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Bloomberg, Businessweek to Merge Sites and Become ‘Bloomberg Business’

bloomberg media logoMichael Bloomberg is making some big changes to two of his most popular brands. According to The Financial Times (via USA Today), Bloomberg.com and Businessweek.com are going to merge and become one site — Bloomberg Business.

The change is expected to occur next year. As of now, BloombergBusiness.com directs to Bloomberg.com.

Justin Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media Group, told the FT that Bloomberg Business “is going to be our flagship” and ”be the broadest-facing brand, like Businessweek is in magazines.”

Word on the street is that the logo for Bloomberg Business will be a large illustration of Bloomberg’s head with cash stuffed into his ears. We haven’t been able to verify that rumor just yet.

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Bloomberg Decides Not to Buy Insulting Web Domains

Michael Bloomberg GGood news New Yorkers, you might be able to own bloombergsucks.nyc or fuckbloomberg.nyc after all. According to The New York Post, Michael Bloomberg has told his lawyers to cancel the purchase of those domains (along with about 400 others).

Domain Name Wire had reported that Bloomberg bought a slew of .nyc domains that seemed insulting to the former mayor. Now a spokesperson says only “straightforward” domains — like officialmikebloomberg.nyc — will be purchased. “This appears to be overly aggressive legal due diligence,” said the spokesperson, in a statement.

That means domains such as michaelbloombergisaweiner.nyc, bloombergistoorich.nyc and bloombergmoron.nyc can all be yours, if you’re willing to shell out the cash. And why wouldn’t you be?

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All is Forgiven, Michael Wolff

LunchAtMichaelsThe usual suspects who flocked to Michael’s today were so busy tucking into their Cobb salads they didn’t even notice there was a genuine knight in their midst. No, it wasn’t Michael Bloomberg (he’s off at Vanity Fair‘s inaugural New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, as are, I suspect, several other Wednesday regulars). None other than Michael Caine slipped in after the room had filled up to meet agent Boaty Boatwright. I’m not sure, but I think the Academy-Award winner was wearing a Members Only jacket. Oh well, like my mother always said: it’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it — and Sir. Michael looked pretty damn cool.

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Fawn Galli and Diane Clehane

I was joined today by the fabulously talented and delightfully low-key interior designer Fawn Galli, whose latest project in Cornwall, Connecticut, a historic house with a mix of traditional and contemporary spaces, is the subject of an upcoming profile in Saturday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal. (The story is available online here.) Unlike many of her peers who strive to be as famous (or infamous, depending on who you ask) as their clients, clever, classy Fawn is happy to let her work speak for itself. When I asked her if she’d ever consider doing a reality show, she looked slightly horrified. “I have been approached, but I don’t think I see myself doing that,” she said quietly. Alert the media!

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Michael Bloomberg is a Knight Now

Michael Bloomberg has been knighted. According to The New York Times, the former mayor was given the honor because of his “prodigious entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors, and the many ways in which they have benefited the United Kingdom and the U.K.-U.S. special relationship.”

Now that Bloomberg is officially a knight, rumors are flying that he’ll seek to purchase “at least” half of the world’s dragons and unicorns. Media insiders are also buzzing about Bloomberg’s potential interest in wizards and griffins; the former for their tech savvy, the latter for their unprecedented work ethic.

While Bloomberg will be recognized as a knight, he is not a British citizen, and so he cannot use “Sir” before his name. However, Bloomberg has already informed Bloomberg LP staffers that he will not abide by this rule, and he expects them to address him as “Sir Bloomy” from now on.

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Michael Bloomberg Has No Time for Feelings

Michael Bloomberg GMichael Bloomberg recently returned to Bloomberg LP as its CEO, and for good reason. If he hadn’t, he would have been stuck listening to his girlfriend Diana Taylor talk. We know. Terrible. Worse than that, according to Bloomberg, Taylor would’ve been talking about feelings. Gross.

The New York Post reports that when Bloomberg was asked why he went back to his company, he replied, “The alternative, in my case, is staying home and talking to Diana about feelings. If that doesn’t get you back to work, I don’t know what would.”

Tell us about it!

