Damian Radcliffe

Posts Tagged ‘photography’

links for 2011-02-08

In Daily Links on February 9, 2011 at 1:02 am
  • The Patch Effect: Will AOL's hyperlocal experiment across the new media news ecosystem yield peril or profit? An assessment from the ground up offers a deeper look
  • Thirteen year-end news photo galleries of 2010.
  • The World Bank works with a network of specialists all over the world to gather and curate a large body of economic development data each year. The organization has made a few million dollars from subscription sales of its datasets to universities and other institutional subscribers – but last year the Bank decided it would rather give the data away for free and see what would happen.

    In order to make the most of this new opportunity, the Bank decided to work with Challenge Post, a software developer contest adminstration service, to create a contest called Apps for Development, challenging developers around the world to build apps on top of the data. The apps are in, it's time to vote and the things people have built are quite remarkable. The apps have come from 30 different countries and more were built in Africa than in Europe.

  • The launch event for Rupert Murdoch's new iPad-only newspaper The Daily was full of rhetoric about the future of journalism, heralding the app as a "this changes everything" sort of moment.

    But having had a chance to download and read today's inaugural issue, it doesn't seem that the user experience matches the rhetoric. That may not be a surprise as plenty of people have long predicted The Daily would be a flop. But it still feels like a shame, considering the resources (some $30 million from Murdoch himself) that have been poured into the endeavor and considering the promise for a reinvented and reinvigorated journalism.

    That's just my opinion, of course, as are these first impressions of the new app

  • Telecommunications company Vodafone says that it has been forced to send pro-government messages to its subscribers in Egypt during the country's recent protests.
    (tags: mobile)
  • The 90's rap icon MC Hammer made a fortune, lost it, and is now an investor in 8 different tech companies.
  • The United States, like most governments, has developed teams and tools to wage Web warfare. But not all the tools are what we would normally think of as offensive weapons. The U.S. military, it turns out, can force a country that has disconnected itself from the Internet back online.
    (tags: internet)
  • According to IDC, smartphone manufacturers shipped 100.9 million devices in the fourth quarter of 2010, while PC manufacturers shipped 92.1 million units worldwide. Or, more simply put, smartphones just outsold PCs for the first time ever.
    (tags: mobile trends)
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links for 2011-02-04

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links for 2010-12-30

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links for 2010-09-24

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links for 2010-09-21

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links for 2010-09-14

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links for 2010-09-12

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links for 2010-09-07

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links for 2010-09-05

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Tarnished Earth – Exhibition of Photographs

In Daily Links on August 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Tuesday 14 September – 12 October
Time: 24 hours a day
Location: More London Riverside
 
An exhibition of stunning photographs, brought to More London by the team that brought Earth From the Air.  This exhibition will be on display 24 hours a day from Tuesday 14 September until 12 October.
 
www.morelondon.com/thescoop