Category Archives : Fortune

Bethany McLean Talks Financial Crisis, Investigative Journalism & Jon Stewart 4

Share This week I interviewed Bethany McLean, co-author of the newly released book, All The Devils Are Here. As you may remember, Bethany is the one who broke open the Enron story in 2001 when she was working at Fortune, and followed up her groundbreaking story with a book on the scandal. For All The […]



McLean and Nocera Dance with the Devils 6

Share Two weeks ago RaceTalk was offered the opportunity to read an advanced copy of the book “All the Devils are Here” which is co-written by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera. We were immediately intrigued given both authors’ extensive history covering business and management in the media. Bethany McLean is the former editor-at-large for Fortune […]

Guess Who is Hiring a Social Media Manager? 6

Share Of all the companies looking for a fearless leader to head their social media operations, I have to say this company is an unlikely choice. Not only do they dominate their primary industry, but they’ve branched out into several new frontiers on what seems like a weekly basis. Who is this hyper successful innovator? […]



Jon Stewart’s Daily Show Rags on “Appholes” 9

ShareRaceTalk posted on Tuesday about the Apple/Gizmodo conflict involving a break in at the home of Gizmodo editor Brian Chen to recover an iPhone prototype. Jon Stewart of the Daily Show’s take on the situation (which aired last night) is a hilarious, sound bite filled segment titled “Appholes.” Philip Elmer-DeWitt of Fortune’s BrainstormTech blog wrote […]

Cops Seize Gizmodo Computers as iPhone Saga Rolls On 7

Share The iPhone-leak saga rolled on today as news broke that the home of Gizmodo editor Brian Chen was raided by California’s Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT – couldn’t make this name up) last Friday night. According to Chen’s account of the story, the team broke down his front door without him present, seizing […]



What the F8? Understanding Facebook’s Expansion 7

ShareYesterday in San Francisco Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg rolled out some big plans for his baby at the company’s 8th developer conference, f8. After combing through all the tech round ups, here are the major take aways: Facebook global domination, one thumbs up at a time: The most notable announcement at f8 was […]

SXSW: GPS Geek Fest 5

Share Today is the first day of the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, TX. From all corners of the earth musicians, film makers and techies join forces for a week of round the clock events and celebrations. This year, taking center stage on the tech side are GPS based social networks. If […]



Facebook: The 6 Year Old Prodigy 3

Share Don’t forget to make a wish! Today Facebook turns 6 years old. While most 6 year olds are navigating the perilous world of first grade and still learning to dress themselves, Facebook is a prodigy. It’s hard to remember a time when Facebook wasn’t a part of our every day lives. Now when you […]