The title of "World's Richest Person" may be assumed by a woman for the first time ever. Gina Rinehart, an Australian mining tycoon, has been evaluated by Citigroup and is predicted to eventually surpass fellow rich people Carlos Slim and Bill Gates in wealth rankings. Forbes reports that alt ... More >>
Newsweek, the long-suffering magazine, was purchased by audio equipment billionaire Sidney Harmon way back in mid-2010 and hobbled on, losing employees along the way, but impressively still managing to put out a product every seven days. Then, after months of rumor, Tina Brown came along, joi ... More >>
After a 285-day stint, I am abdicating my post here at The Village Voice. I'm going to work for Esquire.com, so I may -- as one commenter noted -- continue my work as a "a twentysomething angel of death." Yet, while I was here, I learned some very important things, and had some very memorable mom ... More >>
SlimThe richest man in the world will soon be a little richer. The New York Times Co., who put out a newspaper, have announced they will pay back a $250 million debt to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim by January 2012 instead of the previously agreed upon January 2015, Bloomberg is reporting. ... More >>
Some things you see on the internet, and you look at them, and you stare at them, thinking that maybe at some point along the lines of all this staring, it will begin to resemble something that will make sense. Try as you might, this is absolutely not one of those things.
Well, at least it wasn't Carlos Slim. Or the Power Rangers Hyper-Zionist Guy. Or any of the other hysterical characters who'd lined up to buy Newsweek, which has now been sold to audio equipment guy Sidney Harman, reported AdAge "according to people familiar with the deal," which PaidContent ... More >>
Keep your blogs close, and your bloggers closer, apparently. The Washington Post-owned and recently beleaguered and now for sale news weekly Newsweek just lost a very important component in one single media move: Mark Coatney. Who's going to go work for Tumblr.
To the left, Bill Gates. The latest Forbes list of The Richest People in the Universe has arrived, and showed everyone just how Micro and Soft the World's Richest First Loser, Bill Gates, really is. Pussy. He'll be ceding his position to telecom billionaire Carlos Slim Helú, who you might re ... More >>
The name Fred Wilpon, and the name of his Sterling Equities company, appear hundreds of times on the Madoff suckers list. We figured the rich Wilpon family could absorb the loss, if unhappily.
But maybe not. Erin Arvedlund, author on the recent examination of the case Too Good to Be True: The Rise ... More >>
The pot's calling the kettle black: The New York Times runs a Reuters story this afternoon about Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. posting an $8.4 billion writedown on the advertising-challenged Wall Street Journal and other properties.
The Times, as we know, is in even worse shape and has even reached o ... More >>
The Taliban conduct a night ambush against U.S. troops on January 24. A commenter on this YouTube video wrote: "holy cow, tracer rounds are so cool!" Yeah, really cool.
What a Sunday in sports and terror: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer fought to the death in a Grand Slam final, and so did the Pit ... More >>
Check out this smarmy explanation by the Obama White House's tech crew of its new website.
Barack Obama's version of the official presidential website, whitehouse.gov, is deeply troubling and downright scary.
So far, it's nothing more than puffery. Even under the Bush-Cheney regime, the site in ... More >>