Obsessed with the future of TV

This is a notebook about television, internet video, and what the next living room will be. It's an outline powered by Fargo. The editor of Glass is Zach Seward; the lead developer is Sam Williams.

The name is an argument: that media are best understood as competition for attention on screens connected to the internet. Phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, television sets—it's all just glass.

  • Netflix is shutting down public access to its API.
      • This is a big deal! And a little surprising.
      • Netflix's API is used by a lot of services—for instance, Can I Stream It?—to help people search for content. This could make it much harder to figure out what's in the Netflix catalog.
      • This is what Netflix wrote to developers today:
      • As Netflix continues to grow internationally, the emphasis of our engineering efforts is to satisfy a growing member base and a growing number of devices. To better focus our efforts and to align them with the needs of our global member base, we will be retiring the public API program. Effective on November 14, 2014, public API developers will no longer be able to access Netflix content. All requests to the public API will return 404 errors.
      • I shouldn't be too surprised, though. Netflix has, over time, restricted what could be done with the API. And last year, it stopped approving new developer accounts to use it.
  • Friday 6.13.14