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The Friday Round-Up (from Angry Birds to a Sporty Boston Startup)

Claude Harrington 09.25.2015

If for some reason your alarm failed to go off on Monday morning, and you accidentally slept through this entire week, then here’s a round-up of some things you might have missed:


Monday: FAQ: Dubbing, Subtitles & Translations

Tuesday: To Autoplay or Not to Autoplay

Wednesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Refugee Crisis (an explainer video)

Thursday: What is Ad-Blocking (and why is it now such a big deal)?

FROM THE VAULT: The Power of Animated Storytelling

“Every blog post or content marketing push is a Trojan horse, filled with agenda, meaning, information, and (hopefully) strategy, and if it’s packaged convincingly enough, people will invite your idea past the walls of critical analysis to engage with it, because of the simple fact that we want to interact with a dramatic story.”

Angry Birds trailer

Animation News:

The Angry Birds Trailer is Out…and It Stinks Like a Pig (The Verge)

Warner Bros. is Making an Iron Giant documentary (via Cartoon Brew)

Michelle Obama Gets Animated for Doc McStuffins Appearance (via Variety)



Two Spiritual Sequels to Straight Outta Compton Face Off in Race to Big Screen (via Entertainment Weekly)

The Warriors Recreate their Last Subway Ride Home (via Rolling Stone)

Your Favorite 90’s Nickelodeon Shows are Returning to TV (via Mashable)



Is Android a Monopoly? (The Verge)

8 Cities That Show You What The Future Will Look Like (via WIRED)

We Talked To The First Person in New York to Get an Iphone 6 (via Tech Insider)



This Boston Startup is Blowing Up Sports (via Fortune)

Do College Sports Really Need the NCAA (via Wall Street Journal)

David Stern Discusses Sports Tech and More (via Forbes)

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