Monday, June 25, 2012

Around The Net

  • Supplementing Video: Guardian Hands Out IPhones

    The Guardian has given 20 of its general reporters iPhones in a bid to "take advantage" of the latest mobile photography and video technology to "supplement" the news outlet's existing video output. The trial saw Guardian reporters handed iPhones a few weeks ago, and since then around eight or nine pieces of output have resulted from this, according to national editor Dan Roberts. Speaking to he said the Guardian has been talking about "trying to equip more of our news reporters with iPhones" for a while, and is using this trial to decide whether it is something they want ... ...Read the whole story

  • LOVEFiLM Ties Up With Twentieth Century FoxThe Next Web

    As part of its ongoing battle with Netflix, Amazon’s LOVEFiLM has entered into a major multi-year content deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. Per the deal, members of Amazon’s video-on-demand service will now have access to ton more movies and TV series. Specifically, LOVEFiLM members will have instant, exclusive on-demand access to what is known as “the second pay television window” of Twentieth Century Fox film content, reports The Next Web. “The film deal starts with titles theatrically released in the UK in 2011, which will be made available to subscribers to the LOVEFiLM service in around March 2013.” The ... ...Read the whole story

Fake It Until You Make It?

Last week, Reddit cofounder Steve Huffman confessed that early on, Reddit created a number of fake accounts to make the site look larger, control the tone of comments, and manage which articles became popular. When it ...More