So first things first: We’re not being sold! Instead, we’ve just hired a bunch of brilliant writers and a new COO. Also, we have seen a resurgence of community support (with over a thousand people attending our NYC meetup last night, for example), are back at around 12% on the much-lauded Techmeme leaderboard and are gearing up for our NYC Disrupt conference.
Sure, being um, reporters, we heard the sale rumors too. At some point, Jason Calacanis was also supposedly somehow in, and all the other tech blogs somehow won the Mega Millions and coughed up tens of millions of dollars to buy us … We heard the rumors, but didn’t publish them. It’s actually amazing how much bullshit information/spin is out there (so be careful what you believe).
Alrighty, so maybe they’re not for sale. That doesn’t keep the staff from going on to say this about PandoDaily:
There’s sort of an unwritten (and eventually written) rule in blogging that you’re not supposed to attack smaller blogs, which sometimes makes it a challenge to respond when false information gets published. We figure this story got skewed because PandoDaily is going through its own troubles, and looking for a target to project its drama onto; Sometimes not wanting to seem weak makes you seem weak.
Maybe there’s an old-fashioned blog war coming. Those used to be fun… sometimes.