A catch phrase will go here soon.

Thanks everyone, it's been great–looking forward to a new adventure at Google!

4/1/2006

It’s been great folks, but Google offered me a great job as Chief Marketing Officer. It’s an offer that’s just too good to pass up as you might expect.

My first two hires are Robert Scoble and Jeremy Zawodny who will work as Commander of Misinformation and Director of Busting Chops respectively. We’re also annoucing that we’re buying Gawker Media so we can shut down Valleywag, and so Nick Denton can finally get some GOOG stock and stop complaining about how he almost bought Pyra/Blogger.

It’s been a long strange trip here at AOL for the past four months, and I’ve loved every minute. However, when I couldn’t convince the AOL management team to hold the next offsite at Burning Man I knew my days were numbered. My start date is officially today, April 1st.

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Hello, my name is Jason. Welcome to my blog on the interwebs. You can reach me on twitter @jason and by email at jason@inside.com. My Skype is jasoncalacanis, and my mobile phone is 310-456-4900.

I only pick up numbers I recognize, and in terms of emailing me, the best strategy is to write short, blunt and to the point requests. I can quickly respond to short messages, and many times I simply don't have the time to read five page pitches. In terms of taking meetings, I only do that after reviewing an actual product (not a business plan). So, the best time to ping me is when you have mockups or an alpha site. I don't read business plans, and I've never written one.

Other twitter accounts you can follow: Inside.com, Ticker, This Week in Startups and LAUNCH Festival

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