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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

The 13 Most Massively Popular Websites You've Never Heard Of

Business Insider--Top websites in the U.S. you probably haven't heard of before.
August 06, 2017 Go to Business Insider

Readers forced to take quiz to show they understand story before commenting on it

The Independent--People trying to comment on articles will now be forced to prove they understand what it's about. That's at least at Norwegian broadcaster NRK's website, which will present people who want to leave comments with a quiz that asks them about what the story is actually about. The creators of the quiz hope that asking people the questions will make sure that everyone on the comment actually understands it.
August 05, 2017 Go to The Independent

'Despacito' Breaks Record For Most Viewed Video In The History Of YouTube in Record Time

HuffPost--And it's about to become the first video to ever surpass 3 billion views.
August 04, 2017 Go to HuffPost

The 9 Most Troubled Movie Productions Since 2000

IndieWire--Terry Gilliam, Darren Aronofsky, and Lynne Ramsay have all been through production nightmares this century, and they certainly aren’t the only ones.
August 04, 2017 Go to IndieWire

The British Library is offering over 1 million free vintage images for download

Digital Arts--These centuries-old copyright-free images include everything from from book illustrations to photos – and cover subjects from flowers to cycling and children's books to maps.
August 03, 2017 Go to Digital Arts

‘Sing Street’ Is Now On Netflix And It Is The Best Thing You Could Watch Tonight

decider.com--This sweet musical comedy follows an Irish teen’s ploy to get a girl’s attention…by starting a New Wave band.
August 03, 2017 Go to decider.com

Theater chain AMC's stock plummets 25% as weak Hollywood box office weighs on earnings

latimes.com--AMC's stock took a hit Tuesday after the world's biggest theater chain reported worse-than-expected earnings.
August 03, 2017 Go to latimes.com

How to do advanced page-level keyword research

Search Engine Land--Wondering where your best SEO opportunities lie? Columnist Andrew Dennis outlines his process for discovering content ideas based on keyword research and competitor analysis.
August 02, 2017 Go to Search Engine Land

Steven Soderbergh Has A Game-Changing Plan to Give Directors the Creative Control They Deserve

IndieWire--If “Logan Lucky” proves to be a hit, it could change the way auteur filmmakers go about producing and distributing their movies.
August 02, 2017 Go to IndieWire

Sony Pictures TV Networks to Acquire Funimation, Valuing Anime Distributor at $150 Million

Variety--Sony Pictures Television Networks will acquire a 95% majority stake in U.S.-based anime distributor Funimation Productions for about $143 million.
August 01, 2017 Go to Variety