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Episode 98: Tim Armstrong is a distressed human being (and gentrification in the Bay Area)

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We kick off the show talking about AOL — from digital prophets (that man you see above) to its CEO Tim Armstrong blaming “distressed babies” for the need to roll out a terrible new 401(k) plan).

But we actually spend the majority of the show talking about reinvestment, gentrification, tech companies and the Bay Area (particularly San Francisco). There is a lot all sides in this could do to make this situation better from more housing stock to tech companies that are more invested in the communities they are headquartered in.

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Episode 80: Not going to Patch this up (and The Bezos Post)

We don’t think Patch will be patched up anytime soon.

There are the layoffs. Then there are the layoffs during conference calls. And then there are the bizarre apologies and statements about openness but not openness right now. Does Patch have much left in it? And what does this say about hyperlocal news?

We also discuss Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post. As a Washington resident, I can say that there are a lot worse things for a news organizations than being purchased by a rich guy who likes to books, logistics and the Web.

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