“Avner Ronen and Boxee want to change the way you think about input one”
Boxee presented at NBT in 2009!Source: theverge.com
Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg visited Boxee’s office and discussed the latest efforts to grow New York City’s technology industry.
Boxee was one of our first Next Big Thing presenters!Source: nycdigital
Congratulations to the Winners of the Knight News Challenge!
A Knight Foundation contest that looked for the best cases of giving big data to the general public has announced its six winners.
The other three — Safecast, LocalData, and Development Seed — have created new toolsets for people to contribute to big data, be it by measuring radition in Los Angeles or by using a smart phone to share data with Google Earth, Fusion Tables, and elsewhere.
Inspired by a pillar of antiquity, the Library of Alexandria, Brewster Kahle has a grand vision for the Internet Archive, the giant aggregator and digitizer of data, which he founded and leads. “We want to collect all the books, music and video that has ever been produced by humans,” Mr. Kahle said. As of Tuesday, the archive’s online collection will include every morsel of news produced in the last three years by 20 different channels, encompassing more than 1,000 news series that have generated more than 350,000 separate programs devoted to news. The latest ambitious effort by the archive, which has already digitized millions of books and tried to collect everything published on every Web page for the last 15 years (that adds up to more than 150 billion Web pages), is intended not only for researchers, Mr. Kahle said, but also for average citizens who make up some of the site’s estimated two million visitors each day. “The focus is to help the American voter to better be able to examine candidates and issues,” Mr. Kahle said. “If you want to know exactly what Mitt Romney said about health care in 2009, you’ll be able to find it.”
-All the TV News Since 2009, on One Web Site
You can watch Kahle demo the Internet Archive at PaleyNext in Los Angeles on 10/16, streaming live here.
“Degrading authorship is something the web already does spectacularly well. Work gets chopped and sliced and repurposed. That last animated GIF you saw — do you know who made it? Probably not. That infonugget you saw on Gawker or The Atlantic — did it start there? Probably not. Sites like Buzzfeed are built largely on reshuffling the Internet, rearranging work into streams and slideshows.
It’s been a while since auteur theory made sense as an explanation of the web. And you know what? We’re better for it. In a world of functionally infinite content, relying on authorship doesn’t scale. We need people to mash things up, to point things out, to sample, to remix.”
- Joshua Benton on “Medium” in NiemanLab