Yet there Aereo was, before the highest court in the land, doing its best to explain to nine justices who grew up watching “M*A*S*H” over rabbit ears that television is in the middle of a jailbreak, and there is no going back.At Stake in the Aereo Case Is How We Watch TV - NYTimes.com
LinkedIn’s increasingly becoming my social network of choice (sorry, Facebook) while at the same time becoming a valuable business tool. Whether it’s a new vendor or personal connection, it’s an easy way to find out quick information about someone’s professional life (also more important than the picture of their dog). As the mobile app improves, I find myself using it more and more, too. And I’m not the only one as about 40% of LinkedIn’s overall traffic comes from mobile.
Mobile, web and app design is a hot topic for me right now, so this quote really stuck out.
In designing its apps, LinkedIn uses a “five-second rule.” If users can’t understand what an app does in the first five seconds after opening it, then it’s too complex.
I wish more companies had the same mentality.» Read more
From The Atlantic:
The Masters offered a peek at what golf will look like once Woods fully fades out of contention—and with golf participation dropping and no “next Tiger” solidly in place, the outlook is grim.
It’s been almost six years since Tiger won his last major (2008 US Open in a playoff vs. Rocco Mediate), and every year since, golf pundits around the country ask, “when will Tiger win again?” Or, “what will happen to golf after Tiger?” Sports Media Watch says the two-day average rating for CBS during the Masters was the lowest dating back to 1957 which is when Nielsen began measuring viewership for the event. And Saturday’s third round coverage generated a 3.9 rating which was down a whopping 33% from last year’s 5.8. Saturday’s number was the lowest for the Masters on CBS since 1957′s 1.2 rating.
Grantland founder Bill Simmons saw that light in his son’s eyes after the 2011 Masters, when Woods made a front-nine final round charge before finishing fourth.
I don’t need Tiger to teach my child how to behave. I need him to teach my son that it’s fun to watch golf. Yesterday was the first lesson. There was a putt, and a roar, and a fist pump, and then my son screaming “Again!” Only Tiger Woods could have made it happen. It’s a gift.
The sport is bigger than one person. But how long could the lull last before another professional captures the attention of the next generation of golfers?» Read more
Pandora started its internet radio service in 2005. A five-year, experimental accord agreed with ASCAP that year was one of the factors that allowed it to do so. By 2011, when the company went public, it had amassed 80 million registered users, and was valued at about $2.5 billion.
Since then Pandora’s rise has been meteoric. At last count, the company had more than 200 million registered users (75 million of them were active, or logged in, last month) and accounted for 9% of all radio listening in the US.
Want to dig into how royalties work (or don’t for companies like Pandora)? This is a deep dive on the subject.
My friend Lee Pace wrote a loving description of my favorite golf course in today’s Carolinas regional edition of Global Golf Post.
[Steve Jobs] knew that small groups composed of the smartest and most creative people had propelled Apple to its amazing success, and he had no intention of ever changing that. When he called a meeting or reported to a meeting, his expectation was that everyone in the room would be an essential participant. Spectators were not welcome.Meetings Are A Skill You Can Master, And Steve Jobs Taught Me How | Co.Design | business design
Parkinson’s law is the adage which states that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”Parkinson’s law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I asked our creative team about their best work for Q1 2014. Dean Wagner deferred because the work he was proudest of—displays for the PGA Merchandise Show for both GolfNow and Club Car—was actually begun in Q4 2013. A technicality.
Anne Cassity, on the other hand, straightened her shoulders and pronounced that the brand identity, photography, advertising and website imagery for iD3 was a package she was especially pleased with. Her work, with generous help from Lyn Rollins, Steve Peet, Eric Gordon, Bull & Beard and Skippaz, is represented in the photo series here.
P.S. iD3 is beginning to move a lot of 3D printers
Facebook’s Existential Crisis - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com
Checking Facebook throughout the day is a 10-year-old habit, one that I can’t seem to shake, even though it has less and less relevance to my daily life.
For a while, I thought that it was just my news feed that had become lackluster and tedious. But after consulting a handful of friends, I found that I wasn’t the only one suffering from fatigue and boredom each time I visited the site.
"Poets and beggars, musicians and prophets, warriors and scoundrels, all creatures of that unbridled reality, we have had to ask but little of imagination, for our crucial problem has been a lack of conventional means to render our lives believable. This, my friends, is the crux of our solitude.”
-Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez has died at age 87
As Professor Crawley would say, “Well, Mr. ______, if you haven’t read “100 Years of Solitude,” go read it!”
I don’t usually share big TV or video ads because, well, they aren’t often remarkable enough to be shared. The not-for-profit at the top of this post from Google Think Insights, however, is an exception, as are some of those below. Take 5 minutes and watch some ads, yes?
And then there’s that old Chinese curse: May your dreams come true. If you could go back to, say, 1994, two decades ago, and if you could have told newspaper publishers that soon they’d be able to produce and distribute a daily newspaper at no cost for newsprint (that’s the paper, not the ink), that they could shut down those huge presses and dispense with troublesome unions once and for all, and that they wouldn’t even need paperboys (or girls) anymore to throw the paper into the neighbor’s bushes—if you could have told them that all these costs were about to plummet to near zero—the publishers would have thought, Now, that sounds like a pretty great deal. I’ll take it. So how has this unexpected gift from God turned into such a disaster for them?Serious Newspaper Journalism Is Not Over | Vanity Fair
Instructive animated graphic is instructive.
wow much infographic
Just in time for the weekend!
"In the beginning, there was Mad Dog Vini Lopez." So began Bruce Springsteen’s rousing, moving speech inducting his longtime backing group exactly 15 years after his own induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Bruce Springsteen Muses on E Street Band’s Legacy in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Speech | Music News | Rolling Stone