September #1

Cloud Computing
Cory Doctorow: ‘ the main attraction of the cloud to investors and entrepreneurs is the idea of making money from you, on a recurring, perpetual basis, for something you currently get for a flat rate or for free without having to give up the money or privacy that cloud companies hope to leverage into fortunes.’ Guardian

Digital Britain
Open Rights Group, BT, Which?, TalkTalk, Consumer Focus respond to government plans to disconnect internet users http://bit.ly/4mCuBA
“3.9M or 7M? Behind the UK’s dodgy file-sharing numbers” http://tinyurl.com/l2xsxk Radio 4 More or Less investigation

Education
Winning Open Design for Classroom of the Future http://ping.fm/QsdXh

Google
http://tr.im/yhQJ Google developing a micropayment platform and pitching it to newspapers

Higher Education
Fast Company on free online alternatives to university: Wiley, P2P University, MIT http://bit.ly/bRS40

Innovation
SSRN Business plans for public WiFi failed to anticipate how residents would use the service. http://bit.ly/2QP6G
Victor Keegan on some online start-ups Guardian

Journalism
Cardiff Future of Journalism Conference: how newspapers use Twitter (mostly badly) http://bit.ly/rzPGX
Video: Leading academics’ views on whether there’s a future for journalism http://bit.ly/rG2yh
Emily Bell: Proposals For Newspaper Publishers Include Google Micropayments http://cnt.to/hHY good summary

Mapping
By 2015, chinese government is planning to have 286 cities digitally mapped http://tinyurl.com/omtau4 reports Beijing Review

Music
FT techblog: Apple allows Rhapsody music streams on iPhone: http://bit.ly/46Hy17 Spotify, now RealNetworks. FCC taking an interest.

Open ID
OpenID Pilot Program to be Announced by US Government http://bit.ly/yWSBH

Open Access
MIT OpenCourseWare Shares Some Stats and Prepares to Make Site Improvements http://bit.ly/SgKyS

Typography
Simon Garfield on IKEA’s switch from Futura to Verdana: flatpack font
Why does it matter? Illustrated


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