Not living in Silicon Valley, not focusing on business as much as tech, spending half my time on administrative work and being a little more soft-headed than other tech reporters means I don’t get big fat scoops very often. Yesterday I did and it was pretty awesome. I heard word that Netscape founder Marc Andreessen was backing a new browser, based on Facebook, so I did some digging around and then published this post: RockMelt: Netscape’s Andreessen Backing Stealth Facebook Browser.
Thankfully I got a screenshot and not just news. Because of that even some people who didn’t want to link to me in subsequent coverage did.
The moral of the story is that people should tip me off to hot stuff more often. I think I did a good job covering this one (though I should have reached out to two people rumored to be involved as one has since denied it) and will do a good job covering your tips too. Send ’em to email@example.com or hit me up by IM. General tips can be sent to the whole staff at firstname.lastname@example.org but the juicy secret ones can come right here. Thanks.