katie benner

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WhatsApp Could Give Facebook a Third Revenue Stream: Subscriptions

Unless of course, they stop charging…


I am looking for a dare to be great situation. 


Say Anything turns 25 this year and after all this time it graces tons of best-80s-movies lists, and quite a few all-time lists, too.


Young Money v. Even Younger Money


New York Magazine ran a particularly captivating excerpt from Kevin Roose’s book Young Money. It’s an inside look at the induction ceremony of an elite…


Joe Nocera on Instagram


My friend says that he saved this quote to remind himself of “the merits of investing into social media companies” and adds that he could replace Instagram with almost…

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Thoughts on -isms and other stuff 


Can the Forbes Family Still Get Paid?


TheStreet.com reports that Chinese conglomerate Fosun International, which owns the 21st Century Business Herald newspaper, may buy Forbes Media. The…


WhatsApp Could Give Facebook a Third Revenue Stream: Subscriptions

Unless of course, they stop charging…


Hi, I Miss You


Things That Sort of Push Me Into Parody Territory

“Oh, of course you like Wes Anderson. Look at your glasses.”


What will grow on top of Twitter?

A sort of earnings outlook that’s not very much about the numbers


Shareholders have lost faith in Michael Saylor

Apex files a 13D on MicroStrategy, a data analytics company that counts Facebook among its customers


Philip Seymour Hoffman

A soundtrack


Almost Famous