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Sling TV now has 2.2M subscribers, making it the largest internet-based live TV service

Dish-owned streaming TV service Sling TV now has 2.21 million subscribers at the end of the fourth quarter, the company announced this morning. This is the first time that Dish has broken out its Sling TV subscribers separately from its larger pay TV subscriber base, and confirms earlier estimates …

Televisions

Benjamin Netanyahu, media puppeteer

<b>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu</b>, like his friend in the Oval Office, has been trying to control the press that covers him for years. Now, …

Israel

The media today: Are Russian trolls behind everything?

<b>Now that special counsel Robert Mueller</b> has indicted a dozen Russian agents and several Russian corporations as part of his investigation into …

Journalism

The Internet Isn’t Forever

Maria Bustillos | Columbia Journalism Review | February 2018 |2900 words (12 minutes)<p><i>This story is published in collaboration with the</i> Columbia …

Journalism

Jill Abramson on Clarence Thomas, James Bennet, and Our Chaotic Media Age

It’s “time to raise the possibility of impeachment” Jill Abramson writes in New York magazine’s latest cover story, and she is not referring to …

Journalism

We Have Streaming Revenue, Too, Says NBC. And We Can Prove It.

If you run a broadcast network these days, it’s easy to feel left out.<p>“All the excitement is about cable and streaming,” the chairman of NBC Entertainment, Robert Greenblatt, said in an interview. “We are the forgotten business on some level.”<p>The talk in the entertainment industry has indeed …

Ted Danson

Murdoch promises to run Sky News for 10 years for Fox takeover deal

Tycoon makes offers to allay media monopoly fears and ease through 21st Century Fox deal<p>Rupert Murdoch has doubled the length of time he is willing to keep running Sky News to “at least” 10 years, as 21st Century Fox sweetens its offer to protect the news channel to gain clearance for the £11.7bn …

Rupert Murdoch

Acclaimed BBC dramas to be remade in South Korea

BBC Worldwide announces deals to remake Luther, Mistresses and Life on Mars<p>Three of the BBC’s most acclaimed dramas, including hit detective series Luther, are to be remade in South Korea.<p>BBC Worldwide announced the remake of Luther along with plans for versions of Mistresses and Life on Mars in …

South Korea

The Case Against Google

<b>S</b>hivaun Moeran and Adam Raff met, married and started a company — thereby sparking a chain of events that might, ultimately, take down this age of internet giants as we know it — because they were both huge nerds. In the late 1980s, Adam was studying programming at the University of Edinburgh, …

AdWords

Blog: Tweaking a global source of news

The only way Abdalaziz Alhamza and his fellow citizen journalists could get out news from the Islamic State's self-declared capital in Syria to a …

Journalism

Cambridge University Releases Game That Aims to "Vaccinate" People Against Fake News

In the 21st century, misinformation has spread across the internet like a virus, making it harder for people to distinguish fact from fiction. Now, …

Fake News

The Destructive Dynamics of Political Tribalism

By now we all understand that America is in the grip of political tribalism. We lament and condemn this phenomenon even as we voraciously engage in it. But by fixating on the symptoms, we remain blind to the root causes. America is being ravaged by predictable, destructive political dynamics that …

Political Science

Holding mainstream media to account in era of fake news

Journalism

Spotify 'on its way' to creating first hardware product

A trio of job listings on Spotify’s website are again getting the rumor mill swirling about new hardware.<p>First spotted by <i>MusicAlly</i>, one of the jobs details the company is “on its way to creating its first physical products,” and that it was seeking someone to work in its Stockholm office to handle …

Spotify

Spotify's Founders Aren't Giving Up Control Any Time Soon

Spotify’s co-founders are taking a page from the Google-Facebook playbook, with plans to maintain control over the music service after its stock …

Music Industry

Facebook’s plan to unite AR, VR, and News Feed with 3D posts

What if you could digitally sculpt a 3D object and share it on Facebook, play with it in virtual reality, or insert it into your world with augmented reality? Facebook is polishing up stages one and two today after first debuting posts of interactive 3D models in News Feed in October.<p>Now Facebook …

Social Media

The Rise of Amazon, Facebook May Be Bad News for the Economy

When it comes to competition, the Banque de France is here to tell you your economics textbook was right.<p>Tech giants like Facebook and Amazon are the …

Economics

Fmr. Trump aide: Donald Trump "screws everyone"

Ari Melber<p>Fmr. Trump aide: Donald Trump "screws everyone"<p>06:59<p>Black Panther Star: Movie lets us reclaim a lost history<p>05:41<p>After Mueller indictment, …

Donald Trump

Deepfakes algorithm nails Donald Trump in most convincing fake yet

A YouTuber this week created a convincing fake video of Donald Trump using the deepfakes algorithm.<p>We’ve written previously about the algorithm, specifically about its use in creating fake pornographic videos featuring the face of your favorite celebrities and the body of a passable porn actress. …

Donald Trump

The “Black Mirror” scenarios that are leading some experts to call for more secrecy on AI - MIT Technology Review

AI could reboot industries and make the economy more productive; it’s already infusing many of the products we use daily. But a new report by more …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

The device set to replace your iPhone, TV, laptop and tablet

The titans of the tech industry are pouring billions into developing the device they think will replace our beloved smartphones — and the race is on …

Augmented Reality

On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive

When Hilary Mason, a data scientist and entrepreneur, discovered that dozens of automated “bot” accounts had sprung up to impersonate her on Twitter, she immediately set out to stop them.<p>She filed dozens of complaints with Twitter, repeatedly submitting copies of her driver’s license to prove her …

Social Media

La mort silencieuse des projectionnistes

Un bon projectionniste avait au moins deux qualités: il était silencieux et discret. Dans l’ombre de la cabine, juste avant la séance de cinéma, il …

Technologie

Netflix Shows Are Entertaining But Its Digital Marketing Is Masterful

Effective digital marketing has more to do with creative strategies focused on the individual customer than it does with big budgets and advanced technology.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In five years, the share of households with a Netflix subscription has …

Marketing

Pro-Trump Journalist Defends His Hit Piece on Florida Shooting Survivors

Gateway Pundit White House correspondent Lucian Wintrich tells TheWrap he has no regrets<p>Pro-Trump journalist Lucian Wintrich is defending his piece …

Donald Trump

Boom Turns to Bust for Millennials Across Advanced Economies

The income boom enjoyed by people born between 1966 and 1980 has turned to “bust” for the generation that followed them, according to a report …

Demographics

After Netflix’s Ryan Murphy Mega-Deal, TV May Need New Ways to Lure Talent

When Ryan Murphy was asked at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in January how the Walt Disney Co.’s pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox …

Televisions

Can Disney Stream Past Netflix?

Disney's stock has underperformed major indices and NFLX.<p>Investors remain sour on the company, but two major moves better align Disney with future …

Investing

Trump Gets Caught in His Own Web of Lies

Ever since Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as president 13 months ago, with his White House shrouded in a fog over its murky Russia ties from day …

Donald Trump

Lu Han, Yang Mi: Chinese celebrities who make lots of money from social media | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

From pop idols to <i>wanghong</i> – a phrase used to refer to internet celebrities – China’s most popular influencers share one thing in common: they’re …

Public Relations