The Ken wants to fix business journalism in India with a subscription model

The Ken wants to fix business journalism in India with a subscription model
 Four former reporters and entrepreneurs are attempting to fix India’s “broken” business media landscape and simultaneously prove that there’s an audience — and business — for paying for quality journalism in the country. Subscription-based media is thriving in the West. The New York Times has seen its digital subscription base swell following the election… Read More


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CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna shines hope on the future of genetic modification at SXSW

CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna shines hope on the future of genetic modification at SXSW
 Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR Cas9 technology, or the ability to program genes using a special enzyme, spoke about the promises of this technology on stage at SXSW this afternoon. In a keynote today, Doudna noted that while this technology is very young (less than five years old), “it’s been deployed very rapidly for existing applications,” she said. For example,… Read More


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At the Geneva Motor Show, the beautiful… and the damned?

At the Geneva Motor Show, the beautiful… and the damned?
 Passing by the glittering, luxury cars, with models draped elegantly over the hoods, you might get the impression that you were witnessing the height of power for the automotive industry. Not only has the internal combustion engine reached dizzying heights of refinement, but the plethora of electric, hybrid and fuel cell engines could leave you wondering if anything more need ever be… Read More


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Facebook Messenger’s PM director Martinazzi leaves after launching Day

Facebook Messenger’s PM director Martinazzi leaves after launching Day
 After almost 8 years at Facebook, Director of Product Management Peter Martinazzi has left the company. His last product, Messenger Day, shipped on Thursday. A Facebook “OG”, Martinazzi was well-liked and respected at the company. He worked with the growth team in some of Facebook’s breakout years before the IPO, and ran all of Messenger product during its modernizing 3.0… Read More


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Gillmor Gang: Mojo Filter

Gillmor Gang: Mojo Filter
Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Michael Arrington, Keith Teare, John Taschek, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, March 10, 2017. The Gang blends fake tech news with real media disruption and machine learning-aided AI. Plus the latest G3 with Denise Howell, Francine Hardaway, Mary Hodder, and Tina Chase Gillmor.
@stevegillmor, @arrington, @jtaschek, @kteare, @fradice
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Watch Zelda’s directors go deep on creating the masterpiece that is Breath Of The Wild

Watch Zelda’s directors go deep on creating the masterpiece that is Breath Of The Wild
 The newest Zelda game, Breath Of The Wild, is — and I say this without any attempt at being hyperbolic — an instant masterpiece. I won’t go so far as to call it the best game of all time — but if such a title can exist objectively, this one is certainly in the ring. It’s rare to see something like this thrust into the world and have it so quickly and widely… Read More


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Bitcoin drops 15% after the SEC rejects the Winklevoss ETF

Bitcoin drops 15% after the SEC rejects the Winklevoss ETF
 The SEC just issued their ruling on the Winkelevoss bitcoin ETF, and it wasn’t good news for enthusiasts of the digital currency. Regulators rejected the proposed application, mainly because of the lack of regulation currently surrounding bitcoin. An approval would have meant that the public could invest in bitcoin simply by purchasing shares in the ETF, which would trade on a… Read More


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Wanted: Founders in favor of tenured voting

Wanted: Founders in favor of tenured voting
 It’s hard to get too worked up about unequal voting rights, which are seen by public market investors as giving founders too much control, while viewed by founders as necessary to protect their companies from short-term shareholders. The reality is that only a minority of companies can command these terms, most famously Google, Facebook, Zynga, Groupon, and now Snap. The majority of… Read More


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Oculus catches a break as TRT lawsuit is dismissed

Oculus catches a break as TRT lawsuit is dismissed
 In its quest to embrace a virtual world, Oculus has had to spend a lot of time navigating the legal world. Today, they seemed to have caught a good break. A lawsuit filed against Oculus by Total Recall Technologies (TRT) was dismissed by a northern California court. Read More


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