Jason Calacanis on the loose?

What would it take to land Jason Calacanis, GM of AOL? Valleywag called here today, I hear, and tried to find out if he’d be coming to PodTech.

Oh, that’d be fun, but come on, why would Jason want to play in someone else’s pond? If I were in his position I’d start something new.

If the rumors of Jason leaving AOL are true, AOL just got a lot more uninteresting.

UPDATE: Jason confirmed he is leaving AOL. Beet.TV reports that Egadget’s Peter Rojas is staying at AOL.

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Robert Scoble

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Comments

  1. Hi Scoble,
    this comment has nothing related to Jason or AOL.
    Just wanted to let u know about veotag. Watched a video that was taged. Too good.

    Some thing like this for the ScobleShow would be great.

  2. Hi Scoble,
    this comment has nothing related to Jason or AOL.
    Just wanted to let u know about veotag. Watched a video that was taged. Too good.

    Some thing like this for the ScobleShow would be great.

  3. […] I had a meeting away from the computer for a few hours and unlike one of my partners, I have not yet succumbed to the "Crack Berry" situation.  As a result, I have been unable to follow the Jason Calacanis situation minute by minute.  I have caught up thanks to the handy RSS reader, and since I have Robert Scoble on "full alert" in my reader, I wanted to get his take on the Calacanis matter.  I wondered whether Robert has come up with some guru on top of the mountain revelation of the way of the path to the perfect blogosphere, but I think his prediction of Jason  making his own splash in the podcasting pond is easily predictable.  The recent Blog Business Summit taught me something while I was there.  For those that have conquered the blog and mastered its way of the business world, they are on to the bigger the better the faster and the shinier.  They are all on to podcasting and video.  I can only assume from the Calacanis and AOL divorce, we may again see a marriage between "money" and "vision" very soon make its way to the altar.  I see perhaps not only the marriage, but what about a podcast network offspring? […]

  4. Engadget even.

    I’m with Jim Turner on this one…I think Jason will do something new and different, but whatever it is will be inspired by his publishing background. The WIN model worked too well for him to abandon it.

    The difference this time, according to Jason, is that previously he knew how to run a multi-million dollar company. Now, thanks to his “mentor” Jon Miller, he knows how to run a multi-billion dollar company.

  5. Engadget even.

    I’m with Jim Turner on this one…I think Jason will do something new and different, but whatever it is will be inspired by his publishing background. The WIN model worked too well for him to abandon it.

    The difference this time, according to Jason, is that previously he knew how to run a multi-million dollar company. Now, thanks to his “mentor” Jon Miller, he knows how to run a multi-billion dollar company.

  6. I liked Jon Miller too, but AOL is a sinking ship.

    The changes at Netscape angered many users, maybe some were stockholders.

    Netscape should be where Firefox is today, AOL blew that one big-time.

  7. I liked Jon Miller too, but AOL is a sinking ship.

    The changes at Netscape angered many users, maybe some were stockholders.

    Netscape should be where Firefox is today, AOL blew that one big-time.