Shelby Bonnie helped found CNET in the 1990s.
Now he wants to build an artificial intelligence platform for a voice-controlled digital home of the future.
Pylon ai aspires to be the connective tissue for media companies and advertisers creating content for devices like Amazon's Echo.
The first publication built for Pylon ai is Tasted, an instructional cooking product.
Shelby Bonnie was one of the earliest pioneers in digital publishing when in 1993 he and Halsey Minor cofounded the tech site CNET.
Now Bonnie sees a chance to be early in a new medium once again – one that may have just as much transformative potential as the web did a quarter century ago.