Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone — and also became the first person to publicly complain about how news is presented on iPhones.
As part of his introduction to the phone’s capabilities, Jobs opened Safari and pulled up the full desktop version of the Times’ website. “We’re showing you the whole New York Times website,” Jobs said.
But he also noted: “It’s kind of a slow site because it’s got a lot of images.”
Jobs introduced the iPhone as three devices in one: a phone, a widescreen iPod, and an “Internet communications device.”
jonathanhstrauss: – iPhone = widescreen iPod + mobile phone + internet communicator
There are three ways to view the videos in this post. 1) View in Google Chrome and use your cursor to travel through the video; 2) With a VR headset, use the YouTube App, click the Google Cardboard logo on the bottom-right corner, and insert your mobile device into VR glasses; 3) Using a smartphone, open the video on the YouTube app and move around the video by sliding your finger on the touch screen and moving your body.
The term virtual reality and what it really means continues to be debated. Certainly, there are differences between VR, augmented reality, and simulated reality. Wikipedia does a nice job outlining this debate and the differences. At its
No surprise, in this age of rampant private gain over public interest, that Rupert Murdoch has re-emerged. Like a boxer who can be knocked about the ring and to the mat but never knocked out, Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox, now makes a new bid for a company he has long sought to control: Sky.
He found himself on the brink of buying the company (called BSkyB until its 2014 rebranding), in which 21st Century Fox holds a 39 percent stake, just five years ago. Then Hackgate happened. That scandal, now a more distant thought in the Brexit-shaken U.K. mind, deprived Murdoch of his prize. Political allies fell quickly by the wayside, and those regulating fair competition found a backbone and short-circuited a deal.
Now, though, Murdoch, is back — or, we should really say, the Murdochs, as James Murdoch, chair of Sky, sits in the middle of Continue reading "Newsonomics: Seizing the Brexit-Trump moment, the Murdochs bid for Sky"
“Free podcasts!” RadioPublic‘s tagline declares. The company’s flagship product, which became available last Friday, is a listening app with features built to try to appeal to that principle: Podcast discovery is still too limited, and there is a long tail of audio shows deserving of a loyal audience and a large pool of interested listeners who’ve not yet stumbled across them or have ventured into the world of podcasts at all.
RadioPublic is a new for-profit company helmed by familiar names — former PRX CEO Jake Shapiro is now RadioPublic’s CEO. It spun out of the nonprofit PRX, which is responsible for podcast network Radiotopia and also for an assortment of podcast-related tech.
Though PRX and RadioPublic are closely intertwined, RadioPublic is entirely listener-focused (it’s collaborating with PRX, on an embedded player, of use to both the listener and publisher). The first iteration of the listening app,