Tech Talker's Sarah Lacy talks
Liz Gannes of NewTeeVee.com talks with Sarah Lacy, one of the hosts of Yahoo’s new online business news show Tech Talker.
Here is an excerpt:
NewTeeVee: Why were you interested in the gig?
Lacy: I actually quit BusinessWeek â€” a lot of people didnâ€™t know that because I write the column now â€” because they donâ€™t give book leaves of a year, which is what I wanted. After I finished the book, I thought about freelancing and taking it easy. I toyed with the idea of starting my own thing like Om and Arrington have done, but didnâ€™t seem like the right timing in the market and I needed to be promoting my book.
Itâ€™s definitely dicey, as you can imagine, launching something like this at Yahoo right now, and it was definitely kind of touchy at times, but I think it shows weâ€™re pushing the envelope.
NewTeeVee: What kind of interviews and stories are you looking forward to doing?
Lacy: Iâ€™ve been really focused on startups for the book and before, so public companies will be different. We have this sort of documentary series â€œTales of the Valley,â€? things that most of us here would take for granted that might be interesting or quirky or weird.
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