Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
I'm Leaving TechCrunch. Here's Why. — So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark —that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back. - Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Paul Carr: with Mike Arrington's departure the spirit to be part of the story has gone
Sydney Smith / http://www.Stinkyjournalism.org: LAT Readers Complain over Kardashian Advertisement on Front Page
Erick Schonfeld / @erickschonfeld: I accept your resignation @paulcarr. Nice timing to post that while I am on a plane. You are a misinformed coward.
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: RT @jimmaiella: “Sometimes you just have to hurl yourself off the cliff and see if anyone tries to catch you.” Awesome line, @paulcarr.
Jason Snell / @jsnell: I am starting to imagine that working at TechCrunch is like being in a Quentin Tarantino movie. Type with one hand, point gun with other.
Rafat Ali / @rafat: Who's going to get the book deal for tell-all tale at TC-AOL drama? Oh wait, of course, the newly unemployed...
Robin Wauters / @robinwauters: Wtf guys @erickschonfeld I accept your resignation @paulcarr. Nice timing to post that while I am on a plane. You are a misinformed coward.
Chris Sacca / @sacca: Could the @techcrunch saga get any more exciting? Maybe @paulcarr hires @arrington after his hacked phone leaks nude photos of @parislemon?
Robin Wauters / @robinwauters: @rafat man so looking forward to that book. Getting tired of reading pieces of what's actually happening to us in different places.
Zee M Kane / @zee: Have a feeling @paulcarr timed that post to coincide with @erickschonfeld being mid-air... :P http://t.co/C8SSE1LW
Lidija Davis / @madlid: Says @arrington “at the point Erick began negotiating with Arianna...he became nothing more than Arianna's pet” more: http://t.co/QgcxdIvq
Jason Hirschhorn / @jasonhirschhorn: As they say, you can't make this sh*t up. The Silicon Valley-Alley Spring continues.
Adam L. Penenberg / @penenberg: @paulcarr Congrats! I mean that. You'll land on your feet and into a great writing gig, if that's what you want.
Manan Kakkar / @manan: so Paul Carr is leaving TechCrunch, who the f**k cares? He's changed jobs before, no? @erickschonfeld's job becomes easier now.
Anthony Ha / Adweek: TechCruncher Quits, Slams New Editor—On TechCrunch
Spencer Ante / @spencerante: The #TechCrunch exodus begins. I'm Leaving TechCrunch. Here's Why. http://t.co/u6GXmidb by @paulcarr, who goes out swinging . . .
Corey Lewis / @ceelew: Aaaaaand ... SCENE! http://t.co/2qzZEACV I really have enjoyed this TechCrunch soap opera and Paul Carr wraps it up very nicely.
John Lilly / @johnolilly: Particularly stabby way for Paul Carr 2 depart; interesting & amazing that TC published. FWIW, I like reading Carr a lot. http://j.mp/pXtIhY
Dave Winer / @davewiner: Paul Carr leaves TechCrunch. Can MG Siegler be far behind? http://t.co/CtSHzmIT
Choire Sicha / @choire: This, by @paulcarr, is really the best resignation ever. http://t.co/qHbCO5qv
Zee M Kane / @zee: Jesus, and the drama at TC continues... “The truth is, Erick was Arianna Huffington's choice, not TechCrunch's.” http://t.co/76umL9UR
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: No soap opera has ever been as over the top as the TechCrunch/AOL saga. latest episode: http://t.co/mGLLUtPS
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Erick Schonfeld Cut a Side Job With Arianna for TechCrunch Editorship, Paul Carr Says in Resignation Blog Post
Paul, I Accept Your Resignation — Paul Carr, one of our columnists who was hired for his grandstanding ways, has decided to fall on his own sword and quit very publicly on TechCrunch. I believe this is the second or third time he's quit in public in the past couple weeks. I keep losing count.
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Why TechCrunch Won't Just Go Poof, Though Eventually, It Might Decline — TechCrunch has lost its first writer, Paul Carr announcing his departure following Mike Arrington heading off. Let the echo chamber echo! The death of TechCrunch! No. Harmful to TechCrunch? Maybe. Publications don't just go poof.
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Hulu sale at risk even as new bids are due — (Reuters) - The auction of online video site Hulu has been slowed by recent developments which could derail it completely, according to sources familiar with the process. — Among the issues are conflicts over complicated digital rights …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Rebecca Blumenstein named WSJ Page One Editor — Rebecca Blumenstein has been a Deputy Managing Editor at the Wall Street Journal since December 2009, and previously served as Managing Editor of WSJ.com and as China Bureau Chief. Matt Murray takes her post as International/Investing Editor and Deputy Managing Editor.
Discussion: The New York Observer
Mimi Turner / Hollywood Reporter:
Hulu Has ‘Failed’ in Europe, RTL Boss Says … LONDON - Gerhard Zeiler, the chief executive of Europe's biggest free TV group RTL, said European broadcasters won't do deals with Hulu because of its content terms. — Zeiler, who oversees more than 20 European free to air networks channels including RTL …
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Just How Bad Is ‘Jersey Shore’ for New Jersey's Brand? — State Is No Stranger to Bad PR, but Are Snooki & Co. Making It Worse? — When MTV's “Jersey Shore” won a $420,000 tax break from New Jersey's Economic Development Authority this week, local politicians predictably expressed their outrage — with one notable exception.
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
NYT's Jill Abramson is flunking Twitter — Commentary: The new editor is sly, confident and self-effacing — NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Jill Abramson, the new executive editor of the New York Times, has a confession to make. Apparently, she is flunking Twitter 101.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Jill Abramson, executive editor, New York Times, and her social media “confession”
Andy Fixmer / Business Week:
New TV Season, and Fewer Viewers — Pay-TV subscriber losses, and younger viewers watching online, spell trouble — As a college student, Jordan Geddis took cable TV for granted. MTV, Comedy Central, and ESPN were just part of the dorm tab at Syracuse University.
Discussion: Company Town
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
New York Times: iPhone announcement in weeks. Yes, we have more. — We passed up the New York Times iPhone story earlier because it didn't really contain any new product information. We've been hearing early October for awhile now in terms of when the iPhone gets released.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: UH OH: Apple's Reportedly Having Problems Making The Newly Designed iPhone 5
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Latest iPhone 5 Rumors: Oct. 15 Launch? Sprint? Leaked Cases?
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb: As iPhone 5 Launch Nears, an NFC Chip Looks Increasingly Likely
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: An updated look at what to expect from iPhone 5 (and 4S)
Nidhi Subbaraman / Fast Company: NY Times Confirms iPhone 5, U.K. Riot Committee Grills Twitter, Facebook, RIM Stocks Slide …
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Further Reports Of Two New iPhone Models, Supply Issues For The iPhone 5?
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Apple employees: We're ‘just weeks away’ from an iPhone 5 with a ‘fairly different’ design
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Can AOL and Yahoo Come Back to Life? — When Web companies stumble, as Yahoo and AOL have, they almost never recover — Shortly after the news broke that Yahoo! had ousted Chief Executive Carol Bartz on Sept. 6, Tim Armstrong's phone began ringing. According to people with knowledge …