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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.

Female Founders Got 2% of Venture Capital Dollars in 2017

Fortune--Believe it or not, that's up from last year.
February 01, 2018 Go to story on Fortune

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Sky-High Salaries Are the Weapons in the AI Talent War

Bloomberg.com--Want to command the crazy wages? Here’s what you need to bring.
February 13, 2018 Go to Bloomberg.com

Inside Facebook's Hellish Two Years-and Mark Zuckerberg's Struggle to Fix it All

wired--For two years, Facebook has been hijacked, vilified, and besieged. Here's the inside story of the struggle.
February 13, 2018 Go to wired

The New York Times digital paywall business is growing as fast as Facebook and faster than Google - Recode

recode--The publisher’s online subscription business, embarked upon somewhat sheepishly in 2011, has now cultivated over 2.2 million paying readers. An additional 400,000 or so pay for the Times’ standalone Crossword and Cooking apps.
February 10, 2018 Go to recode

Sony Pictures Shakes Up TV, Home Entertainment for Digital Age

Bloomberg.com--Sony Corp. is shaking up its TV and home-entertainment businesses, replacing veteran leaders in distribution and marketing in a move that reflects the growing importance of online viewing.
February 09, 2018 Go to Bloomberg.com

Newsweek in 'disarray' as top sales executive resigns

Сrime in the world news--The Newsweek Media Group is reeling. Ed Hannigan, the company's head of sales, resigned on Tuesday. His departure came after several senior journalists cut ties with the compa
February 09, 2018 Go to Сrime in the world news

The Banana Trick and Other Acts of Self-Checkout Thievery

The Atlantic--“Anyone who pays for more than half of their stuff in self checkout is a total moron.”
February 08, 2018 Go to The Atlantic

Snap shares skyrocket on first earnings beat with revived user growth

TechCrunch--Snapchat is starting to turn things around, boosting its sluggish user growth rate and beating Wall Street's expectations for the first time with.
February 06, 2018 Go to TechCrunch

Can BuzzFeed afford to keep funding BuzzFeed News?

Columbia Journalism Review--BuzzFeed appears to be wrestling with the same issue as many other media companies these days: Namely, how do you justify continuing to invest in news when it doesn’t make any money?
February 06, 2018 Go to Columbia Journalism Review