Recent Profiles

Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Mike Masnick, editor and founder

(a free service of Techdirt Corporate Intelligence)

July 2006

Techdirt has been around since before the word "blog" existed. Now it is home for 12 -- a mixture of writers, tech folks, sales and marketing

Private research

The core of Techdirt's business today is private research - customized, detailed corporate intelligence reports. Mike explains it this way: "insightful, opinionated posts on competitive areas including the tech market, and legal trends, up-to-date in a quick, insightful manner that lets them do their job and be more intelligent about what they do every day." They have three dozen clients, most Fortune 500. Among those willing to go on the record are Volkswagen and Verisign.

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Dennis Kneale, Forbes Magazine

Dennis Kneale, Managing Editor
Forbes Magazine
June 2006

 

Show me the money

Obviously, a $5 magazine won't take all of the credit for making anyone smarter or richer. Dennis does believe, however, that Forbes shows the readers "people who got smarter or richer" and offers "enlightenment." The main intention is to inform the reader about wealth and how to get it.

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Journalists are leaving media brands every week. Read the fruits of 16 confidential interviews with journalists now working at tech brands or PR agencies, and five interviews with the executives who hired these journalists.