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Like most entrepreneurs, I started off reading about the tech industry with TechCrunch, and shortly after discovered other big blogs like Engadget and small ones like Fred Wilson’s AVC.  Soon I needed Google Reader to manage all these websites, and my favorite reader was Flipboard.  Google retiring Google Reader was probably the first time I felt genuinely disappointed by tech — it’s not often change feels like a step backwards in this industry.

Its replacement, feedly, has reliability problems and doesn’t have as nice of an interface.  So I continued to use Flipboard but depended on its Technology section to get the bulk of my industry news; and then would go to individual websites Web 1.0 style to fill out the rest.  I was reading less — especially the smaller blogs — but this might have been OK as I had less time for reading.

Then I discovered Techmeme, a website that aggregates what it thinks are the best news and analyses for the tech industry that day into one page.

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Moving from Medium to WordPress was a big job!  All of our posts should be on WordPress now.  We’re here and hopefully will be here for a while.

There might be lingering issues, e.g. broken links, or links that still lead back to Medium.  If you find those, please bear with us and do let me know.

http://cornerplay.com is already pointing to this blog, so the three of you who have this place bookmarked won’t have to change anything.  ;)

Back to our regularly scheduled program tomorrow, one new post per day.

Note: This was our last post while on Medium.

I can’t add a new story on Medium with Internet Explorer or any mobile browser. That’s a problem, especially as I currently travel with a Surface 2, iPhone 5S and a Moto G.

Not being able to submit a story while travelling is exceedingly difficult when the objective is to post once a day. So, that’s almost a deal breaker.

But the actual catalyst for leaving is Medium’s philosophy for organizing content. Specifically, how Medium recommends what story to read next.

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I have been thinking about starting a tech blog for a long time now. I neglected to do so in the past because I did not want to go through the pain of building an audience; now I realize I’m happy just writing for myself.

So when I saw an ad for Wix on Facebook — they advertise quite aggressively there — I decided to check out the service.

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You don’t know Shane Battier? Then you have to read this seminal piece about him by Michael Lewis on the New York Times. It’s worth reading no matter your interest level in basketball.

The cornerplay aspires to be to tech blogs what Shane Battier is to basketball. Battier may not be the most athletic or talented player in the NBA, but he is a winner everywhere he goes. Part of his success is due to hard work, preparation and intellect.

He is the rare, analytical professional basketball player who studies in-depth scouting reports; the kind of player who knows Kobe Bryant’s worst shot is the dribble left, 18-foot pull up jumper. And defends him accordingly.

The kind of player who knows the best jump shot statistically is the open corner 3 — the corner play — and who makes it a priority to take that shot.

This blog is about finding the corner plays of the tech world. Uncommon observations, contrarian insights and hidden truths, once per day.

But it won’t be all cut and dry. We will have fun here too. Like basketball, tech is a passion.

Here are five stories on the cornerplay we’re particularly proud of: