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Hollywood’s Ambassador, Schooled in Diplomacy and the Muppets

Lun, 04/02/2018 - 02:53
Charles H. Rivkin, an assistant secretary of state during the Obama administration, is now the chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America. He takes over in a time of upheaval.

They Tried to Boycott Facebook, Apple and Google. They Failed.

Lun, 04/02/2018 - 00:44
People are increasingly calling for boycotts of the big tech companies amid a backlash. The problem is that Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google are nearly inescapable.

Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It?

Dom, 04/01/2018 - 06:00
Amazon and Google have filed patent applications, many still under consideration, that outline how digital assistants can monitor more of what users say and do.

A Hong Kong Newspaper on a Mission to Promote China’s Soft Power

Dom, 04/01/2018 - 05:01
Since buying the South China Morning Post, the Chinese tech giant Alibaba has pumped in cash with a goal of using it to change how the West sees China.

Laura Ingraham Takes a Week Off as Advertisers Drop Her Show

Sab, 03/31/2018 - 20:02
The Fox News host was criticized for saying that the Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg was whining about getting rejected from colleges. Fox News said her vacation was preplanned.

After Driving Streaming Music’s Rise, Spotify Aims to Cash In

Sab, 03/31/2018 - 12:00
On Tuesday, the streaming music giant will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Its path ahead, however, is far from clear.

Facebook Employees in an Uproar Over Executive’s Leaked Memo

Sab, 03/31/2018 - 02:11
The social network’s employees were abuzz on Friday over a 2016 memo from a top executive, in which the executive defended Facebook’s growth at any cost.

‘Roseanne’ Is Here to Stay: ABC Renews Highly Rated Reboot

Sab, 03/31/2018 - 02:11
After more than 21 million people watched the revived sitcom’s debut, the network moved quickly to lock down a second season.

‘Roseanne’ Reboot Sprang From ABC’s Heartland Strategy After Trump’s Victory

Ven, 03/30/2018 - 04:55
The network realized it was leaving some viewers behind — and put into effect a plan that brought back a working-class sitcom.

New Trial Upheld for Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’

Ven, 03/30/2018 - 04:48
A Maryland appeals court affirmed a ruling that Mr. Syed, who is serving a life sentence, should get a new trial. His case was the subject of the popular podcast’s first season.

5 Times David Pecker and The Enquirer Defended or Championed Trump

Ven, 03/30/2018 - 04:25
Mr. Trump and Mr. Pecker have long enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship, and the tabloid mogul has showcased his access to the president.

Wooing Saudi Business, Tabloid Mogul Had a Powerful Friend: Trump

Ven, 03/30/2018 - 04:10
A dinner at the White House helped David J. Pecker, whose company owns The National Enquirer, showcase his connections as he sought to expand into Saudi Arabia.

Laura Ingraham, Facing Boycott, Apologizes for Taunting Parkland Survivor David Hogg

Ven, 03/30/2018 - 02:23
Ms. Ingraham, a Fox News host, had mocked Mr. Hogg over his college rejections. “She only apologized after we went after her advertisers,” he said. “It kind of speaks for itself.”

Charlie Walk, Record Executive Accused of Harassment, Is Out at Republic

Gio, 03/29/2018 - 20:02
Mr. Walk, who has worked with Ariana Grande and Lorde, represents perhaps the most high-profile music industry employee to lose his job amid the #MeToo movement.

Eric Holder Says He’ll Sue to Block Citizenship Question on Census

Gio, 03/29/2018 - 18:09
In a wide-ranging TimesTalks conversation, Mr. Holder, the former attorney general, also said Facebook should be viewed as a communication company and be regulated.

John Legend and the ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Cast on Faith and Musicals

Gio, 03/29/2018 - 14:00
Mr. Legend, Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper and Brandon Victor Dixon, the lead actors in NBC’s upcoming live performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” discuss the play, their faith and musical theater.

Tech Fix: Want to Purge Your Social Media Timelines? Can You Spare a Few Hours?

Gio, 03/29/2018 - 10:00
Facebook and Twitter don’t make it easy to run your old posts through the scrubber. So our personal tech columnist took on the challenge.

Facebook Introduces Central Page for Privacy and Security Settings

Gio, 03/29/2018 - 02:53
As the social network grapples with the way it handles consumer data, it has unveiled a centralized page for people to control their privacy and security settings.

Walmart Pulls Cosmo From Checkout. Plus! Guess Who’s Claiming Victory.

Mer, 03/28/2018 - 23:24
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation took credit for the decision, linking it to the #MeToo movement, but the retailer would only cite business reasons.

Motion Picture Academy Finds No Merit to Accusations Against Its President

Mer, 03/28/2018 - 20:17
The ruling is the first test of rules the powerful Hollywood group enacted in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

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