Tag: apple

by Tom Grasty

Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. From its inception, the site received a tremendous amount of attention. The New School, USC Annenberg, the Online News Association and, ultimately, the Knight Foundation all saw something interesting in what we […] more »

by Adam Klawonn

What a difference a year makes. Last year, the CityCircles team was solely focused on building an audience for our unique, web-based publishing platform for the Phoenix light rail community. CityCircles has one of the slickest, easiest experiences for posting geo-tagged content (at least we like to think so). That said, think about everything that […] more »

by Vincent Stehle

Editors’ note: This is a guest post by Knight Foundation consultant Vincent Stehle. His full bio is included at the end of the piece. In late 2009, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation invited me to explore the creation of one or more innovation labs for the improvement and promotion of digital media […] more »

by Brad Flora

As someone developing a new online ad platform for newspapers and magazines (NowSpots), I read a lot of news about the news industry. Waking up and reading the latest industry headlines on MediaGazer is always a highlight of my morning… unless there’s a story about Kachingle. Then I get irked. This happened recently, prompting me […] more »

by Jake Shapiro

2011 is already seeing Android and Apple battle it out for ascendancy in sales of smartphones and tablets and, more interestingly, in the world of apps and app makers. Media organizations navigating this terrain have a lot of factors to weigh before taking the plunge and creating a serious presence on these increasingly important platforms. […] more »

by Andrew Whitacre

The MIT News Office recently interviewed one of our colleagues at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, Mitch Resnick. Resnick is a long-time Media Lab professor best known for helping develop and deploy Scratch, a programming language for kids. But this month Apple rejected an app that would allow kids to view Scratch programs […] more »

by Dan Schultz

Do you remember the disappointing iPad media event of 2010? You know, the one where Apple announced their magical, revolutionary device that can’t run more than one application at the same time, won’t have built-in videoconferencing, doesn’t support Flash, and whose name sounds the same as the iPod’s when spoken in Boston. Don’t get me […] more »

by Leslie Rule

Phones use one of two methods to figure out where they are (and if you happen to be carrying it, where you are). The first is built-in gps. Nokia is leading the way with these smart phones, having announced four new phones earlier this month at the Mobile World Congress 2008, where 50,000 people (including […] more »

by JD Lasica

I had a contrarian reaction to Steve Jobs’ keynote at Macworld Expo last week. Sitting in the convention center, tapping away at my laptop once again, I couldn’t help but think that some of the magic of Apple had left the room. Jobs, now on the board of Disney, has been slowly morphing into a […] more »

by Leslie Rule

Can’t have missed the news of Android, an open source, Linux-based operating system for mobile devices. Android is the flagship product and raison d’etre for the Open Handset Alliance. Many major players, including telcomms, handset makers, and chip folks. Respectable group and a full service offering…everything you need to make the gphone, without having to […] more »