Mat Honan perfectly captures the good and bad of Google after spending four-hours live-blogging its I/O keynote.
Spending $1.1 billion for Tumblr seems like a coup for Yahoo. Tumblr gets its exit strategy without worrying about how to actually make money and Yahoo gets the youth street cred it was sorely lacking.
The big question that is yet unanswered is whether Yahoo will muck this up like most of its acquisitions or can they treat Tumblr similar to how Facebook has treated Instagram? If it’s more like the latter, then this will be a good thing for both.
Time will tell.
Update: It’s official because Marissa Mayer just posted that clever GIF on her, you guessed it, personal tumblr announcing the deal. It’s actually pretty charming.
An older video (from 2010) courtesy of the European PGA Tour in which four golfers attempt to knock clay pigeons out of the sky with a golf ball. Including the missed shots makes the actually hits seem much more epic and worthy of celebration. [Thanks, Tommy!]
We’ll save you from jumping over to EW, because they were nice enough to lay it all out in a ten-page slideshow. Fuckers.
Anyway: Ant-Man is definitely happening with Edgar Wright attached to direct; Doctor Strange is one of the “prime candidates” to get his own franchise; there’s a good chance we’ll see Iron Man 4 but Marvel said the character might be recast depending on RDJ; the rest of their report is basically a “no comment” for things like Hulk, Inhumans, or Black Panther or “not working on it but would love to” type of shit for Daredevil, Punisher, Ghost Rider, and Runaways.
So, good sleuthing EW. You really nailed that exclusive.
There’s a Kickstarter going on right now to get a giant coffee table book made of the band’s early days. Seems like $75 is a bit spendy, but then again that’s probably the typical going rate for a big, beautiful, one-of-a-kind coffee table book. Any music history or Pixies fan will probably want this.
“Internally the project was code-named Project Acela, a reference to the high-speed train between Boston and Washington. A team led by Albert Cheng, Ms. Sweeney’s executive vice president for digital media, was given a deadline of May 14, the date of the ABC upfront. While Apple devices came first, other phones and tablets will be supported in the coming months, Mr. Cheng said. Securing the necessary rights from programming providers was laborious, but ABC will be able to stream all of its stations’ local newscasts, syndicated talk shows like “Katie,” and national series like “Grey’s Anatomy.” The live-stream functionality comes at a time when ABC and its broadcast rivals are trying to keep the attention of audiences that are increasingly turning to cable channels and Internet streaming services like Netflix.” — Yes, ABC’s new app let’s users stream live television, which is amazing!, but requires a cable subscription to do so. Even though ABC is kind of free. Anyway, I get it, but it feels appropriate that the project was code-named after America’s high-speed train that isn’t really a high-speed train.
Well, I’ll be. Looks pretty darn good for longtime fans of the show. Lots of funny callbacks and slightly insidery jokes. Seeing this it makes me think there’s no need for a feature film. Just give us a new season of AD every few years and we can call it good. [via complexmag]
It’s only six seconds, so hopefully, we’ll get a longer look later tonight when ABC drops a preview during that fairytale show they air at 8 p.m. It looks Marvel-y, it looks superhero-y, it looks very TV-y!
The biggest thing to note, is it looks like Luke Cage is the guy jumping off the building in the first second. Sadly, not Isiah Mustafa, but still. The prevailing belief is it could be J. August Richards, better known to Angel fans as Charles Gunn. Thoughts? [via Whedonesque]
Update: Here’s the full, 30-second clip.