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Veille technologique du 26 août au 2 septembre New Data Visualization Tool for Journalists Created by Knight Professor Sarah Cohen, the Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy, figured there had to be an easier way for journalists to organize their notes on chronological events. 'Time and place are two of the most important aspects in stories,' Cohen said. 'Most reporters I know are still keeping a 40-page chronology in Word for long running stories.' So, with a grant from Duke, Cohen hired two research scientists, Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg, to design a visual tool to allow reporters to not just organize their notes more effectively, but to also see the results of their research over time. In this image, the tool tracked President Obama's first 100 days in office, by his location. Viegas' and Wattenberg were the brains behind the IBM Many Eyes project and now work for Google. 'Say you're working on the BP story, you can say, 'I only want to see what happened in May having to do with birds,''' Cohen explained.

Why Apple's iTunes Rentals May Have Little Effect on TV Business Model | Peter Kafka | MediaMemo | AllThingsD Very, very good bet: Steve Jobs will stand up onstage tomorrow and announce that you can rent some episodes of TV shows from iTunes for 99 cents a pop. I’m told that Apple (AAPL) has finalized a deal with Disney (DIS) for some of its shows, which isn’t a surprise. Steve Jobs has had a hard time convincing other networks, but sources tell me News Corp.’s (NWS) Fox is likely to join in as well, particularly if Rupert Murdoch thinks he can extract some iPad favors out of Jobs down the line (the Los Angeles Times reported the same thing last night). Big deal? Maybe. But it’s worth noting that TV has been facing off against the forces of digital disruption for a long time, and it’s been holding its own so far. Apple–with an initial push from Disney–started selling TV shows a day after they aired back in 2005, for $1.99 a piece. Bear in mind that you still won’t get to watch any ABC show via iTunes until it’s already aired on TV. That doesn’t sound like a tectonic move to me. Maybe!

The 100 most influential news media Twitter accounts Undoubtedly, the nature of news is changing with the advent and immense popularity of social media. Media is painfully aware it needs to be involved with the new social order to keep audiences engaged. Social media channels like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, provide people with additional channels to not only get news about the world, but to involve their community and immediate sphere of influence. So social media enhances mainstream news by taking it to additional channels, but also fills a gap that mainstream news outlets are unable to fill. Daniel Romero, a Ph.D Candidate at Cornell University in the Center for Applied Mathematics, asks the question: Are news operations as influential in social media as they are in mainstream media?

The Ultimate Guide: How Media Companies Should Offer Daily Deals « Yipit Blog YipitData aggregates transaction data from ecommerce marketplaces for institutional money managers and industry participants. Past reports have been covered in WSJ, Bloomberg, Reuters. Researching Alibaba? Contact us: One of the most hotly anticipated IPOs of 2014, Alibaba is rumored to go public next month at a valuation north of $130 billion. Disclosures from Yahoo’s investment in the company, however, show signs of slowing growth. Based on YipitData, which tracks every transaction on Alibaba’s marketplaces, there’s reason to believe Alibaba could be worth substantially more. Alibaba has several business units, including (B2B marketplace), (C2C marketplace), Alyun (cloud services) – but its jewel is Tmall. Tmall 101 Alibaba launched Tmall in April 2008 for brands and large retailers to sell their products directly, leveraging the shopping community in its hugely successful Taobao C2C marketplace. What drives Tmall’s value?

Journalism is about people, not technology Following is an excerpt from Journalism Next, a 2010 paperback that students of Journalism should read to put in perspective the great opportunities ahead for the field. (To order go to ) By Mark Briggs To survive and thrive in the digital age, I argue, journalists need to adopt a new way of thinking and approaching their craft. My first book, “Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive in the Digital Age,” was published in 2007 and written for working journalists with a simple message: “you can do this” and the “future is now.” In the United States, that “future is now” message came true. The pace of disruption for mainstream media – daily newspapers, local TV stations and magazines – is in full force today. Newspapers are dying. We are at the end of a golden period for publishers, where organizations grew large and consolidated, pushing profit margins up and supporting publicly traded companies. What are the new jobs in journalism? 1. 2. 3.

Newspapers gone by 2022 says futurist NEWSPAPERS as we know them will be irrelevant within 12 years, according to futurist Ross Dawson, who said journalism would be largely 'crowdsourced'. Mr Dawson, who will address a Newspaper Publishers' Association forum on the future of the industry on Thursday, predicted within 10 years, mobile reading devices that would allow people to consume news on the run would be our "primary news interfaces''. But he said the price to consumers of such devices, the forerunner of which was Apple's iPad, would fall from $629 - the minimum cost of an iPad today - to less than $10, and they would often be given away. "We are shifting to a media economy, dominated by content and social connection,'' Mr Dawson said. "Media revenues will soar but will be unevenly distributed,'' he said. "Yet established media organisations will need to reinvent themselves to participate in that growth. "More sophisticated news readers will be foldable, or rollable, gesture-controlled and fully interactive,'' he said.

Technology Review: Blogs: Mims's Bits: MapRejuice Is SETI@Home on Steroids Unless a flash ad in one of your open browser tabs has gone rogue, it’s likely you’ve got a few spare processor cycles available on the PC you’re using to read this. And if someone were to appropriate just a few of them – too few for you to notice – then you and all the millions of other web surfers out there could be harnessed together like some kind of gigantic insectoid computing hive mind. The result would be one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. That’s the dream, anyway, of a project called MapRejuice. It’s MapReduce - the algorithm invented at Google that powers more or less all the massively parallel processing on which the web’s biggest businesses rely - but implemented in javascript. And it runs in the background of any webpage on which it’s installed. You could be running it right now without even knowing it. Right now MapRejuice, which remains primarily a proof of concept, isn’t doing that much. Its ultimate capacity?

Forget Hall Monitors, School Investigates Tracking Students with RFID So much for bathroom passes and hall monitors - these days it's technology that is making the art of skipping class much more difficult for students, and we're not just talking about security cameras. A forward-thinking school district in Connecticut is looking to crack down on wayward students, faculty and even equipment by making use of radio frequency identification (RFID) in its schools. New Canaan Public Schools hopes to increase the efficiency of its security efforts by embedding RFID tags into student and faculty identification cards and onto various pieces of school equipment. The tags could be used to track where specific students and faculty are located throughout campus, as well as hunt down missing laptops, projectors and other school property. SecureRF Corporation, a company specializing in secure RFID software, proposed the project to the school district.

'Condé Nast meets Demand Media': New Platform Connects Indie Publishers with Top-Tier Advertisers - FishbowlNY Strap on your sandals, bloggers, and get ready to give the big publishing companies a run for their money – the creators of StyleCaster just announced the launch of The Masthead, a new platform that gives influential style sites of all sizes the same access to advertising dollars as the makers of glossy magazines. Co-founder and CEO Ari Goldberg wasn’t always into women’s lifestyle – he started out in sports and entertainment marketing. “I went from hanging with guys who could dunk to tall, skinny models,” he said. “It’s not a bad switch.” Goldberg was working with LeBron James and his LRMR Marketing company when he met StyleCaster Media Group’s primary angel investor Dan Gilbert, who also owns the Cleveland Cavaliers. In this case, Gilbert was investing in Ari and his brother David Goldberg, as well as their other co-founder Albert Azout. Goldberg proposed a business model where “Condé Nast meets Demand Media.”