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

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

Jaron Lanier: Information doesn't want to be free, and ads are screwed

Jaron Lanier: Information doesn’t want to be free, and ads are screwed

Computer scientist and author Jaron Lanier has turned his back on the …

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. …

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 …

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

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

Today, the tech industry got another high-profile advocacy …

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

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 …

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 …

The trouble with Tumblr's journalism experiment

The trouble with Tumblr’s journalism experiment

To understand why Tumblr suddenly brought an end to its original-journalism project, Storyboard, after …

Upworthy says we’ve been doing viral all wrong: serious stuff is more shareable than LOL cats

Tonight, Upworthy will mark its first birthday with a party hosted at the New York apartment of Chris Hughes, the Facebook co-founder and now owner …

Viral Videos

The promise and the pain of HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live set. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, AOL)

One day, founding editor of Huffington Post and now president of HuffPost Live Roy Sekoff, was …

Cyworld, Protest, and Politics: Yong Joon Hyoung and the Story of a Korean Innovator

South Korea has never had a Mark Zuckerberg figure, but the man sitting opposite me in a dingy Seoul fried chicken house is probably the closest …

Bill Bishop: The Invisible China Hand

When a popular Beijing-based media blog recently referred to Bill Bishop – a lone American armed with just a Twitter account and an email newsletter …

Forget about Summly – what we need is analysis

Yesterday, Cornell computer science professor Emin Gün Sirer criticized Yahoo’s acquisition of Summly, arguing that 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio’s app …

Hold up, Flipboard – what are you calling a "magazine"?

Hold up, Flipboard – what are you calling a “magazine”?

At the end of its big announcement about the next-generation of Flipboard yesterday, the …

Yesterday Marked the Beginning of the End of Apple's Dominance, Unless...

Yesterday Marked the Beginning of the End of Apple’s Dominance, Unless…

As of yesterday, the iPhone is no longer thrilling. It’s still a great device, …

I Know We're Supposed to Be Depressed About the State of News, But I Can't Help Being Excited

I Know We’re Supposed to Be Depressed About the State of News, But I Can’t Help Being Excited

I’ve seen so many looks of pity when I inform people …

Three Guys in a Garage Are Turning Your Eyes Into Powerful Remote Controls

Forget voice controls as the future of TV. Instead, it will be all about your eyes. The technology already exists, and it was built by three young …

Silicon Valley's loosening grip: Does the road to tech's future run through Middle America?

Silicon Valley’s loosening grip: Does the road to tech’s future run through Middle America?

On September 30, fresh from attending Union Square …

Blogger turns to tips, briefly becomes "best-paid" journalist in his country

Blogger turns to tips, briefly becomes “best-paid” journalist in his country

Last week, a friend of mine from Wellington, New Zealand, walked into …

Vox Media, Polygon, and the new magazine

Right in the midst of a tumultuous reorganization of magazine publishing, Vox Media has launched the latest in a growing stable of ambitious digital …

Vimeo launches tips jar for content creators. More of this, please, media industry

Vimeo has just launched a tip jar to help content creators earn money from their videos. A “pay to view” option is coming soon. These are the first …

Journalism

Matthew Putman's super resolution and the poetry of nanotechnology

Matthew Putman’s super resolution and the poetry of nanotechnology

Matthew Putman was 31 when doctors found a tumor under his Adam’s Apple. He didn’t …

Nanotech

Foxy Nate Silver and why old-media hedgehogs could soon be old news

Nate Silver – statistician, analyst, blogger, author, and Xanax for liberals – is a one-man startup, and his brand is on the line. Aside from the …

Nate Silver

Obama wins, Nate Silver wins, tech wins

Four more years. twitter.com/BarackObama/st…

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012

Nate Silver was right.

The math whiz – or, as he would refer …

Nate Silver

Newspapers take aim at Google News again. Maybe because they're no longer scared

Newspapers take aim at Google News again. Maybe because they’re no longer scared

For digital news publishers, nailing a prominent link in Google News …

Google

Forged in battle: TroopID launches as a vet's personal mission to help his own

Forged in battle: TroopID launches as a vet’s personal mission to help his own

It was Captain Blake Hall’s second day in Iraq. He and the team of men …

Middle East

Supercell: The cash-rich, little-known Finnish startup that could soon be worth $600M

There must be something in this Scandanavian water (other than ice, that is).

The next big thing in gaming comes to you from the land of Angry Birds …

Startups