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    • The best way to read news on the go Oct 8, 2013Confidential Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Let’s keep this brief Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Is this really the future of news? Wednesday, October 9, 13
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    • Breaking news is broken Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Sorry guys, this just isn’t “breaking news” Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Sorry guys, this just isn’t “breaking news” Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • ...or this Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • ...or this Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • ...guys, this isn’t helping Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • ...guys, this isn’t helping Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • ...really? Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • ...really? Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • We set a very high bar for interruptions you didn’t request Wednesday, October 9, 13
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    • Follow news, for the first time ever Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Follow news, for the first time ever Choose the stories you want updates on Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Follow news, for the first time ever Choose the stories you want updates on No redundant reading Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • We all love long form, but there’s a time and a place Wednesday, October 9, 13
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    • We atomize the news Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • We atomize the news Facts boiled down into points Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • We atomize the news Facts boiled down into points Report and write original storylines Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • “Do your best and link to the rest” – Jeff Jarvis Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • “Do your best and link to the rest” – Jeff Jarvis Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • “Do your best and link to the rest” – Jeff Jarvis Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • “Do your best and link to the rest” – Jeff Jarvis Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Link directly to sources Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Beware of “anonymous senior officials” Wednesday, October 9, 13
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    • We got it wrong too, but we can push a correction... Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • We got it wrong too, but we can push a correction... Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • What’s next: Corrections tailored to readers Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • What’s next: Corrections tailored to readers Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • At Circa, we atomize not summarize Atomization: To break down a story into its core elements – the facts, stats, quotes, media, etc. Summarization: To create a smaller version of an existing piece, cutting content to make for a quicker read Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • We are not a news reader (Zite, Summly, Flipboard) We are a news organization Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Fixing breaking news Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Fixing breaking news Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Fixing breaking news Most breaking push alerts send you nowhere Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Fixing breaking news Most breaking push alerts send you nowhere We send you to a story you can follow Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Following storylines April 15, 2013 April 19, 2013April 17, 2013April 17, 2013 April 18, 2013 Sessions Traffic spikes, corresponding with each major update during week of Boston tragedy Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • By the numbers #2 in News 5 star rating 40 to 50 new stories 100+ updates 10 editors, 3 countries 24/7 global coverage Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • By the numbers #2 in News 5 star rating 40 to 50 new stories 100+ updates 10 editors, 3 countries 24/7 global coverage Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • By the numbers #2 in News 5 star rating 40 to 50 new stories 100+ updates 10 editors, 3 countries 24/7 global coverage Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Now available: Circa News for Android Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Now available: Circa News for Android Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Circa’s news scales Nov 1, 2012 Dec 20, 2012 Jan 31, 2013 Mar 15, 2013 Apr 29, 2013 Jun 10, 2013 Jul 22, 2013 Sep 3, 2013 New storylines Storyline updated Content production scales easily with Circa’s unique model Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Founders Matt Galligan, CEO Arsenio Santos, CTO Ben Huh, Co-founder Co-founded SimpleGeo Acquired by Urban Airship in 2011 Co-founded Socialthing Acquired by AOL in 2008 Sonic Living Director of Development Digg Director of News Applications Cheezburger Network CEO Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Circa team breakdown Product CEO CTO iOS engineer Android engineer Back-end engineer QA engineer Designer News Director of news Editor-in-chief 8 full-time editors 2 part-time editors Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Funding to date $2.4m as part of convertible notes Investors also include Quotidian Ventures, Advancit Capital, John Maloney (Tumblr), David Cohen (TechStars), Mohamed Nanabhay (Al Jazeera), Josh Spear (Undercurrent), Scott Belsky (Behance), Rick Webb (Barbarian Group), more Dave Morin, Path Gary Vaynerchuk, VaynerMedia Matt Mullenweg, Wordpress David Karp, Tumblr L E E E E R R RTN U SV Wednesday, October 9, 13
    • Follow the news Wednesday, October 9, 13