In case you haven’t been keeping up with the antics of rapscallion writer Paul Carr since he dropped that resignation bomb on TechCrunch last year, here’s a little refresher: After accusing his former editor of being a man without hap, Mr. Carr migrated across the tech blogosphere to PandoDaily, where he and his charming British accent cohost a video series called “Why Isn’t This News?” with the ever-righteous Sarah Lacy.
A few months ago, Mr. Carr did one better than just questioning others’ news judgement. He founded his own online magazine: NSFW Corp. Mr. Carr raised a mid-six-figure seed round to launch the site, which describes itself as “the future of journalism, with jokes.”
Quickish launched yesterday with sports news stories aggregated from places like Slate, Business Insider, even The Awl, stripped down to their elements and appearing in a real-time (ish) stream at Quickish.com.
A link, source, category, headline or sentence to capture the gist — that’s all people want in a news feed, according to founder Dan Read More
Watch your back, Rupert Murdoch. The New York Times iPad app News.me could roll out any day now.
Sarah Perez at ReadWriteWeb is reporting thatthe social news service News.me just started accepting requests for invitations.
Few details are known about the venture, which the Times is developing in partnership with New York’s Betaworks. Read More
The social networking ideas that Chris Hughes and his college roomate Mark Zuckerberg worked on at Harvard have become a revolutionary platform remaking communications and business around the globe.
Now Hughes, who is based in New York, haslaunched the Beta version of Jumo, a social network that hopes to connect individuals working for global Read More