Adam is a writer with an interest in a variety of mediums, from podcasts to comic books to video essays to novels to blogging — too many, basically. He's based out of Seattle, and remains a staunch defender of his state's slogan: "sayWA." In his spare time, he recommends articles about science fiction on Twitter, @AdamRRowe

 

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Why the Much-Hyped “Netflix of Books” Model Ended Up Flopping

Last year, every social media network out there tried to jump on the streaming video train. Facebook had Facebook Live. Twitter had Vine. Snapchat had itself. Instagram copied Snapchat. Even Tumblr added live video. But Netflix, which alone produces a third of the internet traffic in…

The 5 Worst Uses of Virtual Reality Ever

Any emerging technology will have its fair share of failures, and virtual reality is no different. Sure, there are plenty of wins, too — my favorite is the decision to include fake noses — but if you’re looking for a quick list of the…

Report: Over Half of All Entrepreneurs Add Jobs to Economies Worldwide

Jobs are a hot topic right now: Politicians are complaining about how few there are, how many there will be, and what areas of which countries need them the most. But when it comes to comprehensive answers, everyone’s pretty quiet. While we still don’t know whether…

3 Ways to Develop a Diverse Culture for Your Startup

Back in 2016, Techstars and Chase for Business teamed up to commission a survey covering 680 startup founders. The topic was the challenges faced by those building a diverse and inclusive company. On top of the report detailing their findings, Techstars and Chase for Business ran a…

Brands Are Definitely Moving In-House for Their Marketing Needs

One long-held concern about the future of advertising and marketing is proving itself true: Digital media watchdog Digiday just summed up a few data points indicating that brands have been shifting their focus away from third-party agencies and towards in-house production. Here’s the relevant…

7 Tips From Tampa Bay Entrepreneurs on How to Fund a Startup

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At any startup event, a couple questions are bound to come up: How can we hire the right people? How can we craft a healthy company culture? But the biggest by far is also the simplest. How do we pay for everything? At this week’s Tampa…

Today in Sleep News: Turns Out It Shrinks Your Brain

Sleep: We never get enough. In fact, if you’re a Brit, you officially lose a full night’s sleep on average each week. But an increase in depression from lack of sleep isn’t the only thing you can expect to pick up. According to a new…

The 3 Reasons Why All Fashion Retailers Love Instagram

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The construction of a prototype for a leather hat lining is displayed, mid-stitch. A completed beaver felt bowler rests on head of cork. A small child and a middle-aged architect both proudly display their own hats inside a Manhattan-based hat store. These beautifully constructed…

Study: University Incubators Might Not Be As Great As You’d Think

A new study recently released by Baylor University indicates that university-affiliated startup incubators might not be as helpful as they seem. In fact, they’re correlated with a drop in the quality of a university’s innovations rather than a boost in them. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal…

5 Interview Tips to Help Developers Land Their Dream Job

Not all job interviews are equal. The more specific or technical information an applicant is required to master, the more intensely they get grilled before landing the high-paying gig that’s a perfect fit for their talent. There are plenty of applicable tips to help would-be developers…

One in 10 People Think Facebook Is a News Media Outlet

Fake news and social media echo chambers are nothing new. But the latest survey from Pew Research Center holds perhaps the most disturbingly specific factoid yet: 10 percent of respondents to the survey wrote in “Facebook” as a specific news outlet when asked to name a…

How Activision Blizzard Made $2B Off Their Gaming Franchises

Activision Blizzard, Inc. has announced massive fourth quarter revenues: A record-breaking $2.01 billion in sales. That’s a rise of 49 percent from the same quarter the previous year. The publisher’s gaming hits include names like Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Hearthstone. Stock is up 9.5…

Do Orlando’s Startup Incubators Have a Brain Drain Problem?

Incubators exist to create healthy startups that can then help the incubator out in a virtuous cycle. The problem: Sometimes the startup just leaves the area, drawn to one of the limited number of truly massive tech hubs in the nation. It’s a problem that…

4 Proven Strategies for Hiring a Diverse Team

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Culture can be a tricky thing: Those who don’t fit into a culture are implicitly or explicitly encouraged to move on, but the end result can be a stagnation. The ideal culture should be one that is free to evolve and include others without losing…