2015/05/29

No longer quixotic - 'Inspire people to care': Using virtual reality to create immersive journalism

Forbes :: De la Peña is now called the “godmother” of virtual reality, and her quest is no longer quixotic. The goal of her company, Emblematic Group, is to “inspire people to care,” she said. And the subjects she has turned her journalist’s eye to are ones where caring can become a call to action.

Read Ellen Huet, www.forbes.com

Who wants to view photos on their watch anyway? what a "connected" device on your wrist should and shouldn't offer

Venture Beat :: The launch of the Apple Watch last month reinvigorated the debate about what a "connected" device on your wrist should and shouldn't offer. Ultimately, omitted featuers are just as important and what's included.

Read Paul Sawers, venturebeat.com

The aftermath of Nepal’s devastating earthquake in virtual reality

RYOT :: For a moment, before the tech becomes mundane, co-opted for the everyday, the possibilities are endless. With virtual reality technology, we’re in that moment. We get to see the world through the lens of another, and the possibilities are endless.

Read Hayley Pappas, www.ryot.org

The Apple Watch will expose how little publishers know about their readers

Nieman Lab :: The arrival of any new class of devices leads the journalism-inclined to ask: What does it mean for news? And today, at least, the answer is: not much. 

Read Joshua Benton, www.niemanlab.org

Path sells to Asian tech giant to pursue the only country where it’s still popular

Tech in Asia :: Path, the ailing social network that launched in 2010, has sold the app to Korean tech giant Daum Kakao. Path founder Dave Morin confirmed the move today in a Medium post (via The Verge) but didn’t reveal the financial terms of the deal.

Read Steven Millward, www.techinasia.com

BBC iPlayer boss defensive after third monthly fall in viewers

Guardian :: The number of TV and radio programmes watched on the BBC iPlayer has fallen for the third month in a row, prompting its chief to defend the popularity of the catch-up service.

Read Mark Sweney, www.theguardian.com

FT's Dominic Good on the evolution of time-based metrics: "It's all about quality"

The Media Briefing :: 50% of ads served worldwide aren't actually viewed by humans. Time to rethink metrics to be more quality related

Read Chris Sutcliffe, www.themediabriefing.com

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