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Weekend Reads

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A collection of longer stories from the week in media, tech, small biz, and culture, curated by Jeff Howland.

 

A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure of a Startup That Was Going to Change the World

by Max Chafkin, Fast Company
With almost $1 billion in funding and ambitions to replace petroleum-based cars with a ...

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Daily Must Reads

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The media, tech, small biz, and culture stories people are talking about today, curated by Jeff Howland.

Can Facebook Innovate? A Conversation With Mark Zuckerberg
by Farhad Manjoo, The New York Times

Publishers: Mobile-First Isn’t Enough
by Michelle Manafy, Mediashift

Before You Break Up with Facebook, Remember a Lesson from Search
by Jeff Revoy, AdAge

Software That Helps Small Businesses Ship Like Amazon
by Eileen ...

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Daily Must Reads

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Daily Must Reads

The media, tech, small biz, and culture stories people are talking about today, curated by Jeff Howland.

Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for Marathon bombing coverage (Joseph P. Kahn, The Boston Globe)

16 Women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits (Ann Friedman, Columbia Journalism Review)

Digital journalism: we’re still waiting for the third model of news publishing (Emily Bell, The Guardian)

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Why I Became a New York Times Subscriber

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Depositphotos_19067037_original-1NYT Now Hits a Sweet Spot Between Paper and Digital 

by Jeff Howland

I’ve torn up and thrown away promotional offers from the The New York Times regularly for the last three years. I’ve never subscribed to the print version, however I downloaded the iPad app a couple of years ago, thinking it was the format for me. It wasn’t. Last ...

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Daily Must Reads

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The media, tech, small biz, and culture stories people are talking about today, curated by Jeff Howland.

1. Pulitzer Prizes to honor top U.S. journalism today (Ellen Wulfhorst, Reuters)

2. Far from messing with our brains, the internet has set our minds free(Bryony Gordon, The Telegraph)

3. Why it doesn’t matter that you may never reach Inbox Zero (Laura Vanderkam, Fast Company)

4. Local News, ...

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The NSA and Heartbleed

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Earlier this afternoon it appears Bloomberg broke the news that the NSA is said to have known of and exploited the Heartbleed bug for gathering intelligence for years. The NSA denies knowing of Heartbleed before it was made public. As you can imagine, people are talking.

 

 

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Weekend Reads

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Jeff - croppedA collection of longer stories from the week in media, tech, small biz, and culture, curated by Jeff Howland.

 

Hacked! (James Fallows, The Atlantic)

This is a story from 2011, worth reading again with the recent news about the Heartbleed bug. James Fallows walks through the his wife’s near loss of six years worth of correspondence in her email, including photos and her late father’s ...

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6 Piece Nugget

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A batch of short media, biz, tech & culture articles worth nibbling this week, curated by Jeff Howland.

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Hackers Using Simple Methods to Target Small Businesses

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hacker breachLarge corporations are investing more heavily in cybersecurity due to all the high-profile hacks that have taken place recently. Its smaller businesses that still need a little coaxing.

The results of a data breach investigation by Verizon found that nearly half of the 621 confirmed hacks it recorded in 2012 were at companies with fewer than 1,000 employees. Andrew Singer, of cybersecurity firm Symantec, told CNN that hackers ...

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Daily Must Reads

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The media, tech, small biz, and culture stories people are talking about today, curated by Jeff Howland.

1. Heartbleed Security Flaw Emphasizes the Need to Change Passwords (Steve Lohr, The New York Times)

2. Facebook prepares trio of new privacy tweaks (Seth Rosenblatt, CNET)

3. Which new digital news publisher designed it best? (Lucia Moses, ...

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