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So What Do You Do, Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Editor of AllThingsD.com?
The 'most influential reporter' in Silicon Valley gives tips on how to bypass PR talking points during interviews and weighs in on the lack of women in tech.

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Marissa Mayer Doesn't Care for Kara Swisher - Posted January 5, 2015
That's the big takeaway from this morning's Mike Allen's Politico "Playbook" newsletter, which includes some teasers from Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!, written by Nicholas Carlson of ... [FishbowlDC]

New School Media Lightly Disses Old School Media at Vanity Fair Event - Posted October 8, 2014
Here's a fun one: at today's Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, three leaders of the "new school" media had some things to say about the old folks: How wrong are Kara Swisher and Shane Smith, though? David Carr knows because he covers this sort of thing for a living. BuzzFeed's ... [FishbowlDC]

Former McCain Comms Director to Join Snapchat - Posted September 23, 2014
Jill Hazelbaker, the former comms director of Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) 2008 run for president, will now lead the communications and policy efforts of Snapchat, Re/code's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Former McCain Comms Director to Join Snapchat - Posted September 23, 2014
Jill Hazelbaker, the former comms director of Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) 2008 run for president, will now lead the communications and policy efforts of Snapchat, Re/code's ... [FishbowlNY]

Saturday Night Toast for Newly Appointed U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith - Posted September 22, 2014
[caption id="attachment_132405" align="alignright" width="384"] Mikey Dickerson, Megan Smith, Hilary Rosen, Tammy Haddad, Kara Swisher, Lucky Carney[/caption] Saturday night at the home of Hilary Rosen, colleagues, friends and family ga... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Saturday Night Toast for Newly Appointed U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith - Posted September 22, 2014
[caption id="attachment_132405" align="alignright" width="384"] Mikey Dickerson, Megan Smith, Hilary Rosen, Tammy Haddad, Kara Swisher, Lucky Carney[/caption] Saturday night at the home of Hilary Rosen, colleagues, friends and family ga... [FishbowlNY]

LinkedIn SVP of Product Is Abruptly Leaving - Posted August 21, 2014
Deep Nishar, LinkedIn's SVP of products and user experience, is leaving the company, reports Kara Swisher of Recode. He'll continue in his role until early October, and will likely "be pursuing a CEO job," wrote Swisher. Nish... [AllFacebook]

Jay Carney Talks About the 'Tension' Between the White House and the Press Pool - Posted July 31, 2014
Now that he's no longer the White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney has a lot to say about the job. Last night he was on David Letterman reflecting on the relationship between himself and the press pool, one that's not always so congenial. One need only go back to footage of a... [GalleyCat]

Jay Carney Talks About the 'Tension' Between the White House and the Press Pool - Posted July 31, 2014
Now that he's no longer the White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney has a lot to say about the job. Last night he was on David Letterman reflecting on the relationship between himself and the press pool, one that's not always so congenial. One need only go back to footage of a... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Digital Revamp Continues: Taylor Swiped from BI; Rucker Promoted - Posted January 31, 2014
WaPo has promoted Philip Rucker from White House correspondent to national politics reporter and has hired Adam Taylor away fr... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WaPo Digital Revamp Continues: Taylor Swiped from BI; Rucker Promoted - Posted January 31, 2014
WaPo has promoted Philip Rucker from White House correspondent to national politics reporter and has hired Adam Taylor away fr... [FishbowlNY]

Haters Will Hate: Why Shouldn't Ezra Klein Start His Own Media Company? - Posted January 24, 2014
If I were friends with Ezra Klein, I would tell him to keep his chin up this week. As you might have read, he's leaving the Post and Wonkblog, effective immediately, to start his own media venture, after the Post decided they wouldn't ... [10,000 Words]

Former AllThingsD Team Launches Re/Code - Posted January 2, 2014
The year is already off to a positive start with the launch of ReCode -- a new media venture from Kara Swisher, Walt Mossberg and the rest of the former AllT... [10,000 Words]

