Hamish McKenzie's Stories

By Hamish McKenzie | My work for PandoDaily, with the boring parts taken out

Skift's approach to building a new media company: It's as much about data as it is about news

Despite the many miserable prognoses for the future of the media business, a few stubborn entrepreneurs still see fit to venture into content-driven …

Startups

Scroll down: The future of online media is in the cards

If HTML5 "cards" were listed on the share market, you would have seen a sharp increase in their price yesterday. While Google was exciting us at I/O …

Media

Yes, the Valley can be vacuous – but it's more complicated than the New Yorker would have us believe

George Packer has a long story in this week’s New Yorker about Silicon Valley’s newfound zeal for politics. (The piece is so far available online …

Silicon Valley

Is Google building my dream email product? Maybe!

Soon after joining PandoDaily last year, I wrote a post about an imaginary email product that provided a more streamlined, better-organized inbox. …

Google

If news makes us sick, Twitter must be a cancer

On Friday, the Guardian ran a provocative op-ed by Rolf Dobelli arguing that news is bad for our health and hinders our thinking. The much-discussed …

Health

Mark Zuckerberg's new political action group: More field organization than lobby shop

Today, the tech industry got another high-profile advocacy organization, this time reportedly backed by $20 million of Mark Zuckerberg’s money and a …

Mark Zuckerberg

Kik ups the stakes in the consumer Web's most important battle: mobile chat

Today marks the culmination of Kik’s two-year project to build an HTML5 platform, heralded by the arrival of push notifications into its messaging …

How Medium promises to be the antithesis of Twitter

If you were to assign to anyone the task of building the anti-Twitter for online publishing, probably your best choice would be to pick one of the …

Medium

The trouble with Tumblr's journalism experiment

To understand why Tumblr suddenly brought an end to its original-journalism project, Storyboard, after just a year, it helps to consider what …

Online Life

The promise and the pain of HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live set. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, AOL)<p>One day, founding editor of Huffington Post and now president of HuffPost Live Roy Sekoff, was …