Nadav Shoval

Jun 24, 20192m read

Spot.IM Summer Event: Year of the User

In the modern digital world, everything begins with the user. Today’s most successful internet companies have thrived because they were the first to recognize this. They have built their empir...

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Nadav Shoval

Apr 30, 20192m read

Raising $25M to Help Build a Better Media Industry

We founded Spot.IM in 2012 on the idea that the publishing industry needed a sustainable business model, one built on community and users’ real connection to media brands. Our mission has alwa...

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Javier

Nov 06, 20181m read

George Takei Live Blogs the 2018 Midterm Elections

“Oh myyy!” Nope. Oh yesss! Star Trek legend and Howard Stern Show announcer George Takei is officially live blogging the 2018 midterm elections on Second Nexus. Utilizing Spot.IMR...

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Spot.IM Contributor

Oct 17, 20183m read

The Value of Community in a Social Media World

By Ben Szurek In a 1962 essay titled “The Virgin and the Dynamo,” the poet W.H. Auden explores a tension that characterizes life in the modern world. Life, according to Auden, is a war betwe...

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Spot.IM Contributor

Sep 28, 20183m read

Trash Talk: Internet Starts Chattering Before Khabib vs. McGregor

By Ben Szurek Every Sunday from September to February, football fans are treated to a buffet of NFL games, filled with the big hits, breakout plays, and coordinated drives that give football its...

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Javier

Sep 19, 20183m read

Marc Benioff, TIME Magazine and The Rise of Tech Media

It’s official! Meredith Corporation is selling TIME Magazine (yes, THE Time Magazine) to Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne for $190 million in cash. The news of the acquisition ha...

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Spot.IM Contributor

Sep 12, 20183m read

Real Danger: Preparing for Hurricane Florence

By Ben Szurek One year ago, the topic of hurricanes dominated national news as massive storm systems hit parts of Texas and the Caribbean, costing lives and leaving many cities immobilized. At t...

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Spot.IM Contributor

Sep 07, 20184m read

Nike Courting Controversy in New Ad Campaign Starring Colin Kaepernick

By Ben Szurek On the eve of the 2016 NFL Season, Colin Kaepernick sat on a bench in Levi’s Stadium, San Francisco, while everyone else in attendance stood in honor of our national anthem. His...

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Javier

Sep 05, 20183m read

“Crazytown”: Disturbing Quotes from Bob Woodward’s New Trump Book

Famed Watergate reporter Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” is the latest of many tell-all books to reveal (more or less) the same revelation: a topsy-t...

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Spot.IM Contributor

Aug 30, 20184m read

The Dispute Over Senator John McCain’s Legacy

By Ben Szurek On Saturday, Senator John McCain died at the age of 81 following a year-long battle with brain cancer and a final decision to stop treatment. The days following his death have seen...

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