Another round up of what caught by eye on the web.
This week’s snippets include the new trailer for Moneyball, some thoughts on the future of news and how mainstream TV bosses are starting to fret about the whole web thing. But going to start with the Google Doodle…
Plucking hell, what a stat…
Last week to mark the birthday of Les Paul, Google released a fantastic musical doodle. This week they revealed that in the space of 48 hrs, US googlers recorded 5.1 yrs worth of music (more than 40m tunes). Get playing
Moneyball the movie
Quote of the week:
When a footballer uses the words “are a big club.” try the phrase “will pay me a lot of money.” Thus: “Chelsea will pay me a lot of money”. Danny Baker on Luka Modric proposed move across London.
Ridiculous science story of the week
Researchers identify 700 types of brain injury by analysing Asterix books. No they don’t appear to be attempting irony.
Father’s Day Gift – or the unsubtle hint
Mega Meeja News
This week, the Guardian – my paper of choice but hemorrhaging cash – announced that it was going Digital First.
A rather excellent blog post cut through some of the corporate speak and gave an indider’s view if what the move means
Meanwhile Shane Richmond wrote an interesting piece about Twitter and why some media folk aren’t too keen on the upstart
Meanwhile the web is starting to take great big bites out of the TV cable company bottom line – to no-one’s real surprise. Netflix Users Are Slashing Their Cable Bills. Rival Hulu has also made news signing Deals for British TV Hits. Adam Westbrook weighed in with his view of the future of TV
Some interesting summaries from last week’s International Newsroom Summit
More Robots news
Just promise you’ll kill Jar Jar Binks
Good news as the much-anticipated Star Wars TV project nets Life On Mars and Doctor Who Writer
There was a fantastic blog post about the making of a lost series of Ray Bradbury adaptations on the Radio 4 Extra blog
Keith Law sums up Twitter Sex scandal
So it appears that Weiners waffle, but they don’t step down
Frickin cycle laser
One for cyclists: Laser projected cycle lane in Gizmag not sure it’ll help with vans ,taxis and bendy buses though!
More on Failure
NESTA interview with Undercover Economist Tim Harford. He shares his ideas on failure, risk aversion & innovation