Visiting Dignitaries

Microsoft Surface Joins Josh Groban CD and Corksicle as One of Oprah’s Favorite Things

(Photo: Huffington Post)

The deposed queen of daytime is, apparently, still issuing annual proclamations of her favorite things–even without a studio full of suburban moms moved to speak in tongues after receiving the good word.

Microsoft better hope Oprah’s imprimatur is still enough to move items off the shelf because Ms. Winfrey has declared the Surface tablet to be one of her favorite things in 2012. “Feels like a Mercedes-Benz to me, people!” she crows.  Read More


Booting Up: The Groupon Can’t Be Groupon So It Tries to Be Amazon Edition

You, sir, are no Jeff Bezos.

With daily deals shrinking and Groupon stock tanking, CEO Andrew Mason spent yesterday’s earnings call trying to hype Groupon Goods to sell discounted merchandise to customers. The company’s long-awaited moment of reckoning practically moved Farhad Manjoo to song. [Slate]

Twitter cofounder Evan Williams unveiled Obvious Corp’s new project: a publishing tool called Medium. Read More