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Mission SF, CA
Writer — TechCrunch
As seen in:  TechCrunch, Adweek

Explorer, Writer @TechCrunch, Stanford M.A. in Cybersociology, culture omnivore, meme whisperer. My articles:

Justin Kan’s The Drop Is Product Hunt For Music — Music, music everywhere, but what song should I pick? Dance music fans have it particularly tough when it comes to discovery. Spotify's 100% legal catalogue lacks tons of cool, unofficial remixes and mixsets, while SoundCloud's limited curation make sorting through the jumble of sporadically released tracks a chore.

Ello Pretends Its Not Over With Video And Music Launch — Already forgotten anti-Facebook social network Ello today launched the ability to share music and video clips in its feed, but that won't matter. Here in Septemberm gone in September, Ello hoped to dethrone Facebook by...not having ads. But while hipsters had fun hating on Zuck's creation for a few days, they all went back to it and promptly ditched Ello.

Facebook Combines Most Recent and Top News Into a Single Feed, Adds a Real-Time News Ticker — Facebook just announced that it is redesigning the home page's news feed to combine the Top News and Most Recent feeds. Rather than having to choose between tabs, users will automatically see Top News content first if highly relevant updates have been published since they last checked Facebook, and see Most Recent content first if they've been visiting frequently.

Moot Reflects On 11 Years Running 4chan, The Web’s Wild West — Lolcats, Anonymous, and countless Internet memes all spawned from 4chan. You have Chris Poole, aka Moot, to thank (or blame) for that. There was never another full-time employee through 11.5 years, over 42 billion page views, and 20 million active users.

Pinterest Acquires Machine Learning Commerce Recommendation Engine Kosei — Facebook knows who you were. Google knows what you want now. But Pinterest yearns to know what you want next, which is "exactly" why it acquired recomendation engine startup Kosei, Pinterest's head of engineering Michael Lopp tells me.

Facebook Banishes Hoaxes From The News Feed — "I declare all my Facebook photos are copyrighted" "Free Southwest Flights", "Bigfoot spotted". This is the kind of crap gullible people share on Facebook, until enough friends point out these are fake they delete them. Now the company's getting proactive by reducing the News Feed visibility of hoaxes.

Twitter Confirms Acquistion Of India’s Missed Call Marketing Platform ZipDial — Last week TechCrunch reported Twitter was in talks to acquire ZipDial, and today the company announced the deal has closed. ZipDial allows people to call a special phone number for a business, hang up before they incur a charge, and then receive a phone call or SMS with information about the business.

Quadcopter Cowboys Duel At The Drone Rodeo — I found unmanned aerial adventurers out in the Nevada desert. With the old west explored, at least horizontally, the new frontier is in the sky. And just like the gold rush, there's a new crop of pioneers hoping to make a stake and maybe get rich in the burgeoning drone business.

Every Song Evan Spiegel’s Ever Tweeted, In One Playlist — Share or subscribe with this link: Snapjams from Evan Spiegel Snapchat wants to be a music app. Leaked emails from the Sony Pictures hack and news reports indicate Snapchat's been talking with music companies like Sony and Vevo to potentially play songs or music videos in its app.

Justin Timberlake’s AfterMaster Chip Makes Any Device Sound Better — AfterMaster is like having a team of audio experts come in a fine tune your home stereo, TV, or headphones. The new AfterMaster chip optimizes the sound quality outputed by any device, enhancing its fullness and clarity.
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Jan 25, 2015

Genius. Lock a drone to a truss for a safe, controllable camera

Jan 24, 2015

@cdixon @anildash @joshelman waiting for a messaging app like Fb Messenger to nail "mail/note to self"

Jan 24, 2015

Row 0.1 for A$AP Rocky. Sundance is secretly a music festival

Jan 24, 2015

.@JustinKan's The Drop Is Product Hunt For Music An evolving, crowd-curated EDM playlist

Jan 24, 2015

The real models (and producer) of the adorable new Wallace & Gromit film Shaun The Sheep

Jan 24, 2015

Squeee! Just saw the world premiere of the new Wallace & Gromit film Shaun The Sheep. So cute. Misty-eyed the whole time. Take your bae/kids

Jan 24, 2015

@edzitron I thought you saw me on the Skrillex live stream. Also, Nearby would be sweet if everyone turned it on

Jan 23, 2015

@thomashawk limited attention for similar products = competition

Jan 23, 2015

@thomashawk also, didn't you swear Google+ would beat Fb? I think your disdain for what's popular clouds your perception

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