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CBS Chief Says Network ‘Needs to Do Better’ When It Comes to Diversity in Its Shows

In one of the most contentious sessions of the Television Critics Association's summer press tour so far, CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller …

TV

5 Ways Brands Can Get Away From Collecting ‘Likes’ and Do Better on Social

For brands to successfully use social media to help achieve their business goals, they need to move away from simply collecting likes and getting …

Social Media

26% of Millennials Give Fake Birthdays to Score Better Online Deals

Would you fake a birthday to get an online deal? What about hiring a personal consultant to make sure you're getting the most out of your …

Advertising Industry

Facebook Tests 10-Second Video Views for Advertisers

Facebook is testing a new way for advertisers to buy video promos that may help determine which ads people are actually watching.<p>A Facebook rep …

Advertising Industry

JFinDallas investing profile on StockTwits

About<p>HF, portfolio management, financial markets, IPOs & business strategy. I have lots of ideas, sometimes they work out... Opinions are my own and …

2016 Chevrolet Camaro: Trim, Toned, and Out for Mustang Blood

The sixth-generation Camaro has arrived.<p>The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has arrived, and it looks trim and toned—and thirsty for Ford Mustang blood.<p>Yes, we’ve already mentioned <i>that</i> car. There’s simply no way to avoid the Mustang when you discuss the Camaro, just as there’s no denying that the Ford …

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

2014 digital health investment exceeded total of three previous years combined, Rock Health says

Funding in the digital health space continues to accelerate as health care reform has put the spotlight directly on the shortcomings of the U.S. health care delivery system.<p>The digital health accelerator Rock Health tracks investment in the space, and has just released its fourth quarter and …

Learn to build iOS 8 apps and save 96%

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>It’s …

Class action suit takes Facebook to court over the scanning of private messages

Facebook is again accused of violating the privacy of its users, <i>Reuters</i> reports, in a new class action suit that alleges the social network has been …

Don’t forget: T-Mobile and AT&T might still owe you money

Have you been an AT&T or T-Mobile subscriber at any point over the past five years? If so, your mobile carrier might owe you money. As we’ve reported …

Healthcare Predictions For 2015

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Julie Papanek is a principal at Canaan Partners where she invests in healthcare startups.</i><p>Next year will be big for healthcare. We felt small tremors in 2014 of the seismic changes underway. In 2015, I predict five changes to the core of the U.S. healthcare system: insurance, …

Forget steps and calories — Prana’s wearable tracks breath and posture

San Francisco-based Prana said its new wearable, which combines breath and posture tracking, can offer a unique look into your health and well-being.<p>The small round device clips into the inside of the user’s waistband. It uses a 3-axis accelerometer and a fancy set of fancy algorithms (which took …

Google’s Private Markets Give Brands More Reason to Buy Into Digital Ad Technology

Google's Neal Mohan says he wants technology to disappear. Now, that could sound odd coming from the search company’s ad tech chief, but he has a …

AdTech

The 10 Premium Publishers Hit Hardest by Fraudulent Ad Sellers

Buyer beware: Ad analytics platform Pixalate says fraudulent ad networks are increasingly joining open, real-time-bidding (RTB) marketplaces and then …

Santa Monica

Music Giant Sony Questions the Value of ‘Freemium’ Music Streaming

Soon everyone may have to pay to stream music.<p>In the wake of Taylor Swift’s recent decision to yank all of her songs from Spotify, Kevin Kelleher, …

Sony Music

AT&T ends controversial tracking of wireless customers

AT&T has backed away from a controversial tracking technique that landed the carrier and rival Verizon Wireless in hot water with consumers and privacy advocates last month. Both providers were quietly inserting unique identifiers into the web activity of their customers — who were given no way to …

The Best Strategy for Buying a Used Car on Craigslist

When you're looking to buy a used car, Craigslist can be a great resource, but you need to keep your wits about you and approach all listings …

Spotify responds to Taylor Swift, says it's paid over $2 billion in royalties

CEO Daniel Ek turns to data to silence the company's critics<p>Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is getting tired of the narrative that his company is screwing over musicians and songwriters. This morning, he took to Spotify's blog with a lengthy defense of its business and the streaming model at large. And he …

14 Years In The Making, [24]7 Buys IntelliResponse For Its Customer Service Suite

Fourteen years after the dot-com bubble burst, there are still some private companies who lived through it which are very much alive and kicking.<p>In the wild world of automated customer response, no company has been less wild than [24]7 — the Sequoia-backed, Mike Moritz-directed provider of …

Clustree Automagically Matches Internal Talent With Job Positions

Meet Clustree, a French startup that uses big data to find the right person for the right position within big companies. Clustree will help both good employees who feel stuck in their jobs and HR departments who might not think to check their own companies for the perfect candidate.<p>“Clustree is a …

Why Pandora’s new analytics tool is a winner for both the music company and musicians

Try as they might, music services have yet to come up with a universally preferred method for artists to track listener data about their work.<p>Spotify started offering its version of music analytics for artists last year. Apple inherited musician analytics through the Beats Music acquisition of …

An open letter to the tech industry: Follow the Digital Advertising Model

In the last couple years, rarely has a day gone by without a story about a tech company fighting a government entity making the news. Whether it’s Lyft fighting with San Francisco to permit its car sharing service to operate or 23andMe battling with the Food & Drug Administration to approve its …

Obama: I want the FCC to ban paid Internet fast lanes

President is “unequivocally committed to net neutrality.”<p>President Barack Obama yesterday said he is still “unequivocally committed to net …

A 14-step guide on going ‘invisible’ on Facebook and living to share the tale

Those Facebook users looking to make their social networking experience more private without ditching Zuckerberg’s empire in favor of something else …

Secrets of the “Star Wars” drafts: Inside George Lucas’ amazing — and very different — early scripts

Luke might have been a woman. Drawings that made Lucas’ vision real. Hidden stories from “Star Wars” history<p>Chris Taylor<p>October 3, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present and Future of a Multi-billion Dollar Franchise”<p>In January 1975, the second …

5 Things IAB’s Randall Rothenberg Wants You to Know About Digital Advertising

The Interactive Advertising Bureau this week launched a nonprofit organization called the IAB Technical Laboratories to help grapple with viewability …

Digital Advertising

How Price Affects a Consumer’s Path to Purchase

Knowing and trusting a brand is a prime consideration for penny buys while good reviews top the list of criteria for expensive purchases. Here's how …

Advertising Industry

My breakfast with Westergren: Pandora's founder talks about royalties, ads, brands, and bands

Pandora has been the best-known name in Internet radio since 2000, when founder Tim Westergren launched the Music Genome Project. But the (now public) company has recently struggled to sell enough ads to both offset music licensing costs and turn the kind of profits investors crave. However, the …

ARM aims to put real brains into devices for the Internet of things

ARM has shipped more than 8 billion of its Cortex-M chips to date. But that may look small compared to the number of chips that it could ship for the Internet of things, or everyday objects that have both computing and connectivity.<p>So the Cambridge, England-based chip design firm is unveiling its …