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Mathew Ingram @mathewi 43.776188,-79.149103

I'm a senior writer at Fortune. I have been the ninth caller and have won the weekend passes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love and an outlaw in Peru.

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Looks like Ev Williams and Obvious bought more Twitter stock -- they now hold about 11%, worth about $1.2 billion: https://t.co/jtFAmVdPZ6 @raju: It's a total red herring. Just because they have that cash doesn't mean they will last six years losing that much every year @jbenton: Fair point :-) @raju @jimprosser: Other facts I could have mentioned but didn't include $500M+ in losses last year, expenses up 52%For all its flaws, Twitter is a tiny miracle. https://t.co/Ttdj94Yglf
Retweeted by Mathew IngramQuiet, everyone! The man who started the UK newspaper price wars has something to say. https://t.co/6ZZETBvKNO
Retweeted by Mathew IngramHey @jwherrman, I found a source of disturbing robot video clips for your next media post: https://t.co/5YUn9JcHbHSF man feuding with his neighbors pulls the ULTIMATE AIRBNB TROLL: moves into their place https://t.co/Km1EXmUQwy https://t.co/YyAn3IRjYF
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @raju @jimprosser: True. Companies are always happy to respond to the things they *want* to respond to, rather than the ones you ask them toThere's no better way to tell your love "I'm the Captain now" than sharing one of my container ship Valentines 🌊⛴❤️ https://t.co/YPNjtzaIlv
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @raju @jimprosser: Noted. I don't think it changes the overall thrust of my point @jbenton: You don't think it could be the birth of something?This is what happens when you collude with Apple and jack up the price of e-books https://t.co/2LFjeHiCGqThanks, Jim. I think we both know that's probably not going to happen https://t.co/p3o5txakkF @MatthewPerle: Ah, thanks. I would agree with everything in thereTwitter says in filing that Jack Dorsey has agreed to "forego all forms of direct compensation." Some execs get stock raises. $TWTR
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @MatthewPerle: Not sure -- when was it? @craignewmark: Yes, I know I am kind of dreaming in Technicolor here :-) @shanedingman: Yes, so many opportunities missed -- they could have been Slack, more or less @anildash @gruber @tcarmody: Come on, Anil -- we all know this is your springboard towards touring with Prince"Is it too late to go back to the Twitter that might have been?" New post from me at Fortune: https://t.co/YBE03zYA6M @gruber @anildash @tcarmody: Do you mean you just sort of fell into them, John?Twitter shares are up almost 11% today. A rush of confidence after the earnings call, or hopes of an acquisition? @facebook "not evil at all. The risk is it will (destroy #journalism) by accident" @mathewi @Awl @NiemanLab. https://t.co/27DJsRUxVr
Retweeted by Mathew IngramShift Happens and Then You Reboot https://t.co/ihZhapv13O
Retweeted by Mathew IngramLovely remembrance by daughter @erinleecarr of the great @carr2n. RIP, old friend. He'd be very proud. https://t.co/aBWmlD0vcQ
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @anildash: Fire awayReminder: This is what Aaron Swartz was trying to do before he killed himself after being hounded by the Feds: https://t.co/pgA5Q7DFmw @pomeranian99: If they had a Starbucks in there, I would probably never leave :-) @pomeranian99: It is such a beautiful place. I spent a morning working in the periodicals and print collections room and it was amazingBut heaven forbid you should try to get a fart app or one with nudity approved in the Apple store https://t.co/Tz8zQB3aJEYears ago, @pmarca advised newspapers to "burn the boats," and now the Independent has done just that: https://t.co/P9YsYcpnk0Evgeny Lebedev: newspaper industry 'in denial' about print titles https://t.co/nl4EvzLxZn
Retweeted by Mathew Ingramwould you like to pay extra to be yelled at in a dirty concrete labyrinth that's either too hot or too cold all the time? consider new york
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram.@snapchat #Discover is growing up? Option to Subscribe & new logo style f publishers https://t.co/3ciysUJImL https://t.co/QaWBLXIgim
Retweeted by Mathew IngramFacebook India's managing director Kirthiga Reddy resigns (@nelliebowles / Guardian) https://t.co/t0mH4W25Wo https://t.co/ch5XpZQ8fK
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @andrewhaeg @mathewi @qz #Conversational interfaces make sense when there's intelligence in the reply. A newsbot just makes browsing slow.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramResearcher illegally shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge https://t.co/pgA5Q7DFmw #via @ScienceAlertGood news for trees, though... https://t.co/tiuoHdmnmQ
Retweeted by Mathew IngramIs Britain's Independent shutting down print the death of something or the birth of something? Discuss: https://t.co/aSMiJ65KZmThat's a fair point -- I think eventually it could be a full-fledged bot that you might actually converse with https://t.co/6hYmVXzJe3Britain's Independent newspaper closes print edition, goes online only: https://t.co/xyL7IOa9bMI think it's designed for people who don't want to browse, just want to get a quick summary of headlines https://t.co/GVVjIWJBFUThe @qz app is cool, and helps accelerate meshing of messaging & content discovery/delivery. BUT, it doesn't allow me to text anything back!
