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Valleywag Will Continue to Make Your Tech Clients Sweat - Posted April 7, 2014
If you have big tech names or promising startup clients on your roster, you may flinch each time you hear the word "Valleywag." Don't count on that changing anytime soon. In a new interview ... [PRNewser]

Startups Like Airbnb Are Getting Better at Addressing Viral Scandals - Posted March 19, 2014
Allow us to overgeneralize in writing that tech startup founders can sometimes come across as...what's the word...aloof. Arrogant. Condescending. Maybe all that adulatory media coverage goes to their heads. The point, as Valleywag reminds us every day, is that they don't always respond to challenges in the most eff... [PRNewser]

Man Sues New York Tech Firm for Sexual Harassment - Posted February 27, 2014
Today in Unfortunate Headlines news, a former account coordinator at a Manhattan tech PR firm has filed suit against his co-workers and his boss. The legal matter addressed in the suit is (alleged) sexual harassment a... [PRNewser]

Can HBO's Silicon Valley Improve Silicon Valley's Reputation? - Posted February 24, 2014
Yesterday HBO debuted the trailer for Mike Judge's sitcom Silicon Valley. Looks like a Big Bang Theory/Workaholics mash-up: they're nerds, but they aren't one-dimensional punchlines; they're Millennials, but they don't spend all their time figuring out how they can manage to do less work. In an amazing coincidence, Napst... [PRNewser]

Can PR Spending Predict a New Tech Bubble? - Posted January 30, 2014
Earlier this week the San Francisco Chronicle published a sort of insider's perspective on how the state of tech PR could reveal a pendi... [PRNewser]

Uber and the (Negligible) Cost of Bad Publicity - Posted January 27, 2014
Chances are that any recent news you've read regarding taxi service app company Uber was bad. The company has recently suffered a string... [PRNewser]

Former TechCrunch Writer Offers 'Startup PR Advice' for $300/45 Min - Posted January 14, 2014
You should probably know that Jason Kincaid once covered startups for TechCrunch. He's the guy whose blog post prompted Evernote CEO Phil Libin to write a nice damage control follow-up last week. He's also now a pricey PR consultant, ... [AgencySpy]

Former TechCrunch Writer Offers 'Startup PR Advice' for $300/45 Min - Posted January 14, 2014
You should probably know that Jason Kincaid once covered startups for TechCrunch. He's the guy whose blog post prompted Evernote CEO Phil Libin to write a nice damage control follow-up last week. He's also now a pricey PR consultant, ... [PRNewser]

HBO's New Sitcom Will Entourage the Tech Set - Posted January 13, 2014
For a quick minute last week we had a theory that Sam Biddle of Valleywag and Evan Spiegel of Snapchat were engaged in a battle of wits to determine who could most successfully make the archetypal Southern California startup dude look like a douc... [AgencySpy]

HBO's New Sitcom Will Entourage the Tech Set - Posted January 13, 2014
For a quick minute last week we had a theory that Sam Biddle of Valleywag and Evan Spiegel of Snapchat were engaged in a battle of wits to determine who could most successfully make the archetypal Southern California startup dude look like a douc... [PRNewser]

Will Mindy Kaling be your next Tinder match? - Posted January 11, 2014
In November, Valleywag reported that Fox's ... [Lost Remote]

Pando Daily Journalist Lands PR Gig with Tesla - Posted January 3, 2014
One thing we learned about the world of tech journalism this week: Pando Daily (or at least Paul Carr) really hates Valleywag. In Hack Turned Flack news, the latter also let us know that Hamish McKenzie... [PRNewser]

IAC Comms Director's Tweet About Getting AIDS in Africa Was Not Very Funny - Posted December 20, 2013
Today in Even More Racism news: Justine Sacco is head of PR for IAC, the company behind such extremely popular web properties as CollegeHumor, Vimeo, Match.com, Dictionary.com and The Daily Beast (just kidding--no one reads the Daily Beast). This is a tweet she wrote this morning about her upcoming trip to Africa for... [PRNewser]

NYC Waiter Confirms Identity of 'Tips for Jesus' Do-Gooder - Posted December 11, 2013
It makes sense that the person responsible for the Instagram account Tips for Jesus used to be involved with PayPal. Because when you strip down the gargantuan restaurant gratuity initiative to its simplest elements, it's just another payment-flow mechanism. After th... [Fishbowl NY]

