After Jason Calacanis quit blogging to create an e-mail newsletter instead, I thought he would not be back. After all he is busy running Mahalo, managing the LAUNCH conference, and podcasting on This Week In Startups. However Calacanis has proven to be an effective multi-tasker once again by joining PandoDaily is a regular columnist. Calacanis is best known for selling his company Weblogs Inc. to AOL for $30 million. Weblogs Inc. was the parent company of websites like TUAW, Joystiq, Download Squad, and Engadget.
“One of the founding principles of PandoDaily was that we?d start with a clean slate, with no inherited feuds (or favors). And in that spirit when I suggested to Sarah that we should try to persuade Jason to write a column for us, she readily agreed, noting that there?s a 50 percent chance this will be the best editorial decision we ever made, and a 50 percent chance it?ll end in litigation, wailing, and gnashing of teeth. One thing it definitely won?t be though: dull,” wrote Paul Carr regarding the hiring of Calacanis.