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Music apps are the new albums. Or the new concert DVDs. Or...

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David Gilmour, Lady Gaga, The xx and Calvin Harris app strategies show music industry experimentationEvery so often, the music industry gets sucked into a debate about whether the traditional album is dead, even if the murderer has varied down the years, from iTunes downloads to Spotify playlists.Taylor Swift's ability to...
Music apps are the new albums. Or the new concert DVDs. Or...

App of the Week: 'Shatoetry' is William Shatner at your poetic best

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Our picks for App of the Week on our weekly GeekWire radio show often focus on practical apps to help you through your daily life — everything from checking up on your taxi driver to talking with a real person on a customer service line. But sometimes we also like...
App of the Week: 'Shatoetry' is William Shatner at your poetic best

Pottermore finally vanquishes technical obstacles to open access

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JK Rowling's internet version of the Harry Potter universe becomes available to everybody in early AprilFrustrated Harry Potter fans have finally received the news they have been waiting for: JK Rowling's much-delayed Pottermore website is set to open to all comers in early April, with ebooks due out around the...
Pottermore finally vanquishes technical obstacles to open access

From Pottermore to Frankenstein, a new kind of monster is being created | Claire Armistead

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Interactive ebooks that enable us to inhabit characters and rewrite the story are transforming our reading experienceAs China's Zhou Enlai would say, it's always too early to predict the outcome of a revolution – but wherever it's headed, the one that's happening in the publishing world looks to have reached...
From Pottermore to Frankenstein, a new kind of monster is being created | Claire Armistead
Conferize Joins A Crowded Conference Content Tracking Market With A New Platfom
As Trulia's IPO pops, Zillow closes offering at $156 million

[INFOGRAPHIC] Grammy Awards Generated 2.1 Million Tweets

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TweetReach has a cool stream graph that takes all of the speculation out of who was being talked about when during Sunday night's broadcast of the Grammy Awards. No surprise: Adele topped the evening's Twitter activity with 340,000 mentions. The official #grammys hashtag was tweeted 2.1 million times by 700,000...
[INFOGRAPHIC] Grammy Awards Generated 2.1 Million Tweets
Map: Here's where tech jobs are hot in the U.S.
Dyad is an overwhelming audiovisual thrill ride

Alan Turing honoured with Google doodle

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Interactive version of computing device celebrates 100th anniversary of birth of Enigma codebreakerA functioning Turing machine, a representation of a computing device, is the latest Google doodle, which celebrates the birth of Alan Turing on 23 June, 1912.A Turing machine is a device that manipulates symbols on a strip of...
Alan Turing honoured with Google doodle

What can Twitter tell us about Hurricane Sandy flooding? Visualised

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How did Americans use Twitter to talk about flooding on the East Coast? Mark Graham on what the data shows• Interactive version of the graphic• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianMy colleagues Adham Tamer, Ning Wang, Scott Hale and I have been collecting tweets containing the terms...
What can Twitter tell us about Hurricane Sandy flooding? Visualised

Those ear buds you’re wearing while driving? Probably illegal.

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It’s a common sight on the road: the focused driver with white ear buds and trailing wires. But common or not, it may not be strictly, well, street legal. Map via Lifehacker (click for interactive version) Lifehacker has teamed up with the American Automobile Association (AAA) to create a new interactive...
Those ear buds you’re wearing while driving? Probably illegal.

Twitter Users Say Cirque du Soleil Steals Oscars Broadcast

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Viewers sent 2.05 million tweets about last night's Academy Awards presentation, but non-viewers may surprised to see that the most-tweeted moment had nothing to do with any of the films that had been nominated. Meanwhile, none of the three big awards - best film, best actor and best actress awards...
Twitter Users Say Cirque du Soleil Steals Oscars Broadcast

World Water Day

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Today, March 22nd, is recognized by the United Nations Water Group as "World Water Day", this year's theme being "Clean Water for a Healthy World". Although we live on a water-covered planet, only 1% of the world's water is available for human use, the rest locked away in oceans, ice,...
World Water Day

