AppleInsider | Richard Branson's 'Project' debuts... →
Project (iTunes link) is a free magazine application built specifically for iPad. The debut issue, released Tuesday, features actor Jeff Bridges on the cover promoting his upcoming movie, Tron: Legacy. Individual issues can be purchased within the application for $2.99 each. Published by Branson’s Virgin, it requires iOS 4.2 or later.
Remember at the end of the French Revolution the Red Hags dragged the likes of...– Quote from a letter I received this morning from a person who clearly doesn’t care for PBS
Do your donors look like cool kids? - Social media... →
A survey of Facebook users conducted by ExactTarget found that 40% of these users like a Facebook Page to show their support for a brand to their friends. Social media – and Facebook in particular – makes it part of your job as a nonprofit marketer to come up with ways to provide “cool kid” currency for your supporters. This job becomes much easier if you: Have a great-looking Facebook Page ...
The problem for anybody wanting to believe that the iPad is a newspaper or...– The iPad May Not Be The Great Saviour Of Newspapers
wowilikethat: The Beatles- Oh! Darling One of...
Symbian Foundation web sites to shut down -... →
Recently, we announced that the Symbian Foundation will be transitioning to a licensing body. In practise this will mean a reduction in the day-to-day operations of the Foundation by the end of the year. As a result, we expect our websites will be shutting down on 17th December. We are working hard to make sure that most of the content accessible through web services (such as the source code,...
Current: Public Media: CPB's 2011 business plan... →
The 2011 business plan for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is now online (PDF). The Board approved the plan at its Nov. 15 and 16 meeting in New Orleans. CPB’s six priorities for 2011: digital and innovation; diversity; dialogue, engagement and awareness; education; journalism; and core system support. That plan promotes mergers and consolidations, and joint master control operations...
Despite a reportedly healthy level of interest from developers,...– AppleInsider | Windows Phone 7 developers fear platform flop
Shane's Newsletter #2 Released
This week’s issue covered my lost weekend, a math problem that explains why we got rid of our television, the reasoning for taking a course on developing iOS apps, and the future of news coverage. Next week I plan to write about what it’s like to run a PBS pledge drive, and dealing with the pressure of reaching a $250,000 fundraising goal in 17 days. If you haven’t signed up...
Very pathetic performance by the Browns in the 2nd half. We lucked out against a...– Comment left at cleveland.com after a disappointing victory against the Panthers
Sarah Cooley's Geek Gift Guide 2010 | Random Sarah →
It’s that time of year again, time for my annual geek gift guide. Keep in mind that geeks aren’t always just about gadgets, we appreciate good design and clean lines, there are food geeks, and fashion geeks, tea geeks, all kinds. So the perfect gift for the geek on your list might be easier than you think.
Most computers use key strokes to enter instructions, but Macintosh replaces...– Playboy - Print Article (via iamdanw)
WikiLeaks Release Reveals Ugly Side Of Diplomacy :... →
WikiLeaks, an organization devoted to revealing secret documents, has made good on its promise to release a huge cache of confidential American diplomatic cables. The documents dump, which includes a huge sampling of the daily traffic between the U.S. State Department and some 270 embassies and consulates, pulls back the curtain on the sometimes messy business of diplomacy.
Brooks in Beta: 4 sins of news design reveals... →
Designer Lauren M. Rabaino (she of the redesigned PressThink.org) expounds on the 4 sins of news design, which are as follows: 1. Clutter. 2. Clutter. 3. Clutter. 4. Clutter. She has a point, no? If the design of news sites are failing, they are failing precising because they fail to do what their print antecedents do so well: Distill what news is important and create an enjoyable reading...
My Method of Choosing Video Games
I would be a fanatical gamer if I gave myself over to the dark side. I have a whole set of rules set up to keep that from happening, because I don’t have time to become addicted to anything that I have to spend hours mastering. Basically, I keep from caring about games by pretending I don’t care about games. My method of choosing video games is to check out the Game Center page of...
This is where the mainstream is going, selling escape from the business of...– The Good Old Days - Tech Crunch grumbling about the Apple TV
paper.li – read Twitter as a daily newspaper →
paper.li organizes links shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format. Newspapers can be created for any Twitter user, list or #tag. A great way to stay on top of all that is shared by the people you follow - even if you are not connected 24/7!
The most important principle of News+ is that we want to let our readers get...– News+ Ready for Launch
The five new features include video phone, better mobility, USB port, new...– Next iPad to Add Five New Features including USB Port?
Report: Apple Buying 98-Acre HP Campus for About... →
Apple has become the largest landowner in Cupertino, Calif., the city which headquarters the computer and media giant. Apple recently purchased for a reported $300 million a 98-acre campus which formerly housed Hewlett-Packard. The site adjoins Apple’s 50-acre site it purchased in 2006. “We now occupy 57 buildings in Cupertino and our campus is bursting at the seams,” Apple PR chief Steve...
The Talk Show #18: That's Why Daddy Drinks on 5by5 →
EPISODE NOTES John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss Twitter Apps, games with one button, the absurdity of Windows NT on floppy disks, iOS 4.2, the mystery TJ Maxx iPads, and John’s Christmas Predictions. Plus, John did his homework so they can also discuss the Galaxy Tab (finally!) and the experience of shopping for one. EPISODE LINKS Crystal Quest – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia V Cast –...
youveescaped-deactivated2011020 asked: This is less of an ask and more of a tell but I JUST GOT MY IPAD. well, my dad ordered it for me as an early christmas gift and ahhhh it's on its way yay! I thought you, as the resident Apple king, would appreciate this news. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and I wish Tumblr would stop messing with my following list because god damn it, I need to follow you!
Most software developers in our space think they need to be far, far beyond...– Audio of DHH speaking to A Better Way Of Work on the theme of simplicity - (37signals)
News Flash: Twitter Already Is a News Network →
What news organizations really need is a way to filter through those millions of tweets and find the ones that really matter, and add something verifiable to a breaking news story. The New York Times created its own verified lists of Twitter users during a shooting at Fort Hood and other news events, and there are some relatively new services — such as Storify and Curated.by — that can make it...