Sources tell Re/Code that Apple is close to finalizing deal to buy Swell, a news and podcast curation app for $30 million. Billed by some as the “Pandora of talk radio,” Swell creates playlists drawing in content from iTunes, NPR, ESPN, and others that are personally tailored to users’ tastes. Show More Summary
Apple is close to acquiring talk radio curation service Swell for about $30 million, reports Re/code. Swell's iOS app launched last year and allows users to listen to streaming audio from iTunes, NPR, ABC, ESPN and others through a design...Show More Summary
It’s typical in any acquisition for both parties to sing the praises of their new partner, and Eddy Cue was certainly playing his part at the Re/code conference, saying that Beats’ curated playlists were a key strength and would help music grow again. As Mark Gurman reported in his Liveblog at Re/Code: Cue said Apple bought Beats because […]
Google is hardly new to the art scene. But its latest project, a partnership with Barbican (home of the London Symphony Orchestra), actually has it helping curate an exhibit of what it calls DevArt -- interactive installations built around...
Facebook has been on the prowl for editors to curate its Flipboard-like mobile news aggregator, according to a report from Re/code. The editors would be tasked with hand picking the best stories for a variety of topics that will then be presented to readers, a marked change from Facebook's previous reliance on algorithms, Re/code reported. Show More Summary
Average weblogs have slowly been transformed into content-packed online magazines. Over the past 5 years I have noticed a rise in digital magazines curating their posts online instead of print. One early example would be Mashable but today there are hundreds of different sites. Show More Summary
More than any other video game publisher, Nintendo understands the power and value of its own heritage. Amongst its rivals, rumours of careless curation abound: Sega has reportedly lost the source code to its much-lauded Sega Saturn RPG Panzer Dragoon Saga, while OutRun Online Arcade has slipped from Xbox Live's servers, never to return. Show More Summary
Curator Dirk Breiding came across a surprising Hebrew inscription on this fifteenth-century German crossbow. Intrigued by its translation, he began to investigate secret codes used...
Rezzed: The PC and Indie Games Show is returning to the UK this June and in my role as curator of the developer sessions I've been beavering away over the last few months organising this year's schedule. I've got enough of it together now that I can let you know exactly when the majority of this year's sessions will take place. Show More Summary
That flawless, stress-free, oh-so-perfect wedding you’re being sold via inspiration boards, blogs, vendors, magazines, and TV shows doesn’t exist. Carefully curated galleries, glowing testimonials, and styled photo shoots purposefully...Show More Summary
For the past two years, random people in Atlanta received envelopes with handwritten notes, strange codes, story excerpts, and ten-dollar bills. This literary art project has been curated by a mystery writer called “Narrative Urge.” Now,...Show More Summary
"human sex" pantyhose Radiohead haters New Jersey (clearly just California backwards and smaller, possibly a coding error) Actually the entire East Coast also the Foer family, Safran or otherwise protein curators relief from regret people...Show More Summary
The August HIT Standards Committee focused on criteria to assess standards maturity, concerns about the timing of the Meaningful Use 2014 edition final rule, further work on the national curated vocabulary and code set repository, and...Show More Summary
Positioned on coffee tables and color coded on bookshelves, books are frequently used as props in home decor. It is a trend that is viewed by some as a decorating cliché and by others as an attractive way of displaying beloved volumes. Show More Summary
"...the programmer has no choice but to retreat into some private interior space, closer to the machine..." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.
The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Why we shouldn't care about who reports a major announcement first (The New Republic) 2. Social coding startup GitHub raises $100 million in its first round of funding (WSJ) 3. Show More Summary
Designed, coded, developed, and curated by Jon Savage and Simon Birky Hartmann of the design firm Studio Ace of Spade, were working tirelessly to offer the best e-commerce experience around for their customers and our artists. They believed in the power of design and art, and can’t imagine the world without it. Show More Summary
You can learn just about anything from YouTube...if you're willing to dig through millions of videos. Luckily, Course Hero has done the work for you, offering coherent classes by hosting collections of the best educational YouTube videos. Show More Summary
.net | Brain Pickings Speaking to.net magazine, Maria Popova said she doesn’t love the word “curation” but that ”I fundamentally believe the act at the heart of ‘curation’ – a drive to find the interesting,… Read more
New measures like the Curator’s Code and the Council on Ethical Blogging and Aggregation have called into question the way we curate content online. On today’s Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), GalleyCat editor shared his best practices for crediting sources. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.