David Carr, Media Equation column, blogs @ Decoder, covers pop culture at NYTimes. Tweets hi-low, news, whatnot. Author: Night of the Gun. t.co/fEFnmS7B

Unease for What Microsoft’s HoloLens Will Mean for Our Screen-Obsessed Lives

nytimes.com — Microsoft made a big announcement last week, revealing that Windows, a lucrative legacy franchise, was about to be unleashed into the physical environment through a set of goggles called the HoloLens that superimposes the operating system on the actual world. In one sense, it was heartening.

Radar Magazine Lines Up Financing

nytimes.com — ortimer B. Zuckerman, the owner of The Daily News, and Jeffrey Epstein, a Wall Street financier, yesterday agreed to finance Radar, a celebrity and pop culture magazine that published two test issues last year.

The Powering Up of the Power Lunch

nytimes.com — LAST week, the Composite Index of Leading Economic Indicators rose, the Dow was close to 10,000 for the first time in 18 months, and Julian Niccolini, an owner of the Four Seasons restaurant, added three tables in front of the maître d'hôtel's stand in the Grill Room.

Why the Oscars’ Omission of ‘Selma’ Matters

nytimes.com — Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and given the context, it is an interesting moment to ask whether it really matters that the motion picture academy failed to nominate the black director and the black lead actor of "Selma," the King biopic, for Oscars.

Flocking to Buy Charlie Hebdo, Citizens Signal Their Support of Free Speech

nytimes.com — For people who are supporters of not just free speech but newspapers, too, the images of Parisians queued up at dawn Wednesday to get their hands on a printed artifact was heartening.

‘Better Call Saul’ Stars Bob Odenkirk of ‘Breaking Bad’

nytimes.com — ALBUQUERQUE - We are back here, back in the place where mayhem lurks just a few steps beyond the cul-de-sac in the vast expanse of desert. With a downtown that has some teeth punched out, hotels that house only ghosts and strip malls short on commerce, time is fungible here.

Just a Minute - Medium

medium.com — Media criticism when everyone is a critic Greetings, earthlings. we are writing to you from a distant planet called Medialand, a meta place where people write about people who write about what people are writing about. It can be a silly place, but an endlessly interesting one that occasionally has profound effects on the world.

New Yorker's Music Critic Moves to News Corp.'s Daily

mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com — Sasha Frere-Jones, a music critic at The New Yorker, will become the culture editor of The Daily, the News Corporation's so-called iPad newspaper, which is in development, according to two people involved in the project who did not speak for the record because the hiring had not been announced.

Deal Makers Invade International CES, the Land of Geeks

nytimes.com — As I walked past the booth staffed by robots selling robots, the plants that water themselves and the prototype Mercedes with no driver at the International CES trade show last week, it occurred to me that the future of human existence might not require many humans.

Selfies on a Stick, and the Social-Content Challenge for the Media

nytimes.com — Sometimes you don't need an analyst's report to get a look at the future of the media industry and the challenges it will bring. On New Year's Eve, I was one of the poor souls working in Times Square.
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Jan 29, 2015

How can you not love #Archer? This new season is funny as hell.

Jan 29, 2015

RT @BradStone: Investors Aren't Ready to Break up With Jeff Bezos Quite Yet. My take on Amazon's 4q report: bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @business

Jan 29, 2015

RT @Vinncent: Extremely unsurprising. SP, #Brazil police ban "selfie sticks" in soccer stadiums. Because, you know, they're sticks esportes.estadao.com.br/noticias/futeb…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @pkafka: Analyst asks Google sales boss to talk about pricing difference btw mobile, desktop. Hohohohoho. recode.net/2015/01/29/goo…

Jan 29, 2015

My intvw w/@butv10 about teaching, rookie mistakes, and being the person at the front of the room. butv10.com/shows/one-on-o…

Jan 29, 2015

The guy made Vine start speaking French. @nickbilton long look at short vids nyti.ms/1z2iItq

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