soupsoup:

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos buys the Washington Post for $250 million

The deal does not include the company’s headquarters (which is for sale separately,) Foreign Policy magazine, Slate.com, the Root.com, the digital-development unit WaPo Labs or land owned by the Post in Alexandria, VA.



futurejournalismproject:

What Google Knows

Via the Wall Street Journal:

Every hour, an active Google user can generate hundreds or thousands of data “events” that Google stores in its computers, said people familiar with its data-gathering process.

These include when people use Google’s array of Web and mobile-device services, which have long collected information about what individuals are privately searching for on the Web. It includes the videos they watch on YouTube, which gets more than one billion visitors a month; phone calls they’ve made using Google Voice and through nearly one billion Google-powered Android smartphones; and messages they send via Android phones or through Gmail, which has more than 425 million users.

If a user signs in to his or her Google account to use Gmail and other services, the information collected grows and is connected to the name associated with the account. Google can log information about the addresses of websites that person visits after doing Google searches.

Even if the person visits sites without first searching for them on Google, the company can collect many of the website addresses people using Google’s Chrome Web browser or if they visit one of millions of sites that have pieces of Google code, such as its “+1” button, installed.

Android-based phones and Google Maps can collect information about people’s location over time. Google also has credit-card information for more than 200 million Android-device owners who have purchased mobile apps, digital books or music, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

Somewhat related bonus: The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership, via Bloomberg.

Image: What Google Knows, via the Wall Street Journal. Select to embiggen.

mabellemcg:

#DoctorWho #12thDoctor
mabellemcg:

#DoctorWho #12thDoctor

Eccleston.  Tennant.  Smith.  Capaldi.


Now I will have to watch Doctor Who. Peter Capaldi is the best. 
Eccleston.  Tennant.  Smith.  Capaldi.


Now I will have to watch Doctor Who. Peter Capaldi is the best. 
Eccleston.  Tennant.  Smith.  Capaldi.


Now I will have to watch Doctor Who. Peter Capaldi is the best. 
Eccleston.  Tennant.  Smith.  Capaldi.


Now I will have to watch Doctor Who. Peter Capaldi is the best.

Eccleston. Tennant. Smith. Capaldi.

Now I will have to watch Doctor Who. Peter Capaldi is the best.

parislemon:

symical:

Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

Cray.

:-O

“See, things that used to be "conservative" ideas, like cap and trade or Obamacare or monetary stimulus, have become "liberal" ones, all while conservatives themselves have moved further and further right. That’s what happens when you view negotiation of any kind as an ideological betrayal — you abandon your ideology. You stop being the party of markets, and become the party of whatever-the-Democrats-are-against (and your donors are for).”
“Silver says he does not get on well with political reporters but is friends with media entrepreneurs such as Gawker’s Denton and Andrew Sullivan, the prominent blogger. His generation shares that entrepreneurial ambition, he says. “It used to be that you would idolise the guy who graduated at the top of his class from Harvard, and now you idolise the guy who drops out of Harvard to run a business,” he smiles.”
audiovision:

Stanley Kubrick is particularly famous for his control of color on screen and his obsession with the color red, but every director makes conscious choices about what the color of their films.
Graphic designer Roxy Radulescu breaks down the color palettes of great cinema on his blog Movies In Color.
See a full slideshow of his work on KPCC’s AudioVision.
Photos above from Scarface, 2001: Space Odyssey and Requiem for a Dream. audiovision:

Stanley Kubrick is particularly famous for his control of color on screen and his obsession with the color red, but every director makes conscious choices about what the color of their films.
Graphic designer Roxy Radulescu breaks down the color palettes of great cinema on his blog Movies In Color.
See a full slideshow of his work on KPCC’s AudioVision.
Photos above from Scarface, 2001: Space Odyssey and Requiem for a Dream. audiovision:

Stanley Kubrick is particularly famous for his control of color on screen and his obsession with the color red, but every director makes conscious choices about what the color of their films.
Graphic designer Roxy Radulescu breaks down the color palettes of great cinema on his blog Movies In Color.
See a full slideshow of his work on KPCC’s AudioVision.
Photos above from Scarface, 2001: Space Odyssey and Requiem for a Dream.

audiovision:

Stanley Kubrick is particularly famous for his control of color on screen and his obsession with the color red, but every director makes conscious choices about what the color of their films.

Graphic designer Roxy Radulescu breaks down the color palettes of great cinema on his blog Movies In Color.

See a full slideshow of his work on KPCC’s AudioVision.

Photos above from Scarface, 2001: Space Odyssey and Requiem for a Dream.