This week, a discussion on the emerging landscape of middle-tier funding sites for indy artists. Touch on the WhatsApp sale and dig deeper on other Facebook internals like news feed fisting and dating data. Jason talks about his new iOS recording rig.

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Tugboat

Mass Market Busking – The Inevitable Economics of Software

The irrational rationality behind Facebook’s $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp

Stunner: Facebook To Buy WhatsApp For $19 Billion In Cash, Stock

Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent

Exclusive: The Rags-To-Riches Tale Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook’s New $19 Billion Baby

Trolls just want to have fun

Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People

Online trolls are just “everyday sadists,” according to new paper

The Art of Charm Podcast – Episode #231: Sam Vaknin, Narcissistic Psychopath

Facebook Data Series – Love and Religion

Facebook Data Series – The Age of Love

Facebook Data Series – Flings or Lifetimes?

Facebook Data Series – Looking for Love

Facebook Data Series – The Formation of Love

Facebook Data Series – When Love Goes Awry

Wow. Facebook just did something amazing to crummy meme sites. And what they do next might shock everyone

Fit Brains – Free with in app upgrades

Reflector

ScreenFlow Pro

Apple Has Already Released the iWatch

Is ‘Almost Human’ on the Verge of Cancellation?

Dropbox’s Government Data Requests Principles

Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator

19 of the World’s Most Imaginative Insults, or, when “stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder” just won’t do.

Hello Internet

The Brit Awards

“Unacceptable Ingredients”