Alley Insider took a stab at trying to nail down the “Who’s Who in Google NY,” which, nicely, includes a number of ex-DoubleClickers, namely Brad Bender and Ari Paparo. However, they characterized Ari as “liked, but not respected.” Dang, I respect him and like him.. quite a bit. They acknowledge Ari’s vast experience and expertise, and his boss, Neal, is in MTV and respects him, so who do they think doesn’t? Eric Schmidt!?
And it’s adorable that Bigler rushed to his defense (check out the comments below the post) — I’ll be watching to see if Ari’s mom or wife also chimes in.