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Jason Calacanis : biography

November 28, 1970 -

Jason McCabe Calacanis (born November 28, 1970) is an American Internet entrepreneur and blogger.http://socentex.com/2009/12/business-lessons-from-jasons-twist-this-week-in-start-ups/http://www.crunchbase.com/person/jason-calacanishttp://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-businessmen/ceos/jason-calacanis-net-worth/ His first company was part of the dot-com era in New York, and his second venture, Weblogs, Inc., a publishing company he co-founded together with Brian Alvey, capitalized on the growth of blogs before being sold to AOL.http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/11/jason-calacanis-timeline-from-weblogs.html As well as being an Angel Investor in Tech Startups,http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-mccabe-calacanishttp://www.4-traders.com/TESLA-MOTORS-INC-6344549/news/Entrepreneur-Jason-Calacanis-raising-a-$10-million-fund-16999607/ Calacanis is known for his insights into the media industry and he is quoted widely in trade and consumer media outlets.http://pandodaily.com/authors/jason-calacanis/http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/29/web-celebrities-internet-technology-webceleb09_0129_top_slide_11.html Mr. Calacanis also keynotes industry conferences worldwide.http://www.conversionrater.com/2006/10/26/jason-calacanis-keynote-at-blog-business-summit/http://ibusinesslogic.com/531/who-is-jason-calacanis-why-should-you-care/

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Controversy

Calacanis was involved in a 2010 Internet hoax involving his Twitter postings regarding the introduction of the Apple iPad. In his tweets, he claimed to have a "reviewer's copy" of an iPad device describing in great detail the features of such device. The device in question was not in his possession nor did it exist. It was explained to have been an attempt by Calacanis to expose the hysteria regarding Apple product launches. The hoax also called into question the fact checking and verification processes of the mainstream media who published the hoax story as true.Dunagan, Jake (January 31, 2010). . iftf.org; Institute For The Future. Retrieved 2010-06-19.Swisher, Kara (February 1, 2010). . allthingssd.com; The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2010-06-19.

Career

Calacanis's biggest success to date is Weblogs, Inc. which got Sold to AOL in 2005. Before forming Weblogs, Inc., Calacanis was founder,CEO of Rising Tide Studios, a media company that published print and online publications. Amongst them was the Silicon Alley Reporter, a monthly paper that featured New York's Internet, Web and new media industries. During the dot-com boom, Calacanis was active in New York's Silicon Alley community and in 1996 began producing a publication known as the Silicon Alley Reporter. Originally a 16-page photocopied newsletter, as its popularity grew it expanded into a 300-page magazine, with a sister publication called the Digital Coast Reporter for the West Coast. Calacanis's tireless socializing earned him a nickname as the "yearbook editor" of the Silicon Alley community.Grigoriadis, Vanessa (March 6, 2000). . nymag.com; New York Magazine. Retrieved 2010-06-19.The company organized as well conferences in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco on the same focus on the Internet/web/New Media. With the end of the Dot-com bubble, Silicon Alley Reporter failed. The company's flagship publication was folded and the company was sold out of bankruptcy to a private equity firm.Naraine, Ryan (October 8, 2001). . ClickZ News; Incisive Interactive Marketing LLC. Retrieved 2010-06-19.

Weblogs, Inc.

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As a blogger,http://www.problogger.net/archives/2004/12/11/the-blogfather-jason-calacanis-expands-family/ Calacanis co-founded Weblogs, Inc. with Brian Alvey in September 24, 2003, supported by an angel investment from Mark Cuban. Two years after inception Weblogs, Inc. blogs the business was generated $1,000 a day just from Adsense alone.http://www.fastcompany.com/60356/man-vs-machine Time Warner's America Online agreed to buy Weblogs, Inc. in October 2005 for $25–30 million.

Living octopus

Living octopus

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