JasonNation Becomes The LAUNCH Newsletter

Jason Calacanis, the CEO of Santa Monica-based, told his personal email newsletter readers Friday that he has renamed the newsletter from JasonNation, to the LAUNCH Newsletter. The move comes a month after Calacanis said he was launching his own competitor to Michael Arrington's TechCrunch Disrupt conference, called the LAUNCH Conference. As part of that effort, Calacanis has begun profiling startups in his newsletter, in a combined effort with a number of writers and editors. Calacanis said in November that his LAUNCH conference will afford startup with the ability to reach investors and launch products to the world. Calacanis launched his JasonNation newsletter back in 2008, when he decided to stop blogging publicly but still wanted to share his thoughts and opinions with his contacts.