oct 26

East Coast Bound

I can finally mention this publicly: I'm moving to NYC next month, working on some new projects. Hush-hush, shh-shh, see ya there. (In the comments, kottke turns this into a Valleywag post. Feel free to write your own press releases inside.)


Let's Valleywag-ify this: "Rex Sorgatz allegedly got shitcanned by MSNBC for buying Newsvine for a reported $98 million. He's fleeing to technology-tone-deaf New York City because he couldn't stand the shame."

Not sure I got enough weasel words and misinformation in there to make it plausible enough for VW, but it's a start.

posted by jkottke at 3:31 PM on October 26, 2007

According to unnamed sources, Rex Sergotz is leaving msnbc.com to start a new web based media portal in the emerging space of tag cloud aggregation cupcake vloggers. Plans include a commoditized Facebook widget strategy with potential Zoho integration (still alpha). Current valuation is set at $30 million after angel investments and initial venture capital funding from some of Silicon Alley's biggest players.

TechCrunch has been given an exclusive preview of the Rails-based CMS, we have 5,000 invites available to friends of TechCrunch. If this thing turns out to be awesome, and we're not saying it will, you saw it here first.

posted by Michael Arrington at 3:55 PM on October 26, 2007

EXCLUSIVE: Rex Sorgatz Facebook Profile [Your Privacy Is An Illusion]

Oh, I can't get myself to complete this. Too easy.

posted by Nicholas Carlson at 4:14 PM on October 26, 2007

Just got off the phone with Gates -- it's a shitbag salad over there... Rex's out

posted by Chuck Olsen at 4:24 PM on October 26, 2007

REXODUS: Tawdry affair with west coast nixed

posted by The Sun Post Daily News at 5:02 PM on October 26, 2007

Ersatz Sorgatz: Mike Davidson Rumored Replacement After MSNBC.com Rex-ectomy

posted by Scott Simpson at 5:13 PM on October 26, 2007

(Tomorrow's story) Rex Sorgatz apologized for a staged blog entry, where commenters turned out to be MSNBC staffers, after the Washington Post exposed the fraud.

posted by Kurtis at 5:28 PM on October 26, 2007

Julia Allison, look out! Fellow blog-kitten Rex Sorgatz...

Eh, fuck it. Welcome to NYC! :)

posted by Anil at 5:30 PM on October 26, 2007

I am moving for one reason, and one reason only: Julia Allison, you will be mine.

posted by Rex at 7:22 PM on October 26, 2007

i haven't put together all the pieces yet, but i know your move's got something to do with this.

posted by elizabeth at 7:55 PM on October 26, 2007

I'll Safran it (who better?):

Realizing that no good can come from any kind of networks, Rex Sorgatz is finally making a move we can agree upon. Hopefully this will end his bizarre dependency on revenue sharing deals with his employers. As my colleague Terry Heaton writes...

posted by Safran at 11:39 PM on October 27, 2007

Welcome to New York Rex...sorry to hear about MSNBC and the "shitcanning."

posted by Kyle Bunch at 10:04 PM on October 28, 2007

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