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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Study: AI-Edited Email Newsletters Beat the Ones From Human Editors

When discussing the jobs soon to be taken over by AI, critics often claim that some jobs simply can never be automated. If you’re a graphic designer, for instance, you require a human touch that a machine can never replicate. It appears that it’s…

82 Percent of Netflix-Raised Kids Don’t Even Know What Commercials Are

As the decades pass, different cultural norms get replaced. “Hanging up” a phone, for instance, used to be a literal term referring to wall-mounted landlines. Now it’s hitting the “end call” button on your screen. The Save icon for any modern computer is a stylized version…

The Secret to Building a Healthy Audience? Act Like You’re Dating Them.

In 2017, the concept of trust is more important than ever. Countries around the world, from France to the U.S. to South Korea, are increasingly politically polarized. Online, communities rally together, muting or bullying those who don’t agree. Those who can build trust among their followers…

Interview: Rob Horning on How to Make the Leap From VC to CEO

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Rob Horning, a former venture capitalist and now co-founder & CEO of the Denver-based messaging startup Kwippit, didn’t want to become an entrepreneur. He kept turning it down until it was impossible to ignore. (“That’s the way to become an entrepreneur,” Rob explains, “To keep…

SoCal Startups Speak Up About the Challenges They’re Facing in 2017

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Silicon Valley Bank today released its 2017 Southern California Startup Outlook report, their second annual SoCal-focused report a sampling of the healthcare and tech startups in the area, and how they view their industries’ 2017 opportunities and challenges. Here’s what the startups between San Luis Obispo…

Study: 98 Percent of Remote Workers Find It Enhances Their Productivity

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Remote teams offer plenty of advantages: They cut down on the tech world’s increasing consolidation and income inequality, and they help out the environment while they’re at it. And remote workers are increasing in number: According to 2015 research from Gallup, approximately 37 percent of U.S. workers…

Facebook Town Hall Feature Is Civic Engagement for the Internet Age

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Facebook just added a new politics-oriented feature: “Town Hall.” It’s a fun and simple way to learn more about your local government and connect with your representatives. Check out how it works and what it means below. How Facebook Town Hall Works Just go right…

Why Podcasting’s Lack of Diversity Might Be a Tech Problem

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Podcasting platform AudioBoom has just released new research on the demographic breakdown of the podcast market. Minorities remain underrepresented in what the service terms “a major diversity gap between the millions of podcasts available and the minority audiences they’re not yet reaching.” Podcasting Still Has…

Is Your Career Path on Indeed’s List of 2017’s Top Jobs?

Indeed has released its “Best Jobs of 2017” list, opening a window into the coveted selection of career paths that are both high-paying and have an increasing demand. And, just as Indeed’s SVP of Product, Raj Mukherjee, predicted in my previous interview with him, tech jobs…

Consolidation of Tech Is Hurting the Industry, But Delocations Might Help

Startup Genome‘s recent 150-page report, the Global Startup Ecosystem Report and Ranking 2017, incorporates research from 10,000 startups and 300 partner companies. It also highlights a major concern in the tech and startup world: Geographic centralization which is leading to increasing inequality. What the report doesn’t give…

Sweek Can Take You Inside the World of Mobile Writing Networks

Authors and social networks are a natural fit. After all they both live off of a steady stream of words. Even before the digital networks existed, authors relied on the old-school network of snail mail. HP Lovecraft famously loved responding to fan mail. When…

Expanding Life Insurance Startup Fabric Offers Easy, Affordable Coverage

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Life insurance startup Fabric, a service designed to aid the 37 million American families without life insurance, just expanded coverage across 32 states. Plans start at six dollars a month for $100,000 in coverage. How does a life insurance company qualify as a startup? Because Fabric…

Study: The Podcast Market Is Growing But Still Has a One Big Problem

Infinite Dial’s annual report, widely considered the most essential one for the market, has released new data on the podcasting industry just the last week. Here’s the breakdown. Podcasts Are Increasingly Popular Numbers of podcast listeners continue to rise. The 2017 Infinite Dial report was released…

The “White Guy Blinking” Meme Guy Is Now a Globe-Trotting Entrepreneur

If you’re a relatively well-versed consumer of internet memes, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I mention the “white guy blinking” response gif. It’s a blond-haired, blue-eyed guy raising his eyebrows and blinking in the whitest display of incredulity imaginable: When you watching…

Miami-Based Rokk3r Labs Just Launched a New 9-Figure VC Fund

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There’s a new VC fund on the block: Rokk3r Fuel. The nine-figure fund, launched by Miami-based Rokk3r Labs, aims to support startups or entrepreneurs in areas typically overlooked by the VC community in Silicon Valley, specifically, Miami, Mexico, Colombia and other Latin American countries. While…

The One SXSW Event Wireless Startups Need to Check Out

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Mobile and wireless startups are in high demand. After all, one of the biggest mobile priorities for enterprises today is a focus on cloud integration. However, that doesn’t mean life is easy for them. Wireless startups need just as many funds, networks, and mentors as any…

Tech Markets Growing in 2017: Drones and AI-Powered Wearables

In 2017, the tech industry is doubling down on a couple gadgets popular in the last few years. In a world of venture capital, it’s important to note the distinction between how well-funded a tech industry is and how successful the product becomes. Though…