Marketwatch columnist has stake in tech company

Greg Sandovel of CNET News.com has a story stating that Marketwatch columnist Bambi Francisco was allowed to take an ownership stake in a technology company last year after receiving permission from her editors. Sandovel wrote, “It’s unclear how large a stake Francisco received in Vator, which is backed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. In an […]

Biz media absent from South by Southwest Interactive conference

Daniel Terdiman of CNET News writes on his media blog that the business media are noticeably absent from the South by Southeast Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, this week, primarily because they don’t understand its significance. Terdiman wrote, “Other than CNET News.com, Wired, the San Francisco Chronicle and one or two other regional outlets, most […]

CNET launches new business news site

Financial news company CNET has launched a new business news web site called BNET that’s aimed at business managers, according to a story in Mediaweek. Reporter Mike Shields wrote, “Though BNET is entering a potentially saturated media segment, Stephen Howard-Sarin vp, products CNET Networks Business, believes that the wealth of business-related magazines and Web site […]

LA Times predicts Murdoch will buy Dow Jones

The Los Angeles Times ran Tuesday a series of media predictions for 2007, and one of them included Dow Jones and its well-respected Wall Street Journal. The prediction: “News Corp. adds to its stable of newspapers by buying Dow Jones & Co., owner of the Wall Street Journal, to bolster Rupert Murdoch’s nascent business news […]

Weiss to write column for Forbes.com

Forbes.com announced that investigative journalist and author Gary Weiss will pen a regular column for the site titled Muckraker, focusing on international business and Wall Street. His inaugural column, India’s Nuclear Option, is available here. “Gary is among an elite group of journalists whose zest for investigative journalism has brought real change to the subjects […]

TechCrunch blog covers Silicon Valley like newspapers

Two Wall Street Journal reporters wrote an article Thursday about the TechCrunch blog written by Michael Arrington and how it breaks news and writes reviews of Web sites and other blogs. Arrington says in the story that he wants more page hits in two years than CNET. Last month, he was credited with breaking the […]

CNet, Kawamoto in spotlight

The New York Times profiled technology industry news site CNet and its reporter Dawn Kawamoto, who was spied upon by computer company Hewlett-Packard after a story she wrote earlier this year. Laurie Flynn wrote, “More recently, Ms. Kawamoto learned that private detectives hired by H.P. had been following her, even taking photos. When she took […]

WaPo: H-P CEO approved sting on reporter

The Washington Post reported Thursday that Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd approved a sting operation against a C-NET reporter who covered the company in an attempt to get the reporter to reveal her anonymous source within the computer company. Ellen Nakashima and Yuki Noguchi wrote, “The document, one of more than two dozen e-mails obtained […]

Spies in the newsroom for H-P?

Hewlett-Packard Corp., under fire for obtaining the phone records of journalists and board members in an attempt to discover a leak within the company, apparently examined placing spies in newsrooms, according to a New York Times article on Wednesday. Damon Darlin and Kurt Eichenwald wrote, “The studies, referred to in a Feb. 2 draft report […]

Times: H-P tried to plant bug on journalist's computer

A New York Times story Monday about the attempts Hewlett-Packard took to discover a leak among its board members notes that the computer maker took other measures beside obtaining phone records of journalist. Reporter Damon Darlin wrote, “Those briefed on the company’s review of the operation say detectives tried to plant software on at least […]