Google tweeted today: “27 years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau published their proposal for a little something called the ‘WorldWideWeb’.” That was the first web browser. [Read more…] about Tim Berners-Lee and his World Wide Web
Poor Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). The media giant is downsizing, cutting staff and selling off assets to increase profits.
SPH reported its net profit rose 32 per cent to S$350.1 million for the year ended August 31, 2017. But as its flagship newspaper, the Straits Times, reported: “This was due largely to the sale of its online classifieds business 701Search, on which SPH recognised a profit of S$149.7 million, as well as a fair value gain on investment properties of S$57.4 million.” [Read more…] about Singapore Press Holdings: The downsizing media giant
I just came across Anthony Howard on Wikipedia. He was the editor of the New Statesman when I used to look forward to every issue of the weekly.
Just out of high school, reading English as an undergrad, I had a thing about newspapers and magazines back then. Shakespeare and Wordsworth were all very grand but, to keep up with the language, one had to read new books and periodicals too. And top of the pops for me were the New Statesman and Time. [Read more…] about Anthony Howard and the old New Statesman
The Readability bookmarking service was shut down on September 30. But Readability’s armchair icon can still be found in the Feedbin news aggregator. It’s what makes reading articles in Feedbin so simple and easy on the eye. Click on the armchair icon and you get to read the entire article from any website in a clear, easy-to-read format without having to go to the website itself. [Read more…] about Feedbin, Feedly, Inoreader, Newsblur: News aggregators compared
Reading about the first newspaper in India reminded me of Aveek Sarkar, the colourful newspaper proprietor.
He is also based in the same city, Calcutta (now called Kolkata), where the Irishman James Augustus Hicky launched the Bengal Gazette or the Original Calcutta General Advertiser in 1780. [Read more…] about Hicky and Aveek Sarkar, Hastings and Mamata Banerjee
What was the internet like before Google? It’s time to look back because we just crossed a milestone. [Read more…] about The internet before Google