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Buy This Book Before You Buy Facebook: A PandoDaily Expert Guide To The Internet's Most Talked Ab...

Buy This Book Before You Buy Facebook: A PandoDaily Expert Guide To The Internet's Most Talked Ab...

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Not professionally...

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

Recently the #muslimrage backlash was fairly hilarious

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Android (yes Android) phone, Macbook air, Google Docs, Skype, Wordpress

Media Identity Crisis at the Digital NewFronts

Media Identity Crisis at the Digital NewFronts
fortune.com — This essay originally appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune's daily tech newsletter. Sign up here. In the heyday of television, it made sense to sell a whole year's worth of ads in advance, or "up front," at a glitzy series of events called, appropriately, the Upfronts.

How the New York Times Is Diving Into Virtual Reality

How the New York Times Is Diving Into Virtual Reality
fortune.com — We're in the midst of another "journalism is screwed" news cycle, spurred by layoffs and missed revenue targets at a number of promising digital media outfits. This weekend, articles about grueling traffic demands and high turnover at Business Insider only fueled the hand-wringing.

Shock Clock Alarm Clock: What It's Like

Shock Clock Alarm Clock: What It's Like
fortune.com — If you're not a "morning person," then you understand the feeling of desperately wanting to be one. To night owls like me, morning people are an alien life form which cannot be understood or explained. The world runs on their time. I feel spite and envy toward them and the world in which they thrive.

Facebook's New "No-Vote" Share Class Keeps Zuckerberg in Control

Facebook's New "No-Vote" Share Class Keeps Zuckerberg in Control
fortune.com — Alongside Facebook's first quarter earnings, the social media company announced its proposal for a new third class of shares. In the proposal, owners of Facebook's existing dual-class stocks will be issued shares in a third, "C" class of stock. The C class will have no voting rights.

How Twitter is Making Money on Periscope

How Twitter is Making Money on Periscope
fortune.com — Business journalists sit through lots of earnings calls, and they're not always riveting. (I describe them to my friends as " a series of accounting concerts.") But Twitter's quarterly reports have become a lot more interesting to watch since Jack Dorsey returned as CEO and began broadcasting the calls on Periscope, Twitter's livestreaming app.

Twitter Isn’t Worried About Facebook Live

Twitter Isn’t Worried About Facebook Live
fortune.com — Facebook would never admit it. But lately, the social media giant seems like it's trying to crush Twitter . The two social media companies are highly competitive, even though one is currently worth $308 billion, has 1.6 billion users, and dominates digital advertising.

Twitter’s One Bright Spot Flames Out in Latest Earnings

Twitter’s One Bright Spot Flames Out in Latest Earnings
fortune.com — Since going public in 2013, Twitter has faced immense pressure to show Wall Street that it can attract new users. For the past two years, it has struggled to do so, and last year, the company replaced its CEO in hopes of a fresh start.

The Public Markets Are So Hostile Tech Company Delistings Could...

The Public Markets Are So Hostile Tech Company Delistings Could...
fortune.com — This essay originally appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune's daily tech newsletter. Sign up here. Experts expect the value of tech companies going private could top the value of tech IPOs this year. Last year $20 billion worth of tech companies went private, according to data from Bulger Partners, an M&A advisory firm.

SoftBank Shareholder Criticizes President Nikesh Arora

SoftBank Shareholder Criticizes President Nikesh Arora
fortune.com — A group of SoftBank shareholders, led by a Swiss consultant named Nicolas Giannakopoulos, has called for an internal investigation of company president Nikesh Arora, according to Bloomberg. A "sharply critical" letter sent by the shareholders to SoftBank in January accuses Arora, the Japanese telecom giant's second-in-command, of making bad deals, earning too much money, and having conflicts of interest.

My Cuban Internet Fail

My Cuban Internet Fail
fortune.com — Cuba is a great place to break your phone addiction. I learned this the hard way when I traveled to the country for three days to report on President Obama's historic visit.
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May 03, 2016

The table-tennis indicator is a peek into Silicon Valley, where the right to play ping pong at work is sacrosanct. wsj.com/articles/is-th…

May 03, 2016

"They were also discouraged from mentioning Twitter by name in headlines and summaries.” gizmodo.com/want-to-know-w…

May 03, 2016

RT @JoAnneMcCusker: Media's Identity Crisis: The digital media "NewFronts" are full of strange surprises. via @eringriffith for.tn/1SVIjwF?xid=fo…dINZOtm

May 02, 2016

@hunterwalk @mcgd @nihalmehta omg yes. this is the worst thing to ever happen to words and i love it


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