"Media is mutating but it isn't dying," says Laurel Touby in Part 2 of The Deal's video conversation with the founder of Mediabistro****.
Rather than relying on advertisers to foot the bill, media companies should develop closer relationships with their audiences and provide products and services people are willing to pay for, says Touby.
She also discusses life after acquistion. She sold Mediabistro**** to WebMediaBrands (previously known as Jupitermedia) for $20 million with a $3 million earn-out in 2007. Watch the video below or download it from iTunes.
Click here to watch Part 1, in which Touby discloses the real reason she launched Mediabistro**** in 1994. -- Mary Kathleen Flynn
This Place' from the album 'More Pleasant Grey' by Under. Video shot during a car ride through the Tizi-n-Tichka-pass in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The song also features cellist Joan Jeanrenaud and Canadian electronic musician Milosh. Shot by Eamonn Flynn.
Sometimes BIG surprises come in small packages. In the tradition of Knocked Up and Nine Months, BABY ON BOARD turns a would-be joyous occasion into a hilarious series of mishaps and misunderstandings for an ambitious career woman and her divorce attorney husband in this must-see, side-splitting romantic comedy. Heather Graham (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Boogie Nights) and Jerry O’Connell (Jerry Maguire, Obsessed) star as the stunned parents-to-be, while John Corbett (“Sex and the City,” My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Katie Finneran (“Wonderfalls,” Bewitched) play their “happily” married best friends. Lara Flynn Boyle (“The Practice,” Men in Black II) rounds out the A-list cast in this 2009 theatrical release from director Brian Herzlinger (My Date with Drew). Available on DVD and Blu-ray at Blockbuster stores and at Blockbuster Online May 15th and wide on June 9th!
Angela (Graham) and Curtis (O'Connell) have it all – a loving relationship, a beautiful house and successful careers. That is, until an unexpected pregnancy sends them on a nine-month roller coaster ride, which causes each to mistakenly believe the other is cheating. Now, they must deal with emotional and hormonal mood swings, as well as all the drama caused by their friends Danny (Corbett) and Sylvie (Katie Finneran), who suddenly find their own marriage on the rocks. Meanwhile, Angela worries that her job is in jeopardy as she strives to please her over-demanding boss, Mary (Flynn Boyle), while hiding her pregnancy… all adding up to one uproarious battle of the sexes.
Bonus features on both the DVD and Blu-ray editions of BABY ON BOARD include commentary by director Brian Herzlinger and producer Emilio Ferrari along with the trailer and photo gallery. The film is presented with Spanish and SDH English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
From the 2008 Phuket Fringe Festival - Phuket Playhouse, Thailand
Michael Flynn, Tony-Kelsey-Stead and Marc Mulloy perform the Dance of the Mobile Phones - a dream ballet sequence from the play, Time-Shared. Vicki Hamilton is the dreamer.
Special thanks to:
Marc Mulloy of PGTV - www.phuketgazette****
Bryan Hall of Phuket Plus - www.phuketplus.tv
for supplying me with the excellent footage to create this video.
If you would like to know more about The Andaman Players, please visit www.andamanplayers****.
Article One Partners won Silicon Alley Insider's Startup 2009 contest, taking home the grand prize of $25,000 in venture capital from General Catalyst Partners and $75,000 in services. Article One founder and CEO Cheryl Milone spoke with The Deal's Mary Kathleen Flynn moments after winning in this special episode of The Deal's Behind the Money online video show. Watch the video interview below or download it at iTunes.
"Jimmy Wales started his search company a year ago, and he was on the cover of Fast Company saying he's going to kill Google, and then he gave up after 11 or 12 months," says provocative serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, referring to the co-founder of Wikipedia in this episode of The Deal's Behind the Money video show. "That's not being an entrepreneur. That's being a poser."
"I think you have to fight the fight for years and not give up; so I don't have a lot of respect for people who give up," Calacanis (pictured) tells The Deal. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for people who fight and fight and fight and then fail."
