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FLYERALARM Design Award 2020: Starting signal for creative minds

With a new Design Award, FLYERALARM - one of the largest German e-commerce companies and one of Europe's leading online B2B printers - is calling on creative minds to pursue their passion for design, apply for an attractive award and support charitable organisations in the process. The submission deadline begins today, 1 October, and ends on 30 November 2019.


Why we give some words more “linguistic space”

drupa Preis 2019 Vortrag der Preistr gerin Sonia Ben Hedia c Messe DuesseldorfFor her thesis “Gemination and Degemination in English Affixation: Investigating the Interplay between Morphology, Phonology and Phonetics” Ms Sonia Ben Hedia (30) was awarded the 2019 drupa Prize on 17 June 2019. In her doctoral thesis written at the Philosophical Faculty of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf the linguist uses phonetics to investigate how affixed words are processed and stored in the brain. With her empirical research the prize-winner closes a gap in linguistics thereby creating scope for further fundamental research.

SOPA 2019 Journalism Awards Open for Entries; Deadline Jan 24

The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), a Hong Kong-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to pursuing excellence in journalism, today announced that the SOPA 2019 Awards for Editorial Excellence are now open for entries. The deadline for submissions is 3pm Hong Kong time on Thursday January 24, 2019.

Completely Autonomous Cars Years Away

By Andy Marken

The great thing about living in Silicon Valley is that all of the car companies have advanced technology labs here so you hear about all the new gee-whiz stuff before it appears in the cars you actually buy.

The tough part of that is that also means that every time you hear about something really new, really sexy, you wonder if you should wait on your next vehicle.

The really bad thing about living in Silicon Valley (in addition to the cost of housing) is traffic sucks!

In fact San Francisco, congestion is the second worst in the U.S, 26th worldwide. San Jose is right up there also, coming in at number 51 worldwide in congestion. But the way technology businesses are expanding here, we'll catch up ... soon.

Tellywood Focuses on Immersive Content

By Andy Marken

2015 hasn't exactly been a blockbuster film release year but SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) 2015 Symposium attendees are eternally optimistic that tomorrow's releases will be richer, better and there will be more.

While VR (virtual reality) has gxhdfgsdgdfgsdfg VR and augmented reality, as well as mixed reality in media and entertainment.

Ad Blockers Are Just a Symptom of Bad Marketing

By Andy Marken

Kids can be such a pain:
- Mine doesn't watch TV but he streams a bunch of stuff to his tablet/smartphone
- He loves to tell me how Stewart Brand was right at one of the earliest Hackers Conferences – information wants to/needs to be free
- He doesn't like ads, isn't even influenced by them

To help him on his quest for straight-from-the-source information/entertainment, people developed the ad blocker app, promising that life is going to be great. Or, it's doomed if you're the advertiser/delivery mechanism rather than the target.

New Chapter of Entertainment's Long Tail Finally Emerges

By Andy Marken

It's plain to see that NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) doesn't mean the sole focus is on big TV nets or huge studios.
It hasn't been for a number of years.
It's a bunch of small/really small studios, government/business in-house studios and tens of thousands of independent filmmakers who want to create/distribute content – documentaries, educational films, entertainment – that they believe in ... and make a decent living while they're at it.


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