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Yesterday, from the back of the official All Things Digital minivan, BoomTown donned the official ATD Ray-Ban Aviators to talk on WSJ.com’s “Digits” online news show about the $300 million acquisition of Kosmix by Wal-Mart announced earlier this week. Can the retail giant, which has tried a number of digital moves in years past (to negligible impact), get social and mobile this time?
Here’s a video of an appearance I did this morning on the WSJ.com’s “Digits” online daily tech show about a post I did yesterday titled “Steve Jobs Asks for Privacy–and He Deserves It This Time.” In it, I tried to make the controversial case for why the Apple co-founder and CEO should get some personal space from the endless media frenzy during his medical leave of absence from the company.
The political (but not just political!) site has a lot of eyeballs, and now needs revenue to match. That’s up to newish ad boss Greg Coleman, who’s bringing in a group from his old employer in Sunnyvale.
For the past few months, the Huffington Post has been on a bit of a tear–both in terms of traffic gains and in its hiring of some big talent for key positions. Now, those execs are focusing on using that consumer momentum to achieve what has eluded the Huffington Post thus far: Making some serious bank from the privately held news and media site. Here’s a chat I had with new President and Chief Revenue Officer Greg Coleman about how he is aiming to do just that.