M.G. Siegler

Investor. Writer. Traveler. Also I read. A lot.

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3 days ago

What Donald Trump Needs to Know About Bob Mueller and Jim Comey

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5 days ago

One More Thing

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5 days ago

He Fell on Black Days

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5 days ago

Graydon Carter on Trump’s Constitutional Crisis, Ruskiegate, and the Worst First 100 Days in Presidential History

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5 days ago

When I asked Mr. Baron to name one thing that has driven the turnaround, his immediate answer was Mr. Bezos — and not because of his vast fortune.

“The most fundamental thing Jeff did was to change our strategy entirely,” Mr. Baron said. “We were a news organization that focused on the Washington region, so our vision was constrained. Jeff said from the start that wasn’t the right strategy. Our industry had suffered due to the internet, but the internet also brought gifts, and we should recognize that. It made distribution free, which gave us the opportunity to be a national and even international news organization, and we should recognize and take advantage of that.”

But Mr. Bezos also seems to be a hands-off owner: Although Mr. Baron said they typically have a teleconference call every two weeks, Mr. Bezos hadn’t called this week, even after the Russia scoop.

Washington Post, Breaking News, Is Also Breaking New Ground

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6 days ago

Virtual and Augmented Realities: Asking the right questions and traveling the path ahead

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6 days ago

AMC’s Kabuki Theater

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6 days ago

Chris Cornell Was a Rock Star for the Ages

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9 days ago

A Conversation with President Obama on Political Courage

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9 days ago

When every moment of childhood can be recorded and shared, what happens to childhood?

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9 days ago

Interview with Pocket about me on using Pocket now shared to Pocket.

How MG Siegler became one of the most prolific readers on Pocket

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11 days ago

Blumhouse’s own “Paranormal Activity,” shot in one house with two unknown actors and almost no crew, cost just $15,000, yet its box-office return since its 2009 release has been $193 million, a return on investment of about 1.3 million percent.

The Scarily Profitable Hits of Jason Blum

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11 days ago

Keith Olbermann Was Once Cable News’s Liberal Standard-Bearer. Now He’s Missing Its Boom Times.

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11 days ago

The faux-historic halls of the castle are also home to an interactive exhibition that walks visitors through the history and making of wine. Mirrors encourage visitors to stick out their tongues to examine their taste buds; there’s a statue of Bacchus, plus a wall that showcases the various strata of soil, or terroir. Inexplicably, a giant, smiling face resembling a cartoon grape beams out from one corner. An oversized globe spotlights the world’s other wine regions, while a table covered in Perspex tubes and buttons asks users to see if they can match a region to a scent. There’s even a room dedicated to former Chinese leaders (none of whom seem to be enjoying a glass of wine).

China Is Building a Disney World for Wine

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13 days ago

A Time to Kill iTunes

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13 days ago

Silicon Valley: A Reality Check

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14 days ago

An Open Letter to the Deputy Attorney General

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18 days ago

Are There Glass Snakes in Dale Chihuly’s Fragile Eden?

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18 days ago

Can Wal-Mart’s Expensive New E-Commerce Operation Compete With Amazon?

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21 days ago

"The guys with hoodies have changed our world. But they’re not the only technologists."

Melinda Gates and Fei-Fei Li Want to Liberate AI from “Guys With Hoodies”

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24 days ago

The Last Days of the Point God

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25 days ago

When Congress Made Taxes Fairer

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25 days ago

I know a thing or two about algorithms processing news. I built Google News and ran it for many years. It is my belief that detection is tractable.

I also know that it is probably not a good idea to run anything other than short-term countermeasures solely based on what the algorithm says. It is important to get humans in the loop — both for corporate accountability and to serve as a sanity check. In particular, a human arbiter would be able to do proactive fact checking.

How to Detect Fake News in Real-Time

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25 days ago

"I get in around 7 or 8 and I read until about 7 or 8 at night. And I go home and see my family and then I'll read for another hour or two in bed at night. And you know, there might only be three to four phone calls the entire week. So there are very, very few interruptions … But it's literally just reading about 12 hours a day."

What it's like working for Warren Buffett: 'It's literally just reading about 12 hours a day'

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28 days ago

The Familiar Lousiness of the ESPN Layoffs

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28 days ago

The Leviathan

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31 days ago

What if we’re living in a computer simulation?

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32 days ago

A Hundred Days of Trump

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32 days ago

How Six Degrees Became a Forever Meme

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32 days ago

In House of Murdoch, Sons Set About an Elaborate Overhaul

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32 days ago

The only two figures who could do that are God and Walt Disney

Disney’s Intergalactic Theme Park Quest to Beat Harry Potter

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33 days ago

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future

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33 days ago

Why Apple Is Losing Its Shine in China

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33 days ago

I’m sorry, I can’t

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34 days ago

The Whale

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35 days ago

What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?

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36 days ago

It’s Time for an Optimistic Conversation About Climate Change

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37 days ago

Nintendo Shouldn’t Be Running Nintendo

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39 days ago

Total fucking shitshow.

“It’s incredibly satisfying to hate-watch [Trump],”

The Inside Story of the Kushner-Bannon Civil War

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39 days ago

participants spent 10 minutes trying to figure out what FOMO meant before turning to Google.

Amex, Challenged by Chase, Is Losing the Snob War

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40 days ago

The Other Tradition Unlike Any Other

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40 days ago

Why Pro Matters

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40 days ago

How Google Book Search Got Lost

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44 days ago

Niche Networks

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45 days ago

When it comes to protecting American companies and workers, at least in beer, our government does make bad deals.

Is It Last Call for Craft Beer?

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45 days ago

As I Lay Dying

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47 days ago

Small-brained birds get killed by cars

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47 days ago

Cookies are Not Accepted

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49 days ago

Jeff Bezos Says He Is Selling $1 Billion a Year in Amazon Stock to Finance Race to Space

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50 days ago

The Best Player in Baseball Doesn’t Want to Be a Superstar

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