Cowboys vs. Giants vs. Leslie Stahl vs. Mark Zuckerberg
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Many kudos to my friends in the New York area who happen to be Giants fans, who whooped up on my Dallas Cowboys last evening.
I humbly eat crow before your feet as I watch Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson get on the plane back to Acapluco or wherever in Mexico it was from whence they came, Terrill Owens tearily feting them with his always emotional sendoff.
A good buddy told me in the NY area that he thought the Cowboys' problem was the ball snap.
That may have been a contributing factor, but I suspect the real problem was that there was no snap with the Cowboys in general.
Speaking of no snap, my DVR somehow missed recording the "60 Minutes" interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but thankfully BoomTown's Kara Swisher (who was also interviewed for the piece) linked the story in her blog this A.M.
Zuckerberg definitely looked the victim of some expert PR handling, but in the process, seemed to also have had the life sucked out of him.
Considering the passion around Beacon and other recent Facebook (dumb) moves, a little rationality could probably go a long way in such a piece.
Then again, a little more openness -- and, uh, maybe a smile once and again for the camera there, buddy? -- could also go a long way in endearing the 23 year
Instead, Mark patiently and dispassionately explained that the site had to take advertising because he had 400 mouths to feed.
Yeah, well, you and every other advertising-funded startup along the Left Coast, Mark.
Leslie Stahl, 1, Mark Zuckerberg, 0.
Speaking of savvy PR moves, I woke up to a surprise pre-announce of IBM's 4Q earnings early this A.M.
Great move, Armonk! You go, team!
Get WAY out ahead of that Apple MacWorld Expo juggernaut which will inevitably suck the oxygen out of the corporate communicationsphere over the next several days (weeks? months?).
I will neither comment on nor elaborate about said earnings, but I will smile as I politely tell you that can find the details in the full press release here.