Pando

June 2013

  1. Sean Parker is right

    Sean Parker published a 9,500-word screed on TechCrunch today, defending his redwoods wedding, calling out lazy journalism, and reflecting on the power of myth making. While the piece has predictably elicited a critical response from the “Sean Parker is a douchebag and shall not be forgiven” crowd, it is actually riddled with logic.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  2. Seriously, why is software so hard for non-software companies?

    Becoming a Web business isn't as easy as it looks. Take the weight loss giant Jenny Craig. I'm on my second day of the program in an effort to lose baby weight. I picked Jenny Craig, because I know people who've had success on it, and I love the idea of someone else planning meals for me. Part of the reason I can't eat more healthy is my busy schedule.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Get your startup on: Every PandoMonthly is now available via iTunes

    When you're building a company, you get a lot of feedback on what you should and shouldn't do. I've found the best thing to do is smile and nod and thank people even if their suggestions are totally bat-shit crazy.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Next up on PandoWeekly: The Atavist's Evan Ratliff

    Last Friday, we launched our new radio show, PandoWeekly, featuring an interview with Kik founder and CEO Ted Livingston. Somehow, the thing got 60,000 listeners, which we're pretty bloody chuffed with.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  5. A store for every niche: Amazon is trying to support fan fiction, indie games, and offbeat television

    Amazon is the closest thing we've got to an actual, modern-day genie. The service has everything, from books and television shows to diapers and shoes, and is simply waiting for your order to be placed. Do you want a roll of toilet paper that looks like a measuring tape? You've got it. Have a hankering to watch "The Avengers" for the fifth time this week? You're all set. All you need to do is search for just about any mainstream or near-mainstream product, make a payment, and wait for the object to arrive at your doorstep or download to your computer, videogame console, smartphone, or tablet.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Snapchat is the social media spring, clothing optional

    This article features no hastily snapped nudity.

    By Adam Martin , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Mayor Bloomberg uses Spotify... oh yeah, and the company is expanding in NYC

    Today at Spotify's New York headquarters, heaps of people crammed inside to hear joint news from the music streaming company and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Attendees included members of the Mayor's office, the press, Spotify employees, and staff of New York's We Are Made In NY campaign.

    By Cale Guthrie Weissman , written on

    From the News desk

  8. US Senate passes comprehensive immigration bill. Read tech's joyous reactions

    In an historic vote, the US Senate has approved a comprehensive immigration bill that, if signed into law, will provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and enact a number of tech-friendly measures, including an increase in the quota for high-skilled immigrants, the creation of a “startup visa” for foreign entrepreneurs who want to start companies in the US, and allowing more avenues for candidates who are highly qualified in science, engineering, technology, or math to stay in the country.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

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