Paul Carr

Paul Carr is editorial director of Pando. Previously he was founder and editor in chief of NSFWCORP.

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    Sarah Lacy talks Vegas Downtown Project on NPR

    As the unravelling of the Las Vegas Downtown Project continues, Pando’s Sarah Lacy appeared on KNPR’s State of Nevada this morning to discuss what went wrong. During the interview, which you can listen to in full here, Sarah talks about how bad management and broken promises at the DTP eroded public trust and how they were given a pass by “breathless”  reporting in the media. But she also dismisses the notion that companies who received investment from Vegas Tech…
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    HUZZAH! Our new call-in show, PandoLIVE starts on Monday

    It’s always slightly embarrassing to be scooped on your own news. But, yes, as Betabeat first reported here, we’re launching a brand new weekly call-in radio show: PandoLIVE. Hosted by Sarah Lacy and me, the format of the hour-long show will be familiar to anyone who remembers the old NSFWLIVE show: Listener calls, intense arguments, occasional bursts of Taylor Swift and — fair warning — the kind of uncensored discussion that means you’ll probably want to use headphones if you’re…
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    Fired from Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project? Cool! Now you can attend Tony Hsieh’s $250 music festival!

    Earlier today, it was reported that Tony Hsieh’s Las Vegas Project has fired a ton of its staff amid rumors of total organization meltdown. A few hours later, this… uh… slightly ill-timed email was sent to members of the Downtown community by the Hsieh-backed Life Is Beautiful festival, suggesting they skip work to attend the $250 music event. Delivering happiness indeed. (Hsieh’s Vegas Tech Fund is an investor in Pando and was previously an investor in my company, NSFWCORP. As…
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    Techtopus judge Lucy Koh to preside over new wage fixing suit against VFX and animation giants

    Earlier this month, Pando’s Mark Ames broke the news of a new class action suit against Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Sony and others, filed on behalf group of VFX and animation workers. Now, Law360 reports that the case will be heard by Silicon Valley super-judge, Lucy Koh. Judge Koh is already presiding over the main Techtopus wage-fixing claim against a number of Silicon Valley giants, including several cited in the new suit. You can follow all of Pando’s coverage of…
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    “An abrupt turn of events.” Jonathan Weber out as Managing Editor of the Information

    Jonathan Weber is out as Managing Editor of the Information, and judging by this Tweet it wasn’t entirely his own decision: Weber joined the paywalled news site back in March from Reuters News where he was West Coast Bureau Chief. At the time, Information founder Jessica Lessin wrote: I am delighted to announce that Jonathan Weber, a veteran editor and journalism entrepreneur and who is currently West Coast Bureau Chief for Reuters News, will be joining us as…

    US jury says Arab Bank is liable for helping to fund suicide bombing

    Back in February, Pando’s Adam Penenberg told the story of the victims of Palestinian suicide bombing who were suing the Arab Bank in the US for helping to facilitate the funding of terrorism. Suicide bombers with the wherewithal to plan ahead could even opt for their own “Martyr Kit,” a package containing all the necessary forms and instructions, an account card from the Arab Bank, and an official death certificate issued by the Palestinian Authority. Newspaper…
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    Trademark filing suggests Matt Taibbi’s new site will be a lot like Gawker

    Here’s a story I missed last month. Capital New York reports that Matt Taibbi’s new e-magazine, bankrolled by Pierre Omidyar, will likely be called “Racket.” According to a trademark filing by First Look Media, the publication will publish: “news, commentary, information, non-downloadable audio and visual media, and… editorial articles in the fields of government, politics, finance, business, sports, the media, entertainment, humor, arts and culture” It will also feature: “technology that enables users to view, find, comment on, discuss, aggregate, bookmark, personalize,…
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    Grubhub targets cash-rich, brain-poor consumers with “Bro, do you even takeout?” ad campaign

    Silicon Valley gets a lot of shit — rightly so — for the brogrammer culture that has infected some, though not all, west coast tech startups. Uber, Snapchat, Secret, Tinder all hop readily to mind when you think of companies operated by, or staffed by, dicks. Still, at least most companies on the left-hand side of America are slowly realizing that a “for dudes, by dudes” image is great for “male lifestyle brands” but best avoided if you want to maintain widespread popularity. Apparently…
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    Chris Christie lies yet again. Tells press conference that Sirota was fired by Pando over inaccuracies

    I thought we’d already put this to bed, but apparently not. Speaking in a press conference today, New Jersey governor Chris Christie responded to the continuing scandal over his handling of New Jersey pension funds by adding yet another lie to his long, long record of untruths. Asked once again about the scandal, he responded that David Sirota, the journalist who broke the story while at Pando, was fired for inaccuracy. He also called David a “discredited journalist”…
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    In New York? Don’t miss tonight’s Pando Monthly with Jeremy Levine

    Just about three hours to go until tonight’s Pando Monthly NY with Bessemer’s Jeremy Levine. Along with a couple of hours of sparkling conversation between Levine and Pando’s Sarah Lacy, there’ll also be all the beer and dim sum you can drink and eat, PLUS all attendees will get a copy of the latest Pando Quarterly print magazine, fresh off the presses. It’s our (first) annual “Tech Assholes” special and so frankly is worth the price of admission alone. There are a…

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