The move to bring original programming to the web continues to heat up this week, with today’s announcement of Reuters TV, a new YouTube channel featuring ten new commentary and analysis shows from the news and media division of Thomson Reuters.
Earlier today, Reuters ran a short interview with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone in which he talked about the possibility of tweets being used to create a “Twitter News Service”. It seems pretty likely that Stone was just running with a hypothetical idea that was on his mind at the time of the interview. (Okay, it seems very likely.) And in fact, it’s hardly the first time a Twitter co-founder has… → Read More
International news service Reuters has set up shop on HubDub, a prediction market on topics ranging from politics to technology. The new partner section of the site will feature standard HubDub surveys, as well as a selection of top Reuters stories and widgets. You can access the Reuters portal here. → Read More
Predicting what Google may do in 2008 is about as accurate as predicting the future using a Magic 8 ball; you can make educated guesses but it’s nothing more than that. There are two certainties however; Google will acquire many companies and they will also launch a range of new products and upgrades to existing products. Here’s a few companies that Google may look at in 2008. Amazon… → Read More
As a well-respected, professional, hard-hitting technology journalist, I can appreciate what this kit has to — buwahahahaaaa!! I’m sorry, I couldn’t get though it all. Well-respected! Professional! Journalist! L! O! L! Anyhoo, Reuters came up with an interesting idea to try out with some of its reporters that entailed the use of an entirely mobile setup consisting of a Nokia N95… → Read More
Rejoice! You can now retire that tinfoil hat, as a team of researchers in Denmark have concluded that cell phone usage does not raise the risk of cancer. The study analyzed data from the entire population of Denmark and concluded that neither short nor long term cell usage increases one’s risk of cancer. It is considered one of the most comprehensive studies on the subject to date and as far… → Read More
Yahoo wants you to work for their news site. But you might not get paid. The company announced on Monday that they would partner with Reuters to solicit public contributions to their news service. The new submission page is live but not yet accepting submissions. CNN has been accepting public picture and video submissions for quite a while now but it doesn’t seem to be a significant part of… → Read More
As proof that Second Life is booming, Reuters recently opened an SL bureau and assigned it a full-time reporter. Adam Pasick, known in SL as Adam Reuters, heads up the branch and reports on events inside the community. No word on how much Reuters dumped on opening its SL branch, but I’m sure it was a few grand. Crazy. I still don’t really understand this whole Second Life thing. → Read More