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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.

There's an Investing Gap That Costs Women Up to $1 Million. Here's How to Fix It

time--Women face huge financial disparities aside from the gender pay gap, including investing less than men and carrying more credit card debt.
February 24, 2018 Go to story on time

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Cramer tracks the 'very close' race to $1 trillion between Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft

CNBC--Jim Cramer examines four massive tech giants to see which one is most likely to win the race to a $1 trillion in market cap.
April 20, 2018 Go to CNBC

Tronc cuts dozens of employees, including former Times Editor Lewis D'Vorkin

latimes.com--Tronc cut jobs ahead of its sale of the Los Angeles Times.
April 17, 2018 Go to latimes.com

New research shows successful founders are far older than the Valley stereotype

TechCrunch--There is a classic stereotype of the Silicon Valley entrepreneur: often a computer science nerd, almost certainly male, ambitious and, most importantly, young — very young. Founders who have been c…
April 11, 2018 Go to TechCrunch

Scientists decode what makes a New York Times bestseller

news--The vast majority of copies were sold within the first few weeks of a book’s release, and after ten weeks, sales dropped dramatically.
April 06, 2018 Go to news

This Startup Built Its Brand On Facebook. Now It Can Never Leave.

Fast Company--Facebook gave Quip great bang for its buck but little data on the consumers it targeted. With a Facebook backlash brewing, how will small advertisers fare?
April 03, 2018 Go to Fast Company

What a ten-year-old duck can teach us about electricity demand

The Economist--Solar power is not the panacea it appears to be
March 29, 2018 Go to The Economist

Life Inside S.C.L., Cambridge Analytica's Parent Company

The New Yorker--A company that was founded with some intuitive but eccentric ideas about group psychology is now at the center of a transatlantic conversation about voter rights, data privacy, and the integrity of the world’s most important social network.
March 27, 2018 Go to The New Yorker

Meredith to Lay Off 1,200 Employees as Part of Time Inc. Integration - Folio:

Folio:--Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, and Money are all up for sale as part of a plan to reduce costs by up to $500 million.
March 23, 2018 Go to Folio:

Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

the Guardian--Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters• How Cambridge Analytica’s algorithms turned ‘likes’ into a political tool
March 17, 2018 Go to the Guardian