CEO of Neva Labs Mark Little
Further to the alleged data breach at Independent News and Media.
And Data Commissioner Helen Dixon stating she will appear at an INM-sponsored data protection conference in Dublin’s RDS next week…despite Ms Dixon investigating INM’s alleged data breach…
The Irish Times, is reporting that Mark Little – who was scheduled to be a speaker at the event – has pulled out.
Mr Little, now chief executive of digital media company Neva Labs, said that he was due to participate as unpaid panellist at the INM conference speaking about broader issues around privacy and how people can regain control of their personal data from large corporations.
“I am not going to do this on Monday,” he told The Irish Times. “As far as I am concerned there is a conflict of interest for me as a journalist.”
Data regulator to speak at INM event despite investigation (The Irish Times)
Yesterday: At The Data Summit
Storyful founder Mark Little
“…So why would anyone of right mind step away from this kind of turbo-charged business? It’s hard to explain to those who haven’t lived the startup life. There comes a time when your continuing benefit to your company is outweighed by the personal cost of not moving on to the next challenge.
Perhaps the parents out there will understand a secondary reality. I’ve reached that sad but glad understanding that my precious little baby is all growed up and doesn’t need me anymore.
I’m leaving Storyful with no absolute certainty about what I’m doing next. But that’s a pretty wonderful feeling. Back in 2010, there was only one opportunity that excited me. Today, in a golden age of storytelling, the options are endless. I’m more passionate than ever about social journalism, media innovation and the challenges and opportunities that emerge from a revolutionary age.
I’m exhilarated by what might come next. But as I look back, I am also profoundly grateful today to all the idealists who made Storyful a reality.”
Mark Little, announcing his resignation from Storyful, the news gathering agency he founded and sold to News Corp for an amount described as ‘large’.
Mark Little on leaving Storyful, stronger than ever (Storyful)
Mark Little (top) and Molly Ringwald in The Breakfast Club (1985)
Bee stung-lipped Brat Pack goddess Molly Ringwald and cash giddy Storyful founder Mark ‘Jammy’ Little join host Brendan O’Connor on The Saturday Night Show tomorrow night on RTÉ 1 at 9.50pm.
Plus Love/Hate’s Tommy KD (aka Thomas Kiernan Dunne); Room to Improve presenter Dermot Bannon, and Skulduggery Pleasant author Derek Landy.
Packed show, in fairness.
Previously: Storyful, Eh? I’ll Remember That Name
Thanks Melanie O’Connor
Top pic: Storyful
[Storyful founder Mark Little]
“Facebook is launching a new service called FB Newswire featuring hand-picked, journalist-verified stories that will be powered by Irish company Storyful….”
To the begrudgery sticks.
Fair play though, in fairness.
Meanwhile, our talks with Bebo have fallen through again.
Storyful to power Facebook’s new FB Newswire service (SiliconRepublic)
[Rupert Murdoch and Smithers, top and, above Storyful founder
Ned Flanders Mark ‘Moneybags’ Little]
News Corp has just announced that it is acquiring Storyful, a Ireland-based “village square” for social media news, aggregating stories found on social media networks like Twitter and Instagram and Facebook, and verifying the sources in the process.
The price is €18 million ($25 million). News Corp. says that it will continue as a standalone company post-acquisition.
News Corp Pays $25M For Storyful, Which Digs Up And Verifies News From Social Sites Like Twitter And Instagram (TechCrunch)
“Above all, Storyful will honour its partnership with the awe-inspiring community of reporters, thinkers, activists, pioneers and entrepreneurs making journalism fit for purpose in the social age. Today is a good day for that movement. Social journalism is no longer a problem for the news industry … it is a solution.”
Mark Little, today.
Murdoch and social journalism? Hahahahahaha
Will he leave RTE now?
This time next year, Rodney
Fair play though, in fairness.
Storyful Joins Forces With Newscorp (Mark Little, Storyful)
Ruper Murdoch (actually looking at Storyful) pic via Natalie Ravitz