digital media

  • The sorrow of Biz Stone

    The sorrow of Biz Stone

    A friend of mine wakes up every morning and reports every single instance of crass, homophobic, and racist behavior she sees on Twitter. She sees it as her duty, an ordering of things in an unordered stream. Her efforts are quixotic at best because when she wakes up and rubs the sleep out of her eyes the firehose still rages. Why does she have to do this? Because of Twitter’s success and… Read More

  • Kik raises nearly $100M in highest profile ICO to date

    Kik raises nearly $100M in highest profile ICO to date

    The highest profile ICOs from a consumer internet company to date has come to a close after messaging app Kik raised nearly $100 million from its token sale. The exact amount is 168,732 ETH — around $47.5 million based on today’s $282 ETH price — came from over 10,000 backers. Combined with $50 million raised in a pre-sale for institutional investors the grand total is… Read More

  • Researchers find that Twitter bots can be used for good

    Researchers find that Twitter bots can be used for good

    According to Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute researcher, not all Twitter bots are born bad. He should know. Ferrara created a “large-scale experiment designed to analyze the spread of information on social networks” and found that “good” tweets spread just as quickly as bad tweets. Further, they confirmed something the we already know: that… Read More

  • Former BBC Worldwide exec is taking the reins at mitú, a digital media company focused on the Hispanic audience

    Former BBC Worldwide exec is taking the reins at mitú, a digital media company focused on the Hispanic audience

    Chalk up another coup for digital media hiring as the media company mitú, focused on digitally distributed content for Hispanic audiences, has managed to score the longtime entertainment executive Herb Scannell as its new chief executive. Read More

  • A typical day for researchers on Google’s Brain Team

    A typical day for researchers on Google’s Brain Team

    What do you and researchers on Google’s Brain Team have most in common? You both probably spend a lot of time triaging email. In a Reddit AMA, 11 Google AI researchers took time to share the activities that consume the greatest chunks of their days. Email was a frequent topic of conversation, in addition to less banal activities like skimming academic papers and brainstorming with… Read More

  • Gear up for Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield and apply today

    Gear up for Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield and apply today

    One dozen days. That’s how much time you have left to apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2017. If you want to introduce your early-stage company to the world, there’s no better place to do so than from the Startup Battlefield main stage. It’s the premier launching pad for startups, as Battlefield alumni — like Mint, Dropbox, Yammer and Tripit —… Read More

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