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Posts Tagged ‘Lance Ulanoff’

Revolving Door: TechCrunch Outrage, ‘The Guardian’ in the U.S., and More

Readers and members of the media went ballistic called a foul when TechCrunch published a glowing review of Bitcasa, a company backed by Michael Arrington’s new CrunchFund. “This reads like a press release,” said one reader. [via The Atlantic Wire]

The Guardian is here. There’s a new website, Nick Davies is joining from the U.K., and Ana Marie Cox is on board from the U.S.

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, supports the launch of another Sunday U.K. paper to replace the now-defunct News of the World. However, readers shouldn’t expect Sun on Sunday until 2012 and Mail on Sunday has not gotten past the planning stages just yet. [via The Guardian]

Speaking of News Corp., James Murdoch will be recalled to testify before a parliamentary panel after discrepancies were found between his previous testimony and new evidence in the phone hacking scandal. And shareholders have filed an amended lawsuit against the company claiming it knew about “widespread misconduct.” Yikes and double yikes.

New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton is now the national editor for the paper.

Abigail Pesta, Marie Claire editor-at-large, has joined Newsweek and The Daily Beast as editorial director for Women in the World, which has an annual summit and foundation. The group will be adding editorial content across The Daily Beast website. [via The Observer]

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PCMag.com Editor-In-Chief On Why The Publication Honors Embargoes

In the latest edition of mediabistro.com’s Media Beat interview show, editor-in-chief and senior VP of content for PCMag.com Lance Ulanoff talks a bit about the publication’s embargo policy.

“The other thing that is unique about us, and certainly it’s a difference between us and TechCrunch, because I’ve argued online with [TechCrunch editor] Michael Arrington about this, is we sign non-disclosure agreements,” he said.

“All that means is that we’ll meet with the company in confidence so they will show us stuff way early, we can write something, put it in queue, and publish it the moment that the NDA, or embargo or non-disclosure agreement lifts. TechCrunch won’t do that. In fact he said that he’ll sign them and then he’ll break them.”

Ulanoff said one of the reasons why this is necessary is PCMag.com is one of the few publications left that does “lab-based testing” of products, which often takes a significant amount of time.

View all past episodes of Media Beat here.