Crenk – New User Generated Newspaper (Revenue Sharing Coming)

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You might have noticed some big changes with Crenk overnight. Here at Crenk we are starting to experiment with a user generated content method. Thus, anyone can now register for a Crenk account and contribute articles to the site.

Why?

I have long been thinking about how we can help anyone share their opinions with the world. This is our attempt!

Anyone can write an article about pretty much anything. We have some very basic rules in place when it comes to moderation, but we want to remain very open.

Revenue sharing is also coming in the next few weeks. Crenk will allow authors to share in revenues from their articles.

This is only our first step and we will have lots more options coming very soon.

Thanks,
Crenk Team

Zergnet – Content Recommendation Is Hard, But Seems Like This Product Actually Works Well

We recently read an amazing article about a content recommendation service that people actually want to use and read the articles promoted. The product is called Zergnet and we have decided to give it a try here on Crenk.

We know our traffic is very small compared to what it used to be, but we thought it would be worth a try and we will write about our conclusions after a month or running.

The Widget is live in our sidebar. Let us know what you think.

Zergnet content recommendation engine

Blue Monkey Please Get in Touch for Minecraft Animation Music Videos

I have been watching a lot of music on YouTube of late (part of the day job). I somehow keep coming back to a Minecraft Animation YouTube Channel that only has 2 music videos. The track they animated was KDrew – Last Train to Paradise (know KDrew quite well). Anyways here is the video:

I have just found out that the Blue Monkey (who’s channel it is) lives in Bristol (quite close in general terms to me). I have been trying to get in touch with the guy for quite some time about possible producing some music videos for artists I manage (Tobu, Axero, Itro, Ahrix, Dogena and Umpire). However, I dont seem to be able to get his attention. :(

This is my last attempt – I thought I would write a quick blog posts to ask him to get in touch as I would love to work with him to create some amazingly cool music videos and then promote them all over the world (not just YouTube).

Blue Monkey please get in touch info@crenk.com

Apple Watch Video Guided Tour by Apple (Failed Product Already?)

Here is a video guided tour of the Apple Watch. I really like the concept behind the watch, however this product isnt going to sell enough to really move the revenue needle for Apple. Im hoping this is going to be their first attempt at wearable products and then they starting bringing out some more exciting ideas.

Disclosure: I own Apple stock.

Ferrari Win Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2015 – Great to See Some Unpredictability!

It was great to see Ferrari back winning a race in Formula 1 today at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Over the past few years Formula 1 has become very predictable and boring. I really hope something changes and many teams can compete. Additionally, they need to bring back a lack of reliability in the cars and pitstops to get more excitement!

Vodafone Start Giving Bloggers Access to Phones and Not Just Crappy Photos

Over the past few years I have been on the Vodafone press list. Over that time they have been sending out all the information on big releases with some basic information about the phones and a photo. What I dont understand is why are they sending out these releases when they cant provide the writer with any access to any of the phones? I really only want to review a phone if I can get my hands on it and do a video review or a long written review with personalised photos.

Vodafone its a waste of time! Give out a lot more access to these phones! Its not like its going to cost you much.

Apple will buy Tesla for $75b in 18 months: Doubt it!

Jason Calacanis:

Apple will buy Tesla for $75b in 18 months — it’s a lock (in my mind).

Very interesting claim!

(My thoughts: This is a very large amount of money. This would make a lot of sense if Apple used some of its overseas cash. However, it doesn’t make sense if they are already working on its own electric smart car.)