Scott’s Newsletter #24

A lot has happened in the two weeks since my last newsletter. I left my role at The New York Times, took the family on a six-day trip to Puerto Rico and started my new position, which I announced on Twitter last Tuesday.

I’m beyond excited to re-join the National Basketball Association as their Vice President, Emerging Technology. I spent almost three year at the NBA from 2009-2011 and really enjoyed my time there. In my new role, I’ll be leading their product efforts related to AR, AI, bots, voice, VR and more. I couldn’t be more excited to take on this challenge.


Wright Thompson can write. His profile on Pat Riley was well worth the long read.

Speaking of profiles: The New York Times Magazine produced one on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The Information’s (paywall) Jessica Lessin reflects on the news business. I agree with a lot of it.

My bet is Apple Music gets a name change in the coming years. That’s because the service is expanding into video. Bloomberg has how Jimmy Iovine is doing it.

Competition is healthy. Bloomberg also explored how Wal-Mart is going after Amazon.

Hulu launched its OTT network. It might be the best of them all.

Ever wonder what it’s like to work as a food cart vendor in New York City? The New York Times did and found answers.

Finally, for you fellow parents, here’s Ludacris rapping “Llama Llama Red Pajama.”

Rock and Roll.

My last newsletter had an open rate of 42.5% (-0.7%).

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