TED Announces TED2013 WorldWide Auditions

In an effort to broaden the scope of content and presenters at their conference next year, TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) announced that they’ll be holding public auditions throughout the world in order to put together a their first crowd-sourced…

SOPA and PIPA Are Bad For YOU – The Simple Reason Why

Clay Shirky is an author and an adjunct professor in New York University’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he teaches a course named “Social Weather.” Clay Shirky understands the Stop Internet Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. He understands…

How To Save The World From Giant Asteroids

Earlier this month an asteroid whizzed by, narrowly missing us by about 200,000 miles. Of course, that seems like a long way away – and it is. But it’s actually inside the orbit of the moon. Giant rocks are out…

SXSW: TED Opens API to Developers

TED Media Executive Producer June Cohen says TED follows a concept of “radical openness,” which is the basis for opening up the TED API. “We’re going to allow developers around the world to build their own TED apps,” she said.…

Ashton Kutcher Twitter Account Hacked, Tweets Promoted in Search

There’s a lot of big news in celebrity Twitter-use this week. First Charlie Sheen joined Twitter and captured the attention of the much of the web (attention that continues  today). Now, Ashton Kutcher, one of Twitter’s biggest celebrity stars has had his Twitter account hacked. 

According to Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb, the person who took over Kutcher’s account from the TED conference. 

Hulu To Show TED Conference Clips

TED conferences are elite – and well-respected – events.  People are so eager to attend them that tickets costing $6,000 each are snapped up in no time at all.  Only now, videos of many TEDTalks will be available for free through Hulu and Hulu Plus.

Admittedly, this isn’t too huge a breakthrough in one sense; 886 video clips have already been posted at ted.com/talks, so anybody who knew what he (or she) was looking for was almost sure to find it.