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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The illustrious questioner Charlie Rose and Google cofounder and CEO Larry Page take their seats on the TED stage for a Q&A during Session 6: Wired. They talk about Page’s latest projects, Snowden’s appearance and the underlying ethos that powers Page’s work. Below is an edited version of their conversation. Charlie Rose: Where is Google, […]
. What makes a great designer? According to IDEO founder David Kelley, who gave the TED Talks “Human-centered design” and “How to build your creative confidence,” being an incredible designer isn’t necessarily about having a great aesthetic sensibility or coming up with out-of-the-box ideas. No, Kelley says that the key characteristic is empathy. “Be empathetic,” […]