Bulletproof - La Roux Her self-titled album comes out in a week - check it out. This video is pretty great.
B-Roll [June 25-28, 2009]
YouTube video uploads have risen 400% since the release of the iPhone 3GS - and in the last six months, YouTube uploads on all mobile phones have risen 1700%. Chinese search engine Baidu is poised to launch a P2P search service. 42 Entertainment wins the Grand Prix at Cannes for their “Why So Serious?” ARG for The Dark Knight. The Pirate Bay’s competitor to YouTube will utilize...
Ta-Nehisi Coates [06/18/2009]: My mother hated Billie Jean. I was seven when this joint came out, and whenever it came on the radio she’d look at me really hard and say, “If you did it with her boy, it is your son.” But this joint was hot. I’ve been banging this album a lot lately, and have concluded that it is, arguably, the greatest pop culture achievement in history....
B-Roll [June 23-24, 2009]
Fifteen games to buy for your new iPhone. An informative list from the always great BB Offworld - classic linkbait done right. Many buyers of netbooks - those underpowered, ultra-low-cost portable computers - don’t know the difference between a netbook and a laptop. Google opens up its beta for AdSense on iPhone and Android apps. Qualifying developers must have at least 100K daily views....
Print Isn't Dying, Serious Journalism Is →
Ted Dziuba brings The Inevitably Depressing Point to the table. I recommend you click through to read the rest: If you’re not so full of yourself that “citizen journalism” seems like a revolution, you can understand the real reason that print is dying: newspapers’ shit is all retarded. Too many big words, articles that are way too long, and boring stuff like researched...
Haiku - Abel Kohen Based on the Haiku: The bank employees Shimmer in the morning Like squids
Endless Dream - Apes & Androids So...
Smash Your Head - Girl Talk
B-Roll Part II [June 21-22, 2009]
Scott Kirsner’s Powertools wiki aims to provide an annotated list of resources for content creators. The Magic Lantern beta firmware for the Canon 5D Mark II adds video-specific features like audio meters, crop marks for Cinemascope and more. As a contrast to the stories of iPhone developers, the developer of the BlackBerry application PodTrapper writes of his experiences getting his...
B-Roll Part I [June 21-22, 2009]
A German representative from the European Parliament switches his affiliation to the Pirate Party. Unfortunately, he’s under investigation for possession of child pornography… RapidShare releases its API. There’s an interesting article in WIRED Magazine on Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist. Screenwriter John August explains how to format and publish a story for the...
you + me - Capacity.™ Branding agency Capacity...
Clarification: I only have half of David Pogue's... →
Ohhh, PLEASE tell me this means Fake Steve Jobs is back…
About "The Internet"
barthel: I have been thinking about why Tumblr pisses me off so much lately. […] The problem is, in a word: triumphalism. The Internet thinks the Internet is great, and important, and either a reasonable reflection of the rest of society or some idealized version of what society could be. People on the Internet never seem to express self-doubt (except for boring Holden Caufield-y...
Tito Santana [feat. Joe Budden] - Wale New Wale....
Are we leading up to “I’m both too old and too stupid to know what the Internet is”? Because by the way, Walt is 61 and I’m only 60. So… fuck you. -Carol Bartz [Yahoo CEO] at Walt Mossberg’s D: All Things Digital Conference
Ucon [Deep Search] - Lukas v.Monkiewitsch
I have to say something about the cheaper, less useful senses of ‘active...– Rob Walker in the foreword to Ad Nauseum
99 Problems But My Pitch Ain’t One -...
B-Roll [June 19, 2009]
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick threatens to stop developing for Sony if they don’t lower their console prices. In other Sony news, they’ve announced a BD-Live app called movieIQ, which grabs credits and synopses from Gracenote and displays it as a graphic overlay on the movie you’re watching. Vipeers, the dream-come-true BitTorrent hosting service, shuts down. Turns out legal P2P...
iPhone In-App Purchasing Shame →
In App Purchasing is only available for paid apps, and not free ones, which at first sounds like a positive thing: developers can’t offer a free app in the Store and then sneakily start charging for content. But, as demonstrated with Gokivo, they can offer $1 apps in the Store and lock all of their advertised functionality behind additional charges. Additionally, this raises the question of...
Usual Suspects [feat. Nas] - Rick Ross Loving...
B-Roll [June 16, 2009]
The U.S. State Department asked Twitter to reschedule its downtime for the benefit of Iran’s protesters, who are using the service en masse as a communication medium. A user-created bank the dealt in the science-fiction MMO EVE Online’s virtual currency collapses due to greed from its chief executive. (Yes, you read that right. Collapse of a virtual economy.) MySpace cuts 420 staff...
Flaming Home - Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron and...
Anatomy of an ARG Implosion →
Martin Aggett uses the now-defunct alternate reality game Tyler Greek as a case study for where indie ARGs so often go wrong. He has a bunch of great points that double as tips for prospective game creators (like how players need clear calls to action embedded within the gameplay in order to stay engaged). I was especially interested in his comparison between ARGs and role-playing: Although...
Old B-Roll [June 8, 2009]
Buoyed by public interest in the Pirate Bay trial and the media spotlight on IP rights that accompanied it, the Pirate Party captured 7% of the vote during the Swedish elections a few weeks ago- enough to guarantee at least one seat in the European Parliament. Nickelodeon Magazine closes. Some childhood memories there. Not sure they were good ones… You can get these B-roll links in real...
Last week I saw a man whose hand had been amputated lovingly wiping the sweat...– Love in the cancer ward, by Yoram Kaniuk Last Wednesday, the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz sent its journalists home and had prominent authors and poets cover the news for the day. You can read the entirety of Wednesday’s paper for free on their website - select “June 10” in...
34 Ghosts IV - Nine Inch Nails