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  • Analysis
    5 years ago
    by canuck
    +16 +1

    Hulu Now A $1 Billion Company

    Hulu will hit $1 billion in revenue for 2013, CEO Mike Hopkins said Wednesday. That amounts to a 43 percent jump in receipts for the subscription and ad-funded streaming video content company, which launched in 2008.

  • Expression
    5 years ago
    by MissyE
    +15 +1

    The Internet is one giant hoax

    I don’t know what’s real anymore. Shia LaBeouf has made the Internet slightly weirder and angrier than usual this week, at least in film critic and pop culture circles, when it became clear that he’d ripped off dialogue and visuals in his short film HowardCantour.com from a Daniel Clowes comic called Justin M. Damiano.

  • Expression
    5 years ago
    by cone
    +22 +1

    The future of news is anticipation

    One of the most important trends going into 2014 is the wave of sophisticated algorithms and processes that will forever change how journalism is both created and consumed. They are inherently social, but not in the way you may think. And they rely on the vast repositories of data we generate each time we connect, whether that’s searching Google for a restaurant, wishing friends happy birthday on Facebook, or posting an in-line annotation on Medium.

  • Expression
    5 years ago
    by hxxp
    +23 +1

    Why Did BuzzFeed & Co. Target Justine Sacco for Online Assassination

    Maybe BuzzFeed and its sorry band of elite media minions chose Sacco to send an intimidating message that says no one is safe from their speech rules, even nobodies with 174 Twitter followers. Randomly pulling people from their online homes as an example to the rest of us, is certainly going to have a chilling effect. But maybe it was a targeted hit based on a personal grudge or agenda we will never know about.

  • Expression
    5 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +18 +1

    Plus-Size Barbie Sparks Debate Over Body Image

    "Plus-size" models (or any models above the super-skinny norm, for that matter) serve a dual purpose: They showcase plus-size clothing for a growing market... and they also provide women with a more diverse range of bodies to look up to. So if we have plus-size women modeling clothes, why not have plus-size Barbies? That's the question posed recently by Plus-Size-Modeling.com on Facebook, when the group posted an illustration of a plus-size Barbie-like doll

  • Analysis
    5 years ago
    by geoleo
    +20 +1

    The First "Knockout Game"

    The game, if it ever really was a game, started in Boston in 1992, and the media forgot about it, until this year

  • Analysis
    5 years ago
    by geoleo
    +14 +1

    Radio station experiences major software meltdown during anti-NSA broadcast

    During a simple discussion of the National Security Agency's surveillance practices, a US radio program experienced a unique "technological meltdown" on Thursday, prompting many to question whether the NSA was censoring the show. During an interview with Larry Klayman, the lawyer who recently won a preliminary injunction against the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records, Aaron Klein’s WABC radio program began experiencing what was termed a “tech meltdown” on the air.

  • Analysis
    5 years ago
    by tukka
    +18 +1

    Google dethrones Apple to become most talked-about company of 2013

    Google had a pretty good year in 2013. The company’s share price exploded to all-time highs, Android now eclipses all other mobile platforms in global market share at more than 80%, and Google’s share of search traffic is still nearly 70% despite increased competition from Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing. Now, there’s a new feather Google can put in its cap: According to Dow Jones, Google dethroned Apple in 2013 and because the most talked-about company in terms of global media attention.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by bjstex
    +19 +1

    Egyptian Author Warns of Uprising Fueled by… Jon Stewart?

    A popular Egyptian author has reason to fear the future of his nation, believing that there are forces trying to undermine Egypt and bringing about an insurrection of sorts, and one of the people involved in this global subversion is Jon Stewart.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by MissyE
    +20 +1

    Egypt Detains Journalists It Says Aired ‘False News’

    Egyptian authorities detained a team of journalists working for the Al Jazeera English news channel on Sunday, including an Australian journalist and the channel’s Cairo bureau chief, on charges that included meeting with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group that the Egyptian government classified last week as a terrorist organization.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by zritic
    +13 +1

    Neetzan Zimmerman to leave Gawker

    Gawker viral content mastermind Neetzan Zimmerman is leaving the company for social network startup Whisper, he told Capital on Friday. Zimmerman will be the editor in chief of the social secret-sharing app that has recently been attracting tens of millions of dollars from investors.

  • Analysis
    5 years ago
    by aj0690
    +14 +1

    Facebook Wants "High Quality Content."

    Last year Facebook said it was going to start encouraging “high quality content” — a move that has set a lot of publishers on edge. How does Facebook know what “high quality content” is? One way is to ask Facebook users, which the company has said it has done for a while.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by zobo
    +12 +1

    Nets give 'Bridgegate' 17 times more coverage in 1 day than IRS scandal in 6 months

    The Big Three networks, in a frenzy over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's traffic headache dubbed “Bridgegate,” have devoted a whopping 34 minutes and 28 seconds of coverage to the affair in just the last 24 hours. By comparison, that's 17 times the two minutes, eight seconds devoted to President Obama's IRS scandal in the last six months, according to an analysis by the Media Research Center.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by geoleo
    +15 +1

    Facebook Acquires Branch Media Team To Lead New “Conversations” Group

    It looks like Facebook has acquired Branch Media, the startup behind conversation service Branch and link-sharing service Potluck. Co-founder Josh Miller made the announcement on Facebook. He said his team will be forming a new Conversations group, which will be based in New York City, “with the goal of helping people connect with others around their interests.”

  • Expression
    5 years ago
    by Amabaie
    0 +1

    How the media portrays manhood

    Sadly, this is true.

  • Expression
    5 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +17 +1

    BitTorrent Creator's New Software DissidentX Hides Secrets In Plain Sight

    Encryption tools help people keep secrets. Bram Cohen has a more subtle ambition: he wants to help people keep secret the act of keeping secrets. For the last year Cohen, who created the breakthrough file-sharing protocol BitTorrent a decade ago, has been working on a new piece of software he calls...

  • Analysis
    5 years ago
    by zyery
    +14 +1

    Fake Traffic Means Real Paydays

    At this point, the average reader understands the business model of blogging and online journalism pretty clearly: Get traffic, sell ads. The more traffic a site gets, the more money it makes. And sites need to get lots of traffic—lots more traffic than traditional media used to get—to pay for the costs of producing content.

  • Analysis
    5 years ago
    by KondoR
    +16 +1

    Great and Fake: The Wild Absurdity Of Iranian And Russian State Media

    Did you know North Korea has schools that rival Eton? That Nazi space aliens are running D.C.? Propaganda peddled by Russian and Iranian state media is shocking—and absurd.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by messi
    +14 +1

    CNN laid off more than 40 journalists at end of 2013

    CNN and HLN “laid off more than 40 senior journalists in its newsgathering operation” at the end of 2013, Matthew Garrahan reports in the Financial Times. The cuts “coincide with changes to the network’s programming,” Garrahan writes. CNN President Jeff Zucker “has hired new presenters and diversified CNN’s output, adding documentary and reality series to its traditional live news coverage.”

  • Analysis
    5 years ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +18 +1

    Here's Why Bill Gates Would Step Down as Chairman of Microsoft

    Yesterday, Re/code first reported that Microsoft enterprise head Satya Nadella was the likely choice to be the CEO of the software giant and that a board vote on the new CEO would be made within the week. That was followed by a confirmation by Bloomberg on Nadella as the choice of the Microsoft board. But its report also included an intriguing bit of news that Microsoft co-founder and tech icon Bill Gates would step down as chairman