Liz Gannes

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No Joke: Pandora Adds Comedy

Internet radio service Pandora has added 10,000 short sketches from more than 700 different comics to its library. Even though the best way to ruin a joke is to explain it, Pandora enlisted a “team of working comedians” to identify traits such as “basic themes (ethnicity, family) and styles of delivery (dry, self-deprecating) to broader categorizations of how comedians toy with logic and language (spoonerisms, juxtaposition, misdirection)” so it can make comedy recommendations.


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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google