News aggregation is a glory-less pursuit, where even the companies that do succeed have to grapple with the fact that no algorithm is ever going to be as good as the human brain at judging what news/content will appeal to said brain. It’s an AI-hard problem.
So when Prismatic founder Bradford Cross initially approached me to cover his company’s seed funding last year, I passed – sort of … → Read More
Our TCTV show, Founder Stories, returns with a new West Coast host, Michael Abbott@mabb0tt. Mike is a general partner at KPCB and was previously Twitter’s VP of Engineering and a founder himself.
Prismatic is an app that creates a custom newsfeed based on your interests. Its news discovery iPhone app launched in August to positive reviews. For our West Coast premier episode of Founder… → Read More
Prismatic co-founder and CEO Bradford Cross has taken a fairly measured approach to launching the company’s news discovery service. The team has only been opening the service gradually, and Cross tells me he’s basically treating the website as a place to test his ideas and develop the technology.
Today, however, Prismatic is launching on the iPhone, and judging from both Cross’ comments and my… → Read More