Thursday Morning Stir - Posted January 2, 2014
-And now, a 2014 note for Indian advertising. link -All Things D founders Kara Swisher and Wa... [GalleyCat]

AllThingsD Founders Relaunch with Re/code - Posted January 1, 2014
2014 just started, but it's already brought us a new place to pitch our tech clients. AllThingsD founders Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg bounced back from the Wall Street Journal's earlier announcement that it woul... [FishbowlDC]

Get Ready to Pitch to Wall Street Journal Digits - Posted December 20, 2013
This week the Wall Street Journal finally announced its replacement for AllThingsD. The new "WSJD", which we assume stands for the established Wall Street Journal Digits, will be part of the paper's "Marketplace" business section, and it will be the place to go for reviews of the newest "personal technology" toys. ... [FishbowlDC]

Yahoo Guilty of an 'Astonishing Display of PR Incompetence' - Posted December 12, 2013
Ouch, headline. The question follows: what, exactly, did Yahoo do that so thoroughly irritated Kara Swisher of ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook To Host Out For Undergrad Technology Conference This Weekend - Posted October 17, 2013
Facebook will host the Out for Undergrad Technology Conference at its campus in ... [AllFacebook]

Hearst Summons Bay Area Reinforcements - Posted May 23, 2013
Kara Swisher got the jump today on a big announcement about the San Francisco Chronicle. In an aggressive move to revive the fortunes of both the paper and website (SFgate.com), the pa... [FishbowlLA]

Kara Swisher on the Adria Richards Social Media Backlash - Posted April 24, 2013
With 20 years of experience, AllThingsD's Kara Swisher has seen more than her fair share of digital scandals. However, she says, when it comes to social media firestorms, the recent lashing blogger ... [AllTwitter]

Kara Swisher's Advice to Tech Journalists: 'Be accurate. Know your stuff' - Posted April 24, 2013
With 20 years of experience, AllthingsD's Kara Swisher has set the bar for reporting on the digital scene. In the latest installment of So What... [10,000 Words]

Men's Fashion Finesse on the Event Stage - Posted December 4, 2012
Awards shows aren't the only venues where one can make a fashion statement. While conferences don't feature red carpet entrances, the corporate event stage still represents a prime occasion for speakers to display their sense of style. With more attention being paid to female executiv... [FishbowlDC]

Google's Eric Schmidt: 'It's Very Easy to Criticize a Company That You're Not In' - Posted October 11, 2012
Google's executive chairman expressed the headline's sentiment during a discussion with Walt Mossberg and Kar... [FishbowlDC]

Yahoo Cuts 14 Percent of Its Workforce - Posted April 4, 2012
Yahoo announced that it was eliminating 2,000 jobs this morning--more than 14 percent of the company's 14,000 employees. "Today's actions are an important next step toward a bold, new Yahoo! -- smaller, nimbler, more profitable and better equipped to innovate as fast as our customers and our industry require," Yahoo... [FishbowlLA]

AOL Is Folding 30 of Its Brands After Huffington Post Merger - Posted March 22, 2011
It's time to take stock of what is left standing at AOL after the massive cleaning taking place in light of the merger with Huffington Post. Pre-merger, if you compared AOL and Huffington Post section by section, there was a considerable amount of overlap between the two sites. Post-merger, it's up to... [FishbowlLA]

Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts This Wednesday - Posted March 21, 2011
We've talked about it, but now it's finally here. Mediabistro's eight-week online conference and workshop -- Social Media Marketing Boot Camp -- starts this Wednesday and there's still space available. ... [FishbowlDC]

Kurtz on Magical Self-Pimp Tour of 'Reliable Sources' - Posted February 22, 2011
Howard Kurtz, the Daily Beast's Washington bureau chief and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" may be the worst offender in D.C. when it comes to promoting his own show and the flattering comments he gets on Twitter.... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Kurtz on Magical Self-Pimp Tour of 'Reliable Sources' - Posted February 22, 2011
Howard Kurtz, the Daily Beast's Washington bureau chief and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" may be the worst offender in D.C. when it comes to promoting his own show and the flattering comments he gets on Twitter.... [FishbowlNY]

