Web of Links: Week 8

Web of Links is the weekly series which covers some of the most funny/interesting/thought provoking articles and videos I've read online this week. This week a stunning timelapse of Dubai, backing up your brain, free magazines and Yahoo buys Tumblr.

1. Yahoo Buys Tumblr - In the recent trend of big companies swallowing up smaller ones, Yahoo has bought Twitter. The price: $1.1Billion.

2. Tumblr to get more ads from next year - Unsurprising. Yahoo seems to be going down the ad-funded model like Google.

3. $50 free credit to read your favourite magazines online with Zinio - OK they may not be the British versions but they're usually pretty similar.

4. A Pair Of Artists Reveal China’s Counterfeit Cities - They're recreated parts of France with a fake Eiffel Tower and parts of Germnay in China. Incredible!

5. Sony Offers First Blurry Glimpse of PlayStation 4 Console - Microsoft is to announce its next XBOX console today, here's a glimpse at the PS4.

6. Wouldn't it be cool to have a Main Street Electrical Parade in your own home? - Disney Parks
fans with appreciate this. Incredible.

7. Yahoo's Flickr Gets Major Design Overhaul, 1TB of Free Photo Storage Space - This was one of the best announcements for me this week. Flickr looks great now and is essentially free and ad-supported for pretty much everyone.

8. Dubai Comes to Life in Mesmerizing Timelapse - Most stunning video of the week award. This really makes me want to go to Dubai.

9. Google Unveils Streaming Music Subscription Service - Here's a spotify alternative. Hopefully we'll be seeing this in the UK very soon. Competition is great.

10. When Will Humans Upload Their Brains to Computers? - A really thought provoking article. What if in the future we could just download information instead of having to learn it, or maybe you could back up your brain.

11. E-books Now Make Up 1/5 of U.S. Book Sales - I don't think we'll see books disappear but we can see where the trend is going.

12. Study: 57% Of Consumers Worldwide Say They Would Trust Driverless Cars, 46% Would Let Their Kids Ride In Them - I would definitely put more of my faith into a computer-driven car than a lot of drivers.

13. Sony Xperia ZR Lets You Shoot Full HD Videos Underwater - Now, this is something I'd love to see in all phones. Waterproof-ness.

14. iOS 7 Concept Video Shows Off Completely New Look - Apple, just do this. Even if it looks like Windows phone.

15. How Facebook Updates Would Look in Real Life

16. BlackBerry Messenger Coming to iOS This Summer - Odd business-move from Blackberry, why would you buy one of their phones now?
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About Giovanni Costa

Radio journalist, newspaper editor, travel writier, tour guide and Disney Cast Member. These are just some of the things Gio has done in the past few years. He loves visiting new destintions, trying new food and wants you to come along for the ride!
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