Kevin: "France could start taxing Internet advertising revenues from online giants such as Google, using the funds to support creative industries that have been hit by the digital revolution, a newspaper reported on Thursday."
Sigh. Will 2010 be the year the analogue world declares war on the internet? It would appear so.
Kevin: The New York Times announces: "NYTimes.com announced today an expanded collaboration with the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism for The Local Brooklyn site. CUNY will assume day-to-day editorial leadership of The Local, The Times's community Web site serving residents of the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn, N.Y.
CUNY students and faculty have collaborated with editors and reporters of The New York Times in the development of the site – at www.nytimes.com/fortgreene and www.nytimes.com/clintonhill – since its launch in March 2009. Now, CUNY J-School faculty will serve as editors of the site and work with students to enlist residents to cover the news of everyday life in the two Brooklyn communities."
Kevin: "With this first issue of the year, Cell launches a new format for online presentation of all research articles." I'm interested in new formats, and Elsevier is working on a new format for science articles.
Kevin: Google's claims that its Nexus One is a 'superphone' have been dismissed by executives in the mobile phone industry. It's another Android phone with the latest OS on it.