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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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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Marshall Kirkpatrick, ReadWriteWeb

Marshall Kirkpatrick, blogger,
October 2007
 
Read/WriteWeb has been around for three or four years, founded by Richard MacManus. Now it’s in the top #20 most linked to blogs on the net (Technorati) with 130,000 subscribers via RSS and email. Says Marshall: Read/WriteWeb also “has a reputation as one of the most thoughtful and in-depth of the leading 2.0 technology review blogs.” The full staff is 12 to 14 contributors from all over the world, with a handful of in Silicon Valley, and Marshall and Josh Catone at the lead.
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Dylan Tweney, Wired News

Dylan Tweney, Sr. Editor, Business
Wired News
September 2007
 
Bio: DYLAN TWENEY, Senior Editor, Wired News
Dylan Tweney is responsible for the site's business, gadgets and hardware coverage. Previously, he was founding editorial director of PCMagCast.com, executive editor at
Mobile PCmagazine and a columnist at Business 2.0. Tweney was also an editor at InfoWorldand PC/Computing. His work has won two Maggie awards from the Western Magazine Publishers' Association, an Editorial Excellence Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, and a Fame award from Foliomagazine. In addition to editing for Wired News, Dylan also runs tinywords, the world's smallest magazine, which has published one original haiku every weekday since 2000.
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