Archives: June 2007

Business 2.0's Long Goodbye?

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 29

There is a hole in today’s announcement from Time Inc.’s Business and Finance Network, the unit that houses Time Inc. business titles like Fortune and Money, in that the fate...

Say What You Will About Rupert Murdoch . . .

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 28

. . . I mean, as we've seen, there's a lot to say about him. But he is the only guy within the same zip code of CEO pay-grade...

The Extremely Tired And Overemphasized Notion Of Liberal Media Bias, And That MSNBC.com Story About Same

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 21

This is a simpleminded, blunt-tool kind of story, and an obvious bit of blog bait. (Big surprise: It worked.) Inevitably, the Drudge Report headline was THE GREAT DIVIDE: REPORTERS GIVE...

Delicious Dramatic Possibility Sighted In New Dow Jones Development

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 20

At first blush, the (firewalled) news that Dow Jones’ board will take over negotiations with News Corp. indicates nothing more that the process will quickly move from its current quiescent...

Yahoo-MySpace: Good. God.

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 20

Multiple reports out there revealing (very) early stage discussions between Yahoo and MySpace over a partnership that would value the latter at $10 billion. That's "$10 billion or more." I'm...

On Terry Semel

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 19

I didn’t understand why Terry Semel stayed on as long as he did. He had more money than he could possibly know what to do with, he was in his...

Editorial Reorganization At Wall Street Journal Looms

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 12

The Wall Street Journal’s new top editor, managing editor Marcus Brauchli, is putting the finishing touches on a massive reorganization of the financial daily’s top editorial ranks. Chief among the...

Sopranos: Blow Up Your Product Placement (Warning: Contains Spoilers For Final Episode)

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 11

It’s kind of funny Sopranos' capo di tutti capi David Chase blew up AJ’s bright-yellow Nissan Xterra in the final episode. It was responsible for some of the show's most...

Murdoch, Burkle, the Bancrofts, and . . . David Geffen?

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 05

Regarding Rupert Murdoch’s meeting with Dow Jones’ Bancroft family yesterday, ably recounted here by my colleague Ron Grover: What is playing out is a very old and familiar ritual that’s...

Department of Puh-leeze

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 05

In an attempt to piggyback on a certain starlet's notoriety (in a manner nearly as naked as this post's), min starts hyperventilating about some completely spurious concerns regarding Lindsay Lohan's...

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