Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform, which I’m very excited about as a daily user of Slack (on 5 teams now) and through Audrey an investor in Screenhero and a big fan of their vision. As the article mentions, Automattic has been a Screenhero customer as well.
SPIEGEL: One of the reasons Snowden didn’t approach the New York Times was that the paper had refused to publish the initial research about the NSA’s bulk collection in 2004. The story was only published almost a year later. Was it a mistake to have held back on that reporting?
This interview with Chief New York Times Editor Dean Baquet is remarkable both for its frank, direct questions and its frank, direct answers. I got to meet with Dean a few months ago and it really struck me how excellent he and the other editorial and product folks inside of the NYT are.
Austin Smith at Mediashift talks about Why It’s Risky Business for Publishers to Build Their Own CMS.
If Apple Made Milk, and Other Super-Cool Imaginary Product Packaging, cool work by the artist Peddy Mergui. (Who uses WordPress.)
Alain de Botton seems to be behind this fun series of videos that tries to apply philosophy to everyday life. This one I think is particularly important for founders, as I’ve seen many unhappy employees at startups because the founder was fundamentally unhappy because they were doing it for the wrong reasons.
I always like reading Paul Ford’s writing, and this one about How PAPER Magazine’s web engineers scaled Kim Kardashian’s back-end (SFW) is funny and accessible. I learned that people still use Movable Type. Also if PAPER used VIP, the story would be short and boring:
- Wake up, press the publish button.
- Watch the stats go crazy. Sip some bourbon.
- Go to sleep.