O! that Shakespeare could have downloaded this app

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A new iPad app exploring Shakespeare's sonnets has the power to stir passions you never knew you hadBefore last week, my closest encounter with Shakespeare's sonnets was a year 9 English lesson, where Sonnet 73 was the launchpad for a tour of extended metaphor, personification and iambic pentameter, and our homework was...
O! that Shakespeare could have downloaded this app
This new map tells you where the hottest Kickstarter projects are happening
Do You Live In The Constitution-Free Zone Of The US?
Shares of Zillow sink after analyst says prospects stink

Draw Something: fingers at the ready for the latest social gaming hit

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App sold to Zynga for $200m just six weeks after launch is an interactive version of Pictionary, and is ridiculously addictiveThere is nothing quite like sitting down with family and friends and playing a wholesome game to bring you all together.Well, Draw Something – which has reportedly just been bought...
Draw Something: fingers at the ready for the latest social gaming hit

Zynga tries to resuscitate virtual farming with FarmVille 2

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The game creator wants to attract new players -- as well as bring back some former FarmVille addicts -- with a more interactive version of the farming game. [Read more]...
Zynga tries to resuscitate virtual farming with FarmVille 2

The Europas Nominees: Where are they from? (Infographic)

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What are Europe’s hottest startup hubs? The Europas European startup awards take place in Berlin next week and I took a look at the nominations to find out. An interactive version of the infographic is available here. The U.K., Germany and Ireland respectively received the most nominations, cementing London and...
The Europas Nominees: Where are they from? (Infographic)

Budget 2012: The full list of measures and what they're worth

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The full breakdown of budget 2012 figures in a format you can use• Get the dataThe budget today has been described as shocking and the sad impact on households of families and pensioners has been outlined.There has been some brilliant budget breakdown and varied expert verdict on how the budget...
Budget 2012: The full list of measures and what they're worth

Startup Safary offers guided tours of Europe's startup cities

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As Europe’s startup communities grow and evolve, all sorts of activities are springing up around them, from StartupBus Europe to European Commission interest – but guided city tours? That’s a new one. Startup Safary sees 20 entrepreneurs taken on a trip to visit successful tech companies in a particular city....
Startup Safary offers guided tours of Europe's startup cities

A Road Trip Around Our Tiny Planet via Stereographic Google Street View

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The music video for A Ghost Train's "Chemin Vert," by Giacomo Miceli, zips across five continents at roughly 1,000 mph. Miceli, a self-described creative coder, computer scientist, and "entreprenerd" explains, "the whole concept is the visualization of one of my childhood fantasies, riding a rocket launched at full speed just...
A Road Trip Around Our Tiny Planet via Stereographic Google Street View
The changing hue of movie posters

Fish, the app that thinks it's a book – review

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Robin Sloan's new iPhone app offers narratives that are designed to be read and rereadLast week, "media inventor" Robin Sloan released a very small application for the iPhone called Fish. It is, he writes, "about the difference between 'liking' something on the internet and 'loving' something on the internet".But it's...
Fish, the app that thinks it's a book – review
After Another Pivot, Startup Qwiki Pulls Off An Impressive Video App For Your iPhone

Apple’s Off-The-Charts iPhone And iPad Sales

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Sometimes you have to see things to truly appreciate their magnitude. Apple’s latest quarter was so massive that MG had to write two posts about it: $46 billion in revenues, 37 million iPhones sold, 15 million iPads. The chart above, which comes from Francesco Schwarz, using data from Apple and...
Apple’s Off-The-Charts iPhone And iPad Sales

The Copy Culture Cryptic Crossword

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I don't know if we have any fans of cryptic crosswords in the Techdirt audience, but if so, this one's for you. I've been putting this together slowly on and off over the past few months, and now it's ready: the Copy Culture Cryptic. We're posting it this week...
The Copy Culture Cryptic Crossword

Shares of Google tank, trading halted after earnings report released

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Shares of Google are tumbling today after the search giant released quarterly earnings in which the company reported revenue of $14.10 billion, a 45 percent increase. However, net income fell from $2.73 billion to $2.18 billion during the third quarter. And operating income also declined. The company, which now has...
Shares of Google tank, trading halted after earnings report released
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