Songza Playlists

Why Google bought Songza: It's all about the playlist

While music services are certainly hot properties right now, the bigger question is why Google felt it necessary to purchase another music property when it already has several.

Buyer Beware

Caveat emptor: Why the current VC/Media marriage may be bad for journalism

For years, all of us in digital media bemoaned the fact that you couldn’t raise money from VCs for the endeavor. Now, all of a sudden, there is a kindling of interest in media companies among VCs—far too little yet to be called a frenzy or a bubble, but far more than we have seen in years.