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BuzzFeed Is Laying Groundwork For Major Expansion in Los Angeles - CMO Today - WSJ

BuzzFeed is eyeing a big expansion in Los Angeles.

The rising digital media star is in discussions to lease a century-old former Ford auto factory on the southeastern edge of Los Angeles’ downtown, according to people familiar with the talks.

The 250,000-square-foot potential lease suggests large …

Los Angeles

Watch the trailer for Tower Records documentary All Things Must Pass

All Things Must Pass is the new documentary from Colin Hanks about the rise and fall of Tower Records. After receiving glowing reviews at SXSW, the …


Human-Assisted Machine Learning

In today’s data-driven analytical world, there’s simply too much data for any human to crunch the numbers on. As a result, we’re seeing machine …

Machine Learning

Netflix Is Losing More Hollywood Movies, and Says You’ll Be Okay With That

Netflix says it’s not renewing a distribution deal with cable network Epix, which means its U.S. subscribers will lose access to big Hollywood movies like “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “World War Z” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction” at the end of September. The trade-off, says Netflix: It is …


Podcasting embraces a new era of cool (thanks, Serial)

Video may have killed the radio star sometime in the 1980s, but the podcast Serial seems to have resurrected him.

A milestone in podcasting came in October 2014, almost 10 years after the birth of the first podcast, on the Tonight Show. This American Life host Ira Glass sat on Jimmy Fallon’s couch in …


Does Your Marketing Influence B2B Decision-Makers?

Word-of-mouth is a winner—marketing, not so much

August 31, 2015 | B2B

Business-to-business decision-makers are clear on who they trust, and who …


Why it takes so long to achieve social media success

If you’re impatient, social media is probably the wrong marketing channel for you. Here’s a chart that illustrates why.This is data from the recent …


SPOS #477 - The Business Of Podcasting With Donna Papacosta

Welcome to episode #477 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Mirum Podcast. It's hard to deny that podcasting is really coming into its own as a media …


The Week in Digital - August 31, 2015

If you run a local business, online reviews can make or break your business: they are highly influential in consumers' decisions to shop at a local …

Social Media Marketing

Cinematic style: Rear WindowDerek Rose

With a set confined to one apartment complex, and shot from only one room, Rear Window demonstrates how Alfred Hitchcock can create suspense in the …

James Stewart

Do Men Really Wear Pajamas to Bed?

IT ALL STARTED about two years ago with a dream—a decidedly waking dream about what people wear to bed. I don’t know what sparked my obsession, but for weeks I holed up with my laptop, poring over snapshots of the Beatles, Wes Anderson and Julian Schnabel lazing around in their pajama sets, envying …


Mark Zuckerberg - We just passed an important milestone....

How The New York Times gets a 70 percent open rate on its newsletters

The New York Times has caught the newsletter fever. In the past year, it has launched a dozen of them — it now has a total of 33.But with everyone …

Social Media

Why I just moved from Silicon Valley to Ohio


Those who know me were no doubt surprised a few months back when I started breaking the news. I’ve lived in Silicon Valley my entire career. My wife and I have grown very involved both civically and philanthropically.

We’ve been having a blast raising our three kids in San Francisco. I love …

Silicon Valley

'Sherlock' almost passed on Martin Freeman for being 'moody'

Martin Freeman has revealed how his first audition to play Doctor Watson in the BBC’s “Sherlock” didn’t go according to plan.

Interviewed at the …

The Old Master: The Enduring Fascination of Elderly Sherlock...

WHY HAVEN’T WE CRACKED the case of Sherlock Holmes? By now, the evidence stacks deep. But more than 130 years after a young doctor scrawled notes for …

Great Books

12 Times 'Star Trek' and Sherlock Holmes Overlapped

One wouldn’t believe there'd be much crossover potential between the tales of a daring, egotistical Victorian detective and the adventures of a …

Star Trek

Sherlock: new Benedict Cumberbatch action figure unveiled

What's 5 inches tall, made of plastic and solves crimes? Why, this new Sherlock Holmes action figure... Sherlock fans with Christmas lists to draw up …

Benedict Cumberbatch

Accoutrements Sherlock Holmes Action Figure

Producer Says He's Working on Sherlock Holmes 3 Script

Lionel Wigram updates us on potential super-sleuth sequel.

By Chris Tilly

Lionel Wigram – producer of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movies – has been …


French restaurateurs urge ban on 'Uber-style' meal-sharing websites

Restaurant owners call for ban on site which lets diners book home-cooked meals with amateur chefs

French restaurant owners are urging the government to ban “meal-sharing” websites where gourmets can book dinners cooked at home by amateur chefs, in the latest clash between the country's tradespeople …


Fast Project Recipe - Launch a Content Marketing Platform

As you know, I recently launched OwnerFUEL. It’s the media portion of my company, Owner. I wanted to share with you just how simple it was to launch, …

Content Marketing

Op-Ed: US tech policy needs real tech research behind it, FTC chairwoman says

As the chief US agency charged with protecting consumer privacy, the Federal Trade Commission strives to help foster a marketplace where technology …


What are the best tips and hacks for speaking with eloquence and sophistication?

Often times, saying less is best.

Answer by Nicolas Cole on Quora.

I’ve been very fortunate to have been given various opportunities at the very young age of 25 to learn beside some very successful businessmen, innovators, creatives, millionaires, and even a billionare—yes, last year I met my first …


Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, high-profile additions that come as the ride-hailing service ramps up its work on technology for self-driving cars.

Charlie Miller, who had been working at Twitter …


H. W. Bell, 1st chronologist of #Sherlock Holmes & archaeologist, died #OTD 1947. Edited Baker Street Studies (1934).

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Re-imagined in LEGOs

"Out there fell a cascade of children's bricks." [TWIS]

For many of those who enjoy reading the original Sherlock Holmes stories, the illustrations of …


Preview: Sherlock Holmes: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution #1 (of 5)

Sherlock Holmes: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution #1 (of 5)

David & Scott Tipton (w) • Ron Joseph (a) • Kelley Jones (c)

The best-selling Sherlock Holmes …

Sherlock Holmes

Conan Doyle Sues Own Estate from Beyond the Grave

"opening a grave without the consent of the next-of-kin" [HOUN]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, has sued the Conan Doyle Estate, …

Sherlock Holmes

CEO of Ashley Madison steps down after catastrophic hack

Avid Life Media CEO Noel Biderman is no longer working at the company. His departure comes after subsidiary site Ashley Madison suffered a major hack and leak of its internal data.

Ashley Madison, with its famed tagline “Life’s short. Have an affair,” was made aware that hackers had stolen much of …

Ashley Madison