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Kickstarter finally starts to takes control of its story -- and the Pebble Watch ain't in it

WordPress Staffer Petitions Dems to Enlist Betty White as Obama's Opening Act

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If Betty White makes an appearance at the Democratic National Convention tonight, you can thank Peter Slutsky. The director of platform services for WordPress VIP took advantage of timing and technology to spur a counter-story to one of the defining media narratives of the Republican National Convention. Clint Eastwood’s bizarre...
WordPress Staffer Petitions Dems to Enlist Betty White as Obama's Opening Act
Lionsgate Censors Remix Video That The Copyright Office Itself Used As An Example Of Fair Use

Nokia shifting Lumia 900 production to Argentina, explaining order declines with Compal

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That Nokia was scaling back orders for its Lumia 900 device with Compal, its primary device manufacturing partner was news, in that it could signal flagging demand for the unit, or that the company was ready to move to a different device, perhaps in preparation for Windows Phone 8. However,...
Nokia shifting Lumia 900 production to Argentina, explaining order declines with Compal

Why Kony 2012 Went Viral

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The Kony 2012 video by the U.S. non-profit Invisible Children is now the most viral video of all time. The video relies upon a very simple narrative and two opposing forces: The white American male hero wants to defeat the bad guy, Ugandan war lord Joseph Kony, and make the...
Why Kony 2012 Went Viral

Redbox Draws A Line In The Sand For Netflix By Refusing To Cooperate With Warner Bros. Rental Delay (NFLX, CSTR)

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One of the major narratives in the decline of Netflix's stock price last year was customer dissatisfaction with raised subscription prices. Netflix lost 800,000 subscribers in Q3. Even if some of that has ebbed, it's still worth keeping in mind now that Redbox has refused to cooperate with Warner...
Redbox Draws A Line In The Sand For Netflix By Refusing To Cooperate With Warner Bros. Rental Delay (NFLX, CSTR)
The Classics: 'System Shock 2'

The formula for Hollywood movies

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After analyzing dozens of Hollywood films, a team of researchers has found evidence that the visual rhythm of movies at the shot level matches a pattern called the 1/f fluctuation, the same pattern that is found in dozens of natually occurring phenomena, including the length of the human attention span....
The formula for Hollywood movies
'I Created Emojis' Apparently Not a Good Pickup Line

Does the future of mobile content belong to apps or the web?

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The rise of the mobile web offers publishers a way to reach many screens at once — without having to tailor content to an-ever growing number of custom platforms. Does this mean publishers can finally turn away from apps, which were once a source of so much promise but are...
Does the future of mobile content belong to apps or the web?

Iain Banks dies aged 59

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Scottish novelist known for The Wasp Factory and The Crow Road who communicated with his readers via the internetThe writer Iain Banks, who has died aged 59, had already prepared his many admirers for his death. On 3 April he announced on his website that he had inoperable gall bladder...
Iain Banks dies aged 59

Facebook won't die. And it won't own the Web. It'll just be... mediocre

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The good news about Facebook is that it is, once again, destined for great things. Which is unfortunate. Because the bad news about Facebook is that it’s dying. More than most tech companies, Facebook inspires optimism as well as dread, addiction as well as loathing – sometimes all of...
Facebook won't die. And it won't own the Web. It'll just be... mediocre

The first six startups out of Matter that hope to change media

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In December, Matter launched in San Francisco with the intent of bringing a culture of disruption to public media. The accelerator said it would take five media-focused startups that had working prototypes and the drive to build businesses that align with the “for the public good” mission of public media....
The first six startups out of Matter that hope to change media

Here's The Evidence Google Dug Up To Defend Itself Against Oracle (GOOG, ORCL)

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Oracle and Google started trial yesterday on one of the highest-profile intellectual property suits of all time. Oracle is seeking more than $1 billion in damages, alleging that Google violated copyrights and patents on Java, which is at the heart of Google's Android smartphone platform. In its defense, Google says...
Here's The Evidence Google Dug Up To Defend Itself Against Oracle (GOOG, ORCL)

