Last month, Google released a new video service, allowing users to preview and purchase videos online. If you’ve yet to try the service out — and you just don’t have time to troll for content — here’s an easy way to preview: Spend 20 minutes and 99 cents watching Steven Johnson (TED03) on the Charlie Rose Show. Johnson is a TED favorite, and we got an early preview of his latest book, Everything Bad is Good for You, at a TED salon last spring. For those who missed it, Johnson’s lively conversation with Charlie Rose (recorded last summer, aired last month) is worth a listen. And the media model — quickly releasing TV shows for purchase online — is definitely worth noting. But also note: The Google Video Player is, for now, PC only.
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Steven Johnson’s new book, Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age, tackles subjects ranging from underground music video makers to New York’s 311 telephone service to the planning of the French railway system to Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger and the “miracle on the Hudson.” His point? That new solutions to old problems are […]
. On Sunday night, 60 Minutes will take a look at what they call “TED’s excellent adventure.” In a segment to air on April 19 at 7pm ET/PT, the powerhouse television newsmagazine will talk to TED speakers to find out exactly what happens when their big ideas are shared with the world for free. In the […]