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Archive for January 2011


Bookmarks for 31 Jan 2011

Why the BBC’s old guard called time on the Wibbly Wobbly Web | Technology | The Observer"The World Service is to lose five of its foreign-language services, and a quarter of its staff. And BBC Online's budget will be cut by a quarter to £103m and the unit will lose 360 staff, at the same [...]

Bookmarks for 30 Jan 2011

500 Internal Server Error500 Internal Server Error (none) Egypt Leaves the Internet – Renesys BlogTechnical analysis of how Egypt shut down internet access: "Confirming what a few have reported this evening: in an action unprecedented in Internet history, the Egyptian government appears to have ordered service providers to shut down all international connections to the [...]

Bookmarks for 28 Jan 2011

MediaPost Publications Twitter Tests Self-Serve Ad Platform 01/26/2011"Twitter has begun testing a self-serve ad platform with advertisers and agencies it plans to roll out in the first half of this year…" (twitter advertising ) Larry Page’s Google 3.0 – BusinessWeek"Every Monday afternoon at the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif., more than a dozen of Google's [...]

Bookmarks for 27 Jan 2011

OAuth Will Murder Your ChildrenStrictly speaking, the OAuth protocol does not have a "murder your children" step, but the point is well made. (oauth twitter privacy authentication ) Double U – USB Port Design by Ma Yi Xuan » Yanko Design"In spite of the clear USB mark on its right side, many a times we [...]

Bookmarks for 26 Jan 2011

Demand Media shares soar in IPO – Jan. 26, 2011"Shares of online content creator Demand Media rose 35% in midday trading Wednesday, following an IPO that valued Demand at more than $1 billion. Twitter lit up with scathing comments from tech industry luminaries. "Hooray for crappy, SEO-driven content!" wrote Tadas Viskanta, who blogs at Abnormal [...]

Bookmarks for 25 Jan 2011

NSFW: On the Internet, Nobody Knows You’re A JournalistExcellent post on the problems faced by journalism online: "The fact is, it’s almost impossible to find a single ‘content’ company on the web that maintains a horseshit:quality ratio better than 10:1. Just look at the homepages of Yahoo! and MSN, boasting the respective top stories: “Why [...]

Bookmarks for 24 Jan 2011

The Guardian Jilts Old iPhone App in Favor of Subscriptions Model | Fast Company"The Guardian debuts a new version of its iPhone app this week. That might not be newsworthy in itself, but for this: the app will be changing from a one-time purchase to a subscriptions model, powered by Urban Airship, the Oregon-based start-up [...]

Bookmarks for 23 Jan 2011

Skills Matter : London Scala Users Group: How we (mostly) moved from Java to ScalaThe video of Graham's excellent presentation. (video presentation scala guardian ) BBC | BBC College of Journalism Blog – Journalists and illegal information"Is this a good moment to recall the 305 named journalists found dealing illegally in private information back in [...]

Bookmarks for 22 Jan 2011

News Desk: Why Is Eric Schmidt Stepping Down at Google? : The New Yorker"In the eleven interviews I conducted with him for my book on Google, he freely told anecdotes about the founders, sometimes making gentle fun of them, never seeming to look over his shoulder. Yet he always made clear that they were “geniuses” [...]

Bookmarks for 21 Jan 2011

YouView risks becoming ‘obsolete’ as launch further delayed until 2012 – Telegraph"The BBC has spent approximately six million pounds on YouView, the ‘next generation of Freeview’, which could be obsolete by the time the severely delayed project is ready to launch in 2012." (youview bbc launch ) Eric Schmidt: All of Google’s Strategic Initiatives in [...]