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Recommended Reading: The life and death of 'The Colbert Report'

Stephen Colbert Is Lifeless. Lengthy Reside Stephen Colbert by Will Leitch, Bloomberg

Thursday night time’s episode marked the top of a 9-yr run for the The Colbert Report. Don’t be concerned although, the present’s namesake is taking up for David Letterman in 2015, however till then, have a look again at what made Stephen Colbert’s overly conservative hijinks so darn compelling. As Bloomberg’s Will Leitch places it, “The politics have been (typically, although much less and fewer because the present aged) the canvas, however the comedy was all the time the paint.”

The Final ‘Serial’ Assume Piece, Written by Somebody Who Has By no means Listened to ‘Serial’ by Brian Phillips, Grantland

What’s that? You have not listened to a single episode of that well-liked Serial podcast? Neither has Grantland’s Brian Phillips, however that did not cease him from penning a response to every installment.


Why Wearables Ought to Be Free by Hans Neubert, Quick Firm

Frog’s artistic chief makes a case not just for corporations making a gift of their wearable units, but in addition for paying customers for the info they acquire. A failure to take action, he argues, might forestall widespread adoption from ever taking root.


Unique Q&A: Deezer’s New Chief Advertising Officer Goals for U.S. Market by Glenn Peoples, Billboard

Deezer arrived stateside just lately, however competing towards the likes of Spotify, Rdio and Pandora can be an uphill climb. This is a glimpse at how the corporate plans to do it.


The Enterprise Insider Interview: Jeff Bezos by Henry Blodget, Enterprise Insider

Amazon’s CEO opens up concerning the “hundreds of thousands of failures” he is made on the firm, and the way each successes and stumbles have turned the web retailer into the juggernaut it’s right now.


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