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Posts Tagged ‘Dave Goldberg’

A Different Kind of ‘Snow’ Fall: WSJ Assesses Contently

As depressing as it can sometimes be, in journalism and elsewhere, the old adage – ‘Follow the money’ – still holds true.

ShaneSnowThumbIn this case, we’re talking about $9 million in Series B funding for Contently, a company founded by Shane Snow (pictured), Joe Coleman and Dave Goldberg. Per Wall Street Journal startups, tech and venture capital reporter Lora Kolodny, the company is looking to stake its claim of the ever-expanding realm of Houdini journalism (our term, not hers). From her article:

In typical content marketing, companies ask writers, designers and photographers to employ journalistic skills to create commissioned blog posts, infographics and multimedia stories. The stories help their businesses persuade prospects or customers to follow them online, buzz about their brands, and hopefully buy what they’re selling.

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‘Dandy Don’ Meredith Dies of Brain Hemorrhage

Former Dallas Cowboy quarterback and original “Monday Night Football” broadcaster Don Meredith died over the weekend after suffering a brain hemorrhage and slipping into a coma. He has 72 years old.

The best obit we’ve read on Meredith comes courtesy of Dave Goldberg of Fanhouse, who reminds us that aside from his sporting endeavors, Meredith helped coin the moniker “Tricky Dick” for Richard Nixon. Goldberg also remembers Meredith for his small role as an LA cop on the show “Police Story.” Meredith also played country music with Willie Nelson for a time.

An interesting guy to say the least. RIP.