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Entries from April 2008

The Politics Of $ports

April 29th, 2008 · No Comments

[Link: sha3bi1Beijing via Valleywag]

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Tags: Art · Politics

Two Sentences, $220 Million

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Last week the TimeWarner Annual Report for 2007 arrived in my mailbox (all 174 pages) and aside from including Jeff Bewkes’ first message as president and CEO (“I have no doubt we’ll succeed”), it also featured the following in-depth analysis of the sale of “most” of the Time4 Media magazines. On March 3, 2007, the […]

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Tags: Business · Media

Who Is Smoking The Gun?

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

PBS blogger Mark Glaser has an interesting profile/interview with TheSmokingGun.com founder William Bastone. Started by Bastone and his wife as a side project while he was working as an organized crime writer for The Village Voice, The Smoking Gun was later purchased by Court TV, which was then sold to Turner Broadcasting a.k.a Time Warner. […]

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Tags: Media

The Graffiti Research Lab

April 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This definitely gets me thinking. . . [Link: Boing Boing]

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Tags: Art · Technology

Apple Kicks The Crushing Up A Notch

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Today, during Apple Inc.’s 2 PM conference call the company reported its best second quarter ever. “We’re delighted to report 43 percent revenue growth and the strongest March quarter revenue and earnings in Apple’s history,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With over $17 billion in revenue for the first half of our fiscal year, we […]

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Tags: Business · Technology

Operation Desert Skate?

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Llewellyn Werner, the chairman of the Los Angeles, California based private-equity fund C3 has announced that he will be spending a half-billion dollars building “a massive U.S.-style amusement park” in downtown Baghdad on the grounds of the old Baghdad Zoo, according to a story in the Globe and Mail. Phase one of the project: A […]

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Tags: Skateboarding

I Told You So, Mr. Wenner

April 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

This week, Crain’s New York Business ran a story titled Music Magazines Shaking and Rattling. In the piece writer Matthew Flamm mentions that Jann Wenner’s Rolling Stone saw a 33% drop in advertising in the first quarter coupled with the news that the auto industry in general has cut its magazine spending by 21 percent […]

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Tags: Business · Media

Bra Boys Slips 13 Spots At The Box Office

April 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The Bra Boys documentary distributed by Berkela Films dropped from number 55 to number 72 at the box office during its second weekend of US release. The film brought in $16,000 from 11 theaters the weekend of April 18-20, 2008 according to Box Office Mojo. It was in 23 theaters, on opening weekend. This brings […]

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Tags: Media · Surfing

Earth Day At Burnquist’s Organic Farm

April 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Bob Burnquist and IPATH hosted a gathering at Bob’s organic farm and skateboarding facility in Vista, California yesterday (April 21, 2008) in celebration of Earth Day. Organizers from the Action Sports Environmental Coalition, invited action sports media, IPATH managment, and several local TV stations got to check out the mega ramp in person, dine on […]

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Tags: Skateboarding

Woody Brown Dies At 96

April 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The surfing community lost one of its most OG members when Parker “Woody” Brown died Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Hale Makua, Kahului, Hawaii. He was 96. “Woody Brown was one of the first and greatest icons in the history of surfing,” state Sen. Fred Hemmings said Friday. “He was the essential surfer, an iconoclast: extremely […]

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Tags: Surfing