“Good things can happen when a crowd goes to work on trying to figure out a problem in journalism. At the same time, completely crowdsourced news investigations can go bad without oversight — as when, for example, a group of Redditors falsely accused someone of being the Boston Marathon bomber.”
“Breaking News, the 24-hour-a-day online news site, is being shut down by NBC News, five years after the network acquired the small journalism startup. The news was shared in a series of tweets on Thursday by Cory Bergman, the Seattle-based general manager of the site and app.”
“BitTorrent is looking to expand its live streaming offerings by launching a TV news network in time for the November election, Variety reports today.”
“You know how to find information about your company, industry and area of specialty. But do you know how to make that information find you? Here’s how.”
“The massive amounts of video on YouTube makes it tough to tell if the video you’re watching is legit, or an elaborate hoax.”
Did you know the ball used for the 2014 World Cup has a name? It’s called the Brazuca. And it is much better than the Jabulani that was used in 2010. Well, at least from a goal tender’s point of view. The Brazuca flies much better than the Jabulani which had a tendency to not spin and be unpredictable in the air.
Real world examples of things people can grasp like the game of soccer (aka football) make for nice teaching tools.
“Sports provide a great opportunity to introduce the next generation of researchers to our field of aerodynamics by showing them something they can relate to,” said Rabi Mehta, chief of the Experimental Aero-Physics Branch at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
Google said on Tuesday it had bought Skybox Imaging, a company that provides high-resolution photos using satellites, for $500 million in cash.
Go onto Vimeo and do a search for what Skybox can do. Whoa.
A sample: http://ift.tt/1qvFcML
This app is pretty nice. You get 2 news digests a day. You don’t have the ability to tell it what stories to serve you but it is a nice way to stay on top of big stories. You can quickly skim headlines then tapping on a story takes you to a summary and links to relevant tweets and videos and other reference.
Recommended for news junkies.
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