Community: A New Business Model for News. A few years ago, Public Radio International coaxed its most popular host, Ira Glass of "This American Life," into digital cinema.
Ira had already expanded his famed radio program into a traveling stage show that toured a dozen cities a year. With this new idea he would perform one show and beam it live to hundreds of movie theaters around the United States at the same time. Efficient, yes, but would it be appealing, Ira wondered. After all, people came to see him and even hoped to meet him. Radio is an intimate medium, and with Ira, so is a live show. What are you working on? HTML5 Is Breathing New Life Into the Web. How’s that?
Isn’t the Web already the crucial utility of online commerce, information and entertainment? In many ways, it certainly is. Will the Web have a place in a world full of apps? - By Farhad Manjoo. Last summer, in a much-read cover story, Wired proclaimed that the Web is dead.
Chris Anderson, the magazine's editor, argued that loading pages in a browser is passé. The future, Anderson wrote, is in downloadable apps, which have several advantages over the Web.