Journalists-turned-entrepreneurs Mark Little and Áine Kerr believe the experience of getting news online is broken. (And they should know: Mark worked at Twitter and Áine at Facebook.) So, they’re building an app called Kinzen, which they hope can reboot our daily news habit by delivering trustworthy journalism without overwhelming us. Afterall, they reason, we have apps to track our sleep, steps, and calories…why not news consumption? But can there really be an app for that?
You can sign up and try Kinzen. An ode to Tumblr after it bans NSFW content. Look up which location data those free Android apps collect from phones (and read the New York Times investigation). Blockchain hits the “trough of disillusionment.” ConsenSys, the backer of Civil, cuts 13 percent of its staff. Forbes asks: will the crypto bear market take down Ethereum? Twitter gives us crypto Christmas carols.
Our friends at Accurat analyzed how people consume and pay for the news with help from Kinzen…
Thalia Beaty, Producer
David Herman, Audio Engineer and Composer
Dan Dzula, Audio Engineer