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In the News 03.12.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets


In the News 03.12.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets



1. David Carr on the state of media: ‘The consumer is making out really well’

From media columnist David Carr’s perch at The New York Times, it’s a good time to be in publishing. In local news, as he pointed out in a recent column, the Texas Tribune is evidence of a thriving site. He has celebrated Vice’s commitment to hard news. In old medialand, Jeff Bezos has brought “confidence and financial stability” to The Washington Post, aided by “strong journalistic leadership.” (He did, however, allow that things aren’t so rosy for the rest of the newspaper industry.)

Read the rest of this article at Digiday



2. How Smart,Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

“Smart, connected products offer exponentially expanding opportunities for new functionality, far greater reliability, much higher product utilization and capabilities that cut across and transcend traditional product boundaries. The changing nature of products is also disrupting value chains, forcing companies to rethink and retool nearly everything they do internally.”

Read the rest of this article at Harvard Business Review



3. And the Most Powerful Internet Mogul of 2014 Is… Will Ferrell

“It was one of the most hilarious (and important!) moments of the year: Zach Galifianakis interviewing President Obama about…the Affordable Care Act. And it vaulted Funny or Die—the worlds greatest comedy site, brought to you by Will Ferrell and friends—to such stratospheric heights of viral-video dominance that the site has now hired some Wall Street guys to evaluate potential buyers. Amy Wallace embeds in the company’s Hollywood HQ and learns why FOD may soon be laughing all the way to the, well, you know.”

Read the rest of this article at GQ



4. Documents show how eBay’s Meg Whitman and Pierre Omidyar conspired to steal Craigslist’s secrets

“Long-time Valley-watchers might think they already know this story already. In fact, the ongoing battles between Craigslist and eBay have been badly misreported, and underreported. That reporting has also left unanswered one important question: Who is the real Pierre Omidyar? The civic-minded genius? The naive idealist? Or something entirely more machiavellian?”

Read the rest of this article at Pando Daily



5. Whipping Boy

“How does a middle-class Jewish kid from New York end up at a fancy Christian-inflected boarding school in Switzerland? The truth is, I campaigned to attend Aiglon. The school was situated a snowball’s throw from the chalet inn where my family had vacationed each winter while my father was alive. (A Viennese émigré who had relocated his wife and children from New York to Milan under the Marshall Plan, he died, of cancer, when I was five.) I associated the locale with a bountiful time unburdened by loss.”

Read the rest of this article at The New Yorker


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