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2 years ago on Exactly How Screwed Is PayPal? (Hint: Very)
@asemota @sarahcuda " Just get to know her, she is a wonderful person and one of the most fascinating people I have ever met."
I'm sure that if every member of the public got to intimately know every member of the press, we would live in a very different world.
@paulcarr my bad on Jason, what about all the other people on the authors page.?
@asemota, i don't think you really understand what conflict of interest really means, and for SV that is the norm.
@paulcarr "Sarah is the only person from TechCrunch currently employed by PandoDaily" : From PandoDaily's own author page: http://pandodaily.com/authors/ : Sarah Lacy, Paul Carr, Greg Kumparak. Also historically Jason Kincaid, not to mention Crunchfund as an investor amongst a host of other people and companies PandoDaily repeatedly writes about.I don't want to argue with you Paul and the intention of my comments was surely not to pull you into a commenting flame war but rather to have a meaningful discussion with other posters to try to clarify the rollings of SV. Not to put down anyone or this blog.
@asemota @sarahcuda There is a drop on Alexa for this month, but it looks like a typical Alexa statistical bug rather than an honest drop. Compete has Paypal floating between 28M-29M uniques this year: http://siteanalytics.compete.com/paypal.com/ I think Alexa's stats will probably normalize. If this is a huge organized PR attack on Paypal then that's pretty sad.
Most of these Pando Daily people are from TechCrunch and if we look at TechCrunch's history we can see that the only time writers criticized AOL and Tim Armstrong was when they were about to quit.
I maintain that Peter Thiel has a strong influence over PandoDaily, and that whatever Pando Daily writes is tainted with that influence.
"Paypal still holds significant market share." - Yes, they do, if they were about to go their numbers would have dropped significantly and they have not. There is a certain amount of orchestration in the bloggosphere, and you can't deny the overt and sometimes stealth attempts to control the press : http://www.wired.com/business/2011/05/burson-facebook-deletions/ : Oddly these are related to Peter Thiel's biggest and most successful investments.If you think for even a second that the tech bloggosphere is a white room of altruistic integrity then you are very, very naive. And I'm not saying you are, I'm just saying that's the way Silicon Valley rolls.