No, Paul, I’d say it’s the contrary. You — any publisher — can now use Instant Articles. Gina Trapani just released a new product that will take a web page and turn it into an AMP page with one line of code — for free. The first camera built for the Facebook Live API lets you replace an entire TV studio for $400. Progressive Web Apps will be one heckuva lot cheaper to produce than apps; it’s just good web design. Bots? One of my entrepreneurial graduates, Rebecca Harris, made a bot called Purple that is tearing up the news world and she did it for practically nothing. Rich cards? It’s just tagging. Stop whining. Start making!

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