Sony Entertainment's Michael Lynton praises the DVR for enabling an 'explosion in creativity'

www.engadget.com
Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, has taken the stage here in Dana Point, California for this year's D:Dive Into Media, speaking candidly about his outfit's use of social media to advertise, and more importantly, how modern technology is impacting meaningful change on the creative side of things. Citing...
Sony Entertainment's Michael Lynton praises the DVR for enabling an 'explosion in creativity'
Amazon vs. Samsung is the most interesting matchup in tech

Narratives of Community: Museums and Ethnicity | MuseumsEtc

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Narratives of Community: Museums and Ethnicity | MuseumsEtc

Narratives Over Numbers

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Narratives Over Numbers
Snow Fail: The New York Times And Its Misunderstanding Of Copyright

What Samsung really needs to beat Apple

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Korean electronics giant Samsung is nipping at Apple's heels, yes, but it is still missing one crucial element. FORTUNE -- The technology press loves a good narrative. And among the most beloved narratives is a good horserace. Two rivals striving to better each other with new products or new features....
What Samsung really needs to beat Apple

"Buffy vs Edward" remix unfairly removed by Lionsgate

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Jonathan McIntosh is a remix video artist, new media teacher, and fair use advocate. All of his recent remix projects can be found on his website rebelliouspixels.com. You can also follow him on twitter @radicalbytes. Jonathan McIntosh It has been three and a half years since I first uploaded...
"Buffy vs Edward" remix unfairly removed by Lionsgate

Coming to Yahoo: Fantasy Football + Robot Writers

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Siri can help you order tomato soup. But what if you want to read a story about your fantasy football team’s exploits, immediately after the week’s games finish up? For that you need a different artificial intelligence engine — the kind Automated Insights wants to show off. Automated Insights is...
Coming to Yahoo: Fantasy Football + Robot Writers

There's A Civil War Brewing At Yahoo Over Its New CEO And His Direction For The Company (YHOO)

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During Yahoo's fourth quarter earnings call, new CEO Scott Thompson announced that he has ended a debate that long plagued the company: whether it is a technology/products company or a media company. "We need to do both," he said. "We end the debate about which is more important. We must...
There's A Civil War Brewing At Yahoo Over Its New CEO And His Direction For The Company (YHOO)

Microsoft mum as Windows 8 developers decry low ad-fill rates in apps distributed through the Windows Store

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Over the past several weeks, developers who have built applications for the Windows 8 platform have vocally complained that ad-fill rates in their apps have dropped precipitously. This is no small issue: if advertising revenue via Microsoft’s pubCenter network is scarcer than water in the southwestern United States, it will materially harm...
Microsoft mum as Windows 8 developers decry low ad-fill rates in apps distributed through the Windows Store

Google Ideas helps launch Against Violent Extremism online network

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Google's "think/do tank" Google Ideas is helping launch a new online network aimed at connecting those who have been affected by violent extremism. Called Against Violent Extremism (AVE), the network was created by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, with help from partners like Google and the Gen Next Foundation....
Google Ideas helps launch Against Violent Extremism online network

This week at Microsoft: Windows Phone 8, ARM, and Google

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While the rest of the tech world has had a singular focus this week (Facebook’s filing to go public), Microsoft has been busy stirring up all sorts of narratives. It was a bit of a time getting them all straight, but we think that we have the most important bits in...
This week at Microsoft: Windows Phone 8, ARM, and Google
Lionsgate Censors Remix Video That The Copyright Office Itself Used As An Example Of Fair Use
Apple vs. Samsung: inside a jury's nightmare

Muslim activists: Fight extreme materials online with counter messages

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Moderate Muslims and other people concerned with online radicalization efforts need to counter the extremist propaganda young Muslims are getting on the Web with more positive messages, members of the U.S. Islamic community said.Muslims interested in radical Islam have many online resources, but law enforcement agencies and the Muslim...
Muslim activists: Fight extreme materials online with counter messages

What data can and cannot do

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Jonathan Gray argues that aspiring data journalists and civic data hackers should strive to cut back on data-driven hype and to cultivate a more critical literacy towards their subject matterIn the early days of photography there was a great deal of optimism around its potential to present the public with...
What data can and cannot do
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