Calacanis is no stranger to failure. As a teenager, he watched federal marshals show up with shotguns and close his family's bar in Brooklyn after his father failed to pay taxes.
"I was 16, and I curled up in a ball and just cried," Calacanis told Silicon Alley Insider co-founder Henry Blodget at Startup 2009 on Wednesday, a few minutes before we interviewed Calacanis.
When his media company Silicon Alley Reporter crumbled in 2001 along with the New York dot-coms it chronicled, he watched other founders go on yoga retreats, but he kept his nose to the grindstone.
His efforts paid off in 2005 when he sold his pioneering blog network Weblogs Inc. to AOL LLC for $25 million.
These days, Calacanis lives in Los Angeles and focuses on his search startup Mahalo****. He demonstrated a new version of it at the NY Tech Meetup showcase for Internet Week New York on Tuesday evening.
"I'm bullish on Silicon Alley, more than ever," he told The Deal, pointing to the mix of seasoned Internet entrepreneurs and talented 20-somethings here, including Kevin Ryan, co-founder of AlleyCorp, and John Borthwick, co-founder of Betaworks, in the first category and David Karp, founder of Tumblr Inc., and Charles Forman, founder of OMGPOP (previously known as Iminlikewithyou) in the second.
Watch the video below or download it on iTunes. - Mary Kathleen Flynn
This is version 4 of a song I wrote about someone from a long time ago. I wonder what happened to that girl with the red hair. She had such lovely freckles too. I never had a picture of her so I am starting to forget how she looked like but I think she looked like a combination of Lara Flynn Boyle Lindsay Lohan Clara Bow Bette Davis Kirsten Dunst Greer Garson Mitzi Gaynor Janet Gaynor Alyson Hannigan Susan Hayward Rita Hayworth Katharine Hepburn Deborah Kerr Nicole Kidman Shirley MacLaine Rose McGowan Marilyn Monroe Molly Ringwald Julia Roberts Susan Sarandon Ann Sheridan Geri Halliwell Julianne Moore Samantha Eggar Maureen O'Hara Annette O'Toole JoBeth Williams Laura Prepon Ann Margret Maggie Rizer Shirley Manson Tori Amos Angelica Bridges Gillian Anderson Kate Winslet Marcia Cross Dana Delany Nikki Coxx Mila Jovovovich Dina Meyer Geena Davis Kathy Griffin Heather Graham Debra Messing Marilu Henner Sarah Ferguson Amy Adams Lauren Ambrose Reba McEntire Evangeline Lily
Dina Kaplan, co-founder of Blip.tv, is one of a handful of young entrepreneurs who, over the last few years, have nurtured New York's tech community, which was feted this week at Internet Week New York.
Kaplan's primary contribution has been Founders Club, an exclusive invite-only roaming party for startup CEOs, the most recent of which was held Thursday night atop a private roofdeck overlooking Rockefeller Center. The rest of us can enjoy the view through photos of last night's event taken by Mahalo**** founder Jason Calacanis, the original chronicler of the New York tech startup scene back in the dot com day when he founded Silicon Alley Reporter.
We caught up with Kaplan earlier this week at Silicon Alley Insider's Startup 2009, where she shared a frank assessment of the challenges the tech community faces here, including the high price of real estate. Watch the new video below or download it on iTunes
Check out our other Startup 2009 videos: with O'Donnell on why he sometimes wishes he never heard of venture capital; with Tumblr Inc. founder David Karp on how new hires have made him "happier;" with Calacanis on Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales being a "poser," not an entrepreneur and why entrepreneurs shouldn't give up; and with Article One Partners founder Cheryl Milone on winning Startup 2009. We'll have more next week when we publish conversations with Venrock's David Pakman and General Catalyst Partners' George Bell.
