The next iteration of Windows was going to called Windows Metro. A new name for a new operating system. It sounded slick. It sounded modern. It sounded like bold step in a new direction for Microsoft. Now rumors are flying that Windows Metro has become the far more conventional Windows 8. Well, if the branding isn’t broken…
If you’ve visited the Google homepage at any point during the past week (and you’re on the internet, so of course you have), you’ve surely noticed how the company logo has transformed into a fun Olympic minigame. Today’s soccer themed version is our personal favorite so far.
If you ever thought there was something lesser about getting an online college degree instead of the traditional “go sit in a class room for four years” approach, you’re wrong. Online education has skyrocketed, massively outnumbering regular programs. For example, the online-only University of Phoenix awarded 5,976 degrees, more than double the degrees given out by the University of Arizona (2,075).
A Facebook game where you research your ancestors by playing as them? Family Village is an attempt to gameify the otherwise arduous process of digging through archives, old documents and family trees. With Ancestry.com and GeneTree on board to provide the actual history, all developer Funium has to do is make an entertaining game.
Everyone is bashing Zynga these days. After all, when your stock plummets after you rip off multiple developers with pale knock-offs, the internet is sure to appreciate and applaud the karma of the situation. However, the stories of how Zynga overworked its employees and made their lives miserable are no laughing matter. Let’s take Zynga’s fall as a lesson to be learned for everyone in the industry.
Bandwidth is getting cheaper. Not cheap enough for most people to benefit, but enough to raise a few eyebrows and get people thinking about the future.
Do you want to watch some rare b-roll from an unfinished Apple commercial shot in 1983 but left on the cutting room floor because it was deemed too self-congratulatory? Of course you do!