Sarah Lacy

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Sarah Lacy
Sarah Lacy taken by Doc Searls at LeWeb3 in Paris.jpg
Sarah Lacy, taken by Doc Searls at LeWeb3 in Paris
Born (1975-12-29) December 29, 1975 (age 42)
Memphis, Tennessee
Alma mater Rhodes College

Sarah Ruth Lacy (born December 29, 1975) is an American technology journalist[1] and author.

Early life[edit]

Lacy received her B.A. in literature from Rhodes College.[2]

Career[edit]

Lacy is the former co-host of web video show Yahoo! Tech Ticker[3] and was a columnist at BusinessWeek.[4]

Lacy was a columnist at TechCrunch until November 19, 2011.[5]

She is the author of 2 books: Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good (2008), which also goes under the title The Stories of Facebook, Youtube and Myspace; as well as Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos (2011).

PandoDaily[edit]

In 2012, Lacy founded technology news site PandoDaily with a reported $2.5m investment from investors including Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Tony Hsieh, David Sze, Jim Breyer, Reid Hoffman, Chris Dixon and Josh Kopelman.[6] The site consists of a daily technology blog and a monthly event series entitled "PandoMonthly".

A series of emails from 2012 indicate Sarah Lacy was involved in a dispute regarding an event PandoDaily hosted in 2012 at event space Cross Campus in Los Angeles.[7]

On November 17, 2014, Uber executive Emil Michael allegedly said Uber should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on critics in the media including Sarah Lacy, and suggested a $1 million dollar smear campaign,[8][9] after Pando Daily featured a story [10] criticizing the misogynist practices and culture of Uber.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bill Thompson (2008-03-09). "How Twitter makes it real". BBC News. 
  2. ^ Lindsay, Greg (June 18, 2008). "SO WHAT DO YOU DO, SARAH LACY, AUTHOR, ONCE YOU'RE LUCKY, TWICE YOU'RE GOOD?". Mediabistro. Retrieved December 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ Liz Gannes (2008-02-11). "Q&A: Yahoo Tech Ticker's Sarah Lacy". NewTeeVee. 
  4. ^ Spencer E. Ante and Catherine Holahan (2008-03-10). "Facebook CEO Admits Missteps". BusinessWeek. 
  5. ^ Sarah Lacy (2011-11-19). "The TechCrunch Drama Continues". Blog. 
  6. ^ Om Malik (2012-01-16). "Sarah Lacy's PandoDaily launches with $2.5 million in funding". GigaOm. 
  7. ^ "PandoDaily's Threatening Email Meltdown". Valleywag. 
  8. ^ "Uber executive casually threatens journalist with smear campaign". 
  9. ^ "Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists". 
  10. ^ "The horrific trickle down of Asshole culture: Why I've just deleted Uber from my phone". 22 October 2014. 

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