Howdy readers....here are a few tech links to satisfy your Thursday night cravings (because who needs happy hour when you have reading, right?).
Original Article: "The Newest Important Person in Newsrooms: Audience-Development Czars," from Digiday[...]
San Francisco entrepreneur and investor Ryan Allis released a 1,284-slide Powerpoint presentation earlier this week, in celebration of his 30th birthday on Thursday, August 14 (happy belated, buddy!) It's been mocked by lots of media folk -- but I re[...]
Original Article: "Turner Media Camp Demo Day Highlights Five New Startups," from TechCrunch.
Right as Rupert Murdoch raises his skull-and-bones flag and sets full-sails ahead on a Time Warner acquisition, five startups made their own humble pitch[...]
Original Article: 'How DJ Skee Is Reinventing What It Means To Be A DJ,' from Fast Company.
DJ Skee, according to Fast Company, is a media mogul-as-paradox. And you can tell he is a media mogul-as-paradox, you see, because every interview, video a[...]
Original Article: Contently, "The Financial Times on Why They Ditched CPMs For A New Ad Currency: Time Spent."
The Financial Times announced that it will sell display ads based on the time its audience spends with its content, as opposed to cost p[...]
Business Insider has released a list of the top 15 'Most Successful College Fraternities in Tech.' The list is fairly informal -- more a compilation of Wikipedia/Google research than a genuine database ranking -- but one trend is clear: Stanford and [...]
Maker Studios -- the YouTube multichannel network founded by-- has had almost as sordid and dramatic a history as, say, Snapchat or Facebook. To commemorate Disney's $950 million acquisition of the company, let's take a look back at the history o[...]
Courtesy of TechCrunch, we have Sergey Brin's resume circa 1998, right around the time he was working on Ph.D research like 'Extracting Patterns and Relations from the World Wide Web.'
Brin was also in the nascent stages of developing Google with [...]
Business Insider raised an additional $12 million of funding earlier this month, with major investors including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and will be expanding into the U.K., according to the Wall Street Journal.
Michael Wolff of USA Today -- a ubiqu[...]
According to TechCrunch, designers at iJet -- a '3d Printing Service Bureau' in Yokohama, Japan -- scanned a KFC drumstick and printed the mishappen nugget you see above, presenting the results to the staff of LifeHacker.
The drumstick is comp[...]
So much to learn, so little time...
"Healthcare: Commerce Before Marketplace?" by Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures: "So what would a commerce model a la Amazon look like in healthcare? It would be a branded service that provides diagnosis, p[...]
GrubHub publicly filed for its IPO earlier this week, according to TechCrunch, and is planning to list as GRUB on the New York Stock Exchange.
Ladies and gentleman, the 'food bubble' has come full circle.
According to the official SEC filing, G[...]