Paul Carr is investigations editor at Pando. Previously he was founder and editor in chief of NSFWCORP.
By Paul Carr November 1, 2012
Here’s a fun fact. On stage tonight at PandoMonthly, Chris Sacca was asked by a member of the audience if he ever invested in female-owned companies. His answer — that he did — was less interesting than the company he cited as his favourite example. StyleSeat.
By Paul Carr October 31, 2012
Last week, I wrote a few words on Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, his love of Ayn Rand, and how Silicon Valley’s growing Randian obsession risks turning “Disruptive” companies into raging assholes. Judging by the volume of responses — here on PandoDaily, on Twitter, and by email — I was far from alone in my concerns. Surprisingly, even people close…
By Paul Carr October 24, 2012
“On bad days, I look at our revenue graph.” - Travis Kalanick When Uber was forced to shut down its yellow cab hailing service in New York last week, founder Travis Kalanick threw a fit that PandoDaily’s Nathaniel Mott described as “downright adolescent… just short of [Kalanick] stamping his feet.” In fact, as Mott explains (and as sources…
By Paul Carr October 20, 2012
We’re in Sonoma for the second PandoDaily Editorial Retreat. The weather is nice, so we sat outside to talk about the reported imminent sale of Crunchbase and my ineptitude at investor relations. Fun in the sun! Video below.
By Paul Carr October 17, 2012
On Monday morning, I sent an email to a couple of thousand NSFWCORP readers to tell them that their sponsored subscriptions — signed up for during our pilot period — were about to expire. For most of those readers it was the first email they’d received from us since they first signed up: NSFWCORP might be all about
By Paul Carr October 5, 2012
Credit where it’s due. Last month, I wrote a column titled “Platforms are for Pussies” in which I shook a disappointed head at media companies who have turned their backs on producing original content in favor of becoming investor-friendly “platforms”. One company I name-checked was Atavist, Evan Ratliff’s long form journalism project that had increasingly started to promote itself…
By Paul Carr October 3, 2012
Long time, no Why Isn’t This News? In this episode, Sarah is off to Croatia… Video below.
By Paul Carr September 27, 2012
Today’s Internet viral sensation: a parody video entitled “Wake The Fuck Up”, in which Samuel L Jackson delivers a version of the popular children’s book “Go The Fuck To Sleep”. The message: that apathetic Obama supporters should get up off the couch and vote, goddamit. The video has high production values, funded by the Jewish Council for Education and…
By Paul Carr September 24, 2012David Leigh was first to be right about many things. He was first to identify the potential of WikiLeaks to revolutionize transparency in the digital age. He was also first to realise that Julian Assange’s hypocrisy and drive for personal publicity would ultimately doom the project to failure. As the Guardian’s Investigations Executive Editor, Leigh has exposed corruption...
By Paul Carr September 21, 2012
So here’s one for the “so crazy it might just work” files. Hot on the heels of their innovative “VentureBeat store”, our pals over at VB have launched a bold new experiment in journalism: They’re going to experiment with doing some journalism. But only on Fridays. VentureBeat’s Executive Editor, Dylan Tweney, just wrote these actual words, under the heading…