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New York Times CEO Mark Thompson: The Full Code/Media Interview — Onstage at Re/code's Code/Media conference, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson talks about building the paper's digital audience.

Tyler the Creator Plans Digital Hub With Whalerock - Code/Media Video — Celebrities don't need any help reaching their fans in 2015. They can easily connect to them, instantaneously, on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Snapchat and lots of other digital platforms. But those platforms are controlled by other people.

YouTube’s Robert Kyncl, UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer at Code/Media (Video) — There's still a big gap between Silicon Valley and Hollywood. But that doesn't mean the two towns can't do business together. And they both want to do more. That's the main takeaway from the Code/Media chat we hosted this month with Robert Kyncl, who heads up content at YouTube, and Jeremy Zimmer, the head of United Talent Agency.

Barack Obama Honors Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock Actor, Dead at 83 — There are people who didn't watch "Star Trek," and it turns out I work with a couple of them. So we can't say that everyone loved Leonard Nimoy's portrayal of Spock. But a lot of people certainly did, which is why Barack Obama just mourned Nimoy's death, at 83: " I loved Spock ", the President of the United States of America wrote in a statement.

Gawker Media’s Nick Denton Code Media Interview — Gawker Media's Nick Denton is a Web publishing pioneer, but the Web publishing business isn't very sentimental. It doesn't care that you figured out how to turn blogging into a business before most people had heard of a blog. It's unmoved by the influence* you had on a generation of digital writers and readers.

UMG Digital Exec David Ring Leaves Music Label — David Ring, one of Universal Music Group's top digital business executives, is leaving the company. Ring's departure comes a few days after his boss, digital business head Rob Wells, departed. Both men are longtime veterans at the world's biggest music label, which didn't have any comment tonight.

Google Leads $60 Million Round in Music Publisher Kobalt — Google used to steer clear of the content business: Back when Google was a search engine and not much more, the company pointed Web users to other people's content, and left it at that. That's changed over the years, as Google has become a content investor, and a content retailer.

Aereo Bankruptcy Auction Raises Less Than $2 Million — Aereo, the Web TV company whose existence could have posed a threat to some of TV's biggest players, is going out with a whimper: The company, which had raised around $100 million in venture capital, has sold off its assets in a bankruptcy auction that fetched less than $2 million.

Facebook Chief Product Officer: The Full Code/Media Interview — Onstage at Re/code's Code/Media conference, Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox talks about Facebook video, hosted content and the viability of cat photos.

Facebook Product Head Chris Cox at Code/Media: Full Video Interview — Facebook has 1.4 billion users. Meet the guy who helps determine what those folks see when they visit: Chris Cox, the social network's head of product. We brought Cox onstage for a spotlight interview at Code/Media last week because the decisions he makes at Facebook have enormous impact for just about everyone who publishes things on the Web.
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Mar 01, 2015

@felixsalmon @Clayman I'm thinking Stone Park, but really just b/c that's the last place I had brunch in Park Slope. A long time ago.

Mar 01, 2015

For Murdoch-watchers, NYT on Brooks' job-to-be: UK not US, sorta digital, working w/Storyful, not running it.…

Mar 01, 2015

RT @retrocampaigns: @pkafka There's no Uber for walking behind me and picking up my dog poop? *immediately forms start-up*

Mar 01, 2015

Or, alternate theory: This city is a backwater populated by dog-owning savages.

Mar 01, 2015

If you're a sophisticated New Yorker you know that snow and ice make dog shit vanish. Poof! Never see it again.

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