Why Instagram worked. John Oliver rocks. Google sells more ads than anyone else.

How to become internet famous for $68

The secret of online celebrity Santiago Swallow.

How Nick Woodman modeled GoPro after Red Bull 

His San Mateo, Calif.-based company has sold over 10 million wearable, durable camcorders. It also raked in nearly $1 billion in revenue last year and made its debut on the public market in June.

Why Instagram worked

A co-founder looks back at how a stalled project turned into a historic success

The real cyborgs

Forget wearable tech. The pioneers of our “post-human” future are implanting technology in to their bodies and brains. Should we stop them or join them? 

The Plot Against Public Education

How millionaires and billionaires are running our schools.

LOVE this quote

“That’s your responsibility as a person, as a human being – to constantly be updating your positions on as many things as possible. And if you don’t contradict yourself on a regular basis, then you’re not thinking.” — Malcolm Gladwell

I can’t stress enough that you need to read this

“What we’re searching for in today’s society is excellence and honesty and John Oliver delivers this.”

Why is John Oliver so good? This nails it. It is required watching if you are not doing so. 

” … the ad revenue of Google has leapt upward year after year—from $70 million in 2001 to an astonishing $50.6 billion in 2013. That is more than two times the combined advertising revenue of every newspaper in America last year.”

And this quote

“Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.” — James Cameron

Inside the contradictory world of Thought Catalog

One of the Internet’s most reviled sites for and by millennials

Coming to a movie theater near you

How Subscriptions Could Save Small Movie Theaters

Set your DVRs

An ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on The Boz is Tuesday at 8 p.m.

HBO is doing a documentary on the offseason of Kevin Durant on Nov. 4. Check out the trailer here.

Oh, those damn millennials

The newsonomics of the millennial moment.