Your attention: Everyone wants it, but BuzzFeed is getting it.

About This Episode

Organizations old and new are fighting tooth and nail in an effort to earn your attention. Danial and Shubham discuss the ways in which the media industry is evolving in a world where the smartphone is ubiquitous. Danial complains about Kanye West's decision to make his latest album exclusive to TIDAL, while Shubham wishes for Taylor Swift's music to one day be available on Spotify.  

0:00 - Intro
0:56 - TIDAL, Kanye West, and piracy
12:45 - Privacy: Apple vs. the FBI
15:50 - BuzzFeed and the future of media
37:05 - Byte of the week: how we stay up to date with the news
49:18 - Wrap-up 


  • Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo Sparks Piracy Craze - TorrentFreak
  • Apple Opposes Order to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone - Bloomberg
  • A Message to Our Customers - Apple
  • How BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti Is Building A 100-Year Media Company - Fast Company
  • Why BuzzFeed is the Most Important News Organization in the World - Stratechery
  • CEO Jonah Peretti Explains How BuzzFeed Won the Internet - ReCode
  • Why BuzzFeed Is ‘All-In’ on Facebook Instant Articles, and Why the New York Times Is Not - ReCode
  • Facebook Will Make Instant Articles Available to All Publishers - The Wall Street Journal
  • Quartz: News in a whole new way - App Store

Episode Details

February 21st, 2016

50 mins

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