Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Quoted - eBay, Skype, and some very exciting news

More cool news from my world of technology research: I've been quoted in the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Really.

It all started when online auction powerhouse eBay announced it was buying the Internet telephony firm Skype. I wrote up a press release, gave it to our seriously talented PR director, and before I knew it it had hit the wires and inboxes of oodles of media folks.
I'm still reeling from this...it's somewhat surreal to see my comments in these papers which I have worshipped since I first picked up a pen and realized it was meant to be in my hand.

The NYT piece has been picked up in a bunch of other places, notably the Tuscaloosa News in Alabama, The Ledger in Lakeland, Florida, and the Wilmington Star-News in North Carolina. Other pickups include the San Diego Union-Tribune, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, ,

The Washington Post piece has been picked up by Yahoo! News.

The original press release, Skype acquisition by eBay points to new end game in ecommerce, says Info-Tech Research Group, is saved on Info-Tech's site. Yahoo! Finance is running it here. Tekrati has it here. PR Newswire has it here.

I keep thinking that getting interviewed and quoted by media will eventually become old hat. I'm wrong: it's as neat today as it was the first time my words were picked up. I'm having fun.

15 comments:

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Congratulations!

opinionatedguy said...

Congratulations, Carmi! The Washington Post and NY Times is big-time. You should be excited.

kenju said...

Congratulations, Carmi. And I'm impressed that the wilmington Star-knew enough to pick up the story!

Musing said...

Well done! Congratulations, Carmi!

phoenix said...

Congrats Carmi! That is big time stuff! I pray that it never gets old :)

Rachel Dacus said...

Congratulations, Carmi! And felicitations as well on your family's September birthdays. May the candles burn until October (but under watchful eyes!).

Stationery Queen said...

YAY! *doing happy dance*

patricia said...

Congrats!! Fabulous news.

Speaking as a cartoonist and illustrator, I know all about that wonderful feeling you get when your work is printed in a well-known publication (mind you, I've never been in The Washington Post or NY Times!). It's like a drug, really. That initial thrill will slowly go away, until the next high when your work is picked up again. It's a thrilling emotional roller-coaster ride.

Here's hoping for plenty more highs!

honestyrain said...

i am incredibly happy for you and oh so very very jealous. congratulations!

Guppyman said...

Congrats for that!

Lynda said...

Congrats, Carmi! The Big Time should be fun everytime - woohooo!

dena said...

Congrats! That's pretty impressive...press in the two big boys.

visiting from michele's today

moonbatty said...

Very cool! Congrats. :) I've actually read your comments, apparently. :p

(here via Michele)

Pearl said...

And rightly you should have fun with this. Congrats!!!!

Easy said...

That really is cool!! I don't see how it would ever get boring.