Rio Archive

International Olympic Committee bans GIFs

They’ve “expressly prohibited” turning anything from the Olympics into “animated formats such as animated GIFs (i.e. GIFV), GFY, WebM, or short video formats such as Vines.” You know what, I fucking surrender. Olympic corruption, greed and venality has been boundless for decades, but this kind of fantastic out-of-touchness literally leaves me wordless. 2. Internet and Mobile Platforms Notwithstanding any …

Google is stepping up its game for the Rio Olympics

Hard to believe, but the Olympics are less than a week away, and all of that training you’ve been doing, sitting on the couch watching various sporting events, is finally about to pay off. And Google would like to help facilitate the realization of those long standing goals. Like pretty much every other company in the world, the search giant is working an angle for the …