Media and Adv

Disruptions: Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons

Sab, 05/19/2018 - 12:00
Continually texting and emailing from her smartphone strained the tendons in this tech reporter’s phone thumb, which turns out to be an increasingly common condition.

Grisly Murders and Serial Killers? Ooh, Tell Me More

Sab, 05/19/2018 - 12:00
The podcast “My Favorite Murder” has legions of female fans who call themselves Murderinos and have turned the show’s hosts, Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff, into global stars.

Lawsuit Brought by Ex-Fox News Host Andrea Tantaros Is Dismissed

Sab, 05/19/2018 - 02:49
Ms. Tantaros claimed the network retaliated against her when she complained about sexual harassment, but a judge said the allegations were “based primarily on speculation and conjecture.”

Bill Cosby Trial Judge Releases Names of Jurors

Sab, 05/19/2018 - 01:39
The judge said that while he worried about further disrupting the jurors’ privacy, he felt bound by a court ruling that held juror names are public.

Bits: Kevin’s Week in Tech: Crypto Tokin’

Ven, 05/18/2018 - 15:00
A weeklong blockchain conference in New York, changes at Uber, a “transparency report” from Facebook, and more.

Shari Redstone and Leslie Moonves Have Starring Roles in a Corporate War

Ven, 05/18/2018 - 05:29
In the morning, a judge’s decision went against the CBS executive. Later in the day, there was a tense board meeting at the CBS Building.

Miss America Appoints Women to Top Positions, Months After Email Scandal

Ven, 05/18/2018 - 05:07
The organization is “ushering in a new era of progressiveness,” it said, after former top leaders stepped down over emails that insulted pageant winners.

Suzanne Scott Named First Female Chief Executive of Fox News

Ven, 05/18/2018 - 02:13
The appointment of Ms. Scott by the Murdoch family elevated an executive closely tied with the Roger Ailes regime that became mired in a sexual harassment scandal.

Show Starring Avenatti and Scaramucci Is Being Pitched to Television Executives

Gio, 05/17/2018 - 23:01
The men are fixtures on cable news — Mr. Avenatti, the lawyer for a pornographic actress suing the president, as Mr. Trump’s antagonist, and Mr. Scaramucci as the president’s supporter.

CBS Puts on a Happy Face for Ad Buyers Amid Off-Stage Tensions

Gio, 05/17/2018 - 11:00
The crowd stands and cheers for the network’s leader, Leslie Moonves, in what may have been his final appearance at the network’s annual event.

Why Am I Crying All the Time?

Gio, 05/17/2018 - 06:44
Homecoming videos, GoFundMe campaigns, “This Is Us” tweets — the internet wants not just your eyeballs, but your tears.

L.A. Times Suspends Beijing Bureau Chief After Accusations

Gio, 05/17/2018 - 06:38
The paper said it would investigate two women’s accusations of unwanted sexual advances, saying it “takes these allegations seriously.”

Common Sense: A Battle for Control, With Far-Reaching Consequences

Gio, 05/17/2018 - 05:05
No matter who wins in the fight over the proposed reunion of CBS and Viacom, both companies will be profoundly affected and the media landscape will be transformed.

CBS Tries to Sell Its TV Dramas as Its Own Battle Heats Up in Court

Gio, 05/17/2018 - 01:29
Shari Redstone hopes to merge the network with Viacom. But the CBS head, Leslie Moonves, has other ideas. Now, a judge is working to settle the dispute.

Tech Fix: Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data.

Mer, 05/16/2018 - 22:36
Google collects far more information about us than Facebook. But the Google data that our tech columnist downloaded on himself contained fewer surprises and was more easily deleted.

Lachlan Murdoch Named Head of Family’s Shrinking TV Empire

Mer, 05/16/2018 - 20:38
Being named chief executive and chairman cements Mr. Murdoch, 46, as the successor to his father, Rupert Murdoch. No mention was made of Lachlan’s brother, James, the current C.E.O. of 21st Century Fox.

ABC Promotes ‘Roseanne’ and Product Placement Before Ad Buyers

Mer, 05/16/2018 - 11:38
The network lets advertisers know they are welcome to get in on the act during its presentation in New York.

New Privacy Rules Could Make This Woman One of Tech’s Most Important Regulators

Mer, 05/16/2018 - 11:00
As Europe implements a sweeping new data privacy law, Ireland is in the middle of a standoff between regulators and tech companies.

Assassin’s Creed Has a New Mission: Working in the Classroom

Mer, 05/16/2018 - 11:00
The long-running historical video game franchise has debuted an educational mode for its latest release, set in Ptolemaic Egypt.

For Meghan Markle’s American Family, a Relentless U.K. Glare

Mer, 05/16/2018 - 10:08
Ms. Markle’s father, in particular, has been the focus of a litany of unflattering tabloid reports. The latest: He may not attend the wedding at all.