82: It Doesn’t Pass The Gas Test

I rant about the downfall of Patch, how its business model was flawed from the get-go, why hyperlocal journalism can’t scale the way technology does, and how, from a general perspective, Silicon Valley investors don’t value quality content.

In addition, I explain the real reason Facebook is introducing auto-play video ads, how news apps like Prismatic are chasing the “social platform” dream and not focusing on their core competency, how the oDesk/eLance merger is a sign of the apocalypse, and posit why certain industries cause customers to swear at them on the phone more than others.


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