Retweeted by Mathew IngramGod, those things are horrible. Last refuge of a desperate online advertiser https://t.co/I4Cd2wy0jmI was wrong -- the spammy fake hyperlinks are still showing on Reuters and the Indy. Anyone else seeing them? https://t.co/OsvqnWrnb4 @austenhufford: I was wrong -- turned Hola off and still getting the spammy popup fake links @simonowens: Hmm. That's possible. I should probably check thatWow, now Reuters is using those spammy fake hyperlink pop-up ads. That's pretty desperate, guysSomeone code up a VICE TV series name generator, stat https://t.co/HUl6lehe0o
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @jasonmsaul @wildebees @Millermena: Should newspapers be forced to continue printing to serve a dying market or move on?And I will extend my hand to the other side in the spirit of bipartisanship https://t.co/3v4tba7Mjz HT @mims
Retweeted by Mathew IngramPlease make the terrible journalism news stop. 2016 has been an unending sad parade. It feels like the ground is crumbling under our feet.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramConfirmed: British newspaper "The Independent" will cease print edition and go digital-only. Who's next? https://t.co/C557z6peKp
Retweeted by Mathew IngramPrinting news might be a joke, but whether a living can be made by journos from digital remains to be seen. https://t.co/0jGpTsk0AY
Retweeted by Mathew Ingraman alien invasion force hovers above the earth checks out twitter for ten minutes flies away
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @JosephStash agreedI'm sorry but conversational news is just a crap way to get the news. Not everything new and trendy is better. https://t.co/MPU2rQKLZX
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThe frog is partway through carrying the scorpion across the stream https://t.co/A5wS0QoUCcIndependent: Website has 58 million monthly readers, is profitable and expected to see revenues grow 50% this year https://t.co/A00VlCix3o
Retweeted by Mathew IngramPS the Independent job losses are very sad but why is maximum Twitter regretfulness reserved for print journalists and steel workers?
Retweeted by Mathew IngramI'm amazed by the pessimism regarding this story. I'm a journalist who thinks the idea of printing news is a joke https://t.co/qenl5R9O6l
Retweeted by Mathew IngramIntrigued by the 'conversational news' approach of the new @qz app? Read this txt about conversational e-commerce: https://t.co/s0OWK4v5AE
Retweeted by Mathew IngramShame the Independent has those automated pop-up, pseudo-hyperlink spammy ad things. Terrible experience https://t.co/7wIw5OluPnI, for one, am excited & grateful that @danroth and LinkedIn are back, when it comes to the news / traffic business https://t.co/nuPVLrP5Zz
Retweeted by Mathew IngramIt's not for everyone, that's for sure. I think it's an interesting experiment https://t.co/rUbRwzHpUKWant to buy a streaming music service? About 80M users, $1 billion in revenue, but lost $170 million last year https://t.co/Fb9AKtCC2CIndependent has been putting out a traditional-ish paper while running a BuzzFeed-like website under the same brand. BuzzFeedism wins . . .
