Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis

Jason McCabe Calacanis (born November 28, 1970) is an American Internet entrepreneur and blogger. His first company was part of the dot-com era in ... More »Jason McCabe Calacanis (born November 28, 1970) is an American Internet entrepreneur and blogger. His first company was part of the dot-com era in New York, and his second venture, Weblogs, Inc., capitalized on the growth of blogs before being sold to AOL. Calacanis was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Xaverian High School in 1988. He then attended Fordham University, where he majored in psychology. During the dot-com boom, Calacanis was active in New York's Silicon Alley community and in 1996 began producing a publication known as the Silicon Alley Reporter. Originally a 16-page photocopied newsletter, as its popularity grew it expanded into a 300-page magazine, with a sister publication called the Digital Coast Reporter for the West Coast. Calacanis's tireless socializing earned him a nickname as the "yearbook editor" of the Silicon Alley community. With the end of the Dot-com bubble, Silicon Alley Reporter failed. Calacanis co-founded Weblogs, Inc. with... [ Wikipedia ]

Jason Calacanis’ Mahalo Is Reborn As Mobile News App Inside

Global Smartphone Shipments Top 1 Billion For The First Time Thanks To Cheap Android Devices, Says IDC Jason Calacanis is getting back into the news business with a new app called Inside, which highlights and summarizes the top news stories. Although Calacanis has been involved in ...

Jason Calacanis Shoots for Human Moments in News Feeds

On Tuesday, Jason Calacanis, who was involved in Web publishing early in its dot-com days, started Inside.com, a news service designed for mobile devices that uses a small global network of people to supply digests of original content on a range of topics. “We want the best news product ...

Jason Calacanis’ Next Act, And Another Pivot For Inside.com, As A ‘Knowledge Community’

Serial entrepreneur and investor Jason Calacanis appears to be gearing up for the launch of his next venture, which may also signify one more pivot for his information site Mahalo. And that next step also looks like a new chapter for an internet domain that itself has seen a couple of ...

Circa investor launches competitor Inside

This morning, serial entrepreneur and startup investor Jason Calacanis launched a mobile news app, Inside. He's been wanting to launch the company for a long time. Earlier, he launched a minimum viable product, Launch Ticker. He's also wanted the domain name Inside.com for 10 years. He ...

Jason Calacanis Launches Insider.com News App

Serial entrepreneur and startup investor Jason Calacanis launched a new app this morning, Inside.com. Its mission: to change the way you find and read news on your smart phone. At a glance, Inside.com is a lot like one of Calacanis' startup investments, Circa. It's a mobile-first ...

Jason Calacanis aims to clean up mobile news with Inside.com

Jason Calacanis wants to clean up mobile news. "We think one of the big problems today on mobile devices is that there is a small amount of real estate, and it is abused by BuzzFeed, Business Insider, and others with deceptive headlines and link-baiting," he said. His solution is ...

Jason Calacanis launches Inside, a mobile news-curation app powered by humans

Jason Calacanis, the man behind media startups like Mahalo and Weblogs Inc., has his sights set on a new frontier that he thinks could be as promising as blogs were in the early part of this decade: namely, mobile content curation. On Tuesday, he and former Atlantic Wire editor Gabriel ...

Calacanis: Regular people are gambling in Vegas. Of course they should be able to angel invest

Jason Calacanis has established himself as a savvy angel investor, making early bets on companies including Uber, Tumblr, Evernote, and others. As the founder of the Launch festival and the host of the This Week in Startups (TWIST) podcast and YouTube series, he believes that he has ...

Is Google Really Evil? Or Just Smart?

Conference keynote speeches aren’t usually very controversial, and internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis marched through his opening address for PubCon Las Vegas with a lengthy succession of slides showing the rapidly changing nature of media. He spiced up the statistics by going out on ...

Jason is wrong: Winter is coming, and revenues aren’t the answer for everyone

Jason Calacanis started it with a blog post saying that it was a “non-issue” for a few reasons. We ran his post here earlier today, because debate is good, and Jason’s perspective is always thought-provoking and honest. But there are a few big flaws in his logic that deserve a ...

Jason Calacanis Joins PandoDaily As A Regular Columnist

PandoDaily is very pleased to welcome a new special contributor: Jason Calacanis. Jason will be writing a regular (every couple of weeks) column, offering advice to a company that’s at a crossroads. Anyone who has attended Jason’s Launch conference, or read his blog or ...

Paul Graham Steps Back At YC, But Don’t Expect Him To Launch A Startup

With the accelerator’s 18th Demo Day right around the corner, Graham took the stage at The Launch Festival today to talk to Jason Calacanis about what his future at Y Combinator will look like — and to share some lessons learned after nine years spent guiding entrepreneurs through the ...

David Sacks Says He Has No Plans To Leave Microsoft, Endorses Marissa Mayer’s Work-From-Home Ban

Or maybe, as on-stage interviewer Jason Calacanis suggested, Microsoft is hoping Sacks can help turn the company around and is grooming him for a bigger executive role. Sacks basically denied both suggestions — he said that he’s still “really happy doing what I’m doing” (running Yammer ...

Ev Williams: Medium Wants To Help Build A Sustainable Economic Model For Journalism

At the Launch Conference in San Francisco today, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams took the stage to talk to conference founder Jason Calacanis about everything from his experience at Twitter and the rise of Vine to sharing his take on Google and Facebook as well as the latest from Medium...

The Tech Industry's Asperger Problem: Affliction Or Insult?

Outspoken startup investor Jason Calacanis called Zuckerberg "an amoral, Asperger's-like entrepreneur" while accusing him of ripping of various partners and prospective co-founders. A year earlier, Calacanis had linked the syndrome to a spate of online privacy scandals: The dual ...

LAUNCH Festival: An Event Where Companies Come To Launch Their Companies

Jason Calacanis spoke to us about LAUNCH, which will be held on March 7 and 8 at the San Francisco Design Center. Calacanis said he spent the last two weeks coaching the companies. He plans on personally investing in two to three of the companies after the event. There will also ...

Learn to code, get a job

As my friend, Jason Calacanis -- CEO of Mahalo and founder of the startup showcase LAUNCH conference -- explained it to me, "The HR cost of landing an individual programmer might be $50-100k for a large company. That's taking into account advertising, headhunter fees, interviewing time ...

Jason Calacanis Says He Will Shut Down Podcast Network ThisWeekIn.com, This Week In Startups Will Co...

Jason Calacanis has announced via blog post that he’s planning to wind down his podcast network ThisWeekIn.com and return the remaining funds to investors. Two of the shows, This Week In Startups (which Calacanis hosts) and Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, will continue, but the company ...

Jason Calacanis: Mobile news app Inside rewards 'real journalism'

SAN FRANCISCO -- Los Angeles entrepreneur Jason Calacanis is back with a new mobile news app that summarizes articles in 300 characters –- or about 40 words –- or less. His bet: With more people hoovering up news while on the go, they need a news app built for their smartphones. It may ...

Dyn Raises $38M Series A Round Led by North Bridge, Adds Jason Calacanis To Its Board

Besides Jeremy Hitchcock and Tom Daly, the Dyn co-founders, North Bridge general partners Ric Fulp and Russ Pyle will join the board, as well as Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis. Its services, the company says, are currently being used by over 4 million users worldwide. In addition, Dyn has ...

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