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    “The future is already here, and we have to hustle every day to survive. And succeed.”
    “He is going to be tasked with thinking about what are the big swings that we want to take in the next few years.”
    “One of the things you’ve seen across the marketplace for the last five years is a lot of companies are chasing the same kind of traffic from the same social distribution mechanisms…It’s not a recipe for producing a distinctive media brand.”
    Longtime media consultant Jim Friedlich discusses his vision for a sustainable metro newspaper.
    60dB, named for the volume at which a human speaks and founded by a former Planet Money reporter and two others with backgrounds at Netflix, is being teased as a “service for high-quality, short-form stories.”
    With its algorithm, Ownpage shows readers stories based on their reading habits and what other similar users are reading.
    “Publishers hate these companies but make too much money from them to stop working with them.”