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By adamg - 5/22/23 - 11:24 am

The Globe is betting it has a better case than the company it had a deal with to turn part of boston.com into a sports-betting hub - and has responded to the company's suit over the hub's collapse with a counter-suit of its own. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/23 - 11:03 am

A Danish company that operates Web sites for sports betters is suing the Boston Globe's parent company, charging the two were all set to build a sports-betting hub on boston.com until the Globe decided to ditch it at the last minute for a deal with the locally headquartered DraftKings. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/18 - 8:59 pm

Jack Sullivan noticed that boston.com yesterday ran a transcript of some interview Gisele Bundchen did with James Corden - a transcript the Globe site then picked up - that includes the following sentence that would seem to indicate its copy editor stopped reading a bit too soon: Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/18 - 1:45 pm

Brian Dowling of the Herald has the details.

Joint statement filed Friday, released today.

By adamg - 3/26/18 - 2:33 pm
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RadioBDC, the online station the Globe set up in 2012 with the help of WFNX refugees goes silent next week as it morphs into Indie617, a new online station that will feature many of the same staffers, including Julie Kramer and Adam 12, playing a "carefully curated playlist" selection of indie and alternative music that "can't be found anywhere on the dusty FM dial."

The station, which will be available over the Web and through phone apps - including a rebranded RadioBDC app - is scheduled to go live at 2 p.m. on Monday.

By adamg - 7/13/16 - 12:11 pm

The Globe plans to turn boston.com into a travel, entertainment and forum site as it concentrates on bulking up the news at bostonglobe.com, boston.com managers told their staff today. And that means a bunch of them will be asked to leave.

Eleanor Cleverly, the site's general manager, and Anthony Bonfiglio, who recently took over as the person in charge of "digital operations" for John Henry's media companies, wrote in a memo today: Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/16 - 10:45 am

Dan Kennedy gets the scoop: Linda Henry will take direct control of boston.com following the departure of John Henry's vice president for digital, David Skok.

By adamg - 6/26/16 - 10:54 am

The boston.com story about the Indian restaurant in Cambridge that couldn't get rid of an Entourage poster mounted to one of its walls was interesting, except that some guy from West Roxbury (a former Jeopardy contestant, in fact) had removed it four days before the article appeared, the Dig reports.

By adamg - 10/1/15 - 9:29 am

The New York Times takes a look at the load time and size of large news Web sites on phones and finds boston.com weighs in as the heaviest, most ad-laden of the sites - so much so that visiting its homepage just once a day for a month would cost a person with a typical 4G data plan $9.50 a month just to download all the ads.

By adamg - 9/15/15 - 3:13 pm

Lots of layoffs today. Before the layoffs, all boston.com departments had their budgets cut 15% this past spring.

By adamg - 2/23/15 - 12:23 pm

Tim Molloy, who has 20 years of experience as an editor and reporter at the Associated Press and TVGuide.com, was announced today as editor of the site that is no longer the digital wing of the Globe. Molloy was previously digital engagement editor at PBS's Frontline. Also named today: Kaitlyn Johnson, executive digital editor of Boston Magazine, as deputy editor.

By adamg - 2/10/15 - 3:50 pm

Victor Paul Alvarez, the boston.com associate editor who got fired for asking if anybody would notice if John Boehner had been poisoned says three other editors at the site looked at his story and either approved or didn't say no and now he has to explain to his little daughter that, no, it's not fair that that cost him his job while Brian Williams is free to take a few days off for lying about being shot down in Iraq and watching a body float by in New Orleans.

By adamg - 1/15/15 - 12:04 pm

John Henry's media company has shown boston.com associate editor Victor Paul Alvarez the door after honchos woke up yesterday to that story that boldly asked if anybody would notice if John Boehner actually had been poisoned, a source says.

In a tweet this morning, Alvarez let a picture tell a thousand words: He posted a photo of the underside of a bus.

By adamg - 1/14/15 - 7:43 am
Boston.com Bohener assassination headline

Because assassination is always funny, amirite?

In its early days, Mad magazine used the tagline "Humor in a Jugular Vein." Apparently, boston.com is trying to adopt that, with the exception being that Mad was actually funny.

The question is: Would anyone have noticed? Stories about Boehner’s drinking have circulated for years. His drinking inspired a blog called DrunkBoehner, and in 2010 he brought booze back to Washington. Had he been poisoned as planned, perhaps his pickled liver could have filtered out the toxins.

By adamg - 1/6/15 - 12:21 pm

You know things are bad when even New York news sites take notice of your affairs: We read today on Capital, a site that normally covers exciting developments in the Cuomo/de Blasio administrations, that two boston.com employees were summarily cashiered and shame-walked out of the newsroom after a Dec.

By adamg - 12/18/14 - 3:08 pm

BostInno reports John Henry's media company has named Eleanor Cleverly as interim editor of boston.com. She'd been hired in September to oversee content for the company's "Digital Marketplaces division." She kinda replaces Hilary Sergeant, who'd been more or less acting as editor and who is being shuffled over to a new job as "senior editor."

By adamg - 12/12/14 - 6:29 pm

Not just any T-shirt, of course, but that one making fun of the professor with the issue with his Chinese-food bill. Or so we hear from a little bird flitting about Morrissey Boulevard after a boston.com staff meeting this afternoon to explain why Deputy Editor Hilary Sargeant was not around.

BostInno, meanwhile, reports Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory is now pushing for marketing money to inform the world that the Globe has nothing to do anymore with boston.com and to please stop blaming Boston's paper of record for John Henry's other media outlet.

By adamg - 12/12/14 - 9:21 am

The Herald reports a Boston.com editor is in a bit of hot water for designing and trying to sell T-shirts mocking that Harvard Business School professor.

By adamg - 12/10/14 - 9:42 pm


Earlier tonight, Boston.com published a piece suggesting Harvard Business School Professor Ben Edelman sent an email with racist overtones to Sichuan Garden. We cannot verify that Edelman, in fact, sent the email. We have taken the story down.

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