paidContent turns 10: A brief history of digital media

Remember when Friendster was the hot social network, publishers doubted that ebooks would ever sell, and Netflix (s NFLX) thought DVDs in red envelopes was the future? We do — that was that state of digital media when paidContent launched in 2002.

Sarah Lacy’s PandoDaily launches with $2.5 million in funding

Sarah Lacy, a book author and a veteran journalist (and most recently with TechCrunch) is launching PandoDaily, a daily technology news blog focused on startups and the startup ecosystem. The company is being funded by a $2.5 million investment from Silicon Valley elite.

More Crunchies tickets go on sale today

The second batch of 250 tickets to the Crunchies, the annual tech awards show hosted by GigaOM, TechCrunch and VentureBeat, are going on sale right now. The Crunchies awards show will be held January 31, 2012, in San Francisco.

Get ready for the Crunchies!

Hard to believe, but we’re already gearing up for the Crunchies, which will be held January 31, 2012, at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Once again, GigaOM is co-hosting the annual event, which celebrates innovation and new technology, along with TechCrunch and VentureBeat.