A Brief Blog Profile: PandoDaily
by Thomas Hynes
Despite what I thought I heard the writer sitting beside me on a recent flight to Austin say, PandoDaily is NOT about panda bears. It turns out, however, the name does come from a living organism. Pando trees, though slightly less adorable than panda bears, serve as the inspiration for this blog's name. In their own words, "It’s the perfect metaphor for Silicon Valley. It’s not just individual hot startups... it’s that unique ecosystem that continually shoots up new companies no matter how frothy or scorched everything above ground gets."
On the blog, you can read about they suddenly got a lot more interested in Pinterest. Or you can read about how old-school email is the new-school way to find out about cool things. There's also this piece on a new translation app, which as they are quick to point out, makes it easier to flirt with foreign people. Now that is technology people can use!
Another great component of PandoDaily is the Pando Ticker. Along with publishing their own original content, they also stream industry news from other sources. This site obviously wants to "break every story." But, they're still willing to link to quality pieces from other sites. Under the surface, they're all talking about the same startup industry, even if they spring up in different publications.