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Best Practices for Digital Democracy

Digital democracy is not a utopia. It is merely a more perfect organization of citizens within the field of new media.  In its first meaning, digital democracy references the actual practice of democratic politics in…
November 20, 2012

Bigger Data, Smarter Scaling’s CTO, Andrew Montalenti was one of three presenters at the Times Open at the New York Times HQ on Wednesday, October 17. The theme of the event was “Bigger Data, Smarter Scaling” and who…
October 22, 2012

A Brief History of The Press

Does it inform, or propagandize? Does it challenge our opinions, or re-inforce pre-existing ones? Is it fair, or biased? Does it uphold our first amendment rights, or make a mockery of them? For decades, the…
October 19, 2012

Newspapers are the New Startups

Traditional publishing is changing. We’ve seen for a while that print publications are figuring out the proper transition to digital and we see another case today with Newsweek abandoning print to go fully digital in…
October 18, 2012

Inducement and Goals for Publishers

In the latter part of the 19th century, psychologists conducted an experiment to understand a  phenomenon that was later referred to as “inducement”. The experiment asked volunteers to sit at a desk with a machine…
October 16, 2012

Why Startups Die co-founder and CTO, Andrew Montalenti, was featured with a guest post on The Next Web today. The post is called "Why Startups Die". Startups die due to a variety of causes. Over the course…
October 3, 2012

The Difficulties of a Distributed Team

In May,’s co-founder and CTO, Andrew Montalenti, wrote a blog post titled “Fully Distributed Teams: Are They Viable?" Montalenti grouped team distributions into three categories: 1) Vertically Scaled: the entire team is located in…
July 26, 2012

APIs Make News Media More Flexible

On June 12th, publishers met at the New York Times Conference Center for International Press Telecommunications Council Business and Technology Day. Whew—that’s a word count killer. NewsCred, the Associated Press, and the New York Times…
June 22, 2012