It Pays to Be Nice: A Tale of Two Startups

By Connie Loizos — 3 years ago

Approximately two years ago, two startups that had yet to launch products raised more than $40 million, respectively, based almost solely on the track records of their founders. Both companies went on to stumble badly, but only one of them was pilloried for its failings.


Game Changer? Federated Media Lands Key Deal with WordPress

By Connie Loizos — 4 years ago

Right now, at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, two local companies, Automattic – which powers the popular blog platform WordPress — and the digital media and ad network Federated Media, are taking the wraps off a major partnership. Their big news: That the more than 24 million blogging sites to use WordPress (including […]


In Talk of Declining Traffic, Facebook and Others Say: Not So Fast

By Connie Loizos — 5 years ago

If you find Facebook boring and/or its privacy policies worrisome, you apparently aren’t alone. According to a newly issued report by the research and marketing group Inside Facebook, 6 million Facebook users have canceled their accounts in the last month, “the first time the [United States] has lost users in the past year,” according to […]