NYC Waiter Confirms Identity of 'Tips for Jesus' Do-Gooder - Posted December 11, 2013
It makes sense that the person responsible for the Instagram account Tips for Jesus used to be involved with PayPal. Because when you strip down the gargantuan restaurant gratuity initiative to its simplest elements, it's just another payment-flow mechanism. After th... [FishbowlNY]

Hiring Lindsay Lohan Is One Way to Get Attention for Your Startup - Posted December 10, 2013
"Stop clicking on Lindsay Lohan headlines" has been one of our New Year's resolutions for nearly a decade now, but for some reason people still pay attention to a serial rehabber who aims to reinvent herself as a tech "person." And, as ... [PRNewser]

The Price of Access to the (Female) Tech World Is $850 Per Year - Posted December 6, 2013
Seems like a reasonable fee to join blogger/lawyer/influencer Rachel Sklar's mailing list, no? We thought so, but Valleywag editor Sam Biddle ... [PRNewser]

PR Fail: Business Insider CTO Pushed Out Over Horrible Tweets - Posted September 10, 2013
You mean there are puerile misogynists working at Business Insider? -- Irin Carmon (@irin) September 9, 2013 Apparently so--and "all opinions my own" statements on Twitter accounts aren't quite enough when said opinions are as noxious as those of Pax Dickinson... [PRNewser]

Do Tech Blogs Give Free PR to Silicon Valley? Valleywag Says Yes. - Posted August 26, 2013
A couple of months ago New York magazine's economics writer Kevin Roose asked whether tech journalists are generally afraid to write "objectively" and/or criticize their subjects. In other... [PRNewser]

"60 Minutes" Interview With Anna Wintour A Snore|Valleywag Editor Says Goodbye|Shakeup At Adweek|More Nontraditional Media Seek Fellowships|10 Reasons Why Papers Are Important - Posted May 18, 2009
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"60 Minutes" Interview With Anna Wintour A Snore|Valleywag Editor Says Goodbye|Shakeup At Adweek|More Nontraditional Media Seek Fellowships|10 Reasons Why Papers Are Important - Posted May 18, 2009
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Should Yahoo Buy Gawker, The New York Times? - Posted January 26, 2009
So what's in store for Yahoo? New CEO Carol Bartz will be announcing the company's first quarter results tomorrow, and all signs point towards the numbers being less than spectacular.... [Fishbowl NY]

Should Yahoo Buy Gawker, The New York Times? - Posted January 26, 2009
So what's in store for Yahoo? New CEO Carol Bartz will be announcing the company's first quarter results tomorrow, and all signs point towards the numbers being less than spectacular.... [FishbowlNY]

Gawker Slims Down for The New Year - Posted December 31, 2008
Gawker Media is capping off 2008 by selling two of its blogs — Consumerist and the Hollywood gossip site Defamer. Yesterday, two weeks after ... [Fishbowl NY]

Gawker Slims Down for The New Year - Posted December 31, 2008
Gawker Media is capping off 2008 by selling two of its blogs — Consumerist and the Hollywood gossip site Defamer. Yesterday, two weeks after ... [FishbowlNY]

Ex-Gawker Editor Speculates on Why Denton Shuttered Valleywag - Posted November 20, 2008
Over at the L.A. Times ex-Gawker editor (and recent Radaronline scribe) Choire Sicha is speculating as to w... [Fishbowl NY]

Ex-Gawker Editor Speculates on Why Denton Shuttered Valleywag - Posted November 20, 2008
Over at the L.A. Times ex-Gawker editor (and recent Radaronline scribe) Choire Sicha is speculating as to w... [FishbowlNY]

Gawker Lays Off 19 Editorial Staff Including Moe Tkacik - Posted October 3, 2008
Gawker had their own black Friday newsdump today. In a move that may soon become known as the Denton doctrine, Gawker head Nick Denton announced that he was preemptively lay... [Fishbowl NY]

Gawker Lays Off 19 Editorial Staff Including Moe Tkacik - Posted October 3, 2008
Gawker had their own black Friday newsdump today. In a move that may soon become known as the Denton doctrine, Gawker head Nick Denton announced that he was preemptively lay... [FishbowlNY]

Burning Man's Burning Man Spills - Posted August 31, 2007
ValleyWag has an exclusive interview with the Burning Man early bird arsonist but no one seems very interested. Paul Addis, the terror of tent town, turns a nice phrase: ... [FishbowlLA]

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