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The Market for Secrets: A Truce Between 'Serial' and The Intercept

The Internet is many things, but it is one thing for sure: a market for secrets. From Wikileaks to the Sony hacks, the secret told online is a story that sticks, a gift that keeps regifting. 999 more words


Today's Glenn Greenwald: Last week's Glenn Greenwald is "extremely misinformed" about First Look Media

Five days ago, Glenn Greenwald responded angrily to critics who suggested that The Intercept’s attempts to discredit the popular Serial podcast were motivated by click-whoring. The fearless truth-teller wrote on Reddit: 254 more words


The new Evan Williams, ladies and gentlemen

Well that’s amazing timing. Two days ago, I wrote a post about conflict-averse media owners, citing as one example Twitter and Medium founder Evan Williams. 223 more words


The Washington Post is now, apparently, a tech company

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has turned the Washington Post into a tech company.

The Financial Times reports that the Post will soon license its content management system — the software which allows the company to publish stories online — to some of the smaller newspapers which already license and republish the Post’s journalism. 251 more words


E-commerce in the Philippines

In the recent days, former Philippine president and now Manila mayor Joseph Estrada praises DILG secretary Mar Roxas for establishing the e-commerce in the Philippines (when Mar was Erap’s DTI secretary), let’s take a lookback on how the e-commerce was started in the Philippines: 294 more words


Pierre Omidyar Bought Franklin Foer Twitter Followers

First Look Media owner and billionaire Pierre Omidyar may have been tight-fisted when it came to budget requests like cabs and office supplies, but The Racket, the First Look Media publication that never was, still secured some cash to finance their  439 more words

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Change.org Raises $25 Million From A-List Investment Round

Online petition company Change.org has raised $25 million in new venture capital funding from a group of A-list technologists and media celebrities. It is the third round of outside investment for Change.org, whose CEO Ben Rattray continues to say that the San Francisco-based company will never sell nor go public. 265 more words