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Posts Tagged ‘Leo Laporte’

Tech Guy Leo Laporte Downloads Expensive Pair of Super Bowl Tickets

Earlier this week, ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell itemized some of the reasons why ticket prices for Super Bowl XLVII were plummeting to perhaps their lowest aggregate mark-up value since 2002. But for fans like Leo Laporte (pictured), who bought in early to be sure they got what they needed, it’s a different story.

The host of the very informative weekend phone-in program The Tech Guy, which airs on KFI AM 640, SiriusXM and 170 other stations across North America, told Bill Handel from the Big Easy this morning that his 35-yard-line tickets cost $4,000… each. That’s three times the face value of $1,250.00, brokered through what everyone these days likes to call a  ”packager.”

“If it weren’t my team (the 49ers) and New Orleans, I probably wouldn’t have done it,” Laporte admitted. “But this is a truly special occasion.”

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Steve Jobs Wasn’t a Huge Fan of the Media

Los Angeles Times media columnist James Rainey penned an excellent column on the late Steve Jobs and his relationship with the media.

As Rainey points out, the former Apple co-founder and CEO had a rocky relationship to say the very least with the media:

Conventional wisdom will vindicate Jobs’ media strategy. His products sold. His company grew to one of the biggest in the world. And reporters waited desperately for morsels about the slightest reconfiguration of the iPhone, iPod or MacBook. But because Jobs’ command and control paradigm worked at Apple doesn’t mean he was always right, or that his methods could be duplicated by lesser figures.

The tactics also created a perverse climate of breathless, under-informed speculation every time an Apple pod, pad or book was due for a launch or modification — which was essentially all the time. Addition of a data port on one device could draw oohs and ahhs in multiple stories..

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Eleven-Year-Old Software Entrepreneur Whacks Justin Bieber

Over the weekend, Leo Laporte, host of the nationally syndicated call-in radio show “The Tech Guy,” fielded a most memorable call. Thomas, an 11-year-old from Manhattan Beach, checked in to provided an update on the software company he launched at age nine.

A previous call by Thomas to Laporte was the spark for Carrot Corp., an endeavor anchored to the Apple-Mac software developer platform iOS. He was calling Laporte back to share news of his iPhone app creations and hopefully get some marketing pointers.

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