Ben Huh has one of the best names in tech. He also runs the lucrative Cheezburger Network meme factory. Now, he's made a public gambit for Reddit, the popular linkdump currently locked in combat with owner Conde Nast.
Ben Huh's media startup is focused on LOLcats and other internet animal memes. Things are less cute behind the scenes, where underpaid and overworked humans lurk, according to several company veterans who answered our recent request for information.
Ben Huh's Cheezburger Network has been crowned the largest "meme aggregator" on the internet and gleans more than $4 million in annual revenue from other people's animal pictures. So why can't Huh throw more bones to his humans?