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What am I Missy Episode 30 - NYTimes should keep Boston Globe, Friendfeed and Smule competition

Innovation series by Meliza Solan Surdi
August 15, 2009 | Comments (11)
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/9f5


Cash-strapped New York Times Company has an offer for the Boston Globe. California Private Equity is bidding $35 million dollars and the assumption of $59 million in liabilities. It really doesn't sound so bad only when you consider the Times bought the Globe for a billion back in 1993. With that low-ball offer, the Times should just walk away. Imagine what you could do with that property. For one, you could call it,"The Boston Times" or why not just change the logo to add a few stripes? In fact, all of the content can be changed. Sometimes you just have to use your imagination.

Speaking of changes, Facebook bought FriendFeed for $50 million this week. We hear FriendFeed's going to undergo some changes. For one, it's going to be called FriendBook. And apparently, you will be able to throw sheep at feeds you just don't like. But it looks like I am not the only one upset. Hitler felt the same way in the video and I don't think I can compete with expressing it the way he did. 

See: Hitler upset about Facebook buying FriendFeed

This episode is brought to you by our sponsor Smule, the creators of  iPhone applications like Ocarina, has a cool "Feel the Love" contest running. Users who have Leaf Trombone can register to win $500 at http://www.smule.com/. You just need to sign-up, and get as much love from your friends as possible.  They can listen to your registered performance, and send you love using Leaf Trombone or Leaf Trombone Lite- which is free!   Whoever gets the most love wins! 

See: Smule.com for details

 

 

 

 



 

 


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Comments

Josh Chandler
Josh Chandler, on August 15, 2009

@Meliza Friendbook, really?!?! Well, hopefully the Facebook-a-feed won't be a Wordnet-Google Adsense conversion, because I just don't know how Facebook will deal with an open data stream, it's certainly not been in favor of it up until now! I for one believe this is a classic Google style acquisition because Facebook now has one less competitor to think about, and therefore leads us straight back to Facebook VS Twitter!


Lorenzo Carver
Lorenzo Carver, on August 15, 2009

Very funny! Thanks for the best tech news - in under two minutes.


Mark Freedle
Mark Freedle, on August 15, 2009

Meliza, That made me laugh--it will be interesting to see how FB ultimately uses this very talented group.


Mark Freedle
Mark Freedle, on August 15, 2009

If I am FB, Twitter is interesting, but, perhaps not as interesting as buying ex-google developers to compete against Google Live Search.


Rene M
Rene M, on August 16, 2009

I do like the concept of friendbook rather than friendfeed. Facebook is definitely thinking ahead in technology.


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Kevin Rivers, on August 19, 2009

I think it'll be difficult once FriendFeed undergo its complete change. I mean many users are fond of the "FriendFeed" name. I think it would be wise for Facebook to just keep the name and brand and expand upon it with its own technology. :)


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