Futuri Media launches Alexa Skills for radio stations - Customized Alexa Skills enable radio stations to be integrated into Amazon devices
- Public Panel | Outsmarting “Fake News” and “Alt-Facts” - How can professional journalists and the info-sharing public navigate today’s profound reality turbulence when trust in the media is low?
Iran’s Tech Startup Spring | Faranesh.com judged Best Iranian Remote Learning Platform - It is notable that most online educational websites in Iran belong to universities and educational organizations, and presence of active and young private companies, such as Faranesh, has made this industry more competitive and has provided more choice for learning enthusiasts in Iran. Employers asked to see health advances on display at disease management conference - Many experts have suggested that diabetes prevention is going to be a massive target for employers over the next decade. Virtual Reality startup launches its own “Mobile VR Revolution” - SAN FRANCISCO and LAS VEGAS /via PRNewswire/ — Finch, a virtual reality startup, will showcase their Mobile VR Kit based on No-Camera Motion Controller at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Finch has designed the Shift as the first no-camera motion controller to bring exceptional VR experience to smartphone owners. Shift matches the functionality of the… Read More New Ninja VR game makes 56-year-old gamers feel like a “Cool Badass Killing Machine” - Game players assume the role of a futuristic ninja to take on scores of enemies. GAY SOCIAL MEDIA | Gay app Hornet swallows gay travel guide Vespa - Hornet, an app that connects gay community, acquires Vespa, a gay city guide app. As a result, the world's second largest gay app is about to become even bigger. GET TO KNOW | Brit musician Scanner scans landscapes and video design - An electronic musicians give examples of how the Internet has changed the way sounds are produced. “Likenomics” author Rohit Bhargava urges leaders to consider “non-obvious” ideas - Bhargava believes in sharing "non-obvious" ideas to help leaders think about things from a new perspective. INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM SEMINAR | LGBT issues and human rights coverage explored at Boston’s LGBT Media Summit - My aim is to emphasize opportunities and strategies for the LGBT Media here in the U.S. to cover international issues and human-rights concerns that affect LGBT communities around the world. LGBT journalists have had few opportunities to work as foreign correspondents. That’s especially the case in today’s media environment, with sharp cutbacks by many news outlets in their international coverage. DIALOGUE ON DIPLOMACY | How effective is media’s coverage of U.S. diplomacy abroad? - Nicolas Kralev interviewed P.J. Crowley on a retired Air Force colonel and National Security Council spokesman in the Clinton White House. Crowley now teaches at George Washington University. On Kralev's program, Crowley talks about how the media covers diplomacy. They also talked about the Arab Spring as a case study of the effectiveness of U.S. diplomacy. Watch the video conversation here.
- FREE SPEECH VIOLATION? | Chilean blogger faces jail after US officials disclose his identity - PEN American Center has asked the Department of State and Justice Department to explain U.S. involvement in disclosing the identity of a Chilean Twitter user who is now standing trial for tweets parodying the country’s wealthiest businessman.
Burson-Marsteller “Twiplomacy” study reveals | Obama does not rule Twitterverse | World’s best connected world leaders are EU prexy @euHvR (Herman van Rompuy) and Aussie PM @JuliaGillard - Do world leaders tweet themselves, or they do they ask other minions do tweet for them? According to the Twiplomacy study, "30 heads of state and government actually do their own tweeting. The most conversational are the prime minister of Uganda, Amama Mbabazi, and Rwanda President Paul Kagame who frequently engage personally in tweets with their followers." PUMA.Peace offers free short films to organize your own films4peace screenings - PUMA.Peace would love for you to screen this year’s films4peace and will do everything we can to assist you to accomplish this. You are invited to curate these films into an exhibition with the films screened individually on monitors or by projection
- PEN denounces sentencing of Ethiopian blogger Eskinder Nega - Eskinder, who received this year’s PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award, was one of 20 journalists and political activist to be sentenced to long prison terms on terrorism-related charges, accelerating a trend where vague anti-terrorism laws are used to silence peaceful dissenting voices in Ethiopia