You say “women and feelings” and we’re outta here! Hit us up when they’re done with that crap. We’ll be at Crossfit getting ripped.

Adweek’s Third Brand Visionary is Bono

Our sister publication Adweek had previously tipped the majority of those set to be celebrated at a September 30 gala event to be MC-ed by Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski. But today, they added two more notable honorees: U2 lead singer Bono and the charity he co-founded, (RED).

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Deborah Dugan, CEO of (RED), will accept the honors on Bono’s behalf during Advertising Week at Cipriani Downtown. Adweek has also partnered with (RED) for a year-long initiative to rally brands around the global fight against AIDS. From today’s announcement:

While Adweek Brand Genius recognizes excellence in brand-building efforts over the past year, the Brand Visionary honoree acknowledges a career’s worth of achievement and celebrates an individual’s propulsion of their cause or brand to worldwide renown. Previous Brand Visionary recipients are former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (2012) and Russell Simmons (2013).

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Bloomberg Has No Comment on Bloomberg

Bloomberg News will not be commenting on Michael Bloomberg returning to Bloomberg LP. According to The New York Times, Bloomberg LP has a policy to never report on itself, and that includes when the sheriff returns to town. Even if that town was founded by — and named after — the sheriff.

Bloomberg’s policy reads that “Bloomberg News doesn’t originate stories about the company” and therefore will not cover the “wealth or personal life” of its 72-year-old majority owner and founder.

Matthew Winkler, Bloomberg News’ editor-in-chief, told the Times in an email that self-reporting was “an inherent conflict of interest and no outlet does it well.”

Even if that were true (we beg to differ, because the Times does it quite well), it’s not much of a reason. A media company should be as transparent as possible, even if it feels awkward to do so.

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Michael Bloomberg to Return to Lead Company He Founded (NYT)
Michael R. Bloomberg has decided to reassume the leadership of his business empire only eight months after ending his final term as mayor of New York. Late Wednesday, Bloomberg told close confidants and senior executives of Bloomberg LP, a financial data and media company, that Daniel L. Doctoroff, its chief executive and a longtime friend and lieutenant, would leave the company at the end of the year and that he would take over. FishbowlNY It seems like only yesterday that Bloomberg was chiding us for drinking large sodas and eating too much salt. In fact, that was about nine months ago. During the time since he vacated the mayor’s office, Bloomberg has become bored. And so he’s returning to a little company called Bloomberg LP, as its CEO. WSJ In a statement, Bloomberg said he hadn’t intended to return to Bloomberg LP after his mayoral stint was completed. “However, the more time I spent reacquainting myself with the company, the more exciting and interesting I found it — in large part, due to Dan’s efforts. I have gotten very involved in the company again and that led to Dan coming to me recently to say he thought it would be best for him to turn the leadership of the company back to me.” NPR / The Two-Way Both Bloomberg and Doctoroff, a former deputy mayor under Bloomberg before being tasked with running the company, told the Times that there was no animosity between them regarding the shift. Forbes Bloomberg only had praise for his former deputy, who took revenues from $5.4 billion in 2007, just before he became president, to more than $9 billion this year.

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Michael Bloomberg is Returning to Bloomberg LP

It seems like only yesterday that Michael Bloomberg was chiding us for drinking large sodas and eating too much salt. In fact, that was about nine months ago. During the time since he vacated the mayor’s office, Bloomberg has become bored. And so he’s returning to a little company called Bloomberg LP, as its CEO.

According to The New York Times, Bloomberg is taking over the company from Dan Doctoroff, who prefers to resign rather than continue with the way things have been. Doctoroff told the Times that when a man returns to a company he founded and still carries his name, that’s pretty much a wrap:

Mike is kind of like God at the company. He created the universe. He issued the Ten Commandments and then he disappeared. And then he came back. You have to understand that when God comes back, things are going to be different. When God reappeared, people defer.

How much do you think Bloomberg is going to like hearing himself described as a god? On a scale of “Oh he’s going to love it” to “He might die from happiness.”

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TVNewser: Michael Bloomberg says he’ll “never” buy CNN, which means it’s time to run that “Bloomberg Might Buy CNN” piece you’ve been working on.

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