During March Madness, there's no shortage of options to watch basketball games. Fans can watch on their TVs at home or stream it on a computer at work. But the hot ticket this year is streaming it on a smartphone.
In the past couple of months, computer giant Apple has come under criticism for working conditions in Chinese factories that help build iPads. Last week, NPR met with 25 workers injured in an explosion at an Apple supplier in Shanghai. They criticized safety at the plant and say the accident will have a lasting effect on their lives.
Actress Junie Hoang has sued the Internet Movie Database, which is owned by Amazon, because the site reveals her age. She believes that could cost her work. It's more than a case of Hollywood's age prejudice, starting with where Amazon got her birth date in the first place.
The social media campaign by Invisible Children has drawn some 60 million viewers, many of them teenagers, to a video about a mass murderer in Africa. It will be closely studied by other nonprofit groups hoping to gain attention for their cause. Lesson one: It took years to lay the groundwork.
Game-makers are in San Francisco this week for the industry's largest global event. Roughly 20,000 people from 100 countries are there. And a game that hasn't even been created yet is getting lots of attention. It's also exposing the rift between the creative and business minds in this $33 billion industry.
"People still want independent, rigorous reporting and The New Republic has been a place where that happens," he tells Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep. He sees a way to connect long-form journalism to the digital age, thanks to tablets.
Kony 2012 is not your usual viral video. A thirty-minute film by the nonprofit group Invisible Children, it hopes to raise support for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army. Freelance reporter Michael Wilkerson fact checks the film and explains the controversy.
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