Twitter begat Medium. Now Medium is slowly courting a “…small but growing group of independent publishers who’ve seen their websites become revitalized by joining Medium. Medium offers publishers a platform that is clean and hosted by Medium, so thus, no more WordPress or Drupaling around. Medium also offers advertising, sponsorship and membership as ways that a publisher can gain revenue from a site. Custom URLs are part of the deal, too.
out there among others like Pulse, Editions, and Livestand, is of course Zite. Zite, unlike Flipboard actually learns your interests and serves you content based on your reading patterns. Kind of like my6sense does. Well, apparently Zite is on to something and CNN announced yesterday that it will be acquiring the young company for approximately $20 million, as AllThingsD reports. via Zite | Android Must-Have Apps.
I agree with Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist, investor, and co-creator of Mosaic and then Netscape that software apps and broadband access worldwide is going to drive the economy. The old order economy is being disrupted, and will continue to be, and I think I buy into his contention that Wall Street undervalues technology companies and stock. Six decades into the computer revolution, four decades since the invention of the microprocessor, and two decades into the rise of the modern Internet, all of the technology required to transform industries through software finally works and can be widely delivered at global scale. Over two billion people now use the broadband Internet, up from perhaps 50 million a decade ago, when I was at Netscape, the company I co-founded. In the next 10 years, I expect at least five billion people worldwide to own smartphones, giving every individual with such a phone instant access to the full power of the Internet, every moment of every day.
Who Is the Journalist? The Past, Present, and Future of News, on display through September 2 at Northwestern University Library in Evanston. If the powers that be had gone to such lengths to devalue the word “journalism,” how would they reflect my beloved profession and its heritage to the masses? The developer and curator of the exhibit was Lavine’s predecessor as dean, Loren Ghiglione, a wise and thoughtful man who’s now a full-time professor at Medill. Using a fascinating array of artifacts, clippings, books, videos and other materials, the free, self-guided walk-through raises thought-provoking questions for anyone who cares where the news business is headed.