7 Stories to Read This Weekend (Jan. 17)

It is a long weekend here in the U.S., and so it’s no surprise that I got caught up in the fun and forgot to email the newsletter. Oops! But better late than never. Here are seven of my favorite reads from this week. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. “Mr. (Swipe) Right?” A profile…

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The journalistic orthodoxy

“The journalistic orthodoxy” is how Jack Shafer, a media columnist for Politco, described the media establishment (when writing about the media furor over Rolling Stone’s story on El Chapo, interviewed by Sean Penn). It is a perfect phrase to describe the establishment, which is so busy nose-picking that it doesn’t see a steamroller barreling from behind. First it was handwringing over “the El Chapo scoop,” and then it was the endless chatter about Chris Hughes’ decision to dump the New Republic in a very public manner. I mean, the guy lost $20 million in four years and figured it wasn’t…

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Uber vs Lyft, Being 2nd & the ‘Winner Take All’

In my recent New Yorker article, I proposed this winner take all loop, and thought it would make for a nice graphic visual. For me this loop is going to be key in a world which is getting more and more connected. I am working on a follow up piece, which will address some of the questions raised on Twitter, Facebook and in other publications. As Uber was one of the companies I focused on in my original piece, for now, I want to focus on this piece in the New York Times about Lyft, which recently raised $1 billion in new…

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The State of the Union: Tech Perspective

Motherboard@Vice takes a look at President Obama’s last State of the Union address from a technology perspective, because as they suggest, everything is about technology. I couldn’t agree more, and appreciated this wrap-up. It does a good job of focusing on the right stuff. [Motherboard]

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Skoakiebolaget: A Shoe Store in Stockholm, Sweden

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