In this week's EIC squared podcast Dan and I talk about the Yahoo rumor mill, the holiday shopping season on tech land and the Mumbai terror attacks and Twitter.
First the Yahoo rumor mill. The latest is that former AOL CEO Jonathan Miller is trying to raise a few billion to take Yahoo private. Yeah right. Good luck with raising that scratch in this credit market.
And finally we discussed the Mumbai terror attacks and how the Valley tried to turn the events into a Twitter case study. I noted that I was annoyed by the cliche stories about the coming of age of Twitter. Here's the formula: Pick big event, note how everyone yaps on Twitter and then come up with a story on how the service has gone mainstream. Dan was a bit more diplomatic and added that filtering the good content from bad is critical.
And finally we previewed the rest of the month, which features two rare events: Holiday parties. Google and Facebook have shindigs for the press in the next couple of weeks. That's good news since most media companies have canceled their parties. The tech press has to drink somewhere right?