Retweeted by Mathew IngramWhether The Independent is now printed on paper does not matter much. Whether it carries original journalism or aggregated clickbait does.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramIt's a year since we lost @carr2n and I still can't quite believe he's gone. I think about him every day.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramDigital only: UK's Independent to close print newspapers after 30 years https://t.co/GuY0fckuE6 https://t.co/Gby0mbmHeI
Retweeted by Mathew IngramAfter Facebook's fixes, publishers are earning as much from Instant Articles per-view as their own mobile sites https://t.co/GNnKUH3MDX
Retweeted by Mathew IngramFirst reaction to @qz's new app: too cute for its own good. Assumes general readers care so much for "live" conversation with news outlet.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramInevitable. A national was always going to go online only. The only question was when. New question: who's next? https://t.co/TTGzs1Ml9K
Retweeted by Mathew IngramTwo key points on algo feeds by @mathewi + @btaylor. https://t.co/X5ovywRR95 https://t.co/QlkeBiCJoP
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @mathewi @Lucas_Shaw as a manager I agree 100%. As streaming & licensing grow more important record deals are increasingly worse for artists
Retweeted by Mathew IngramIs #Messaging the Future of #News? Quartz Thinks It Might Be | @mathewi https://t.co/87lmmasbQb https://t.co/6dGiGfZAuQ
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2/12
2016
China's young reporters give up on journalism: 'You can't write what you want': https://t.co/ftyNQKXbCx
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram"This is actually the second time she's broken an embargo with a cake." I love this so much. https://t.co/sDl3x5iFI7
Retweeted by Mathew IngramThanks Gayle https://t.co/ywC41uR6qDPANDORA SEES $4B IN REVENUE IN 5 YEARS. How about in 50 years
Retweeted by Mathew IngramSo far, not one of the analysts has asked anything about Pandora talking to potential acquirers.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram"We don't have the licenses to launch the service now." Pandora still needs labels on board to take on Spotify.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @peternowak @benpopper @ritholtz: About 80 million users it could up-sell to other things maybeGood one https://t.co/q3lz5FOwNIAgreed. Is it worth $2 billion though? https://t.co/cV8qP44ch1Incredible convo w/@AntDeRosa @mathewi @Ghonim @JenNedeau @dejiridoo @paulmwatson &more re @twitter: https://t.co/vizj4JNooq
Retweeted by Mathew IngramPandora puts itself on the block, but who would want to buy it? It is still hemorrhaging money: https://t.co/Fb9AKtCC2CContent cost Pandora $610 million in 2015.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramTicketfly, which Pandora bought for $450 million, only generated $5 million of revenue per month for Pandora.
Retweeted by Mathew IngramAnd the answer was "No" :-) https://t.co/3D5deKDPMuPandora drops 10% after missing forecasts for sales + profits. The price just got cheaper for any prospective buyers.
Retweeted by Mathew Ingram @Lucas_Shaw: I understand why they do it, but the fact is some of their terms are so onerous it's impossible to make money @Lucas_Shaw: Okay, then why is it a terrible business? Record labels certainly don't helpLet the speculation begin… who could afford Pandora, has a strategic interest in music and no current long-term solution? Samsung?
Retweeted by Mathew IngramRecord label deals make it almost impossible to make money https://t.co/ajJhL6lrQHNot a big surprise Pandora looking to get bought — question is who would want it? Music is a terrible business thanks to record labelsALERT: Update: Pandora shares resume after New York Times report that company has held talks about selling itself; shares up 15% - CNBCnow …
Retweeted by Mathew Ingramplease let that music streaming company sell itself to that storage company Headline: "Box's Pandora"
Retweeted by Mathew IngramPandora might want to sell itself — and the stock is soaring https://t.co/6gH8djDrZY https://t.co/A6deLBBl5d
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2016
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