ArtsBeat: From Out of Doors to Your Device: Lincoln Center to Stream Three Concerts

Lincoln Center will stream three concerts from the final week of its Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, featuring Emmylou Harris, Cassandra Wilson and Rosanne Cash, among others.


ArtsBeat: Unusual Album Offerings From Beck and Rabbit Rabbit


ArtsBeat: A Scrapped Aphex Twin Album Finds New Life on YouTube


ArtsBeat: Pharrell Williams and Spike Lee to Team Up at the Apollo


Scribd launches subscription e-book service for Android, iOS and web

Many of us associate Scribd with embedded documents on websites, but the company has been quietly building an e-book platform — first by selling content and later by soft-launching a subscription service. The company is now making its strategy cl…


Sudanese protesters use crowdmapping to get around internet shutdowns

Like past regimes, Sudan’s government is trying to silence protests by periodically shutting off internet access. Activists have found a way to keep everyone informed, however, by launching the Abena Crowd Map. The tool sends SMS-based reports of …


Nest unveils web app developer program, teams up with Control4

Despite its internet connection, Nest’s Learning Thermostat has been a closed device so far — you’ve had to rely on Nest for new features and software. The company is opening up its platform with the announcement of a developer program. Programme…


Google launches Constitute, a tool for creating and comparing governments (video)

Countries frequently amend or draft constitutions, but they can’t always find example constitutions to work from — not every country publishes its founding documents in accessible formats. So, Google’s simplifying nation building by launching Con…