Publishing

  • The Mutually Beneficial Relationship Between Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley Crunch Network

    The Mutually Beneficial Relationship Between Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley

    No longer having to commit 20 years to service, interested technologists can put in a year of their time working in the public sector rather than spending a year traveling the world. Anyone who has come into government has been able to make change happen and that is an incredible asset to bring back to the startup ecosystem. Read More

  • At The World Economic Forum, A Study Of Disruption And Its Discontents Crunch Network

    At The World Economic Forum, A Study Of Disruption And Its Discontents

    Merriam Webster definition of disruption: To cause (something) to be unable to continue in the normal way: to interrupt the normal progress or activity of (something) The theme for this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos is “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”, which is an attempt to frame the disruption happening everywhere today as part of a larger paradigm shift. This… Read More

  • Accel’s Fred Destin On Why Startups Fail And Founders Get Fired Crunch Network

    Accel’s Fred Destin On Why Startups Fail And Founders Get Fired

    Fred Destin on the main reasons startups fail and founders get fired; how he analyzes the VC/Founder relationship (with what he calls ‘founder intimacy’); his experience as a board member and investor at rocketship, Deliveroo, and why most VCs are assholes. Read More

  • Martin O'Malley | INNOVATE 2016

    INNOVATE2016: Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley On Technology And The 2016 Campaign

    Along with Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley is the only credible alternative in the Democratic party to Hillary Clinton. In contrast with Sanders, however, the relatively youthful O’Malley is really focused on reinventing innovation in America and fusing it with a 21st century social justice. Read More

  • On The Dark Matter Of The Publishing Industry Crunch Network

    On The Dark Matter Of The Publishing Industry

    Metaphors about textual dark matter or a “Shadow” ebook industry actually fail to capture the dramatic nature of what is happening. Perhaps it would be better to say that a new, parallel universe of publishing is forming, even as the old one starts to collapse. Read More

  • The Czur Scanner Can Build A Digital Library Five Minutes At A Time

    The Czur Scanner Can Build A Digital Library Five Minutes At A Time

    When the Visigoths burned Library Of Alexandria you can bet that old Ptolemy I Soter would have loved to have had a Czur (pronounced “Cesar”) scanner in his palatial marble-clad staterooms. The Czur is basically a book scanner on steroids that allows you to scan a 300-page book – or priceless scroll of ancient knowledge – in about five minutes. The Czur is a sort of… Read More

  • Legendary Productivity And The Fear Of Modern Programming Crunch Network

    Legendary Productivity And The Fear Of Modern Programming

    JavaScript master Douglas Crockford once said that software is the most complex thing that humans have ever created. It’s made up of intricate bits and bytes pieced together like virtual puzzles. The greatest programming minds are capable of using software to multiply massive integers that are bigger than the universe. Read More

  • Amazon’s Kindle Scout Crowdsourced Publishing Platform Expands Globally, Remains English-Only

    Amazon’s Kindle Scout Crowdsourced Publishing Platform Expands Globally, Remains English-Only

    While Amazon expands into new areas like food delivery, the e-commerce giant has continued to look at ways of expanding its original, legacy business of selling books. In the latest development, the company announced that Kindle Scout, the company’s crowdsourced publishing platform that launched in October 2014 in the U.S., is going global. Amazon says that authors in… Read More

  • The Dawn Of The Classic Publishing Era Crunch Network

    The Dawn Of The Classic Publishing Era

    My father was a journalist. Growing up, I remember how excited I would get when visiting the printing house of the newspaper he worked for. I loved everything about the large, industrial printers — the noise they made, their fading bluish color and especially the smell of freshly printed papers. That romantic era ended with the dawn of the Internet. Read More

  • Writers Are Going Cuckoo For KU

    Writers Are Going Cuckoo For KU

    If you haven’t been following the Indie writing market I don’t blame you. It’s pretty crazy right now. After Amazon decided to tweak the royalties payouts to reflect how much readers actually read the books they downloaded as part of the Kindle Unlimited service writers have gone into an absolute tizzy over what’s fair and not fair and what it means to get paid for… Read More

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