Journalist and documentary film-maker Nonny de la Pena is using the three-dimensional virtual world technology behind the Oculus Rift headset to create immersive journalistic experiences based on major news events Read more »
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Deep Nishar, a senior official at LinkedIn, has left the company without explanation or another job, according to reports. Read more »
In this webinar an expert panel will examine the infrastructure needs of customer-facing applications by examining the challenges faced by businesses in the most demanding industries. It will provide a framework for evaluating technology decisions from the perspective of customer experience quality and suggest metrics that can help businesses justify and benchmark the success of their investments. Read more »
A first-of-its-kind law in Delaware sets the stage for major changes in how companies like Google and Facebook treat email, social media and other digital accounts of the deceased. Read more »
Need a portable phone battery that isn’t bigger than your phone? Check out Charge Ninja, a low-cost credit-card sized battery with keychain cable that’s enough to get you through the rest of the day when your handset battery dies. Read more »
Netflix has seen its traffic grow “at an incredible rate” since launching in the UK two years ago, according to local ISP Plusnet, whose Senior Product Specialist Dave Tomlinson detailed Netflix’s traffic patterns in a blog post Thursday. YouTube video streams still amount for more overall traffic on Plusnet’s network, according to Tomlinson, but Netflix sees a much higher spike in the afternoon and evening. That’s a good sign for Netflix’s international expansion: The streaming service is set to launch in six additional European countries next month.
Every second there are ten pairs of people on Spotify who start listening to the same song within a tenth of a second of each other — whether it’s obscure Norwegian black metal or the latest Enrique Iglesias song. As part of Spotify’s new Media Artist in Residence program, Kyle McDonald visualized the pairs in a project called Serendipity. By using d3.js, Storm and Spotify’s API, McDonald constructed a fast moving map around the world showing that music tastes may be quite local (only within miles of each other) or across several timezones. While McDonald said via Twitter that the real-time version is only in Spotify’s office, the one for the public on the web is still pretty interesting to watch. And be sure to have your headphones in — the songs change as the map moves.
Two-thirds of the employees at Chapters Health System opted to pick an HP Chromebook 14 over a Windows laptop or iPad, which has made the IT department happy. There are cheaper Windows laptops coming to compete but they don’t address reasons people pick a Chromebook. Read more »
The software and camera company plans to use the money to expand its team, build 360 degree cameras and make more films. Read more »
Users of the ad-supported movie streaming site SnagFilms can now cast videos to their TVs, thanks to their use of the popular JW Player video player. Read more »