Background noise from News

September 5, 2008

Today the Web is mostly angry because they are not sure about Googles intentions…

Microsoft / Firefox claim “Big boys came, stole our browser”
http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-09-01-n47.html
But then it turns out they are in your house, looking at what you do…
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/03/google_chrome_eula_sucks/

Interesting to read how NBC and Yahoo fought it out during the Olympics
http://www.streamingmedia.com/article.asp?id=10633
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/25/sports/olympics/25online.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin
http://www.followthemedia.com/sportsmedia/nbcdelay12082008.htm

BBC News compare well as this
http://newteevee.com/2008/08/28/final-tally-olympics-web-and-p2p-numbers/
And the early European summary…
http://www.euractiv.com/en/infosociety/beijing-games-marked-surge-internet-viewers/article-174911

A comprehensive news aggregator…
It isn’t pretty, but has some nice features including the tracking of stories on the graph on this page
Highlights breaking news, developing story trends, etc…
http://press.jrc.it/NewsBrief/clusteredition/en/latest.html

Couple of powerful presentations on the use of photography
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/david_griffin_on_how_photography_connects.html
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/james_nachtwey_s_searing_pictures_of_war.html

The War comic
This ain’t the Beano…
http://shootingwar.com/

We are addicted…
If you click this link it proves you are an addict
http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/09/03/britons-officially-addicted

Radio Pop
“Sign up to Radio Pop and we will store your listening to BBC Radio. You can then see graphs, charts and lists of your listening, get recommendations from your friends, share your tastes and browse around to see what other people are hearing right now. ”
http://www.radiopop.co.uk

Hidden Radio
My Gran would never find Terry Wogan on this
http://www.hiddenradio.johnvdn.com/

So you want an iPhone but no contract…
Or perhaps you are a criminal who needs the enhanced touch screen functionality only an iPhone can bring without the traceability of pesky contracts
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article4656323.ece

3D visualsation of the National Theatre…
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/39432/online-tour/discover-online-tour.html

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