True Genius: How to go from ‘the future of journalism’ to a fire sale in a few short years

The startup ‘Genius’ was proclaimed to hold huge promise — even touted as “the future of journalism” by The Washington Post. A service that allows people to annotate any text, adding information, context, or their opinions, they envisioned a world powered by their annotations, both online and offline; instead, they “got blamed for killing music journalism, got banned from Google for gaming search results, and got slammed for being a vehicle for harassment online”. The team’s final move was to sell to a company infamous for buying washed up brands. Read full article here


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