This morning we are streaming live with Lowercase Capital Founder Chris Sacca in conversation with the LA Times’ Dawn Chmielewski. Tune in at 8:30am PT/11:30am ET to watch the feed, and follow or join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #PaleyLive.
An accomplished venture investor, advisor, and entrepreneur, Chris Sacca manages a portfolio of over 50 consumer web, mobile, and wireless technology startups as well as an array of mature enterprises through his holding company, Lowercase Capital. He joins the Paley Media Council in Los Angeles to share his insights on how Lowercase has quietly become one of the largest momentum investment funds in the country.
Generally, what Tumblr needs, and what Tumblr has always needed, is to get support and maintenance roles off of David’s plate so he can focus on the product. David’s perfectly able to worry about money and operations, but I bet he really doesn’t want to. At best, it would be a tremendous waste of his time and talent. We — internet users, creative people, publishers, socializers — will be much better served if David can focus on his product’s features, design, and messaging instead of worrying about server architecture and raising more money.Marco Arment, Tumblr’s second employee, on what makes Tumblr great
Using Tumblr is a bit about showing your organization’s personality, and that’s not just feeding the beast to get people back to the website.Colleen Shalby, social media editor for PBS NewsHour, to Poynter’s Taylor Miller Thomas. Read more about how news orgs use Tumblr back at Poynter. (via poynterinstitute)
Upcoming Media Council events in NY + LA….
- Chris Sacca, Lowercase Capital, in LA on 5/22
- The Next Big Thing in Mobile Advertising, in NY on 6/12 (tickets available to non-members)
- Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment, in LA on 6/13
- Matt Blank, Chairman and CEO, Showtime Networks, in NY on 6/14
The New Yorker has introduced Strongbox, a tool for users to submit documents and correspondence without fear of being traced. Amy Davidson notes in her description of the tool that readers and sources have sent materials to the New Yorker for decades, but now, more than ever, it’s easier to trace where they came from. She writes, “[A]s it’s set up, even we won’t be able to figure out where files sent to us come from. If anyone asks us, we won’t be able to tell them.”
The tool was created by Aaron Swartz and Kevin Poulsen. The image above, created by the New Yorker, demonstrates how it works.