Bloomberg :: Tashtego, backed by early Twitter Inc. investor Spark Capital, plans to raise a fund that will use consumer sentiment and trader behavior from social networks to bet on and against U.S. stocks.
New York Times :: LET me hazard a guess that you think a real person has written what you’re reading. Maybe you’re right. Maybe not.
Nieman Lab :: Indiana’s passed a bill that many say allows state-sanctioned discrimination by businesses against gays and lesbians, and it’s led to a huge backlash. The state’s dominant paper, The Indianapolis Star wanted to take a strong stand on the matter, so it pulled out perhaps the biggest weapon a newspaper has — a front-page editorial:
Venture Beat :: The ad tech industry will undergo a “combination of consolidation and expansion,” Rubicon Project CEO and founder Frank Addante told VentureBeat today, the day after his company announced its purchase of intent marketing firm Chango.
LinkedIn Pulse :: The Economist wants its audience to feel like they have learned whatever they need to know about a topic by reading its coverage, regardless of the format.
Buzzfeed :: The purpose of Riff is to create short clips — anywhere from one to a few seconds, preferably under some kind of theme or “Topic,” and then send them out into the world for friends to add their own clips to create a longer montage-style video.
Pew Internet :: According to a new report from Pew Research Center, a majority of American smartphone owners use their devices to check the news.