Last week Apple banished a bunch of raunchy pictures from its iPhone App Store. As Apple rolls out the iPad later this month, and media companies support the frenzy with iPad apps and subscription services for it, that leave us all to wonder what other content, speech or ideas might be kicked out next.
APIs are all about explosive, viral distribution and use of content anywhere – and building businesses around that use. Mashery’s co-founder and CEO, Oren Michels, will talk more about APIs and how they are driving new digital businesses in a conversation at We Media Miami, March 9-11, 2010.
By SUSAN MERNIT Net-enabled social tools have enabled new models for grassroots activism and community building, and they have changed how we function in society — how we communicate globally and locally, how we form ties and how we organize and connect. What’s tricky about deploying social media today is not access to the technology, […]
Near the end of PBS’s Digital Nation, we’re taken to a military facility in the desert an hour outside of Las Vegas where a soldier sits in a cushy chair and pilots an unmanned drone over Afghanistan. The drone’s cameras send images from a war zone to a screen at the soldier’s work station. As […]
Before we’re swept away (oops, but that seems to have happened already) by the unveiling of Apple’s tablet we ought to pay homage to technologies before the iPad and visionaries before Steve Jobs. The original messiah machine: the Mac Plus. Introduced in 1986, this little beauty brought a revolution in publication design. It came standard […]
A few months after three, young software architects launched an obscure social networking and microblogging service, students at a rural Virginia university sent short messages to their friends from their PCs and cell phones as they hid from a gunman who opened fire in classrooms and a dorm. “Everything you thought you knew about media […]