Have You RSVP'd for These Events? - Posted February 7, 2011
PRNewser and the rest of the Mediabistro team has a lot going on these days. Join us tomorrow between 2p.m. and 3p.m. EST for the latest in our "20 Tips in 20 Minutes" Webcast series, "How to Pitch Women's Media." Guest speaker Liz McGovern, VP at Kaplow, will join me to offer... [FishbowlDC]

AOL Buys HuffPo For $315 Million - Posted February 7, 2011
In a surprise move over the weekend, AOL announced that it had agreed to buy The Huffington Post for $315 million. Arianna Huffington will serve as editor-in-chief of all content within AOL, including blogs like Engadget and TechCrunch, Patch, and the Huffington Post itself (which as far as we know is not... [MediaJobsDaily]

SB Nation Gets Paid - Posted November 8, 2010
Is this the equivalent of a young upstart phenom signing his first big contract? All Things D ... [TVNewser]

SB Nation Gets Paid - Posted November 8, 2010
Is this the equivalent of a young upstart phenom signing his first big contract? All Things D ... [SportsNewser]

Is Seattlepi.com About To Become Profitable? - Posted August 10, 2010
Hearst wouldn't reveal any actual numbers to Kara Swisher, but a spokesman did say that they "are on track with our business plan and have an aggressive timetable for profitability which we expect we will reach in the next couple of months." This is actually a big ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Mark Zuckerberg Talks to ABC News About Hitting 500 Million Users; How Did He Do? - Posted July 22, 2010
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AOL PR Chief Tricia Primrose Leaving After 13 Years - Posted June 29, 2010
AOL EVP, Corporate Communications Tricia Primose Wallace is leaving the company after thirteen years, according to an internal memo from AOL CEO Tim Armstrong ... [FishbowlDC]

What's It Like Being Yahoo!s Head Of Social? - Posted June 22, 2010
Everyone, or at least every web portal, wants a "head of social" these days. Even Google has been trying to get in on the game. The idea, it seems, is to allow people to get their Facebook on without actually having to go to Facebook. Great idea if you're a company that... [MediaJobsDaily]

OutCast Communications Co-Founder Leaves Agency to Join Venture Capital Firm - Posted June 15, 2010
Margit Wennmachers, co-founder of Outcast Communications -- a mid-size agency that handles high profile clients including Facebook and Yahoo -- is leaving the agency to join venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as a partner. ... [FishbowlDC]

News Corp Shopping Around BeliefNet - Posted May 27, 2010
News Corp (NWS) is hoping to unload some of its online properties, including religion-centered social network Beliefnet, Kara Swisher reports. Murdoch's company purchased Beliefnet in late 2007 for an undisclosed sum. The company may also be planning to un... [MediaJobsDaily]

Demand CEO: 'We Are So Different From Traditional Journalism' - Posted January 11, 2010
flickr: Andrew MasonDemand Media's CEO has written a manifesto rebutting the critics that have called his company a content mill (and worse). ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Forget Robots. MSN Bets On Top Content - Posted December 9, 2009
In a strategy almost the polar opposite of Aol's "robot content mill" tactic, MSN—the other of the web "portals" reinventing itself for the new decade—will launch an online lifestyle site aimed at fashion, decor, relationships and beauty. And it'll use original, high-quality content, reports ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Yahoo To Announce $100M Marketing Campaign Tomorrow - Posted September 21, 2009
It's day one of Advertising Week in New York, and so far one of the biggest stories is Yahoo's plans to announce a $100M marketing campaign Tuesday morning. In a somewhat rare occurrence, both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal publis... [FishbowlDC]

Sports News Startup Nabs $7 Million - Posted July 17, 2009
Ex-AOLer Jim Bankoff has secured $7 million in funding for SBNation, Kara Swisher at AllthingsD reports. The sports news and blog startup combines over 200 local sports blogs under one banner. The site has betwe... [MediaJobsDaily]

