This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we explore the changing world of digital media with David Aronchick, the CEO of Hark, the Seattle startup that operates a popular online platform for sound bites, quotes and images from pop culture.
David shares some of his favorite clips, tells the story of the company’s creation, and explains what it says about the distribution, consumption and monetization of digital media.
That discussion follows our weekly news roundup, in which John and I make a bet over the rumors that Amazon.com is planning a bricks-and-mortar store; discuss the evolution of movie distribution, as exemplified by Redbox’s new deal with Verizon; and talk about some of the latest entrepreneurial activity to bubble up from the University of Washington, through both official and unofficial venues.
Also listen for our App of the Week, and a new installment in our Name that Tech Tune challenge.
In honor of our guest, we’ve also uploaded this week’s show directly to Hark …
Show Notes: Links to the stories we discussed
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