Archives / 2008 / July

Hyperlinked Journalism

It’s no secret that newspapers today face tough challenges. They must figure out how to profitably report the news in an era when the news itself instantly becomes a commodity, re-syndicated out to the Internet at large.
Ian Betteridge picks up on this trend, building on the following quote from an interview with Monica Guzman.

I’m [...]

Google Releases Protocol Buffers as Open Source

Via Joe Gregorio, I discovered that Google has released one of their internal projects, Protocol Buffers, under an open source license. Protocol Buffers is a fast and efficient data serialization format, along with a simple RPC interface and IDL compiler.
I initially wondered why Google saw fit to define a binary serialization format, when both [...]