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Hacker Noon with David Smooke

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/HackerNoon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The New York Times makes most of its money off of subscriptions. Facebook makes its money off of native advertising. Hacker News is funded by Y-Combinator. Each of these business models creates biases in the information that gets promoted on the respective platforms. This is why I like to know the origin story and the business models behind the publications that I read.

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Building Software for Millenials with Anthony Sessa

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Mic_Edited_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Millenials deeply care about software, in the sense where if something doesn’t work as it should, it’s forgotten immediately – if you build an app and there are bugs, you’re done.” Mic.com is a media company focused on news for millennials. Anthony Sessa is the VP of product at Mic.com, and he joins us to talk about the engineering of a modern news

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Software Journalism at GeekWire with Todd Bishop

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/geekwire_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Our justice system in general – even if you look at things like our regulatory system, our patent system – I think it has a very hard time keeping up with the current pace of technology.” Microsoft and Amazon are the tech giants of the Pacific Northwest. These two companies shape Seattle technology, and Todd Bishop has been writing about them for over

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Modern Browser Wars

There’s an old saying “you can’t tell the players without a program”. Stan Hanks originally wrote this answer on Quora. Let’s look at the players here: Mozilla – non-profit organization, open source, provides tremendously popular software alternatives to non-open-source “proprietary” software for browsers, email clients, and more. Mission statement is “To promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the web”. They even have a manifest, The Mozilla Manifesto. Launched at Netscape

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