Part of a series of simple internal newsletters I did for a client, posted here early 2015 but back-dated to the original dates.
“Amazon.com, along with 3DLT announced a partnership in which Amazon will begin, offering for sale, 3D printed items on demand. 3DLT will be the first company to offer 3D printed products on the world’s largest e-commerce website. Amazon has plans to also partner with four other companies on this project in the immediate future.”
—Amazon Teams With 3DLT to Offer 3D Printed Items
“Alex Calderwood had a knack for predicting a trend—from dance clubs to barbershops to a string of hipster hotels. Then, last autumn, he was found dead in his new London hangout, the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. What happened?”
—Alex Calderwood: The Cool Hunter
For the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Web, it's inventor Tim Berners-Lee is calling for an internet bill of rights, a Magna Carta, "a statement of principles he hopes will be supported by public institutions, government officials and corporations."
—An online Magna Carta
Venture investors have a new-found love for news and are investing in new projects.
—Why venture capitalists are suddenly investing in news
—Nate Silver on the Launch of ESPN’s New FiveThirtyEight
—Journalism startups aren't a revolution if they're filled with all these white men
Google’s flu predictions are often trotted out as examples of the power of big data and predictive algorithms—they have now been proven wrong three years in a row.
—Google Flu Trends gets it wrong three years running
“In its meticulous creation of the State of Zubrowka, Wes Anderson's latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is a typographic treat. The film's lead graphic designer Annie Atkins was responsible for every graphic prop in the movie.”
—Designing for The Grand Budapest Hotel
A beautiful visualization of air traffic over Europe, mostly centred on the UK. Especially interesting to look at the “loops” of flights approaching airports.