MasterClass raises $80M after doubling sales last year
MasterClass, the website that brings celebrity-taught classes to the public, like tennis lessons from Serena Williams and photography instruction from Annie Leibovitz, has raised $80 million to expand
With Publishing Tools Like These, Who Needs Enemies?
Indie authors seem to be living in an age of wonders. They can upload a PDF and sell it instantly on Kindles and tablets. They can print-on-demand like merry little Gutenbergs, slinging their wares fr
We Are All Venture Capitalists Now
"I would again draw an analogy to venture capital," observes Ben Thompson, in a typically incisive Stratechery post eviscerating the new streaming service Tidal. "The importance--and amount--of ventur
When Will Doom Come To Hollywood?
Jane Austen? Shakespeare? Tolstoy? Hacks. Beethoven? Bach? Mozart? Wildly overrated. Statistically speaking, at least. It's a curious fact that while the long-dead titans of literature and music ar