The Future of Verytas

Posted by Sam Mallikarjunan on Mar 24, 2016 9:55:21 AM

Below, you can read the expanded Verytas pitch from Indiegogo and learn more about our vision for the future of Verytas.

You: Ok, you got me to click. So what problem are you trying to solve and why should I care?

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Topics: Startups, Technology, News

What technology would you use to build X?

Posted by Chris Gillis on Jun 18, 2015 8:03:35 AM

Last time I wrote about a good way to answer an interview question as well as a less good way. I also mentioned that I would answer that question in this post that you're reading. In other words, we're at now, now.

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Topics: Startups, Technology

Interviewing is Hard on Everyone Involved

Posted by Chris Gillis on Jun 5, 2015 10:06:00 AM

I have interviewed for jobs many times. Often for positions I was genuinely interested in, sometimes just for the practice. I'm not going to talk about how most people aren't very good at interviewing (especially interviewing developers), but there is a question I have been asked many times that I want to write about.

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Topics: Startups, Technology

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner Criticizes 2015 USA World Cup

Posted by Community on Jun 2, 2015 1:14:00 PM

Along with other officials, former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner has been indicted for rackateering conspiracy and corruption in the United States [submit correction]The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Evan M. Norris, Amanda Hector, Darren A. LaVerne, Samuel P. Nitze, Keith D. Edelman and Brian D. Morris of the Eastern District of New York, with assistance provided by the Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs and Organized Crime and Gang Section [submit correction].

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Topics: Journalism, News

Using Verytas to Get Help With Your Research

Posted by Sam Mallikarjunan on May 31, 2015 3:51:00 PM

One of the core missions of Verytas is to help writers spend more time writing and less time researching while creating content that's richer in detail and cited with supporting links valuable to their readers. Great content -- whether it's for inbound marketing, news reporting, or other media -- requires writers that know what questions to ask.

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Topics: Media Business, Journalism, Research, Content Marketing

Player Two Has Joined The Game - Technology Tuesday

Posted by Chris Gillis on May 18, 2015 4:14:04 PM

Hello World!

Recently I heard about my buddy's new project, Verytas. I am a seeker of truth and I can appreciate a good pun, so naturally I was drawn to the project. Once I found out more about his goals and vision I just knew I had to be part of it. I spoke with Sam about some of the things he wanted to build, and a couple hours later I had a working prototype for one of the pieces he wanted to build. I convinced Sam that I am the right person to help him build Verytas, but Sam knows me quite well; we have been friends since high school. For those of you that don't know me, I want to introduce myself.

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Topics: Startups, Technology

Fact-Checking and Research by the Wizard of Oz

Posted by Sam Mallikarjunan on May 16, 2015 11:27:52 AM

In the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her companions are confronted by a terrifying and magical apparition that appears to have supernatural powers.

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Topics: Startups

How We're Tackling The Problem of Misinformation Online

Posted by Sam Mallikarjunan on May 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

I'm not going to spend much time selling you on the idea that there's a problem with how we consume information from the media. The switch has been flipped so that mass media distribution -- which was once centrally controlled by limited groups of people with printing presses or access to radio infrastructure -- is now accessible to anyone with a computer and an internet connection.

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Topics: Satire, Media Business, Startups, Journalism, Misinformation

How good are you at recognizing fake news? [Quiz]

Posted by Sam Mallikarjunan on May 6, 2015 9:47:50 AM

Here at Verytas, we're tackling the problems of misinformation and fact-checking online one at a time. One of the first challenges we're tackling is helping you recognize satire sites right in your Facebook and Twitter feeds. Click here to check out our version 1.0 Verytas app. Many of these sites walk a fine line between satire and intentional misinformation, with satire disclaimers hidden deep within their site (if they have them at all).

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Topics: Satire

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