Randall Kennedy, owner of Devil Mountain Software (aka exo.performance.network) - Accused of providing quotes (under a false name) to the media, and not providing full disclosure that he owned a company he was writing about for InfoWorld.
An unfortunate ending
http://www.infoworld.com/t/business/unf ... ending-357
"Due to a serious breach of trust, Randall C. Kennedy will no longer be writing for InfoWorld..."
Frauds: An ugly, old journalism tradition
"Over the weekend, IDG, publisher of InfoWorld, acknowledged that Randall Kennedy, one of InfoWorld's contributing writers, had misled some at the company about his involvement with Devil Mountain Software, a firm he wrote about and just happens to own..."
The Second Life of a Tech Blogger
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/02/22/ ... h-blogger/
A blogger for InfoWorld, Randall Kennedy, has left the computer trade publication after the publication learned Kennedy was misrepresenting himself as another person in interviews with other media..."
Why we don't trust Devil Mountain Software (and neither should you)
"We were going to publish this investigation Monday morning after buttoning down a few more key facts. Given the fact that IDG just severed ties with Randall C. Kennedy over having an alter ego, we decided to publish our findings, which go beyond fictional sidekicks..."