Media and Adv

Instagram’s Co-Founders to Step Down From Company

Mar, 09/25/2018 - 05:37
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram’s co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app.

Telltale, Acclaimed Maker of Story-Based Video Games, Lays Off Most of Its Staff

Mar, 09/25/2018 - 04:20
Telltale Games, which developed games with strong stories based on “The Walking Dead,” “Game of Thrones” and Batman, said that critical praise “did not translate to sales.”

New York Review of Books Acknowledges ‘Failures’ in a #MeToo Essay

Mar, 09/25/2018 - 01:41
The review addressed the departure of its editor, Ian Buruma, who published an essay by a man lamenting his ostracism after sexual misconduct allegations.

NBC’s Entertainment Chief Leaves in Latest Broadcast TV Shakeup

Lun, 09/24/2018 - 22:17
Robert Greenblatt is stepping away with NBC No. 1 in the ratings. His departure comes at a time of nearly unprecedented change at the highest ranks of the broadcast networks.

In Beating Disney for Sky, Comcast Remains in the Game

Lun, 09/24/2018 - 01:37
Gaining control of the British pay-TV company was key for Comcast’s future plans, but it came at a steep price and Disney still has 21st Century Fox’s assets.

News Site to Investigate Big Tech, Helped by Craigslist Founder

Lun, 09/24/2018 - 01:00
The Markup, dedicated to investigating technology and its effect on society, will be led by two former ProPublica journalists. Craig Newmark gave $20 million to help fund the operation.

Advertising: Starring in That Drug Commercial? An Actual Patient

Dom, 09/23/2018 - 23:12
Pharmaceutical ads have long featured healthy-looking actors or celebrity pitches. Now there’s an increased desire to use people who have taken the medications.

‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Is No. 1 as ‘Life Itself’ Fizzles

Dom, 09/23/2018 - 20:27
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment ruled the box office this weekend as “Clock” beat expectations. But Amazon Studios suffered its fourth straight flop.

Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results

Sab, 09/22/2018 - 04:01
Sundar Pichai said in an email to staff on Friday that the company does not alter search results for political gain.

Michelle Obama’s Big Book Rollout: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’

Sab, 09/22/2018 - 02:47
In advance of the publication of Mrs. Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Hearst are helping with the former first lady’s rock-star-style return to the public sphere.

Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools

Ven, 09/21/2018 - 12:40
The announcement that Mr. Bezos would start a network of Montessori preschools has made some in the education world wary.

Sony Extends Colorful Movie Chairman’s Reign, Citing Turnaround

Ven, 09/21/2018 - 02:36
Thomas E. Rothman, who had a bumpy start at Sony, will lead the company’s film divisions into the next decade. He had been rumored to be on his way out.

New Pressure on Google and YouTube Over Children’s Data

Ven, 09/21/2018 - 00:58
Two members of Congress asked for details of practices concerning the personal data of viewers younger than 13.

New York Review of Books Editor Is Out Amid Uproar Over #MeToo Essay

Gio, 09/20/2018 - 05:28
The editor, Ian Buruma, left after a backlash regarding an essay by a Canadian radio personality who lost his job after sexual misconduct allegations.

State of the Art: Why Jeff Bezos Should Push for Nobody to Get as Rich as Jeff Bezos

Gio, 09/20/2018 - 01:23
Here’s what the Amazon founder’s vast fortune tells us about the economic concentration of the tech industry — and how he might help unravel that for the world.

Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’

Mer, 09/19/2018 - 23:20
Seven weeks before the midterm elections, the social network is setting up a central hub to root out disinformation and false news. We visited the operation.

Billionaires Can Seem Like Saviors to Media Companies, but They Come With Risks

Mer, 09/19/2018 - 22:21
With many publications struggling, the largess of a wealthy owner can be welcome. But there are concerns that these buyers are assuming too much influence.

Understanding the times: How to Tell Us a Secret

Mer, 09/19/2018 - 18:30
A Times project that offers readers simple, confidential ways to securely submit tips via their phone or email has paid dividends in news gathering since Day 1.

Julie Chen Leaves ‘The Talk’ Amid Allegations Against Les Moonves, Her Husband

Mer, 09/19/2018 - 05:32
Ms. Chen, who has co-hosted the award-winning CBS show for years, said she needed to spend more time with family. Her husband, Mr. Moonves, has been accused of sexual misconduct.

Ex-L.A. Times Beijing Bureau Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

Mer, 09/19/2018 - 02:16
Jonathan Kaiman, a former foreign correspondent for the newspaper, faced accusations by two women. He had been suspended in May.