It was only a matter of time before the endless John McAfee saga became forever immortalized in the Internet’s consciousness by Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese studio that serves as a barometer for all things pop culture. And boy did they do Mr. McAfee’s bizarre, erratic behavior justice. Read More
Animated news Reuters has announced the launch of an exclusive partnership with Next Media Animation. Starting this week, Reuters will offer around 20 animated news stories a week produced by Next Media Animation News Direct service, intended to offer visual chronologies of events not captured on video—such as the sinking of the Costa Concordia—as well as present clear illustrations of more technical news.
Master plan The Brooklyn Tech Triangle is seeking proposals for an area-wide strategic plan to support the growing tech sector, which is expected to nearly double in the next three years. Objectives of the designated planning team include improving transportation between the tech triangle and surrounding communities and developing implementable land-use strategies. An information session for potential respondents will take place on July 20 at the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership office; proposals are due August 10.
How-to Open Air Publishing, an innovative digital publisher which produces interactive how-to ebooks for iOS, including Master Your DSLR Camera and The Better Bacon Book, just raised $800,000 in seed round funding from Digital Entertainment Ventures, SV Angel, Charles River Ventures and 500 Startups. Read More
Those Taiwanese animators don’t miss a meme, do they? Next Media Animation has a short segment on Turntable.fm (perhaps the first Next Media animation of something that is already an animation?), giving a brief explainer of the service, throwing in a unicorn and some Justin Bieber, and comparing the service to Spotify. Read More