Current: Public Media: Potential LA-area... →
Execs from the four Los Angeles-area PBS affiliates considering a collaboration met Wednesday (Sept. 28) to discuss a restructuring plan, according to the Los Angeles Times. No update on the continuing countdown to the possibility of primary station KCET going independent as of Jan. 1, 2011 (Current, Aug. 5, 2010). Heads of KCET, KOCE, KVCR and KLCS got together at KOCE in Huntington Beach....
It’s Official: WaPo Hands Newsweek Over To Harman... →
Harman reportedly offered $1 and the acceptance of Newsweek’s liabilities, which are estimated to be about $70 million, along with the promise to not cut the staff as much as the other bidders it was competing against. Still, as the closing of the deal approached, dozens of high-profile Newsweek staffers have headed to greener pastures while the title has grown even thinner in the past few weeks.
Qwiki + iPad: The Future of Information... →
Qwiki, a startup offering a new way to get informed, won the $50,000 first prize and Disrupt Cup at the 2010 TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Wendesday. Founded by Doug Imbruce, a self-described recovering software engineer, and Louis Monier, sometimes called the Father of Web Search for his role as the founder of AltaVista, Qwiki has the ubernerd community all aflutter over...
Pint-Sized Apple TV Packs a Punch, But Content... →
Apple’s tiny new Apple TV packs one heck of a punch in a very small package — Netflix! Youtube! $0.99 TV shows! It’s dead easy to set up, absolutely tiny in size, and a pleasure to use. And it’s ridiculously priced at only $99. On the other hand, iTunes’ movie selection still sucks; and the Apple TV won’t play nice with popular internet video formats like DivX or Avi.
How can you justify renting your first-run TV shows individually for 99 cents an...– AppleInsider | Time Warner CEO says Apple 99-cent rental model ‘jeopardizes’ sales
Tour De France Winner Tests Positive For Banned... →
Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador tested positive for a banned steroid during this year’s race and has been suspended by cycling’s governing body. A lab in Germany found clenbuterol in Contador’s urine sample on July 21 at the Tour de France, according to a statement from the UCI. But the amount was “400 time(s) less than what the antidoping laboratories...
Digg Founder “Burned Out”, May Leave by End of... →
The launch of “New Digg,” the fourth major iteration of the site and the first real set of new features in three years, should have been a triumph; but user dissatisfaction turned it into a disaster. Traffic has been slumping steadily, staff members have been laid off and there’s a revolving door just for the company’s CEOs (figuratively speaking — Digg has had three chief execs within the past...
We’re signaling to others that we care about ourselves and that we feel...– Apple Logo Is an Agnostic’s Crucifix, Star of David: Study | Fast Company
newyorker: We’re on the iPad! Jason Schwartzman demonstrates The New Yorker iPad app in a video directed by Roman Coppola. Get the magazine on your iPad each Monday — every story, every cartoon, everything in the print edition and more. The app comes with the current week’s table of contents and lets you buy new issues as they’re released. You can store as many issues as you like on the app and...
Apple Updates Remote App with iPad and Retina... →
As predicted, Apple has updated their Remote app that allows iOS users to control iTunes and their Apple TV from their devices. The app hadn’t been updated for nearly a year, but has finally received a 2.0 update that brings support for the iPad, Retina display and new Apple TV. New features listed include: - Designed for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad - Optimized for Retina displays and large...
Texting alerts, social media controlled chaos... →
Freshman Nicholas Tawse never imagined the text alert system he signed up for during registration, would come in handy until Tuesday morning when a gunman began shooting on the UT campus. “I woke up, heard sirens out the door announcing what was going on, and then I was getting rapid text messages back and forth,” recalls Tawse. The sirens and text messages alerted students of an...
Amtrak's $117 Billion Plan For High Speed Travel |... →
Amtrak announced a concept plan today for what would be the United States’ first high-speed rail service, connecting Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston. The proposed rail line would be completed by 2040, with a launch for some sections as early as 2015. Funding has yet to be finalized, but Amtrak has already requested $2.5 billion from Congress for 2011, and earlier this...
klru blog > My Review: Ken Burns' The Tenth Inning →
Ken Burns’ The Tenth Inning Part 1: Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. (encore at 9 p.m.) Part 2: Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. (encore at 9 p.m.) From the opening notes of the pounding soundtrack of Ken Burns’ Baseball: The 10th Inning, we realize that the game of baseball has moved on. We aren’t watching a quaint documentary about the history of America’s game, rather we’re embarking on a new,...
I can tell you this, that Eric Wright has played a lot of good football for us...– Browns coach Eric Mangini acknowledges Eric Wright’s bad game, but won’t yank him from lineup | cleveland.com
Netflix Faces New Competition in Streaming -... →
Netflix’s competition with Blockbuster is an artifact of another age — the DVD era. The main battlefront has shifted online, where consumers are streaming movies and television. Netflix faces a number of well-financed and innovative companies like Apple, Amazon and Google, as well as the cable TV providers. This time the war will not be won by the company that perfects the logistics of moving...
Southwest and AirTran said the new airline will operate from more than 100...– Southwest Airlines To Buy AirTran For $1.4 Billion : NPR Hoping they do a direct flight from Austin to Des Moines. - Shane
AppleInsider | Goldman Sachs says Apple planning... →
A team of analysts for investment bank Goldman Sachs said Monday that their sources lead them to believe Apple will introduce a second-generation iPad during the spring of 2011 that will feature a camera, mini USB and a lighter design.
Daring Fireball: Trailer for 'True Grit' →
The Coen Brothers’ remake of the classic Western, starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin. Yes.
Nonprofits routinely talk about how they struggle to pay their staff members...– Should nonprofit leaders earn the same as their private sector peers?
Nokia’s Bureaucracy Stifled Innovation,... →
A few years before Apple introduced the iPhone in early 2007, the prototype of an Internet-ready, touch-screen handset with a large display made the rounds among upper management at Nokia. The prototype developed by Nokia’s research centers in Finland was seen as a potential breakthrough by its engineers that would have given the world’s biggest maker of mobile phones a powerful advantage in the...
Cleveland Browns cornerback Eric Wright pins... →
Browns cornerback Eric Wright pinned the 24-17 loss to the Ravens on himself, saying he had “horrible day and I let my team down.” Wright let receiver Anquan Boldin run free all afternoon and gave up three touchdowns to him, although the middle one was a miscommunication between Wright and rookie safety T.J. Ward. “I didn’t feel like myself today at all,” said...
HTML5 heralds the return of state and application processing to the client-side...– HTML5 Transfers Application Power from Server to Browser - Giga Om