Brian Caulfield, Forbes.com

Brian Caulfield, senior reporter, technology
Forbes.com
 
A former reporter with Red Herring and Business 2.0, Brian Caulfield holds down important beats at Forbes.com. Apple? Amazon? Semiconductors? Consumer electronics in general? That's Brian's turf. Most of his stories have a breaking news angle and are written within a few hours.
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Who's Done the Best Job of Covering MSFT-YHOO?

Who's done the best job covering Microsoft's offer to buy Yahoo? Having scrutinized coverage from more than a dozen outlets, we'd have to say that as of Sunday night, the hands-down winner was Silicon Alley Insider.

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eWeek Lays off Five Reporters

Paula Musich, Lisa Vaas, Peter Galli, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols and Renee Boucher Ferguson were among those laid off this week at Ziff Davis Enterprise (ZDE), according to sources inside the company.

The departures came after ZDE quarterly revenues fell far below the levels expected by Insight Venture Partners, the company that bought ZDE in 2007.

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Larry Magid, CBS Radio

Larry Magid, broadcast journalist
CBS, freelance
January 2008
 
Wide and varied distribution Larry's words are available to 400 affiliates and 28 million listeners from CBS – though it’s “not the clipping power of the New York Times,” he says. The CBS Radio components are... Briefs - short clips -- 10 or 20 seconds -- for the CBS hourly news at the top of every hour and/or in the newscast. These are offered to affiliates.
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Jon Swartz, USA Today

Jon Swartz, reporter
USAToday
January 2008
 
SF Tech Staff & beat changes
“We’re reconstituting tech coverage.” Nancy Blair Tech Editor Jon Swartz: His beat is moving more toward social networking. He'll be picking up Yahoo and eBay, Oracle, Symantec, McAfee and “pitching in more on Google”
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Kerry Dolan, Forbes

Kerry Dolan, senior editor
Forbes Magazine
January 2008
 
“First, I have to make sure the competition hasn’t written about the topic in last year. (Competition is defined as BW and Fortune, NY Times and WSJ.) Blogs haven’t entered into the realm of what our editors consider competition... The people reading Forbes, some of them may be reading Seeking Alpha, (but) our take will be different.”
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Cameron Sturdevant, eWeek

Cameron Sturdevant, technical director
eWeek Labs
December 2007
 
Highlight:
“I think it’s important to say that what consumers provide to enterprise is a piece of information to transact businesses, not to be taken to an extreme and used all over the place.” He’ll also be looking at “lots of examples of irresponsibility about data; the cash register at the local store has more security” than many corporations who house “huge amounts of personal data.” Security book reviews are also on the drawing board.
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