Media as the First Instance, Alerts: Media as a case study, how media is using the notifications as an alert infrastructure: Jon Steinberg (Daily Mail), Andrew Mclaughlin (Digg), Alex Danco (Share the bus) How do you think about the notification stream? How do media companies develop notifications beyond simple alerts? How do you think about other contextual signals, interest graph, location etc?
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DMG Media, publisher of UK newspaper The Daily Mail, announced this morning that it has acquired Elite Daily. Describing itself as “The Voice Of Generation Y,” Elite Daily mixes general news and culture coverage with stories like, um, “You Can Literally Make Over $13,000 A Year Just By Pooping.” (Which, to be fair, is good to know.) In a blog post about the acquisition… Read More
Jon Steinberg, former COO and current advisor at BuzzFeed, has landed at the Daily Mail heading up American operations for the UK-based mega news site, according to Re/Code. Steinberg had previously worked four years at BuzzFeed, where he led the site alongside Jonah Peretti. He was the fifteenth employee and has helped grow revenue to $60 million. His departure was surrounded by… Read More
Jon Steinberg, now former Strategic Partner Development Manager on Google’s SMB (Small Medium Business) Partnerships team, has accepted a position as Executive in Residence at Polaris Venture Partners. Steinberg will be working from the VC firm’s New York offices, where he’ll help identify new investment opportunities as well as working with existing portfolio… Read More