Let’s start with a simple fact: More people have downloaded Serial than have watched Girls, Mad Men, or Louie. advertisement advertisement But enough about Serial: the podcasting world will produce bigger hits in the years ahead. What’s most interesting about the series is that it is but the most prominent example of an experiment that could reshape business models throughout the entertainment industry. “We’re at the very beginning of how [podcasting] is enabling innovation,” says Alex Blumberg, a This American Life veteran who struck out on his own in 2014 with a venture-backed startup podcast network, called Gimlet Media. Adds Jake Shapiro, CEO of PRX, which distributes popular podcasts such as the design show 99% Invisible and Criminal (a nonserialized true-crime program): “Content production, marketing, the technical distribution, the audience experience, and then the business model: There’s innovation at every one of those … [Read more...] about The Future of Media is Podcasting
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I’m sitting in the “War Room” at PayPal’s headquarters in San Jose, California, talking to Sri Shivananda, the company’s VP of global platform and infrastructure. Despite the evocative name, it’s just a conference room. But one of its walls is actually a giant window—and what it reveals on the other side of the glass is anything but ordinary. advertisement advertisement Behind the glass is a room whose other walls are plastered with enormous displays, dense with numbers and graphs. PayPal employees sit at rows of desks, staring at additional information on PC monitors. There’s data everywhere, being updated in real time. Even observing it from a distance–and not having a clue what most of it means–is an intense experience. “This,” Shivananda says as he gestures at the window, “is basically the pulse of PayPal.” More specifically, it’s the company’s command center–the facility … [Read more...] about Inside PayPal’s Command Center
The sharing economy continued to gain steam in 2015: More people hailed Uber cabs, rented Airbnb apartments, and parlayed micro-jobs on TaskRabbit. Cities tried to enable sharing companies as a way of expanding access to services. The categories of things we could share expanded, from solar panels to coffee cups. And the term “sharing economy” even entered the Oxford English Dictionary, showing it’s really a thing and not some passing fad. advertisement advertisement At the same time, companies in the collaborative economy also faced something of a backlash. There were calls to separate out those businesses that genuinely shared ownership and governance from those that simply rent out other people’s stuff for a profit (like Uber). More seriously, people worried about an economy where we’re working “on demand” but don’t have any benefits or health insurance for when we’re not working. Potential solutions include … [Read more...] about More Customers, More Controversy: 2015 In Collaborative Consumption
“At no time in this office should you ever be intoxicated on any substance.” advertisement advertisement That’s not typically part of the opening spiel when welcoming a roomful of budding entrepreneurs to your business boot camp, but then Micah Tapman is not running your typical startup session. “I know the parties can be a little lively,” Tapman, a partner in the new-business accelerator Canopy Boulder, continued. “But you’re a founder in funding mode.” Some of the founders in the room were dressed the part in business casual, while others went for the ultra-casual look: ripped jeans and printed T-shirts. Boot camps where aspiring moguls can hone their business plans, work with mentors, and eventually pitch investors have become a regular phase of startup development. Canopy Boulder, which welcomed its inaugural class of 10 companies in late March, is unique in that all of the nascent companies operate within the legal cannabis … [Read more...] about Meet The First Potrepreneurs At This Startup Boot Camp For The Billion-Dollar Weed Biz