I'm glad for two reasons: First, Nick has broken out of the $12-per-post world of blogging. Second, his book is a bunch of funny stuff that other people said, rather than a couple hundred pages about how Twitter is changing everything, just everything, so you need to hire Nick Douglas as a speaker and/or business… » 3/18/09 1:15pm 3/18/09 1:15pm

On Mumbai tragedy, Twitter proves useful in its uselessness

Can't stand CNN? Don't want to keep Googling for news? Pop open a browser window and leave a Twitter search for "mumbai" running. People are posting photo links and group-sulking, rather than the usual sort of "if only they had used Twitter more in Mumbai, none of this would have happened" chatter. You can always go… » 11/28/08 2:17pm 11/28/08 2:17pm

Mahalo motormouth to launch mystery product in December

I'm taking guesses now. What's "Project A," the seekrit product being talked up by Mahalo founder Jason Calacanis on his private mailing list? A recap of recent events: He launched a human-powered news feed at a time most companies were planning layoffs. After that, he performed a layoff, then trolled for new… » 11/28/08 1:13pm 11/28/08 1:13pm

Icahn buys more Yahoo shares, considers H-P exec for CEO gig

Jerry Yang's least favorite investor bought nearly seven million more shares of YHOO. BoomTown reporter Kara Swisher did my homework for me again: Todd Bradley, head of H-P's $28 billion Personal Systems group, has been added to the list of potential Yahoo CEOs. Just to keep things complicated, the board my appoint an… » 11/28/08 12:35pm 11/28/08 12:35pm