14th September 2018
Larry Page was a no-show. ‘The co-founder and de facto leader of Google is famous for his wild bets on airborne taxis and space elevators, but he apparently couldn’t make the flight to Washington, D.C. where Page had been called to testify on Capitol Hill…His semi-retirement, perhaps coloured by his health issues, conjures visions of a frail and aging luminary.‘…And with a slightly more reverential perspective, Campaign rounds up 10 of Google’s creative marketing highlights, to mark the tech giant’s 20th anniversary.
‘Akimbo is an ancient word, from the bend in the river or the bend in an archer’s bow. It’s become a symbol for strength, a posture of possibility, the idea that when we stand tall, arms bent, looking right at it, we can make a difference. Akimbo is a podcast about our culture and about how we can change it. About seeing what’s happening and choosing to do something. The culture is real, but it can be changed. You can bend it.’ Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin.
Very nice. From Trend Watching. 25 innovations to inspire your team. The State Of Play.
Google’s new site helps travellers find things to do in 20 cities. It’s called Touring Bird, and it’s the latest product from the company’s Area 120 division. The site lists attractions, activities, and tips for 20 major cities…and in addition to useful information about each place of interest, you’ll also find options to book a seat or gain admission.
Mentioning this as it is such great news, after a long battle with developers. The London Marathon Charitable Trust has awarded a £200,000 grant to the Southbank Undercroft Transformation Project to help protect and expand the Skate Space on the Southbank in London, often cited as the birthplace of British skateboarding.
Looks like a really interesting and of course hugely worthwhile initiative. About 100 dementia sufferers in Britain will take part in government-backed trials, using virtual reality to help recall lost memories. Virtue is the firm behind the technology.
A particularly pertinent discussion in the current context. From The New Yorker –
Astra Taylor’s new documentary asks “What is Democracy?” ‘Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the other ones’.
Always interesting, checking in with the reports from JWT Intelligence. Their Sept report looks at – health apps, immersive art, eco-friendly packaging, mobile hotels rooms and soft masculinity.
A young Londoner meets his hero, boxing champion Anthony Joshua, in a documentary about the power of coaching, the first long-form film from Lucozade Sport. The nine-minute film, “The next move,” launched on Tuesday (11 September) ahead of Joshua’s Wembley challenger fight against Alexander Povetkin on 22 September. Created by Grey London, it continues Lucozade Sport’s “Made To Move” campaign, which aims to get one million people moving by 2020.
The live feed from Frying Pan Tower, a decommissioned Coast Guard station some 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina, is down after Hurricane Florence hit. Here’s a clip from before the feed went down.
They sure know how to throw a party. Highlights of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s 70th Birthday celebrations.