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#NEWSGEIST 2015: The Future of News – Unconference in Helsinki

Just spent an enjoyable, and mentally draining unconference weekend with 150 of the great and the good from European Journalism @NEWSGEIST 2015 in …

Facebook is bringing Instant Articles inside Messenger

Articles hosted on Facebook will now load faster inside Messenger, too.<p>Facebook is adding Instant Articles — which are articles hosted on Facebook and therefore very quick to load — inside of its standalone messaging app, Messenger.<p>If you see a little lightning bolt in the upper-righthand corner of …

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The Guardian’s “Web We Want” series will analyze abuse on the paper’s own site » Nieman Journalism Lab

For the great bulk of our readers, and — yes — to respect the wellbeing of our staff too, we need to take a more proactive stance on what kind of material appears on the Guardian.<p>In an article on Friday, Mary Hamilton, The Guardian’s executive editor for audience, outlined some of the steps The …

Here's why the music labels are furious at YouTube. Again.

RIAA boss Cary Sherman says Katy Perry and the rest of the music business are getting a bad deal.<p>You’ve heard this song before: The music industry is mad at YouTube.<p>In the old days, the music business used to complain that YouTube took their music and didn’t pay them. Now the complaint has changed: …

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Lytro’s 755 megapixel Cinema light field camera is going to kill the green screen

Lytro is taking its rich, volumetric 3D camera capture technology into the world of TV and film.<p>The company’s light field solution is a truly beautiful technology that may eventually be in every camera we snap a shot or video with. The tech essentially uses data on all of the available light in a …

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RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

Here's a look at the best smartphones you can buy today.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in</i> …