Special thanks to my colleagues at The Deal for all their hard work producing these videos and stories we've run on Internet Week (in alphabetical order): Neil Buchalter (photo editor, video editor), Tom Groppe (executive producer), Chris Kwieraga (photo editor), Vipal Monga (director; video editor), George White (videographer, video editor, producer), Maria Woehr (audio technician, video editor, producer) and Brennen Wysong (copyeditor). -- Mary Kathleen Flynn
Close to Tampa. Lots of wildlife, birds and scenery to see (and endless photo ops). The way Captain Jim Flynn sets things up it's a scenic and relaxed morning or afternoon, not a race or endurance contest. More info: *******littlemanateekayaking****/
More info at *******littlemanateekayaking****/ - Join Captain Jim Flynn and a group of four friends as they float down the Little Manatee River near Ruskin, Florida. This is kayaking the way it's meant to be: no pressure, no hurry, lots of scenic beauty.
Kevin Ryan, one of the most highly respected leaders of the New York technology community, talks about the ecosystem that has grown up since the dot com early days, when he and business partner Dwight Merriman pioneered DoubleClick Inc., in this episode of The Deal's Behind the Money online video show.
We spoke with Ryan at last week's Startup 2009 competition, which was co-hosted by New York's Silicon Alley Insider and Boston's General Catalyst Partners.
Ryan may be best known for serving as CEO of online ad pioneer DoubleClick, which was sold to Hellman and Friedman LLC for $1.1 billion in 2005 and then sold for $3.1 billion to Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) in 2008.
Today, Ryan and Merriman run AlleyCorp LLC, a network of affiliated startups that includes Silicon Alley Insider, 10Gen and Gilt Groupe.
Click here to see our previous video interview with Kevin Ryan behind the scenes at AlleyCorp. And for more on the role he plays in Silicon Alley, read Gillian Reagan's profile of him in The New York Observer.
Watch the new video with Ryan, below, or download it on iTunes.
And please check out The Deal's other Startup 2009 videos: Click here to see our conversation with grand prize winner Cheryl Milone, founder of Article One Partners, moments after her victory; with finalist Path101 Inc. co-founder Charlie O'Donnell on why he sometimes wishes he never heard of venture capital; with Tumblr Inc. founder David Karp on how new hires have made him "happier"; with Jason Calacanis on Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales being a "poser," not an entrepreneur; with Blip.tv co-founder Dina Kaplan on the challenges New York's entrepreneurs face; with General Catalyst Partners' George Bell on why the VC firm co-sponsored the Startup 2009 contest; and with Venrock's David Pakman on how crucial it is for founders to read signals accurately.
Still to come later this week in The Deal's Startup 2009 video series: our interview with Original Signal Recordings' Daniel Klaus, and a special compilation video in which we ask, "What was your worst mistake?" -- Mary Kathleen Flynn
When David Pakman, the former CEO of eMusic who recently became a partner at Venrock, told The Deal he believes the best entrepreneurs are those who know how to read signals accurately and make changes accordingly, the first person we thought of was Daniel Klaus, the co-founder of Original Signal Recordings/Music Nation Inc. and our guest in this episode of The Deal's Behind the Money online video show.
Klaus describes how the online video contest company he founded three years ago evolved into an independent record label that distributes Ingrid Michaelson and The Sounds, among others.
Echoing Pakman's thoughts, Klaus says the secret was paying attention to which parts of the business were generating revenue and which weren't.
The company's backers seem to like the change of plans. Original Signal recently raised a Series B (amount undisclosed) from Greylock Partners and Point Judith Capital, both of which led the company's $5.5 million Series A in January 2007. The label also signed a distribution and promotion agreement with Universal Motown Records, a division of Universal Music Group. (The Deal Pipeline subscribers can learn more here.)
The videos with Klaus and Pakman were taped at Silicon Alley Insider's recent Startup 2009 competition. Watch the Klaus video below, or download it on iTunes. And be sure to watch the whole series (links provided below). - Mary Kathleen Flynn
A Little Out Of Place by Andrew Deerin. Produced and Directed by L2 Digital. Edited by Kevin Flynn
Then It Came by Andrew Deerin. Produced and Directed by L2 Digital. Edited by Kevin Flynn
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