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

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

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