Here’s the second instalment of a new feature collating some of the best articles, programmes, and art over the last week, enjoy!
Tech (+ Business)
- The fun and games are over. Even the internet’s got to make a living. / Scott Smith / Quartz // There’s a lot of focus on this idea at the moment, tying in with the fact that consumers have been learning that they don’t always like the hidden costs of free services. I’m not sure ad-supported internet services really have much of a future as a whole to be honest, as newspapers are finding out.
- Five Startups to watch in London’s Silicon Roundabout / Aurelia Seidlhofer / St John Street News // I used Moo recently, I was impressed by their service, and the Boxpark where they have a pop-up shop is pretty cool.
- Twitter #Music Catches Emerging Artist Frances Cone By Surprise / Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch // An interesting story about an artist who wasn’t really using twitter very much has received more exposure since Twitter’s Music app came out. Also some interesting thoughts on how Twitter has been smart to get involved in music distribution and get even more data moving through it’s services.
- Young appmakers can’t count on a job for life / Aditya Chakrabortty / The Guardian // I disagree, but an interesting article from a different point of view.
- California’s dream to be the Saudi Arabia of solar dries up in the desert / Todd Woody / Quartz
- Does anyone know why Google bought Motorola? / Nilay Patel / The Verge
- Bitcoin takes an important step toward becoming part of every web browser on the planet / Christopher Mims / Quartz
iTunes’ 10th Birthday
- iTunes Store at 10: how Apple built a digital media juggernaut / Nathan Ingraham / The Verge
- Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, and other digital pioneers sour on ‘pay what you want’ music / Greg Sandoval / The Verge // (Slightly older)
- iTunes is 10 years old today. Was it the best idea Apple ever had? / Charles Arthur / The Guardian
- To Create The Future Of Brand Identity, Ideo Looks Inward / Kyle VanHemert / Co.Design
- How Spotify Got Itself a New Logo / Peter Ha / Gizmodo
- Even the Score / Alex Ross / New Yorker
- Matt Collishaw: still sensational / Jonathan Jones / The Guardian
- Chris Gayle, William Shakespeare, and the problem of ambition / Gary Naylor / The Guardian
- The Mind of a Con Man / Udhijit Bhattacharjee / New York Times // I’m not sure if you have to be a subscriber to access this, I downloaded it to Pocket from Twitter.