John Battelle's Top Stories

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  1. Don’t Fuck Up the Culture
    Hey team, Our next team meeting is dedicated to Core Values, which are essential to building our culture. It occurred to me that before this meeting, I should write you a short letter on why culture is so important to Joe, Nate, and I. After we...
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  2. Here comes The Upshot, the new explanatory journalism effort from the New York Times
    Ever since Nate Silver left his perch at the New York Times and took his FiveThirtyEight blog to ESPN, where he subsequently launched an ambitious experiment aimed at data-driven journalism, the NYT has been working on a new venture aimed in part at...
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  3. Exclusive: YouTube Product Head Shishir Mehrotra Likely to Depart - Moving to Advisory Role
    Shishir Mehrotra, YouTube’s head of product and a longtime Google exec, is likely to depart the company, and has moved to an advisory role at the premium online video powerhouse. A spokesperson for the search giant said Mehrotra would become an...
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  4. Fan TV’s Streaming Set-Top Box Will Soon Be Available To Time Warner Cable Subscribers
    Last year, I got a sneak preview of Fan TV, a next-generation streaming set-top box from the makers of the Fan (née Fanhattan) iPad video discovery app. Now, 11 months later, the product is going to finally be made available to users through a...
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  5. AT&T and Chernin Group Commit $500 Million to Take on Netflix
    ATT and Chernin Group Commit $500 Million to Take on Netflix Image: Lisa Poole/Associated Press ATT and media investment firm The Chernin Group are putting up $500 million for the creation and development of video streaming services. The companies...
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