Media and Adv

Two Senators Call for Investigation of Smart TV Industry

Ven, 07/13/2018 - 00:57
In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal expressed concern that Samba TV wasn’t transparent with viewers about data it collected.

Bob Weinstein to Leave Board of the Weinstein Company

Ven, 07/13/2018 - 00:38
The move ends the efforts of Mr. Weinstein, who founded the studio in 2005 with his brother, Harvey Weinstein, to retain a significant role while the company attempts to rebuild.

<div>Google’s Parent Births New Businesses: Balloons and Drones</div>

Gio, 07/12/2018 - 06:27
The lab at Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has graduated two projects — one to build delivery drones and another making internet-beaming balloons — into independent businesses.

Top Executive Leaves Billboard Amid Examination of Coverage

Gio, 07/12/2018 - 06:24
John Amato resigned as C.E.O. of the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group weeks after a report that he suppressed articles about a music executive accused of harassment.

Tech Fix: I Used Apple’s New Controls to Limit a Teenager’s iPhone Time (and It Worked!)

Gio, 07/12/2018 - 06:23
Apple’s new parental controls cut a teenager’s iPhone use in half. It wasn’t as effective on our personal tech columnist.

BBC Closes Gender Pay Gap, but Men Are Still Its 12 Highest-Paid Stars

Gio, 07/12/2018 - 03:41
A year after a public relations debacle over pay disparities between its male and female stars, the British broadcaster released salary data that showed halting progress in wage equity.

Comcast and Fox Engage in Bidding War for Control of Sky

Gio, 07/12/2018 - 01:21
Comcast’s new offer for Sky values the company at about 26 billion pounds, or $34 billion, topping an earlier bid from 21st Century Fox.

State of the Art: How Online Hobbyists Can Reaffirm Your Faith in the Internet

Mer, 07/11/2018 - 23:35
Much of the internet feels terrible. But using the web to learn an offline hobby can give you a glimpse of a healthier relationship with your digital devices.

Russell Simmons Faces New Rape Accusation in a First-Person Account

Mer, 07/11/2018 - 01:29
A woman told Variety that Mr. Simmons, who has been accused of at least a dozen instances of sexual misconduct, forced himself upon her on a date in 1990.

Facebook Is Fined by British Agency Over Cambridge Analytica Data Leak

Mer, 07/11/2018 - 01:13
The Information Commissioner’s Office said it was fining Facebook 500,000 pounds — the maximum allowed — for letting Cambridge Analytica harvest users’ information without their consent.

Martin Sorrell Beats WPP in Bidding War for Dutch Marketing Firm

Mar, 07/10/2018 - 20:55
Mr. Sorrell and his new firm, S4 Capital, beat out the advertising giant, his former company, for the purchase of MediaMonks.

Case Against Reuters Journalists in Myanmar Moves to Trial

Lun, 07/09/2018 - 22:57
A judge’s ruling against the two journalists dashed hopes that they would be released in a case that has alarmed human rights and free press advocates.

Showtime Announces a Surprise Series From Sacha Baron Cohen

Lun, 07/09/2018 - 20:26
The undercover satirist has been working more than a year on what the network has hyped as “perhaps the most dangerous show in the history of television.”

Facebook’s Push for Facial Recognition Prompts Privacy Alarms

Lun, 07/09/2018 - 19:35
Facebook is working to spread its face-matching tools even as it faces heightened scrutiny from regulators and legislators in Europe and North America.

Advertising: Martin Sorrell Is Gone From WPP, but That Doesn’t Mean He’s Gone Quiet

Lun, 07/09/2018 - 05:01
Mr. Sorrell, who reigned at the advertising conglomerate for more than three decades before being pushed out, has created a new company and is bidding against WPP for a Dutch marketing firm.

HBO Must Get Bigger and Broader, Says Its New Overseer

Dom, 07/08/2018 - 23:07
“It’s going to be a tough year,” the AT&T veteran John Stankey said in a candid talk with HBO’s chief executive, Richard Plepler, and network employees.

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Is Marvel’s 20th Box-Office No. 1 in a Row

Dom, 07/08/2018 - 20:25
The film starring Paul Rudd made $76 million domestically in its opening weekend, and proved even Marvel’s smallest heroes can carry a hit.

XXXTentacion Signed $10 Million Album Deal Before His Death

Dom, 07/08/2018 - 17:53
The rapper’s third record, which will come out on Empire, may not be released until October. Streams of his music have soared since his death in June.

Oprah, Is That You? On Social Media, the Answer Is Often No.

Sab, 07/07/2018 - 11:00
The sheer volume of fake Facebook and Instagram accounts that pose as celebrities is bringing real-life headaches to those public figures, including Oprah Winfrey.

Japanese Journalist, Missing in Syria Since 2015, Appears in New Video

Sab, 07/07/2018 - 02:11
Jumpei Yasuda is believed to have been taken captive by the extremist group Nusra Front, which has a history of holding foreign hostages for ransom.