Zach Seward's Top Stories

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Here's the best ten of the bunch

  1. NBCUniversal Set to Invest in BuzzFeed, Vox Media
    NBCUniversal is close to a deal to invest $250 million in BuzzFeed, in a transaction that will value the booming digital publisher at around $1.5 billion. Sources say Comcast’s TV and film unit has a “handshake” agreement with BuzzFeed, which raised...
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  2. Mutually Assured Content
    Is the media, as it gets ready to supply its product directly to social networks, becoming a “wire service?” Ezra Klein, on/on Vox: [M]y guess is that within three years, it will be normal for news organizations of even modest scale to be publishing...
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  3. AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has...
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  4. 3D printing is not the miracle we were promised
    3D printing has been hailed as the future of manufacturing for years now. Consumers and investors were sold on the idea of being able to print anything at any time from a little box in their houses. But that Jetsons-like vision hasn’t come to pass....
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  5. What to Do When Your App Is Racist
    The tech entrepreneur Allison McGuire’s app SketchFactor was criticized for stoking racial prejudice. She’s now launching a new project, Walc, and hoping to move on. Credit Illustration by Jon Han. On August 7th of last year, Crain’s ran...
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  6. How 7 news organizations are using Slack to work better and differently
    Slack is a strange beast. Simultaneously a virtual meeting room and water cooler, it somehow encourages members of a distributed work force to socialize and get to know each other while also getting work done. It’s almost like a private social media...
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  7. From Gamergate to Cecil the lion: internet mob justice is out of control
    When an American dentist named Walter Palmer killed a beloved lion named Cecil, the social media platforms that allowed outraged web users to spread the story also enabled them to do more than just fume. It gave them the power to act on their anger,...
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  8. Curtis James Jackson admitted to strip club visit after bankruptcy
    Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesCurtis "50 Cent" Jackson Curtis Jackson, otherwise known as the rapper 50 Cent, admitted in open court this month that he literally tossed wads of cash into the air at a strip club right after filing his bankruptcy...
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  9. Here's how this lion-killing dentist thing is going to play out
    Look, I know it seems pretty wide open right now, but this lion-killing dentist thing is sailing along just as it’s supposed to: The killer of the lion was revealed. The social media accounts of the Minnesota dentist who killed the lion in Africa...
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  10. Dallas Fed Struggles to Fill Fisher’s Big Shoes
    The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is taking its time picking a new president, leaving the position vacant for more than four months and leaving the institution without a strong public voice at a time of intense debate over when the central bank...
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