Yahoo's New Head of PR: The "Intro" Memo - Posted July 8, 2009
Remember when Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz offered $1,000 cash rewards to employees who turn in other employees that leak info to the press? As with any... [FishbowlDC]

Yahoo Names New PR Head - Posted June 3, 2009
A few weeks ago we asked the question: "Who Will Be Yahoo's Next VP of Corporate Communications?" This was after current PR head B... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Wants Your $$$ - Posted May 27, 2009
Speaking yesterday at The Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams told the audience, "there will be a moment when you can fill out a form or so... [FishbowlLA]

"All Things D" Launches App - Posted May 18, 2009
All aboard the app train. The Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD.com is the latest Web pub to get its own IPhone/IPod Touch app. The application includes Kara Swisher's Boomtown, Peter Kafka's MediaMemo blogs and video and Wa... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Falco And Grant Out At AOL, Ex-Googler In - Posted March 13, 2009
Tim Armstrong, Google Senior Vice President, has been named chairman and CEO of AOL effective yesterday, we've learned. Current chairman/CEO Randy Falco and president/COO Ron Grant will leave the company after a transition period. Not much of a "tra... [MediaJobsDaily]

AOL Exec: 'Why Randy Falco Gets To Keep His Job Is A Mystery To A Lot Of People' | 300 Laid Off Yesterday - Posted March 11, 2009
The layoffs at AOL we warned about did indeed happen yesterday, according to Kara Swisher of Boomtown. 300 employees at the Time Warner online (TWX) division were said to have been pink-slippe... [MediaJobsDaily]

Marco Boerries Exiting Yahoo - Posted February 25, 2009
New Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz hasn't even made public her plans for restructuring the company, but whatever they are, they'll have to make do without Marco Boerries. In her ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

AOL Upgrades Bebo - Posted December 11, 2008
AOL is determined to get something out of its $850 million investment in social network Bebo. As AllThingsD reports, today the portal is unveiling a new home page, adding a new "social inbox" profile for its... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

EXCLUSIVE: Yahoo! To Lay Off 1,500 In California on Wednesday; 200 In L.A. - Posted December 9, 2008
Yahoo!, via an email from departing CEO Jerry Yang, told its California employees that on Wednesday, as many as 1,500 employees will be tossed, inside sources confided to FBLA. ... [FishbowlLA]

AllThingsD: Yahoo's Board is MIA - Posted November 14, 2008
It's tempting for most people to blame Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang for the company's recent stumbles, particularly his hard-nosed rejection (twice) of Microsoft's rather generous $47.5 billion buyout offer—especially now that Yahoo's stock is in a death spi... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Yahoo Execs On Their Way Out - Posted November 3, 2008
Kara Swisher reports two top Yahoo execs are expected to announce their departures this week: SVP Scott Moore, who runs Yahoo's media group out of its offices in Santa Moni... [FishbowlLA]

SAI Snickers at Yahoo CEO - Posted October 27, 2008
Without so much as a word of explanation, Silicon Alley Insider ran the following quote from a Kara Swisher interview with Yahoo CEO ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Morning Reading List, 03.25.08 - Posted March 25, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Emily Lawrimore's birthday (Hat Tip: Playbook), the 2008 Dart Award Winners have been announced, Dana Priest and Anne Hull have won yet another award, yesterday was Monica Lewins... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 03.25.08 - Posted March 25, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Emily Lawrimore's birthday (Hat Tip: Playbook), the 2008 Dart Award Winners have been announced, Dana Priest and Anne Hull have won yet another award, yesterday was Monica Lewins... [FishbowlNY]

Morning More Like Noon Reading List, 01.04.08 - Posted January 4, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS We blame Iowa for the delay. REVOLV... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning More Like Noon Reading List, 01.04.08 - Posted January 4, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS We blame Iowa for the delay. REVOLV... [FishbowlNY]

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