Tag: iPhone

by JD Lasica

This is the first post in a series on geolocation startups and services. Jason Wilson, co-founder of Platial, in San Francisco. (Photo by JD Lasica) For years, entrepreneurs, tech observers and journalists have known two things about the geolocation space: It holds an enormous amount of promise, and it’s taking an awfully long time to [...] more »

by Knight Lab

This post was written by Jordan Young of the Knight News Innovation Lab. This past weekend marked the annual music carnival known as Lollapalooza” held in Chicago’s Grant Park. As you’d expect, close to 100,000 people attending a large event can generate a lot of hot conversations on social media outlets. The Knight News Innovation [...] 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 Rekha Murthy

We know, we know. Android users want the Public Radio Player, too. We’ve received plenty of comments from our feedback page: “Patiently waiting for bliss…” — Stephenmm “hurry up please. i love your app and i want it on my phone!” — ryan “Enjoyed this on my wifes Iphone but was disappointed to find out [...] 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 Brad Flora

Last June, my company, NowSpots, won Knight News Challenge funding to build better local online advertising products for newspapers, alt-weeklies, and community newspapers. We’ve been building our product and working in closed beta with pilot publishers these last months.   We’re seeing great results and are about to open up to new publishers. If your publication [...] 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 Corinne Ramey

Is the iPhone app Public Radio Player the good guy or the bad? The critics aren’t so sure. Marshall Kirkpatrick’s post on ReadWriteWeb, “How One iPhone App Could Save Public Radio” took the super-hero stance, but Rafat Ali opted for the villain with “Public Radio Dangerously Close To Making Public Radio Obsolete” on PaidContent. Public [...] more »

by Chris O'Brien

This thought occurred to me over the weekend when I heard that Barack Obama’s campaign had purchased advertising space in videogames. According this Associated Press Article: “Nine video games from Electronic Arts Inc., ranging from the extremely popular ‘Madden 09’ football game to the street racing ‘Burnout: Paradise,’ feature in-game ads from the Obama campaign. [...] more »