Friday, August 15, 2008

Xconomy's Expansion... and New Biotech Reporter

This post is of interest mainly to the media wonks and PR pushers among you...

I noticed yesterday that Ryan McBride, the exceptionally sharp biotech reporter at Mass High Tech, had disappeared from the masthead. Mass High Tech editor Doug Banks told me he'd moved to Vermont with his wife, and been replaced with Stephen DeSantis. DeSantis came from Thomson's CenterWatch publication, which focuses on clinical trials.

Later in the day, I ran into Xconomy founder Bob Buderi at the Y Combinator Demo Day event in Cambridge. Buderi told me he'd just hired McBride to freelance for him, and that McBride had already written a few pieces for the site. Buderi also confirmed that he's trying to raise more money for the site -- likely a few hundred grand to support expansion -- and that the third city Xconomy will build a site for will be San Diego, sometime this fall. (First two were Boston and Seattle.)

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