Multimediocrity. Admirer of Romanian movies, civil engineering and Necco wafers. Can open any jar with simple wrist action. WNYC W2.Multimediocrity. Admirer of Romanian movies, civil engineering and Necco wafers. Can open any jar with simple wrist action.

Smooverly: Investor Deck

mediapost.com — News Item: Smooverly of Menlo Park, Ca., closes $57 million Series B round. TwistOff Cap, San Francisco, and Venturism, Palo Alto, led the round, earmarked for platform development, energy drinks. [Slide 1] Welcome to Smooverly. The first publishing platform to combine real-time video, an engaged millennial audience, key influencers with unprecedented social reach and personal biometrics.

Smoovely: Investor Deck

mediapost.com — News Item: Smoovely of Menlo Park, Ca., closes $57 million Series B round. TwistOff Cap, San Francisco, and Venturism, Palo Alto, led the round, earmarked for platform development, energy drinks. [Slide 1] Welcome to Smoovely. The first publishing platform to combine real-time video, an engaged millennial audience, key influencers with unprecedented social reach and personal biometrics.

Lexicographer Ben Zimmer on the etymology of red herring.

slate.com — Clupea harengus come to signify a diversionary tactic? Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 83: Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss the etymology and history of the phrase red herring with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer. For more on the phrase, visit Zimmer's Word Routes column on Vocabulary.com.

Revenue? Who Needs Revenue?

mediapost.com — It depends on what your definition of "news" is. When Wikipotentate Jimmy Wales announced at SXSW on Sunday that his spinoff commercial site Wikia would become a news provider, no doubt many ears pricked up -- and vice versa. The Wikiverse already has breathtaking reach, so suddenly there may be a new sheriff in town.

Yo, Czech It Out

mediapost.com — Every single person in the world expressed puzzlement last week at the news from Prague. In a marketing initiative that literally will alter the map of Europe, the Czech Republic is rebranding itself Czechia. There were two reasons put forward: "Czechia" rolls off the tongue so much easier than the cumbersome "Czech Republic" -- although it clearly does no such thing.

Yahoo Do You Think You're Fooling?

mediapost.com — Gerald Levin, as far as I'm concerned, you've gotten a bad shake. You've been tarred for striking the worst deal in corporate history, back in 2000, when you sold Time Warner to AOL for $184 billion in hypervalued, soon-to-be near worthless stock. That's just not fair.

The mysterious origins of the phrase shit show.

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 82: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast f ...

Why There Is No President Klein

mediapost.com — CAMBRIDGE, Ma. -- It's not as though this is all new, this Trump insanity. We've seen it all before. You just have to know where to look. Don't waste your time rooting around the history of American electoral politics.

Donald Trump: The Art of the Address

nytimes.com — FOURSCORE and seven years ago, our fathers - and also, our mothers. I love mothers, too, because we need our mothers - brought forth on this continent a huge nation, a great, amazing country dedicated to the proposition that we can beat any weak losers who are bad, bad guys and totally overrated, believe me.

Fairy Dust 03/28/2016

mediapost.com — The IAB Technology Laboratory today released a new, two-part Augmented Reality solution for publishers to persuade users to stop deploying ad blockers. First, the dual solution turns the page on the acronym DEAL, unveiled three weeks ago, just as it then abandoned the previous formulation LEAD as a recommended approach for publishers to discourage ad blocking.
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