The Atlantic PLUS
a daily experiment in real-time news
We lead this morning with +Nicholas Jackson
's piece on speculation that Apple will buy Hulu with its (ridiculous) pile of cash. If they do, Netflix should worry, he argues. http://bit.ly/pwgnqD
-- I've got a piece based on an amazing video of Nytimes.com frontages screens hotted over a year. Thanks to +Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg
for bringing that in.
-- And I'm still working on my gravestone tech piece. It's a kraken! Look for it Sunday night all done up feature style.
-- +Nicholas Jackson
is looking at G+'s user numbers. Are they really all that impressive? He's also writing about that sick Google doodle today, the first in HTML5 (I think).
-- +Garance Franke-Ruta
are going to cook eggs on the Watergate roof around high noon. No, I am not kidding. We have competing theories about how to best cook eggs up there.Around the Webs
-- *Wired's +Spencer Ackerman
continues his reporting tear with a story about the State Department's mercenaries and how they're fighting government oversight.http://bit.ly/qMjFRT
-- AllThingsD's Peter Kafka
says not to hold your breath on that Apple-Hulu deal. http://dthin.gs/pzQeb2
led this morning with +Danny Sullivan
's open letter to Google about getting brands right. +Vic Gundotra
responded in the comments, apologizing. Really interesting thread, too, mostly because it's filled with nasty trolls. Time to start moderating, DS!http://bit.ly/obJvlz
-- Google News
has Verizon's earnings up top. The company sold 2.3 million iPhones in Q2, lagging behind AT&T's 3.6 million. But, an analyst tells the WSJ, if you look just at iPhone 4s, Verizon probably won that category. The war continues.http://on.wsj.com/qdrQvXBONUS LINK
Barre, Vermont granite quarry: http://www.flickr.com/photos/air_libby/3867016996/sizes/z/in/photostream/
Since the early 1990s, competition from Brazil, China, and India has increased a lot. In 2010, we imported $900 million worth of granite from around the world.