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" He was horrified and ordered the reporter on the story to refer to it as a “clean and well lighted place for defamation.”So, an EIC with conflicts out the wazoo orders his reporters to cover a story a certain way. Great.
17 hours ago on Investors have to stop trying to justify the lies and libel of Secret
But you realized that high traffic by definition, means it's not obscure. Irrelevant in your eyes maybe but that's not backed by things like facts and numbers.
2 months ago on One month after getting its million dollars, Healbe’s scampaign keeps on stacking up broken promises
For a guy who loves to shout "journalism!!!" all the time, this fails on the basics. It's a single-sourced story filled with speculation. It's not a press release, those have more meat than this story.
2 months, 1 week ago on EXCLUSIVE: Robot cops secretly roaming Valley campuses, gagged by “the most strict NDA” the maker has ever seen
Hey guys, good reporting here for the most part but why the dig at digital trends? I'd bet their traffic is at least double pando's.
2 months, 1 week ago on One month after getting its million dollars, Healbe’s scampaign keeps on stacking up broken promises
Best of luck but one piece of advice. Don't bother with a print version or if you do, make sure it's high quality. The nsfwcorps print looked and felt cheap and didn't exude the quality of the content within it.
I know high quality print is extremely expensive but it's better than looking like some shitty rag. Either do it right or ditch it entirely.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Interesting Times: The future of Pando
Also, I know it's frustrating that any photo-sharing app gets tons of money thrown at them but umm, you only got funding because of your "celebrity" status. I don't know if the business model or understanding of today's media climate would have ever got a dime from another founder.
10 months, 1 week ago on A change in fundraising law, but is there still time to save NSFWCORP from a forced pivot?
Best of luck Paul. I subscribed for a bit but honestly, I wasn't interested enough to continue paying. I also think you had a somewhat old-school publisher mindset and business model which can't really survive today's media atmosphere. Still, I'll be rooting for you.
Great wisdom here but not so such on the last one. 5 year olds wouldn't know what Google was really doing in early days. I think that's more of a semantics issue.
1 year ago on Seven dirty, gritty, real startup lessons that cost me $2 million
@eringriffith @MarinPerez Just checked and it looks like about $110 a day, which is pretty high for the average user but worth it for the Uber crowd, I guess. Let's not forget that if you're not careful about which insurance you get with a normal provider, you can still shell out $75 or $85 a day for a crummy Kia.
Still, I wonder how successful this will be. It's too pricey for a large number of average travelers and the incumbents aren't actually that bad if you're on a corporate account. Hertz is downright great if you're a Gold member or have a good corporate account.
Still, hoping for the best for Silvercar because I think this space is ripe for a shakeup.
1 year, 7 months ago on Silvercar goes live with airport car rentals in Dallas
Costs are definitely the issue and it's no surprise that many old publishers can't or won't adapt. Still, there is a major difference between what and how AllThingsD covers and a wider publication, which may need more boots on the ground to cover things like the Arab Spring, etc. Some types of content cost a lot more to make and I do fear that we'll see some of that disappear in the short term.
Long-term, the industries will figure it out and I see it as more of a mix of small and medium-sized publications with various niche, low-cost publications.
1 year, 8 months ago on Old media’s problems are the costs not the lack of paywalls
Not sure I understand. Instagram model only works with big companies like Facebook to buy them. Another example you use is the Verge and while I think they're doing amazing things (so's Pando!), I'm fairly certain that Vox will be acquired by a big company eventually.
I think a smaller world with more revenue-generating mid-sized companies would be great but economies of scale have historically been too advantageous to pass up.
1 year, 8 months ago on Are we becoming a world without big companies?
You should like, link to them.
1 year, 9 months ago on Triposo’s new iPad app is like the best local tourguide you’ve ever had
@gtlenz Objectivism is built for children
1 year, 9 months ago on Travis Shrugged: The creepy, dangerous ideology behind Silicon Valley’s Cult of Disruption
I like you taking an honest look at both sides of the issues but quoting Internet commenters? Really? What did L33THaX0R have to say on this one? Any YouTube comments we can learn from?
1 year, 9 months ago on Who’s the real bully, Uber or New York?