Good links for you!
- Everybody (eh, not my mother) talks about the new Google browser Chrome these days. I will download it today, ars technica has a thorough review of it, if you prefer to get your Chrome info in a cartoon, a guy called Scott McCloud has already done the job.
- Ireland’s media have become Eurosceptic and tabloid, according to a new report by the EU Commission (Media coverage of Lisbon). When I read the article in Irish times, it seems like the Commission links state owned media with higher quality and pro-EU attitudes, while commercial, privately owned tv – and radio stations signifies low quality content and anti-EU sentiments. At the press conference at the Commission yesterday, the press spokesman didn’t want to comment on the report. Is it that simple?
- The British street artist Banksy has some amazing images from New Orleans that you have to see.
- EU wants to increase the copy rights on musical recordings to 95 years (not 50, as today). A controversy has developed, since the Commission has ignored a study they requested from Professor P. Bernt Hugenholtz, University of Amsterdam, who concluded that extended copyrights were a bad idea for customers. A Spanish colleague (who has a Spanish blog I can’t read, unfortunately) here in Brussels made me aware of this messy conflict. Ars technica has another article about is here.
- Update: Earlier today, I was not aware that you could not download Google Chrome for Mac OS X (or Linux) yet (damn), but Google is working on it, according to this blog