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Dylan Byers

Elizabeth Spiers and N.Y. Observer: Married in Hell?

The surprise appointment of former Gawker editor Elizabeth Spiers to lead the New York Observer may be more a marriage of necessity than a calculated part of the paper’s new…

Early Reactions to the AOL/HuffPo Deal Generally Favorable

Given the size of the $315 million deal that AOL made to purchase The Huffington Post and the impact the sale is likely to have on the future of the…

AOL's Armstrong: HuffPo Deal 'Feels More Like a Merger'

Everything in the media world on Monday seemed to revolve around AOL’s decision to purchase The Huffington Post for $315 million. Even Social Media Week, which kicked off on Monday,…

The Rachel Sterne Papers

On November 6, 2009, Rachel Sterne gave a presentation at the TEDxEast conference in New York, an offshoot of the annual TED conference, which invites leading thinkers to…

Who and What Is Rachel Sterne?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new chief digital officer, Rachel Sterne, an appointment announced yesterday, is a bit of a darling in New York’s digital scene. Just 27, she is the founder…

Why Apple Keeps Covering Up Jobs' Illness

There’s a lot riding on Steve Jobs’ pancreas. After Apple’s CEO announced on Monday that he would be taking a medical leave of absence—his third—skittish investors sent the company’s stock…

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