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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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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: