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Downtime speed read
In the Netherlands “Vertragingsapp” (or the ‘Delay’ app) offers you short stories on your mobile device based on the time of your delay on public transportation. After you have entered the expected time delay, you can browse stories from well-known authors and read it within that time.
Why it matters
Whilst the app promotes authors, it also caters to consumers by tailoring media to their everyday needs. Is this a new trend whereby TV show lengths may be reduced to 15 minutes or where movies will need to include intermissions for today’s time-poor audiences? Are there other services or products that would be better suited to consumers if they took into account time restraints?
BSkyB will launch a James Bond-only channel called Sky Movies 007. On air for a month from October 5th, it will be showing the entire James Bond catalogue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Bond movie, Dr No.
The Bitfilm Festival is a digital film festival and a worldwide experiment in crowd production. Different filmmakers are asked to submit their short films about a topical theme (in this case money). Online audience votes for their favourites, which are combined to produce a full-length feature film. All selected films are paid.