Newspapers Get a Jump on Death With Pre-Written Obits
US: Los Angeles Times converges: ”Online content producers at The Los Angeles Times will be moving to ‘regular newsroom departments’ such as national, foreign, or business, reports Frank Barnako of Market Watch in his newsletter. Additionally, Joel Sapell, executive editor/interactive at the paper, announced that the paper’s online department will be putting a focus on delivering more to the reader: ‘We need to create a different kind of online news operation, one that recognises the changing expectations of readers who consume news on the Internet.’ To achieve these aims, web reporters will have to: ‘think creatively every day about the extras we can give online visitors so they can stick around our site longer.’Source: Market Watch ‘”
EvaEmma Andersson i Aftonbladet: ”Bloggar – forum för vuxenmobbare”
Bloggies >> Sixth Annual Weblog Awards: ”It’s now the sixth year of the world’s most established weblog awards, the Bloggies™. Personal Web publishing never stops growing, and that means this year the public will have more contenders than ever to select from when choosing the year’s best weblogs. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 have their champions; now it’s time for you to do your part for 2006. Read on.”
Sweden: newspaper group buys 8 blogs: ”Sweden’s largest newspaper publisher, Bonnier Newspapers, has purchased 8 theme blogs, which focus on gadgets, games, cars, bike and advertising. Founders of the blogs Roger Åberg and Andreas Wilhelmsson ‘will continue to work with the blogs which will co-operate with Bonnier’s dailies.’ It is understood that none of the blogs has a substantial income from advertising. Source: Media Culpa ‘”
‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says
”This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.”
Over at WinSupersite, Paul Thurrott has reviewed the Google Pack software bundle (Windows only), and is not impressed. It’s obviously a ragbag of applications, but some of them are out of date, and it doesn’t deliver the claimed convenience. He concludes: ”Google Pack is still in beta, so the more glaring issues can be fixed by a final release, if there is one. But this initial version of Google Pack is an embarrassment to the company. It’s just a mess.”
Turns out the rumors were true. Today Adobe released a public beta for Lightroom, their new Aperture-like application for photographers. I spent an hour or so playing with it, and am quite impressed. There are some features missing, but I expect Adobe will correct that before release. Overall it seems quite useable; and snappy.
The Lightroom interface has something vaguely familiar about it.
You can get the beta here.
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Vi såg Ricky Gervais suveräna intervju med Larry David på engelsk tv igår, och bjuder på referat och bilder……
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A posting to Apple’s .Mac account page this weekend warned members of expected downtime next Tuesda……
För den bekvämt lagde finns det nu en iCal-kalender att ladda hem. Skriven av: Carl-Johan Eelde…
SvD: En folkbildande flanör: ”Han kallar sig för hopplöst reaktionär, blir deprimerad av det svenska sommarljuset och drömmer om att öppna en överdekorerad ölhall. Men först försöker flanören och allkonstnären Fredrik Lindström lösa mysteriet kring våra svenska dialekter och förklara varför Martin Beck gick från korrekt kommissarie till frånskild tvivlare i sandaler.”
Former Smith guitarist Johnny Marr has announced that a second and follow-up album to ”Boomslang” by Johnny Marr & The Healers will be released in Spring 2006. Some songs recorded are: The Sparks Of Life, Run In The Dust, Reign Down The New Days, I’ve Seen More, Save Ourselves Again, Denial……
Seven correspondents join the blogwagon at UK broadsheet…
Many thanks to all my readers and a Happy New Year to all of you. Here are a few curiosities from the year that passed.
Headline of the year:
”Bottom falls out of thong market” – The Sunday Times, UK
Headline of the year #2:
”Headline here that reflects a story about Chirac, de Villepin and that man Sarkozy” – Financial Times prints dummy page.
”Those were the days” of the year:
Internetworld presents Sweden’s 50 most popular blogs, and not a single tabloid journalist is on the list.
Racist of the year:
Gmail Mobile from Google is here and it is fantastic….
Below, the written-up and expanded notes for a talk I gave at a seminar called ‘The Future of Music’ at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki. This followed a talk by John Kieffer, in his last speaking engagement as Head of Music for the British Council (his talk is progressed in this subsequent article by John in his current position at AEA).
I’ve written more or less what I spoke about, although it’s developed into more of a ‘paper’ than was originally intended and is now more cityofsound than BBC. The audience was music educators, music technologists, musicians, researchers and cultural policy makers. This talk, like many I give, was concerned with describing an emerging terrain for the largely…