John Borthwick's Top Stories

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  1. You Are Not Late
    Can you imagine how awesome it would have been to be an entrepreneur in 1985 when almost any dot com name you wanted was available? All words; short ones, cool ones. All you had to do was ask. It didn’t even cost anything to claim. This grand...
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  2. Nine Months in, First Look is Still Very Much a Startup
    It’s been some time since I’ve shared what we’re working on at First Look Media and I wanted to provide an update. Many of you may have seen the video we produced earlier this year in which I described the broad goals of our organization. Since then,...
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  3. Apple to Buy Radio App Swell for $30 Million
    Apple is close to buying the Pandora-for-talk-radio app Swell, according to multiple sources. The deal is worth about $30 million, these sources say. Swell had raised $7.2 million from investors including DFJ, Google Ventures and InterWest...
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  4. At Front Lines, Bearing Witness in Real Time
    Media |​​NYT Now At Front Lines, Bearing Witness in Real Time My social media feed has taken a bloody turn in the last few weeks and I’m hardly alone. Along with the usual Twitter wisecracking and comments on incremental news, I have seen bodies...
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  5. Bullying and hypocrisy - Andy Coulson’s reign at the News of the World
    Andy Coulson had a good view from his office. Sitting at his desk, he could look out through his glass wall and see the beating heart of the News of the World. Right in front of him was the “back bench” – the row of desks where he would often sit...
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  6. NPR One
    NPR anywhere. And everywhere. As fast as you’re changing the way you listen to public radio, NPR One is changing the way we deliver it. Just by using the app, you’ll help redefine public radio and the app experience. We're listening. NPR...
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  7. Top Journalists and Lawyers: NSA Surveillance Threatens Press Freedom and Right to Counsel
    To do their jobs properly, journalists and lawyers sometimes need to be able to keep information private from the government. And because what journalists and lawyers do is so integral to safeguarding democracy and basic rights, the United States...
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  8. US: Surveillance Harming Journalism, Law, Democracy
    (Washington, DC) – Large-scale US surveillance is seriously hampering US-based journalists and lawyers in their work, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said in a joint report released today. Surveillance is undermining media...
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  9. William Gibson and Neuromancer: the man who saw tomorrow
    Cyberpunk visionary … William Gibson Prescience can be tedious for science-fiction writers. Being proven right about a piece of technology or a trend distracts from the main aim of the work: to show us how we live now. William Gibson knows this as...
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  10. Your ‘Craft’ Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana
    The artisan whiskey industry has a big secret—many of the ‘small-batch’ distillers are actually buying their product from a large factory in Indiana. Read the promotional materials for the Rancho de Los Luceros Destilaría and you form an image of a...
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