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  • Amazon’s Delivery Drones Could Find You Wherever You Are

    Amazon’s Delivery Drones Could Find You Wherever You Are

    Amazon’s delivery drone plans may have seemed more like a media stunt than a concrete vision back when it launched, but with active testing taking place in Canada and now, new details showing up in a patent application, things are getting real. The new proposed patent for an “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Delivery System” (via BBC) contains some impressive revelations about… Read More

  • Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers

    Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers

    Twitter has today announced some product and policy changes aimed at better tackling violent threats and abuse on its platform. The problem of the mainstream social network being misappropriated as an amplification medium for minority hate groups to — for instance — spread jihadist terrorist sentiments and propaganda, or harass and threaten women with messages of violent misogyny… Read More

  • Examining Tech Solutions To Natural Disasters Crunch Network

    Examining Tech Solutions To Natural Disasters

    When Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, it struck a very vulnerable target. The Pacific nation is considered one of the world’s poorest and is ranked by the United Nations’ WorldRiskIndex as the most disaster-prone country. Yet for a storm significantly stronger than Hurricane Katrina, Cyclone Pam resulted in a relatively low number of casualties. Early warnings helped save scores of… Read More

  • Remixing Culture And Why The Art Of The Mash-Up Matters Crunch Network

    Remixing Culture And Why The Art Of The Mash-Up Matters

    Editor’s Note: Ben Murray is the editor for The Space, a digital art non-profit organization in the UK and was a former BBC digital editor.  The line “good artists copy; great artists steal,” attributed to Pablo Picasso and appropriated by Steve Jobs in a 1995 interview, is in some ways at the core of much of the aesthetic endeavors that engage modern technology. Jobs… Read More

  • In Bid To Get British Kids Coding, BBC To Give Away 1 Million ‘Micro Bit’ Computers

    In Bid To Get British Kids Coding, BBC To Give Away 1 Million ‘Micro Bit’ Computers

    In a move that will bring a nostalgic smile to some British kids (and teachers) of the 80s, the BBC has announced that it is to produce a new educational mini-computer — codenamed the ‘Micro Bit’, a play on the broadcaster’s original ‘BBC Micro‘ computer — and will give away 1 million devices to British school kids aged 11. It will be distributed… Read More

  • BBC Uses WhatsApp For An Ebola Health Alert Service In West Africa

    BBC Uses WhatsApp For An Ebola Health Alert Service In West Africa

    While Snapchat may reportedly be talking to a dozen news organisations for a “Snapchat Discovery” service, another big name in mobile messaging is also breaking new ground with big media. The BBC today started a new account on Facebook-owned WhatsApp to update people with the latest information about Ebola. The BBC says its service is aimed primarily at reaching WhatsApp… Read More

  • Storify Announces A Paid VIP Plan With Liveblogging And Collaboration Features, Partners With BBC

    Storify Announces A Paid VIP Plan With Liveblogging And Collaboration Features, Partners With BBC

    Storify has become a useful tool for media organizations trying to capture newsworthy or entertaining social media conversations for their readers, with its ability to combine tweets, photos, and more into an embeddable conversation. Today the company is announcing a VIP plan with features designed specifically for “media organizations, publishers or anyone wanting to deeply integrate… Read More

  • BBC Aims For More Int’l Growth, Releases First Worldwide Sports App For iOS, Android Coming Soon

    BBC Aims For More Int’l Growth, Releases First Worldwide Sports App For iOS, Android Coming Soon

    The UK’s BBC began to test the waters for BBC Sport apps globally last summer with the launch of a special app featuring content from the London Olympics, and today that game is entering its next quarter: BBC Worldwide today released a new BBC Sport app for iOS, the first that will be made available to consumers outside the UK. The BBC says that an Android version will also be coming soon. Read More

  • BBC Builds Out Its iPlayer Empire With iPlayer Radio, New iOS And Web Apps For Radio Service

    BBC Builds Out Its iPlayer Empire With iPlayer Radio, New iOS And Web Apps For Radio Service

    Another digital step forward for the UK’s BBC today, this time involving the corporation’s radio assets: the state-owned broadcaster today is launching iPlayer Radio a new, integrated mobile web and desktop app, along with a new standalone iPlayer Radio iOS app, significantly ramping up the functionality of its radio business on digital platforms with more video, better navigation… Read More

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