Web, the brainy site will feature video clips it finds elsewhere. Unlike many others, it will ask for permission to use them.
atlantic video

Do You Check Facebook or Email First Each Day?

When you first roll out of bed and hop onto your laptop (or perhaps you grab your iPad or phone before you roll out of bed), what site or service do you load up first?

Digg Lays Off More Than One-Third of Staff as It Seeks to Cut Costs

Digg has announced it is laying off 25 of its 67 staffers today, part of an attempt by the San Francisco social news discovery site to rationalize its costs. In an interview with BoomTown this morning, CEO Matt Williams noted that “the burn rate is just too high” for the company.

Exclusive: Digg Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer Departs for Start-Up

Chas Edwards, the publisher and chief revenue officer for Digg, the social news discovery service, is leaving the San Francisco company, according to sources. The exec, who came to Digg in May of 2009 from Federated Media, will move to a start-up called Pixazza, a photo-tagging site for advertising, “by enabling consumers to simply mouse over images to learn more and see related products.”

Meet the Two Grad Students Who Freaked Out the NYT–The Pulse iPad App Creators Speak!

The first thing to strike you about the pair of Stanford University graduate students who made the banned and then unbanned news-reading iPad app, Pulse News Reader, is how they look like an advertisement for all that is good about entrepreneurship. Sweet-natured, slightly naive, energetic and very product focused, they are the last techies you’d choose to be the ones who got the New York Times in enough of a tizzy to force Apple to pull the news aggregator from its App Store. See for yourself in this video.

Pulse iPad App Gets Steve Jobs's Praise in Morning…Then Booted From App Store Hours Later After NYT Complains

Yesterday morning, the pair of Stanford University graduate students who made the hot news-reading iPad app, Pulse News Reader, were ecstatic to be mentioned first–for being among the most promising developers for the new tablet device–by Apple CEO Steve Jobs in his keynote address to the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. But by afternoon, that flush of entrepreneurial success had turned sour, when Apple informed the two that Pulse was being pulled from the App Store after it received a written notice from the New York Times Company declaring that “The New York Times Company believes your application named ‘Pulse News Reader’ infringes The New York Times Company’s rights.” Pulse was down completely by 6:30 pm PT last night.