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@KenG This is less about the ads and more about the very real possibility (and we already see some evidence of this) of Google downgrading or removing these sites from search results. I probably wouldn't have a problem with Google not accepting coal company ads either. But I would have a problem with Google removing the Koch Industries website from search results.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Even if you hate porn, Google’s ban on adult ads is nothing to celebrate

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@jfhiii The $500 million Spotify paid out is divided into two parts: Royalties from ad-supported listens and royalties from paid subscriber listens. The $229 million is the total amount paid by platforms for ad-supported listens. Part of Spotify's $500 million goes toward that. The $628 million is the total amount paid by platforms for subscription (paid) listeners. Part of Spotify's $500 million goes toward that too. And finally, as it says in the chart, those revenues are for US royalties only. In any case, I never said that Spotify only paid out $229 million. Got it?

1 month, 1 week ago on ScrewYouTube: People are finally realizing that YouTube screws musicians worse than anybody

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@NickC1188 @SkinCEO "Menubars" aside, the app angle is interesting, though between an unavailability of outlets and poor cell reception (I have Sprint. Internet was nonexistent, texting barely worked) a lot of people were walking around with dead or otherwise useless phones. 

1 month, 1 week ago on The kids are alright: Bonnaroo, youth culture, and the “New New Sincerity”

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@JacobGoodman  I mentioned that in the article, that "being poor in San Francisco is not the same as being poor in Rwanda." And I don't think wealth disparity is a non-issue in SF when homelessness rates have stayed the same even as more and more wealth has been poured into the city.

2 months, 1 week ago on Report: San Francisco has worse income inequality than Rwanda

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@WillBrown1  My bad! Thanks for pointing out. Fixed.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on The art of being an asshole: Our recap of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” Episode 2

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@JRHalloran  For better or worse, the reality is news orgs are now competing with Netflix and YouTube for people's time. That doesn't mean we should value "entertainment" over "information." But it does mean it's essential for news sites to suck people in, and we think long form (both in writing and in video) is a good way to do that.

4 months, 1 week ago on Chasing quality over clicks: An optimistic look at the future of journalism

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@GaryYauChan  Ideally the extra contextual parts of an article would only be written once. Hopefully that saves time for the writer in the long-run: It's sort of tiresome to have to reintroduce the context surrounding an issue every time I write a new article about it, but for now I have no choice.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Project X revealed: Vox.com’s got some explaining to do

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@coreycrossfield  Fixed the typo, thanks for pointing this out.


I don't think 500 Startups wants to "segregate" or divide people. They just want to highlight strong entrepreneurial role models from all backgrounds.

5 months ago on 500 Startups launches LGBT tech event series

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@HunterWalk  My apologies, Looking back I think I misread your post. I'll switch out the link.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on 500 Startups launches AngelList Syndicate for female entrepreneurs

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@Nunyabiz  Thanks! Though watch out: I do occasionally take stances : )

5 months, 2 weeks ago on How high will San Francisco rent go? These data analysts may have the answer

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@Joe Taylor that's a very important distinction. Judging by what they say it's by artist not song and I haven't heard anything to the contrary. I'll reach out to them.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on What Spotify’s royalty numbers don’t tell us

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@bgoldberg You raise some good points, however I do think cities should care about providing affordable housing. And San Francisco does! (as I noted in the song). Fair or not, I think it's instructive to think about why evictions under the Ellis Act are up, particularly at a time of huge prosperity for the city, and ask questions like, "Is all the wealth being created in San Francisco right now making life better for all its citizens? Is it making life worse for some of them?"

8 months ago on Pandohouse Rock: Income inequality in San Francisco

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@knowledgenotebk My apologies, fixed. Thanks for pointing that out!

9 months, 4 weeks ago on The Netscape Story: A PandoDaily mini-documentary

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@KenG Thanks for your comment. Tomorrow we're putting out a much longer, more detailed piece that covers some of what you mention here. Stay tuned!

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Why is college so expensive?

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@Platonic Solids is that meant to be an insult?

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Venn Diagram guide to tech bro misogyny

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@sirhomealot read the post

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Venn Diagram guide to tech bro misogyny

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@ElPirata you're right that this issue merits a longer look at the pressures causing this statistic. But between the numerous reports of sexism/harassment within tech and such a low percentage of female founders, how is sexism not a factor?

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Venn Diagram guide to tech bro misogyny

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@mcmure Thanks!

10 months, 3 weeks ago on The NSA in 7 years: The view from dystopia

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@neoganda Sometimes it takes a few moments to load. You should see a scroller and some nodes and branches with company names and founder names. So we can do some testing, what browser and device are you using?

11 months, 1 week ago on Introducing PandoMaps: A new interactive tool for mapping startup ecosystems

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@adders We're working on rectifying the situation. Please see the email I just sent you. Thanks!

