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By Thomas Baekdal - December 2010

What You Need To Know Today (Dec/10)

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Google is showing off the advantages of a working in the cloud, by destroying a whole bunch of Chrome OS netbooks. And, Jason Kincaid has a first-hand experience of working with it.

 

Crowdsortium lists 5 trends from Net:Work about the future workplace. Virtual, mobile, and just-in-time workforce are the key elements. "Don't make people come into a real office for the sake of making them come into the office."

Dark Horse Comics launches digital comics on the iPad, without tying themselves into the App store. Subscriptions are handled directly via Dark Horse, giving them the power to support multiple devices, and not are tied into Apple's 30% cut.

YouTube drops the 15 minute limit for uploaded videos for "selected users with a history of complying with the YouTube Community Guidelines and our copyright rules." Made possible by the advancements in their anti-copyright Content ID system.

A new survey from Reynolds Journalism Institute finds that 58.1% of iPad users are likely to cancel their print subscriptions within the next 6 months.

The Pulitzer price announced a number of fundamental changes this year, allowing interactive, database, multimedia to be eligible for inclusion. It is a testament to the new reality of digital publishing. "The change announced today places the emphasis on journalistic excellence across all formats."

The New York Times have eliminated its social media editor position, in a move to make social part of the company as a whole, as opposed to thinking of it as a job title. "it's also an acknowledgment that social media needs to be - and is already - a shared responsibility." It is a very good move by NY Times - an example every company should follow.

The Noun Project is here, providing app developers with a free library of "highly recognizable symbols that form the world's visual language" - in short a lot of icons and pictograms that are universally recognizable.

Friday Fun: USB Typewriter will convert your old fashioned typewriter into a fully working iPad stand.

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