Link: “New Version of Google Maps Brings Indoor Floor Plans to Your Phone”

“Google’s Maps team has made fantastic advances in surveying and mapping seemingly every square inch of navigable ground on the planet. But for mobile users, those maps have always stopped just short of indoor spaces — until now.” Von Mike Isaac > Weiter bei Wired/Gadget Lab

Journalism in the Age of Data


Link: “Sixt – Ein Unternehmen missbraucht die Demonstrationsfreiheit”

“Wer Sixt für ihr Guerillamarketing-Kalkül kritisiert, muss ein spaßbefreiter Spielverderber sein, denn was ist schon passiert? Nun: Es ist das Missverhältnis von durchschaubarem Kommerz, wichtigem politischen Thema und billigem Klamauk, das Unwohlsein macht.” (Von Christoph Kappes). Weiterlesen bei

Link: “Google Calls Out Facebook’s Data Hypocrisy, Blocks Gmail Import”

“Facebook has long been a one-way valve. You put data in, so you can connect with friends, and then you can’t get it out and use it the way you would like to, even as the company is trying to corner the market on your identity.” Weiterlesen bei Wired/Epicenter

Link: “The city of Sydney, morphed into a male and female”

“One hundred and sixty thousand citizens of Sydney, Australia had their faces photographed in order to make one set of composite faces for the city.” Weiterlesen bei Gizmodo

Neue Gegenwart Nr. 59

“Man sollte den Nahbereich, in dem man als gerätelose, pure Person existiert, nicht aus dem Blick verlieren. Nahsehen ist das unterschätzteste Nichtmedium des 21. Jahrhunderts – um es mal paradox auszudrücken.”

Peter Glaser in Neue Gegenwart Nr. 59

Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation

“TED’s Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation — a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness. And for TED, it means the dawn of a whole new chapter …”

Weiter bei

Link: “Can Tumblr Topple Twitter?”

“Different social networking platforms serve different purposes. They AREN’T all in direct competition and many complement each other.”

Paul Sawers, The Next Web (Weiterlesen bei The Next Web)


von Tomas Nilsson

Link: Holographic telepresence demonstrated (Nature)

“A practical method of producing truly three-dimensional images that do not require the viewer to wear special eyewear would have many potential applications – in telemedicine, mapping and entertainment, for instance. True 3D holographic displays have so far lacked the capability of updating images with sufficient speed to convey movement. Now, a team working at the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences and Nitto Denko Technical Corporation in Oceanside, California, has developed a system that updates images at close to real-time.”  Weiterlesen (Nature)

Link: “Drive a Robotic Mitsubishi From Your Desktop” (Wired)

“On Monday, Mitsubishi debuted the Outlander Sport Live Drive, a unique test drive where anyone stuck at work, sitting in an airport or lying in bed can pilot a car on a test course in LA.” Weiterlesen (Wired/Autopia)

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