A recent graduate of the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands Jeroen Wijering has created a Flash-based news map called What’s Up?. New stories are highlighted on the map, and a balloon appears with a headline; clicking on the balloon sends you to the source of the story. For a news junkie, this is a great tool. Not only does it give current news stories gathered from sources across the globe, but it also presents it in a visually appealling, cool interface.
What’s Up? Newsmap