27 posts and columns on Washington D.C.
It is always nice when an intern makes good, and that is entirely the case with Drake Martinet, who joins All Things Digital–as of yesterday, in fact. We could not be happier. Plus, we knew he was our kind of geek after he agreed to spend the night in a tent next to Robert Scoble, to cover last year’s Apple iPad release. Drake will be working on a range of things for ATD, from social and multimedia efforts to site analytics to discovering and writing about promising but nascent tech start-ups.
SB Nation, the Washington, D.C.-based sports blog and news start-up, has just completed a $10.5 million Series C round, which is being led by Khosla Ventures, according to sources. SB Nation has already raised about $13 million in total venture funding from Accel Partners, Allen & Company, Comcast Interactive Capital, as well as angel investors such as Ted Leonsis and others in Silicon Valley.
News Bytehired its first Washington, D.C., employee–Adam Sharp, an executive producer at C-SPAN and former top staffer for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.). Sharp will not be serving as a policy lobbyist but rather an evangelist/liaison/facilitator, helping members of Congress and the executive branch use Twitter to connect with constituents.
Here’s an interesting video interview BoomTown did last week with Tim Westergren, Chief Strategy Officer and founder of Pandora Media, where I interviewed him at “The Future of Music” forum in Washington, D.C. The former musician has ridden all the various bumps the Internet radio station has endured since its founding in 2000. Now, with a stable and growing revenue stream turbocharged by a popular mobile app and about 50 million users, Westergren talks about what’s next for Pandora.
A national poll released today by Common Sense Media asking how well social networks protect kids online produced an answer that should come as a shock to exactly no one: Not very well, at least according to parents. A full 75 percent of them gave social networking sites such as Facebook a negative rating for the task.
No need to watch current coverage of today’s weather. Last month’s coverage of Britain’s weather will suffice.