AUSTIN, Texas — Embattled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a rare onstage appearance at SXSWi on Sunday via Skype in a wide-ranging conversation about the NSA and WikiLeaks’ role in the political discourse and online communications over the past decade.
The interview, conducted by Benjamin Palmer of the creative agency Barbarian Group, was marred by technology issues for those at SXSW as well as those trying to view the live stream online.
A great white shark is swimming through new, unexplored waters — at least for her kind. She’s set to make history as the first of white shark to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
Named Lydia, this 14-foot-long, satellite-tagged female shark was, at time of writing, 1,000 miles from the coasts of County Cork, Ireland, and Cornwall, England. That’s just above the mid-Atlantic ridge, the underwater mountain range that serves as a boundary line between the east and west Atlantic.
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Google added images of Hawaii to its Street View photo library on Thursday, but for the first time ever, those shots weren’t taken by Google’s Trekker staffers.
As a part of a pilot program that launched last year and lets third-party organizations borrow its high-tech Street View Trekker equipment, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) snapped pictures from popular destinations in Oahu and the Big Island for the mapping platform’s growing collection. The HVCB is first Google…
Google Street View has climbed Mount Fuji, gone underwater and visited the ruins of Pompeii, but its latest project aims to put the polar bear “capital of the world” on the map.
Street View partnered with Polar Bear International to capture images of Churchill, Canada, home to one of the largest polar bear populations on Earth. Both organizations aim to highlight how global warming has negatively affected the polar bears’ habitat.
The Google Maps team has announced the addition of new underwater Street View images in locations around Mexico with the help of the Catlin Seaview Survey, an organization documenting the world’s declining coral reefs via high-resolution, underwater photography.
Created in September 2012, the 360-degree, panoramic photographs produced by the Catlin Seaview Survey will allow scientists to monitor the health of coral reefs around the world and offer policy makers and the general public a…
Saturday may have marked a turning point in the extended and often violent struggle between protesters in Kiev, Ukraine, and the country’s embattled president, Viktor Yanukovych
After a deadly week of fighting, protesters took control of much of the city’s government quarter, and seized a presidential estate just outside Kiev, as Yanukovych reportedly fled Kiev and possibly even Ukraine. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Parliament voted to impeach Yanukovych, and to hold early elections on May 25
In the months since Kiev, Ukraine erupted in violent protests, I have occasionally turned to Google Street View to get my bearings about the events that I was seeing through through live streams of coverage or photos that appeared in social media or news wires
The contrast between the black smoke of burning tires and the blue sky of timeless Street View images was often jolting. One can only imagine what residents of Kiev think when they see how much their city has been transformed.
Google Inc.‘s new investment arm has $300 million in fresh capital to put to work this year and is starting the dealmaking with its first foray into Web education.
Google Capital, established by the search company to back late-stage technology startups, is getting twice as much money as it had last year, said David Lawee, who manages the unit. Google Capital is putting $40 million into Renaissance Learning Inc., an education software company, and aims to do five or six deals this year, Lawee…
From a distance, Yukino Ohmura’s recreations of classic Tokyo cityscapes look just like the real thing. But upon closer examination, you’ll find thousands of multi-colored sticker dots intricately placed and arranged on black acrylic paint to make up the nighttime scenes of Tokyo’s urban landscapes.
Ohmura told The Verge that the inspiration came from her love of city night scenes. Despite her art professor telling her that “nocturnal themes” are “boring in artwork,” she stuck with it —…