Monday, May 16, 2011

San Francisco at center of 'data gold rush'

David Weir of the nonprofit SF Public Press says San Francisco sits at the epicenter of a brand new tech boom revolving around several thousand startup companies, many of which are developing new ways to gather and distribute news. He says they're drawn here by a "data gold rush." Weir writes, "The sweepstakes in the competition to figure out 'local' will help determine the future of journalism in innumerable ways, from the kinds of stories that get covered to the connections between local content producers and consumers, as well as the advertisers who will fuel these localization networks going forward."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thousands of startups, and presumably most of them involved in giving people news (or data) for free. Yet none of them have figured out how to get advertising to pay for their free services. Year after year, the story doesn't change.