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Michael Arrington Senses and Dislikes Bubble 2.0

leave a comment has become so successful in covering web 2.0 that startup CEOs are begging for coverage, according to a recent Mike Arrington post.

“… entrepreneurs are no longer talking to us just to get our opinion and hope for a blog post and a little discussion. These guys need press to stand out from the scores of startups just like them. Saying no to them isn’t really an option. They show up at our front door with a bottle of wine or flowers. They instruct their PR firms to do anything necessary to get a story. More than once I’ve had a CEO break down and cry on the phone when we said we weren’t covering them. And more than once, I folded and wrote about them after those conversations.”

Is now really good times for business but bad times for life in Silicon Valley?

Written by Y.

May 23rd, 2007 at 9:46 am

Posted in Internet

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