June 2012 Archives
Saturday, 30th June 2012
Do the social media guidelines from the Olympics muzzle athletes? Richard notes the rising trend of visual websites, like Instagram and Pinterest. Startup branding is more important than ever. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web - Location, App Stores and Real-Time…
Friday, 29th June 2012
ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble remains a big player in a growing industry, and until Google changed everything this week, it made fantastic hardware for the money. But as with Nokia, a changing market and financial problems are driving a proud Number Two into a subordinate role that threatens to choke it out of existence.
U.S. Trying to Extradite Brit for Sharing Links
Richard O’Dwyer and Jimmy Wales The United States government is currently trying to extradite a 24-year-old British citizen, Richard O’Dwyer, to the U.S. for creating a site that linked to - but never hosted - online videos. It's another example of the federal government and Hollywood's antiquated sharing-equals-piracy mentality and their…
“Google Now” Knows More About You Than Your Family Does - Are You OK With That?
The new Google Now feature unveiled this week at the Google I/O developers conference is designed to automatically present the information you need - even before you ask for it. The impressive results cover everything from helping you get to work to which sports teams you like - but they are possible only because Google knows so much about you. The…