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Film

Andrew Stanton’s storytelling TED Talk featured in Oscars adAndrew Stanton’s storytelling TED Talk featured in Oscars ad

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

During the Oscars, I got teary at three things: Lupita Nyong’o’s acceptance speech, the “In memoriam” montage and Google’s filmmaking-themed ad that ran toward the end of the night. This ad, titled “We’re all Storytellers,” showed young filmmakers experimenting with their craft and , on a night all about the power of film, it hit […]

Technology

“It’s a little freaky at first, but you get used to it”: Sergey Brin and Google Glass at TED2013“It’s a little freaky at first, but you get used to it”: Sergey Brin and Google Glass at TED2013

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Google cofounder Sergey Brin returns to the TED stage this morning to show off Google Glass, a hands-free, voice-activated augmented-reality headset from Google. To take a picture while you’re wearing Glass, say “take picture.” Done. “When we started Google 15 years ago,” Brin says, “my vision was that information would come to you as you […]

Business

World Bank opens their data to the world: Hans Rosling reports!

Posted By Tedstaff

Hans Rosling writes: So it did happen! Just hours ago World Bank president did completely change the World Bank data policy. This story shows the power of Ideas worth spreading. The story runs in 5 acts: 1. My TED2006 talk yielded Google’s acquisition of software from Gapminder. 2. Tim Berners-Lee add pressure for free data […]

Oceans

A cure for post-TED blahs: Google Ocean demo

Posted By Emily McManus

Your humble TED bloggers were deep into TED2009 prep when this demo dropped last week — so let’s catch up. Watch Sylvia Earle, a winner of the 2009 TED Prize, as she narrates this demo of Google Ocean, an extension of Google Earth:

 

Hans Rosling's jaw-dropping demo, on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

In a follow-up to his now-legendary TED2006 presentation, Hans Rosling demonstrates how developing countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He shows us the next generation of his Trendalyzer software — which analyzes and displays data in amazingly accessible ways, allowing people to see patterns previously hidden behind mountains of stats. (Just days after this […]