Bad-Ass Evan Williams Tells Sarah Lacy: Fuck Off

Dan Lyons · 01/15/15 07:40AM

Evan Williams founded Blogger, Twitter and Medium, and he's perfected the aw-shucks role of a nice, pleasant choir boy CEO. Nevertheless, last week Williams told angelic role model and hero mom Sarah Lacy to "Fuck off," and now he's Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Baddest Man in the Whole Damn Town. In San Francisco, this is what passes for entertainment.

Uber CEO Posts 13-Tweet Apology Without Answering a Single Question

Nitasha Tiku · 11/18/14 04:15PM

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just responded to privacy and ethics concerns about Emil Michael, after the top executive publicly suggested paying $1 million to smear journalists who have criticized the multi-billion corporation. Kalanick's medium of choice was Twitter and his method was a "tweetstorm," a series of thoughts that give the illusion of substance and circumspection because they are presented in a numerical order.

Pando Spikes a Post Critical of a Company It Shares Investors With

Sam Biddle · 02/13/14 11:08AM

The crookedest little bloghouse in Silicon Valley just hit a new low, it appears: A negative story about Birchbox, a beauty-product site with which Pando shares investors, was deleted shortly after being published. Unfortunately for Pando and the backers it loves so dearly, this is the internet, and nothing ever disappears.

PandoDaily's One Talented Writer Quits

Sam Biddle · 01/03/14 11:09AM

Hamish McKenszie, who provided the occasional sign of life in an otherwise algae-clogged editorial pro-corporate dead zone, has left PandoDaily for a PR gig at Tesla Motors, multiple sources tell me (and his LinkedIn confirms). Leaving Pando to join an actual startup—Sarah Lacy must be weeping with pride.

Sam Biddle · 11/25/13 10:40AM

TechCrunch alum Paul Carr's e-zine NSFW Corp has gone under, The Guardian reports. Carr says he will join longtime friend Sarah Lacy at her site, PandoDaily, which will also hire some of his staff.

PandoDaily's Threatening Email Meltdown

Sam Biddle · 08/15/13 02:27PM

Former BusinessWeek reporter, TechCrunch columnist, and current tech PR star Sarah Lacy has made a name for herself: her website, PandoDaily, is one of the industry's most loyal allies. But if you do something she doesn't like, she and her goons will try to destroy you. Look at their rabid emails and see.

Sarah Lacy Is a Free Market Monster

Sam Biddle · 07/08/13 12:33PM

Last week, in San Francisco, the lowly proles who work for Bay Area Rapid Transit went on strike. Tech columnist Sarah Lacy, who runs the incestuous startup publicity site PandoDaily, wants you to know how disgusted she is about this. How dare the transit workers have made life inconvenient for the only people who really matter, the ones who are changing the world with their startups?