How Facebook and Google Plan to Fight Fake News in France’s Election

Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc. want to stop fake news from spreading in France as the country prepares for the presidential election in spring, with new fact-checking tools showing the Internet giants have learned lessons from the run-up to the … Continue reading How Facebook and Google Plan to Fight Fake News in France’s Election

Google Star Wars Interactive Game

Interactive game for Star Wars new movie promotion http://lightsaber.withgoogle.com Article: http://www.androidcentral.com/turn-your-smartphone-lightsaber-star-wars-themed-chrome-experiment PC as game field, mobile as lightsaber Google joins with the rest of the world in celebrating the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens to theaters with a new, … Continue reading Google Star Wars Interactive Game

360° video – Berlin Philharmonic X Google Cultural Institute

Google Cultural Institute: https://performingarts.withgoogle.com/ article: http://www.dw.com/en/online-visit-to-the-berlin-philharmonic/a-18889423 Highlights: The Berlin Philharmonic provides a virtual tour through the concert hall. Viewers, in a 360-degree video, can watch Simon Rattle conducting, or learn about the history of the orchestra. The media library is accessible online, and has contributions from the Opéra National de Paris, Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company as well as US institutions Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera. The Berlin State Opera has also contributed photos of the building’s renovation. Google did not comment on the cost of the new media library. The Google Cultural Institute is a non-profit organization and will cover the … Continue reading 360° video – Berlin Philharmonic X Google Cultural Institute

Article: Ad blocking & the Future of the web

Original: http://www.zeldman.com/2015/09/18/ad-blocking-and-the-future-of-the-web/ Highlight: And in this environment of sites so cluttered with misleading ads they are almost unnavigable, Apple looks heroic, riding to the consumer’s rescue by providing all the content from newspapers without the ads, and by blocking ugly advertising on websites. But if they succeed, will media companies and independent sites survive? What Apple’s doing wouldn’t matter as much if consumers were still sitting down at a desktop to get their news and cat gifs. But they’re not. Everyone does everything on mobile. Including browse the web.Thus in The Verge today, Nilay Patel argues there’s a real risk that, … Continue reading Article: Ad blocking & the Future of the web