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Here’s why Path didn’t leak a fake valuation (and you shouldn’t either)

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@adders Hello Adam, this is David Holmes, Pando's head of social. I sincerely apologize about this oversight. I've sent you an email about this and taken down your photo. Please feel free to email me back at david@pandodaily.com

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Here’s why Path didn’t leak a fake valuation (and you shouldn’t either)

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@AbhiroopBasu ha you got me. I'm not an audiophile so I didn't know. At least I didn't say Beats by Dre.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Why Silicon Valley should save drive-in movies

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@123gregor That's an interesting point about the Weinsteins. I remember hearing a great spot on NPR about the box office success of Moonrise Kingdom, suggesting that studios should start placing lots of small bets on cheap independent films instead of a few huge bets on big budget action flicks. Adam Penenberg also has a good piece today about "the end of the blockbuster": http://pandodaily.com/2013/07/22/the-end-of-the-hollywood-blockbuster/

1 year ago on Can MouseTrap Films save independent movies?

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@Nina Curley @DaveMcClure "For this round of companies, 500 Startups is looking to expand its presence in the Middle East, and to focus more on female founders." That's according to partner Christine Tsai

1 year ago on Are you a female founder from the Middle East? 500 Startups wants to hear from you

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@ktabors ah so sorry about the typo, that's been fixed.

1 year ago on Billions of waves: The evolution of wireless communication in 3 graphics

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@jebbdykstra99 That is a very interesting observation. Glad that the ACLU and Scalia can agree on something!

1 year, 1 month ago on The Supreme Court invalidated human gene patents. What does that mean for GMOs?

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@jholyhead Thanks for your comment. The bulk of the article discusses how useful this data could potentially be, as well as the limitations on collecting/processing large amounts of it. The point is, the amount of data may not matter as much as the computing techniques used to process it. Also, my mistake on the utah data center link. It's now replaced with a legit one.

1 year, 1 month ago on What, me worry? The NSA is working on powerful quantum computing technology

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@KenG Maybe it won't be Twitter or Facebook, but I do think real-time communication between people and machines is going to continue to be a big deal, and platforms like Twitter/FB allow for that.

1 year, 2 months ago on The future according to John Doerr (Or: How Twitter can become the fifth big company in tech)

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@KenG Thanks for your comment.

The "four horsemen" referred to were the ones Google's Eric Schmidt singled out in a much-discussed 2011 statement: http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/31/schmidt-gang-four-google-apple-amazon-facebook/ Sarah mentioned them, I think, not to suggest that these tech companies are the only ones that matter or that they more than the rest. She was merely using this meme as a way to discuss the tech landscape in 2013.

You make some really good points, and I think it's important to talk about what we mean when we say a company "matters." Are we talking about who's the most innovative? Who makes the most money?

That said, I do think Twitter, whether you call it a tech company or a website or a tool, will continue to be a really important platform for communication. Sure, most of what goes on the network is trivial, or only matters to a small group of people. But can't you say the same thing about the telephone? And that was a pretty big deal for a while...

1 year, 2 months ago on The future according to John Doerr (Or: How Twitter can become the fifth big company in tech)

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@bgoldberg My mistake. Now corrected. The link I followed to the commercial said "Japanese," but the YouTube comments confirm it's Korean.

1 year, 2 months ago on Audi’s new “Star Trek” ad and 6 other sci-fi commercials

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@clairedwillett I think "broadcasting" had more value a few years ago when you had to really do some digging to find social media reports about breaking news events. Now we're awash in this stuff and merely broadcasting just doesn't cut it.

1 year, 3 months ago on What is a social media editor?

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@Clynton Caines thanks for commenting! We try our best to respond to as many comments and tweets as we can, but unfortunately we miss some (or in this case, we don't see them in a timely manner). That said, no amount of engagement is enough and we're always trying to do better! Thanks for joining the conversation.

@DouglasCrets that's a good question. I'd prefer it to tweet the comment too (or at least as much as will fit) with the link to the story. I believe this is what livefyre does by default (livefyre is the commenting system we use) but I'm going to look into whether this setting can be changed. Thanks!

1 year, 4 months ago on “Follow us on Twitter”

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@adomanico01 Thanks for your comment. I said "African Americans and Latinos" because those are the minorities Jamelle Bouie identified as being under-represented in his original post, which started this whole discussion. http://jamellebouie.net/blog/2013/2/3/and-read-all-over That's not to say other minorities aren't under-represented, it's just that Bouie's analysis focused on data surrounding these groups in particular.

1 year, 5 months ago on Do we need to talk about race?

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@jebbdykstra99 Sure thing! And I agree, this song barely scratches the surface of how dysfunctional copyright law is. I'd love to do a follow-up that gets into more detail about that. Glad you liked the song!

1 year, 5 months ago on PandoHouse Rock: Copyright, explained

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@chrise  Sorry about the private embed! The correct video's been added.

1 year, 6 months ago on Watch our PandoMonthly interview with Airbnb’s Brian Chesky

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@EdoeCohen added. thanks!

1 year, 6 months ago on Art.sy and the peril of using international domains

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 @Pat Toohey Pardon the error, and thank you for pointing that out. it's now been corrected.

1 year, 10 months ago on One Million Tweets Can’t Be Wrong: How the NFL Failed a Major Social Media Test

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