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Viral Video: The British Library's Stiff Upper App

Earlier today, All Things Digital noted a new app from the British Library.

Called Treasures, it’s a mobile multimedia look at more than 100 prized items from its collections, including the original version of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” the world’s oldest Bible, hand-painted medieval books, Nelson’s battle plan for Trafalgar and doodles by Leonardo.

And here’s the very classy video that explains the app. available on the Apple iPhone and iPad and also Google’s Android smartphones:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald