In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks with entrepreneur Ella Gorgla about her startup, I-Ella, an online marketplace where users can buy, swap, sell, and borrow clothes, accessories, and shoes.
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In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks with Kogeto founder and CEO Jeff Glasse about the Dot, his company’s panoramic video iPhone attachment, which was built with funding from Kickstarter.
Our year-end HR breakfast was a rousing success. HR pros from almost 50 media companies including BET, Disney and UrbanDaddy spent Tuesday morning squeezing in an extra two hours of mingling and networking before heading back to the office.
mediabistro.com held the festive gathering to round out another successful year and to thank those who continue to post on our ever-growing job board. Recruiting experts shared their tips while Resto dished out Eggs Benedict and bottomless pastry baskets. And some even got their own mini Elevator Pitch moment rubbing elbows with WebMediaBrands CEO Alan Meckler.
In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler grills entrepreneur Yaron Samid about his company BillGuard, a credit card protection service that recently closed a $10 million round of financing.
So, what do you think? Is Gojee the next big thing? Leave your thoughts in the comments section…
With The New York Times‘s pay wall a year away and its details vague, there are many questions still left to be answered. What will this metered system really look like? What will it actually cost? Will it send bloggers to link to other news sources and deter readers and advertisers? Although they don’t have all the answers, media insiders have their opinions, so we went to them for feedback on the Times‘ announcement today. Read their thoughts below.
“This announcement is about a change of policy that is a year away — which is a lifetime in Internet years. The Huffington Post remains committed to the linked economy, and to building a sustainable business that gives our bloggers, editors, and reporters the widest possible audience for their work.”
Caroline Little, CEO North America of Guardian News & Media:
“If the Times begins to charge consumers for their content, I am sure they will do it in a way to maximize traffic from Google and the like. No doubt they will lose some of their readers, but they are most likely to be focusing on keeping their loyal readers, not the ones who come in and out of the site who don’t even know they are on the site. One word of caution: charging for content seems to be the new answer for a weakened industry but it’s not the silver bullet. It is going to take new revenue streams, continued reduction in costs and a strong ad market.”
Alan Meckler, CEO of WebMediaBrands:
“This is not a huge game changer. One can still see big parts of the Times for free. If you are a print subscriber you have total access. NYT will get extra revenues online without greatly hurting its online readership. I have to presume that should the 2011 test work well that the NYT might go further in 2012 by increasing charges and paid online use.”