Tag: mobile

by Alexander Zolotarev

If the London Summer Olympics were called the Twitter Olympics, the Sochi 2014 Games were definitely the Instagram Olympics. (Though I personally expected Vine to be more of a boom for these Games.) The flow of digital content was impressive and, according to Mark Adams, IOC communications director, numbered at 90 percent of all the [...] more »

by Erica Malouf

During a recent visit to IIP’s OIE, we talked of Agile at ODDI, GitHub, PAOs, and … did I lose you yet? When I moved to DC from the West Coast, I initially found the government agencies in the area to be a massive tangle of alienating acronyms. But in all fairness, it’s no different [...] more »

by Erica Malouf

One of my great passions is traveling — I get a kick out of understanding other cultures, and how they use technology. As a graduate student, I am rarely able to travel, but working at the BBG is truly the next best thing. We frequently interact with people from a broad array of cultural backgrounds, [...] more »

by Tom Grasty

Real-time news reporting is an exciting proposition. It’s also a process fraught with problems, both for the journalist and the reader. For the journalist, there are myriad platforms that facilitate fast and accurate news gathering. But in order for platforms like Live Stream, UStream, YouTube Live to effectively expedite news field reporting, the backend, or [...] more »

by Steve Wyshywaniuk

From adopting wood pulp paper to print penny-sheet newspapers in the 19th century to creating Twitter accounts to report breaking news in the 21st, journalists have long been interested in finding ways to deliver news to their readers faster and cheaper. So it’s no surprise mobile phones are seen as indispensable tools to working journalists. [...] more »

by Tom Grasty

The mobile stock photography business is getting a lot of attention lately. In the last few months, Scoopshot, EyeEm and Foap — three leading startups in the space  — have collectively raised close to $9 million in funding. I suspect last week’s deal between Pinterest and Getty Images, in which Pinterest will have access to [...] more »

by Phillip Smith

After a short hiatus to focus on the Provincial election in British Columbia (shameless self-promo!), it’s time to get back to work unpacking the technology stacks of the world’s leading news organizations. Last time, the investigation focused on the speed of some of the world’s top news sites, and proposed ways that sites can improve [...] more »

by Nadav Aharony

The Behavio team is very happy to announce a major version update to Funf, our open-source mobile sensing framework, accompanied by respective updates to Funf’s two user-facing components (Funf Journal and Funf In A Box). In the time since our last major version update (Funf 0.3) last year, we’ve had a chance to see how [...] more »

by Joanna Kao

Ever wanted to watch someone get a face full of pie over and over again with audio and from multiple angles? Thanks to Vine, it’s possible. The unofficial NICAR13 “pie-ing” event above was part of a Kickstarter reward for a project to create data journalism educational materials. For the $150 reward level, someone could “smash [...] more »

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 »