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  • Vice Media’s Shane Smith To Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

    Vice Media’s Shane Smith To Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

    After years of stagnation, the media industry is in full-fledged evolution mode. Consumption is changing, creation is changing, and even the act of reporting is transforming right before our eyes. And few people seem to have a clearer view of the future of news than Shane Smith, co-founder of Vice Media. Read More

  • Fox Invests In Vice, A Media Company That Makes Money Being Terrible And Brilliant

    Fox Invests In Vice, A Media Company That Makes Money Being Terrible And Brilliant

    21st Century Fox has invested $70 million in youth-focused media company Vice, giving Fox a 5 percent stake in the company and valuing Vice at $1.4 billion, according to a report in the Financial Times. I emailed a company spokesperson to confirm the funding but they have not responded. Still, the news has been widely reported enough that it seems pretty solid. Read More

  • VBS.TV And Reddit Are Leading Us Into The Golden Era Of Information Discovery

    VBS.TV And Reddit Are Leading Us Into The Golden Era Of Information Discovery

    Something just happened online that is highly indicative of where we’re headed in terms of new media. Look at these two stories on VBS.TV and Reddit. They are totally independent from each other and nine months apart, but the two sites are presenting readers with unparalleled access to a fascinating story: how an Oklahoman was inspired by a ’60s-era underwater adventure show, went… Read More

  • Dell tries for a rebirth of cool

    Dell tries for a rebirth of cool


    Dell has just teamed up with Vice Magazine, they of the Do’s & Don’ts, to create a new news site/blog/coolness injector called Motherboard.tv. After those strange, heady days of the Dell Dude, the company has fallen off the coolness radar. In an effort to right this wrong, Dell hired Vice to create a website and news source – sort of a pop-up web presence – to… Read More