It’s easy to make fun of Business Insider’s penchant for slideshows, just as it’s easy to criticize BuzzFeed for its animated GIFs — but everyone is trying to find a balance between what readers want and what they need
Rumors have been swirling that Gawker founder Nick Denton has been talking to Henry Blodget about acquiring or merging with his site Business Insider, but Denton says in an IM conversation that that’s not entirely true
Yahoo’s stock has been on a tear and its chief executive has graced the cover of BusinessWeek and the pages of Vogue. Its product re-launches have gotten Bieberesque attention. Yahoo loyalists are celebrating. I think they are wrong; here is why.
Henry Blodget, the co-founder and CEO of Business Insider, has a habit of writing posts on his site about his personal experiences with various ephemera of daily life, such as flying economy class. The latest instalment is about buying a newspaper — not a newspaper company, but an actual printed newspaper. Why? Because he needed some local news about Nantucket Island, apparently.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has led a $5 million investment round in Henry Blodget’s website Business Insider, which lost about $3 million last year but has been increasing its audience rapidly.
Founder Henry Blodget tells New Yorker magazine that Business Insider’s audience is larger than many established financial news outlets, but the company also lost $3 million in 2012 or almost a quarter of its revenues.
Henry Blodget of Business Insider has opened up about his site’s growth and other metrics, but for someone who is promoting transparency, he hasn’t told us the most important things we need to know in order to tell whether BI is successful or not.
Business Insider’s Henry Blodget writes today about the “myths” of the mobile-first debate, rightly claiming that workers aren’t about to exclusively go mobile. But the real myth of the mobile-first debate is that a single strategy is appropriate for every developer and every app.
“Groupon is a special kind of company,” CEO Andrew Mason said Wednesday amid reports that he is going to be fired. “I’ve seen Groupon crush the most seasoned professionals. What Groupon needs from the CEO role is consistent leadership.”
Jill Abramson, executive editor of the New York Times, gave a frank overview of the evolving role of the newsroom as she described how the Times’ is blending traditional separations between print and web operations.