Offers Tesla Model S

Calacanis talks about his offer to give one of the first Model S’s to someone who can get his handle, @Auto, to the top user spot on Twitter, in a stunt to raise publicity about Mahalo: I am a huge fan of electric cars, I am a huge opponent of our Middle East policy…Tesla are […]

Intruders TV interview

Calacanis talks about how Peter Rojas pioneered live-blogging at Engadget, and says Mahalo is effectively applying the technique to the rest of the world:

SES San Jose interview

Calacanis talks with John Mulligan of SEO-PR about how iPhone users have dissonance between the fact that their device does what it does perfectly, but is limited in its functions, and has hurdles in the way of experimental apps and migration to other mobile networks: The iPhone is the greatest consumer device ever made. I […]

LaunchConference interview

Calacanis is interviewed at the start of the conference and talks about his new venture: I only know about 30% of what I’m doing, but it will be somewhere in the news and information space

FOWA London interview

Calacanis talks at the Future Of Web Apps event about his experience with Silicon Alley Reporter, Netscape, Sequoia, and others, saying that he had many great experiences but also difficulties along the way: That’s how I became a great CEO, thanks to all the hardships

Wants to run Twitter, YouTube, and more

For the Pando Daily CEO Supper Club, Calacanis talks to Sarah Lacy about the tech companies he wants to run: Twitter I think is going to be more valuable than Facebook… I think [Facebook] is a very faddy trend. He says the filling out the social graph offers no rewards, and is useless.

Shiny Media interview

Jason Calacanis talks about, his online rivals including Nick Denton of Gawker Media, and a new announcement about the human powered search engine:

Suicide drone test

The unmanned aircraft is tested in military drills near the Strait of Hormuz. It can carry out 360-degree imaging and is designed to strike air, ground and naval targets. An Iranian military official calls it a ‘mobile bomb’ while media refer to it using the name Yasir.

Advice for Microsoft

Calacanis talks about how Yammer founder David Sacks could be Microsoft’s Marissa Mayer:

Dyn interview

Calacanis and Dyn CEO Hitchcock talk about the Launch Conference, and a contest Dyn is throwing to send a New England startup to the event.

Jihad against pay-to-demonstrate

Calacanis talks with Mary Kathleen Flynn of The Deal about how Open Angel solves the problem of paying to demonstrate: Pretty simply we’re destroying the other events…those people I’m on a jihad against, I’m destroying them He says charging $5,000 to demonstrate is a scam and that people who charge are preying on the desperateness […]

Ask Palpatine

The Sith emperor interviews Calacanis about Calacanis: This battle station is not fully operational yet, so excuse the sneakers and whatnot in the background

Carpool interview

Llewellyn, formerly of Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge, and Fully Charged, interviews Calacanis while giving him a lift to work. Calacanis about why he lives in San Francisco: I fell in love with the city, and fell in love with the women. That’s about the only reason anyone would leave New York, the greatest city in […]

Talks about Tumblr acquisition

Calacanis explains the numbers behind Yahoo’s acquisition: It turns out, there’s a lot of money in the world. The money is bored. Money wants to be spent! Money is intended to be gambled. These are big numbers, but these are big companies.

TWiST – Tinder etiquette

Calacanis, Sarver, and Hoover talk on This Week In Startups about etiquette on the dating app. Calacanis: Are you on the Tinder with all those other kids? Hoover: I had my first Tinder date, like, a month ago Calacanis: You really went on a Tinder date. What’s that like? Hoover: It was normal. She was […]

Dark career moments

Calacanis talks with Lacy about how his career has been driven by his father’s failed efforts at entrepreneurship as a bar and restaurant owner and how he has felt the need to prove something to his parents: I think I was also proving it to myself

Neil Patel interview

Calacanis and Patel talk about issues like spam, the search engine optimization (SEO) philosophy as a whole and its problematic frictions between publishers and users in the battle for visibility and search relevance, and his search company, [] is sort of a search engine but of course there’s no engine, the engine is people…and […]

Investment strategy

Sarah Lacy talks with Calacanis about how he managed to succeed as an acquired taste despite being fairly abrasive, and his investment strategy going forward:

The internet’s environmental crisis

Calacanis talks at Gnomedex about how the pollution of the internet by spammers is creating an environmental crisis: The internet was synonymous with good things, and intelligence, and freedom, and now it’s synonymous with spamming, and phishing, and I think we’ve let this happen a little bit, and we’ve been complacent

Silicon Valley Uncovered video

Calacanis talks to TheNextWeb about why Silicon Valley companies need a launchpad in the form of an accelerator: We’re bringing together critical mass

Talks about European and Nordic startups

Calacanis says European and Nordic startups are currently held back by legislation and lack support from their governments, and that they need to become more hardworking and take more risks:

Phat Startup interview

Calacanis talks about his come-up in the tech media world, diversification, and why you should always focus on your product, as well as loving your haters, why people in San Francisco are lying when they say it’s not about the money, how to market using free platforms, why you should always come out swinging, and […]

15Five interview

Calacanis and 15Five CEO David Hassell talk about how company culture impacts hiring and retention:

Warns startups about Facebook

Calacanis issues a warning for Y Combinator companies: If you tell Facebook about your startup before you reach critical mass, if you become involved with Facebook in any way, you are an idiot. They will steal your company’s ideas, and try to get you to take a small price for your company, and take a […]

Talks about Amazon’s dominance

Calacanis talks with O’Reilly Media about his thoughts on Amazon’s dominance of the online retailing space and the tactics Bezos and co. use at the company, and how he thinks this is a good thing:

TWiST retail at LAUNCH Beacon

Calacanis sits down with Ryan Craver of Lord & Taylor to talk about how consumers shop: Are you brick or are you click? Craver predicts how technology will enhance our purchasing power and rock the in-store experience.

