Monday, January 24, 2005

Interview with Rich Skrenta

Peter Da Vanzo interviews Rich Skrenta (CEO, A great excerpt on the information overload problem:
    We're experiencing an explosion in the number of news outlets ... To scan this massive amount of incremental information available each day for items which can be personally relevant is a big job, but one amenable to computer automation. At a high level's mission is to read everything new on the Internet every 30 minutes and let you know about new, relevant information that's of interest to you -- whether that interest is based on a local city, a hobby interest, a business sector, or some other content channel.
Rich has it exactly right. It's all about relevance. In a glut of news, we need to help readers find the news they need.

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