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NYT’s David Carr Takes Sun Valley

Andrew Ross Sorkin is on his well-deserved honeymoon, so the New York Times had to hunt for someone else to “lurk around and jump out of bushes on people” at Allen & Co.’s Sun Valley media schmooze.  David Carr, the Times’ media columnist, explained that “everyone agreed” that he was […]
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‘Webb’ Sourcing: Who Cares?

Allen Stern, publisher of CenterNetworks and founder of NY startup Revlayer, is convinced there’s something fishy about the new ‘Webb Alert‘ video blog hosted by G4TV’s Morgan Webb. Webb, he points out, is pulling a lot of her content from blogs that share the same advertising network she uses, Federated […]
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Vonage’s New Referral Payments: Foolish Or Frugal?

CenterNetworks editor and New York entrepreneur Allen Stern reports that Vonage has desperately upped its bounty for referring new customers. If you’re a Vonage subscriber and refer a friend to sign up for Internet phone service, Vonage now apparently compensates you with two months of free service, a free month […]
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Revlayer Growing, But Video Viewers May Hate It

New York’s Revlayer is one of several companies aiming to solve a problem for site owners: how do you make money off the YouTube videos you’re embedding? This is especially relevant to large tech blogs, which devote valuable screen real estate to gadget videos, but must rely on banner ads […]
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Social Networking Meetup: Sleepy Startups?

Didn’t make it to last night’s Social Networking Meetup? Neither did we. CenterNetworks’ Allen Stern has a summary of the presentations and some advice for entrepreneurs: speak up! Apparently a few companies did such a bad job with their demos that people “began their own meetup in the back.” Could […]
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Allen & Co Leads GPShopper Series A

NYC-based Mobile shopping service GPShopper has closed a Series A round led by Allen & Co. Terms were not disclosed. We can tell you that GPShopper’s main product is its Slifter app, which is supposed to let users know which nearby store has stocked the product they’re looking for. Release, […]
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Tweet Of The Day: Bloggers Are Dumb!

“i tell ya – some bloggers just kill me with what they write – it’s as if they have just not a clue.” — CenterNetworks‘ Allen Stern. We hear ya — as long as you’re not talking about us!
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Alley Reviewer: TechCrunch Event Was Rigged!

CenterNetworks’ Allen Stern journeyed out to San Francisco to join the throng this week at TechCrunch40, Mike Arrington and Jason Calacanis’ startup showcase/schmooze. His review: Excellent event, but bogus competition! Allen can’t figure out why online financial service Mint won the $50,000 prize, but shares his curmudgeonly suspicions:
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Tonight’s NY Tech Meetup A Double Dose, Plus Meet Your Editors

Last month, NY Tech Meetup organiser Scott Heiferman couldn’t find enough companies to show off. This month, the Meetup CEO and recently cashed-out Fotolog founder got flooded: Tonight’s meetup will feature 10 presentations, twice the usual amount. “A nutty one tonight,” he promises. Showing off their goods:
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Glam Dresses for Date With Big Media Sucker

Here’s a nice example of the lengths companies (and bankers) will go to to airbrush themselves.  Judging from the poetic licence Glam’s bankers (Bank of America and Allen & Co.) have taken in a leaked pitch-rag, Glam is marketing its $200 million private placement to people who don’t know the […]