Teaches social media on Mixergy

Calacanis talks for the new media channel about how to maximize social media: Obviously social marketing, social media optimization, has become a very big term

Old Spice guy response

The Old Spice guy responds to Calacanis’s question, How can I get over my aces being cracked at World Series of Poker?

Startup Grind interview

Calacanis is interviewed at the startup event and talks about starting Silicon Alley Reporter, Weblogs, and his other ventures. His job summary online says he has gone from ‘nobody’ to media titan and back several times, with a question mark over the future: Never take yourself too seriously

Interview with Gavin Newsom

Calacanis sits down with the San Francisco Lt. Governor to talk about how startups can help with urban problems, and Newsom’s vision for the city, asking him tough questions: How San Francisco is developing and growing int o a city of the future Is it turning into Manhattan? What will it look like in 10 […]

Taking on Google

Calacanis talks about innovation and taking on Google with Mahalo: You make a revolutionary product by looking three steps ahead

Investment case for AngelList

Calacanis talks about the investment case for Naval Ravikant’s angel investment fund, and the future of investing in general:

How to kill Google

Calacanis shares his tips on how to kill Google by partnering Bing with news organizations like the New York Times:

Praises Ebola workers

Queen Elizabeth says during her review of the year that she is affected by the courage of Ebola workers: I have been deeply touched this year by the selflessness of aid workers and medical volunteers who have gone abroad to help victims of conflict or of diseases like Ebola, often at great personal risk

Emergency approval for testing kit

The FDA gives emergency approval to a new diagnostic test kit to test blood. It is the seventh in a series of emergency authorizations based on a 2006 authorization and intended to take a more proactive stance towards the virus.

Calls for calm after shooting

Mayor Hoskins is among officials calling for calm after the shooting of Martin by a white police officer. Berkeley is only a few miles from Ferguson, Mo., but the majority of its officials and police are black in contrast with the white majority in Ferguson. Berkeley has about 80% black population. Hoskins, who is African-American, […]

Protestors confront police

Several dozen protesters assemble near the Mobil gas station where Martin was shot, and shout at police officers guarding the station. They move onto Highway 170 nearby, at times closing the road. The crowd includes Martin’s mother and stepfather. The protest comes a night after Martin was fatally shot in an incident in which a […]

Homily: World needs tenderness

Text is released of Pope Francis’s Christmas Eve homily: The question put to us simply by the Infant’s presence is: do I allow God to love me? More so, do we have the courage to welcome with tenderness the difficulties and problems of those who are near to us, or do we prefer impersonal solutions, […]

Spends Christmas with nephews

Clarke posts photos of himself with his sister Leanne’s children, two-and-a-half year old Byron and seven-month-old Chaya. He has previously said that he will be sailing from Sydney to the Gold Coast to raise money for children’s ICU machines, after Chaya was born premature and spent time in a children’s ICU. Clarke: Best time of […]

To face class action suit

A U.S. District Judge rules that Facebook Inc. must face the class action lawsuit, dismissing some state law claims against the company but largely denying Facebook’s attempt to dismiss the suit. Facebook had argued that the alleged scanning of its users’ messages was covered by an exception under the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act, but […]

Inflation tops 10%

Russian inflation reaches more than 10% for the first time in more than five years due to sanctions and the rouble collapse, which is the biggest since 1998. Сonsumer prices increased 10.4 percent this year through Dec. 22, the Federal Statistics Service in Moscow said. Prices grew 0.9 percent in the week through that date, […]

Caps vodka prices

Putin calls for his government to cap rising vodka prices amid fears that sharp price inflation will drive people to drink illegal liquor. According to a leading university study last year, 25% of Russian men die before reaching their mid-50s, and alcohol was found to be a contributing factor in some of these early deaths. […]

Warplane not shot down

The U.S. military dismisses a claim that ISIS shot down a jet piloted by a Jordanian airforce pilot, and confirms the group has taken the pilot captive. CentCom statement: Evidence clearly indicates that ISIL did not down the aircraft as the terrorist organization is claiming. We strongly condemn the actions of ISIL, which has taken […]

Captures pilot

The group captures the Jordanian pilot after his plane crashes in Syria while carrying out airstrikes. He was in an F-16 and was able to eject. He is the first foreign fighter to fall into the militant group’s hands since the bombing campaign began several months ago.

Turning churches into torture chambers

ISIS is reported to be turning Christian churches into torture chambers and stripping the former places of worship of ancient relics, which they are smuggling to Western collectors to help fund their terrorist activity. Christians are being held captive in make-shift torture chambers set up in raided churches in Qaraqosh. Jerusalem Post report: This is […]

Pope calls refugees

Pope Francis makes a surprise call to refugees fleeing ISIS and located in a tent camp in Ankawa. He says they are like Jesus as there is no place for them: You’re like Jesus on this night, and I bless you and am close to you. I embrace you all and wish for you a […]

Urges world to be open to God

Pope Francis urges 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide to allow God into their lives to help combat darkness and corruption. It is his second Christmas as the first non-European Pope in 1,300 years. Homily: [God’s message of peace] is stronger than darkness and corruption. The question put to us simply by the infant’s presence is, ‘Do […]

Homeless numbers increase

Shelters say that the number of homeless people in Denver is increasing as people relocate to the city for access to medical marijuana. One shelter does a survey of 500 new out-of-towners who stayed there between July and September, and finds as many as 30 percent had relocated for pot. Retired plumber from Memphis who […]

Contacted by gay players

Sam tells Oprah Winfrey that other gay players in the NFL have contacted him since he was drafted. After his seventh-round pick for the St. Louis Rams made him the first openly gay player to be drafted, he says others thanked him: […] there’s a lot of us out there. A very few reached out […]