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Crowdsourcing Company Aims to 'Annotate the World'

Tom Lehman was sitting with his friends on an otherwise ordinary autumn day in 2009, listening to hip hop music.   A Miami native — he notes this as somewhat of a prerequisite — he always liked the beat, the kind he could “dance to,” but had never seriously listened to the lyrics. So he had his friends explain to him what was going on, and why the lyrics were “cool.” Immediately, he became entranced. “I just thought, ‘Wow, these conversations are so interesting and fun,’ ”...

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