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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

"Podcasting patent" is totally dead, appeals court rules

Ars Technica--Federal Circuit stands by 2015 ruling that knocked out Personal Audio’s patent.
August 08, 2017 Go to Ars Technica

How to Build a Startup That Gets Acquired

ThinkGrowth.org--There are many reasons to found a startup. There are many reasons to work at a startup. But there’s only one reason your company got…
August 08, 2017 Go to ThinkGrowth.org

The 13 Most Massively Popular Websites You've Never Heard Of

Business Insider--Top websites in the U.S. you probably haven't heard of before.
August 06, 2017 Go to Business Insider

Readers forced to take quiz to show they understand story before commenting on it

The Independent--People trying to comment on articles will now be forced to prove they understand what it's about. That's at least at Norwegian broadcaster NRK's website, which will present people who want to leave comments with a quiz that asks them about what the story is actually about. The creators of the quiz hope that asking people the questions will make sure that everyone on the comment actually understands it.
August 05, 2017 Go to The Independent

'Despacito' Breaks Record For Most Viewed Video In The History Of YouTube in Record Time

HuffPost--And it's about to become the first video to ever surpass 3 billion views.
August 04, 2017 Go to HuffPost

Theater chain AMC's stock plummets 25% as weak Hollywood box office weighs on earnings

latimes.com--AMC's stock took a hit Tuesday after the world's biggest theater chain reported worse-than-expected earnings.
August 03, 2017 Go to latimes.com

Publishers' latest mobile-engagement trick: the truncated article page - Digiday

Digiday--The New York Times and Quartz have had success retaining readers with the “read full story” button, which appears mid-articles for mobile visitors.
July 31, 2017 Go to Digiday

Twitter added zero users last quarter

Recode--The company’s user growth is still a problem after all.
July 27, 2017 Go to Recode

Inside Travis Kalanick’s Resignation as Uber’s C.E.O.

NYTimes.com--At a Chicago hotel on Tuesday, two venture capitalists presented Mr. Kalanick with a list of demands, including his resignation by the end of the day.
July 27, 2017 Go to NYTimes.com