Linkages

Booting Up: There Are Supposedly Now Four Google Barges Ready to Invade America

These buggers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple CEO Tim Cook threw his support behind the Employment Nondiscrimination Act in an op-ed. “At Apple, we try to make sure people understand that they don’t have to check their identity at the door,” he wrote. [Verge]

There’s supposedly four mysterious Google barges (not three) with the latest rumor being that it’s to showcase Google X projects beyond Glass. Self-driving cars showroom, anyone? [Glass Almanac]

It’s going to take a lot more than redesigning flagship Yahoo products to save the company, employees grumble. [New York Times]

Google CEO Eric Schmidt called the NSA hacking allegations “outrageous” if proven true. [Wall Street Journal]

The YouTube Music Awards attracted roughly 220,000 concurrent views and sounded pretty boring. [AllThingsD]

awards season

Ryan Seacrest Oddly Not Involved in YouTube’s First-Ever Music Awards Show

Area woman slated to appear. (Photo: File)

Someone wake Giuliana Rancic from her bed in the middle of the Rockefeller Center Anthropologie, because YouTube is planning its first award show. The YouTube Music Awards is slated for Nov. 3 and will feature performances the kind of up-and-comers the platform is so great at spotlighting, like Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Eminem. It’ll be beamed to your computers live from Pier 36 in the Lower East Side. Read More