Multimedia Information and Techology journal: news 3 February 2010

Multimedia Information and Techology journal: news

3 February 2010

  1. A look back at a digital decade
  1. Wendy Warr on Cloud Computing (with a cheminformatics slant)
  2. Free access to Springer special issue on Autonomous Robots
  3. Project management for cultural heritage specialists
  4. Nature Publishing Group releases iPhone App

1. The Digital Decade

PRS for Music has produced a table showing landmarks in a digital decade: lifestyle shifting technological advances, the ubiquity of the internet, mobile phone technology and the development of social media all fundamentally changed the way people make and listen to music.

January AOL buys Time Warner for $126b.
July Launch of Friends Reunited website
January Launch of Wikipedia
October Apple launches the iPod in the US.
December 3G mobile phone network UK launch.
October Freeview – UK launch.
April iTunes Music Store US launch.
June DVD rentals overtake VHS rentals.
August MySpace launch.
January First HDTV broadcast in Europe.
June Digital Download chart created.
December Download sales overtake physical.
April UK chart includes downloads.
July NewsCorp buys MySpace.
November Official launch of YouTube.
March Major retailers stop selling VHS.
July Top of the Pops is axed by the BBC.
July Twitter launches.
September Facebook launches.
November Google buys YouTube for $1.65b.
March UK launch of Playstation 3
October Radiohead offer In Rainbows as a digital downloads for customers to pay what they want.
December BBC iPlayer launches publicly.
March AOL buys Bebo for $850m
October Spotify launches.
November UK digital switchover begins.
December Zavvi goes into administration.
March Lady Gaga’s Poker Face becomes the most downloaded song in UK history.
October The UK’s last piano factory closes.
December AOL and Time Warner split after almost ten years as one company.

3. Project Management for Cultural Heritage Professionals

MLA London, 4th Floor, Great Sutton Street, London, EC1V 0DG

Thursday, 18th February 2010, 09:45

MLA London is holding a workshop on project management for cultural heritage professionals.

Trainer: Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowen

Price: £140 (+VAT) per delegate; cost includes all course papers, refreshments, and lunch

Bookings: Download a booking form for MLA London’s training courses or contact Sarah on 020 7549 1712 or to request a form via email.
MLA London’s booking terms and conditions have changed.  Please read the booking form carefully.

4.    The World’s Best Science And Medicine At Your Fingertips

A new iPhone App from provides access to science news stories and the latest published research from Nature Publishing Group on your iPhone wherever you are. As new articles are published they’re pushed straight to your iPhone where you can read the full text immediately or just save them for later.

Tell the app which journals you’re interested in or set up saved searches, which will show you the titles and abstracts of new articles from any journals in PubMed that match your key words.

Posted by Catherine Dhanjal, Managing Editor, Multimedia Information & Technology journal


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