Dylan Byers

Bloomberg, 'Post' Tap Social Media Companies for GOP Debate

Co-sponsors using LinkedIn, Quora, and Instagram

Technology has been playing a large role in the presidential primary debates this year. Google and YouTube have each cosponsored a GOP debate, drawing on data and video contributions to…

Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dead at 56

Jobs had stepped down as CEO earlier this year

Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder, chairman and former CEO, has died, the company announced Wednesday evening.  A statement released by Apple reads, in part, "Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source…

Twitter to Launch Political Ads

Sponsored tweets will have purple check mark

As it continues to increase its involvement in the 2012 election, the social networking service Twitter has told Politico’s Ben Smith that it will begin this week to sell political…

Keeper of the Commentary

Reuters op-ed editor James Ledbetter discusses new hires, the Web and social media

Gone are the days when Reuters was just a wire service. Former Slate media critic Jack Shafer, hired last week, is only the latest appointment op-ed editor James Ledbetter has…

Can Politico Win Again?

Blogger Ben Smith helped the site dominate the 2008 election cycle—but Twitter’s encroaching on its turf

Ben Smith has a problem. If there is such a thing as the prototypical political news blogger, then he’s it. Smith didn’t quite invent the form, but over the six years…

Gilt Groupe CMO David Zucker Out After Seven Months

Co-founder Alexis Maybank to take over role

David Zucker, chief marketing officer at luxury online retailer Gilt Groupe, is leaving his current position and will be replaced by company co-founder Alexis Maybank. He will have no further…

Will 2012 Be Defined by Twitter?

Town hall with Obama was only the beginning of the platform’s election-year audience grab

Few celebrity endorsements are as beneficial to a brand as the presidential imprimatur. What clout—or, rather, Klout—the commander in chief lacks compared with Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber he makes…

The Can’t-Miss at Cannes

These are the panels everyone will be talking about

Creative leaders and communications experts from around the globe will gather on the French Riviera beginning June 19 for the 58th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the most…

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Tech Celebrities Come Out to Play

Huffington, Ephron, Rosen, Foursquare's Crowley take the stage

“You’re a bit of a rock star here in New York,” TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington said to Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley on Monday at TechCrunch Disrupt, a three-day tech conference…

$8.9 Billion LinkedIn Valuation Isn't All that Meets the Eye

Site's IPO worth watching for signs of bubble, however

LinkedIn, the professional networking site, held its initial public offering on Thursday, closing at $94 per share and an $8.9 billion valuation. The 137 percent rise on a stock that…