Voices

In Media, Big Data Is Booming but Big Results Are Lacking

Nobody wants to use the data.
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ShoeDazzle Taps Rachel Zoe as New Celebrity Spokesperson

Now that ShoeDazzle’s co-founder Brian Lee is back as CEO, he has a new celebrity lined up to help turn things around.
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New PBS Documentary Takes Another Look at Silicon Valley’s History

The latest in a long line.
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Venture-Backed Commerce Sites Banking on TV Ads to Lure Big Audiences

Slightly ahead of the holidays, several online retailers have announced TV commercials, including One Kings Lane, Fab.com, OpenSky, Gilt Groupe and Wayfair.
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This Election Day, I’m Axing My Loudmouthed Facebook Friends. Are You? (Poll)

Has social media made Election 2012 better or worse? I vote worse.
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Here’s How Bravo’s “Silicon Valley” Stars Pitch Start-Up Investors (Slides)

Want to see how Silicon Valley reality TV stars show off their start-up idea? Here’s the skinny — straight from the investor pitch deck.
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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Silicon Valley is really quite a boring place. The story of start-ups should be a documentary on PBS, not a weekly reality show on Bravo.

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Ben Huh Talks About the Other New Reality Show, “LOLwork” (Video)

I can haz TV fame?
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First-Episode Clips From “Start-Ups: Silicon Valley” — Dave McClure Is “Disrespectful” (For Doing His Job)

Hey kids, Dave is always disrespectful to me, too! (But I like it.)
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A Second Screen You Can’t Not Watch: Bravo’s “Play Live” Adds Polls, Games to All Its Shows

Another take on “second screen” apps from the Comcast cable channel. The new twist here: Live games, on your TV screen, that everyone’s going to see, whether they’re playing or not.
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Yahoo’s $100 Million TV Ad

Google’s Top Chef Leaves Las Vegas