"While banks in China have suspended some interbank transfers and other systems for several days, the move only covers some Internet transfers and those for small amounts, according to a statement on the People's Bank of China website. Meanwhile, state-run Beijing Times said customers can still conduct small-scale transfers via ATMs. On Sunday, Forbes contributor Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China," said that Citibank had halted bank transfers for three days, calling the move "ominous" for the Chinese banking system. However, the central bank had flagged the move earlier this month, saying the move was due to system maintenance and would occur once a month for the rest of the year."
stock photography has its place...but not beside this paragraph: "The idea of trusting a broker with your flight is crazy nowadays. Before you book your flight you can read real reviews from verified customers. Never again will you have to worry about whether or not you're getting a good deal, or will have an excellent flight!"
Mashable, in this instance, is just rushed and plainly false blog-spam. According to them, FiveThirtyEight "accounted for 20% of all visits to the New York Times website," probably implying page views. The original article says 20% of visitors to the New York Times website also visited the FiveThirtyEight blog.
And the first consequence of opening that Pandora's Box would be even more ammunition (not that any more is needed) for fans/writers/anyone with a passing interest in NFL to point out how awful the replacement refs are
This loss is b/c of the aQuantive write down. This loss has nothing to do with Apple (not to say Apple's success isn't influencing what Microsoft is doing.)
From article: "Earlier this month, the company said it was taking a one-time charge of $6.2 billion, almost exactly the amount it paid for aQuantive, an online advertising company it bought in 2007 for $6.3 billion."
There are contracts for delivery in place: Meanwhile, Tong Ling, China’s largest importer of copper concentrates and one of the world’s largest copper smelters, recently signed a deal with Nautilus for more than a million tons of Pacific sulfide ores per year — an amount equal to about 5 percent of the world’s copper production.
This was essential reading for me on a couple of launches.
As to Mashable in particular, they have a startup coverage series 'Spark Of Genius.' Was a dead simple pitch (it is a form) and coverage for me there really got the ball rolling.
For other bloggers find someone how covers your niche and pitch them --- never pitch the general email address of the publication.
And one last thing - it might be worth it to pick one primary target of the big tech news sites. Once one covers you they usually all jump to follow (ie weeks old emails suddenly returned requesting interview ASAP)
Oh. I just meant its audience is really broad, like I mentioned in my other reply to you (not saying that's a bad thing!). It's like the NYT of startups. Practically everyone who wants to consider themself clued in reads it (or in the case of NYT, pretends to ;)). Naturally it's competitive to find a spot in it.