Logan Paul

Despite Wild Rumors, Logan Paul Has Not Yet Been Booked To Appear On "Ellen" Or "Dr. Phil"

Fans of Logan Paul, who call themselves the "Logang," lost it over Paul's rumored appearances, and return to YouTube, over the weekend.<p>Jerry J. Sharell, Executive Director of Communications on Dr. Phil, told BuzzFeed News "this is not true" about a possible Paul appearance.<p>BuzzFeed News followed up …

Technology

Beauty Brand Faces Backlash Over ‘Racist’ Naming Of Black Nail Polish

Image via WYCON<br>2018 has just begun and it’s already riding on a tsunami of controversial branding decisions. H&M, for one, faced censure for its …

Beauty

Supreme Patty: The obnoxious Instagram star who smokes hot sauce for likes

Social media has leveled the playing field for stardom. Anyone with a smartphone and a strong will can find themselves with millions of followers, …

Cinco de Mayo

Congress looks for way out of government shutdown

Congressional leaders are scrambling to wriggle their way out of a government shutdown that went into effect shortly after midnight when the Senate …

Donald Trump

Facebook will ask its 2 billion users to rank their trust in news orgs for 'Newsfeed' makeover

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic<p>Facebook today announced major changes to their 'newsfeed' which 2 billion people use monthly. Now, Facebook plans to begin asking …

Social Media

Here is how YouTube plans to better tackle inappropriate videos

• YouTube announced its “Intelligent Desk” that will proactively track down inappropriate content.<br>• The idea behind the initiative is to find the inappropriate content before they cause more controversy.<br>• This comes at a time when YouTube’s content moderation has come under scrutiny.<p>Logan Paul and …

Technology (India)

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>It's the weekend already? You might have a strange email from Twitter in your inbox, and if you've shopped with OnePlus lately then it might be time to cancel your card.<p>Ouch.OnePlus says up to 40,000 customers affected in credit card breach<p>In a statement …

Internet Research Agency

What’s up with the Tide Pod Challenge?

“Eating Tide Pods” is, without a doubt, the breakout internet trend of January 2018. The colorful little balls of laundry detergent look so much like …

Weird

What you need to know in advertising today

Snap is reportedly laying off around 2 dozen employees, according to reports from Cheddar and The Information on Thursday.<p>Many of the layoffs are said to come from Snap's team of human editors on its content team, though Cheddar reports some Snap employees based out of its New York and London …

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Who has the greater net worth, Logan or Jake Paul?

Logan Paul’s suicide video saw him catapulted to global notoriety – but it also raised the profile of his younger brother Jake, for all the wrong …

Jake Paul

Enjoy some dispatches from the burbling center of hell, i.e. Jake Paul’s 74-video social media seminar

From a certain point of view, Jake and Logan Paul are the embodiment of everything wrong with the “internet generation.” They’re obsessed with their …

Jake Paul

Logan Paul's 'suicide video' punishment 'must fit the crime'

By Daniel Rosney & Fiona Morgan <i>Newsbeat reporters</i><p><b>YouTube says Logan Paul's "punishment must fit the crime" over a controversial vlog he uploaded onto the platform.</b><p>Logan was criticised for joking about a dead body he had found in a Japanese forest known for suicides.<p>Speaking exclusively to Newsbeat, …

Some black YouTubers fear life is about to get much harder thanks to Logan Paul

• <b>YouTube has made it much harder for smaller YouTube creators to earn money from their videos through advertising.</b>• <b><br>New rules say channels need at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watchtime over the last year to keep qualifying for YouTube's partner program, which lets creators monetise</b> …

New Media

Facebook, Apple, Amazon, And Google's Charm Offensive or: FANGs Make Nice With America

Insights <i>is a weekly series featuring entertainment industry veteran David Bloom. It represents an experiment of sorts in digital-age journalism and</i> …

Viral Videos

YouTube is setting up an 'Intelligence Desk' to weed out dicey content before it raises bigger brand safety concerns

• <b>YouTube is setting up an "Intelligence Desk" to weed out dicey content before it spirals out of control and brands get involved.</b>• <b><br>The move is the latest in a series of efforts by the company to win back advertiser trust.</b>• <b><br>Earlier this week, for instance, YouTube upped the requirements for channels to</b> …

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Tyron Woodley Things Got Real w/ Conor McGregor 'Don't Ever Call Me a Bitch'

<b>Tyron Woodley</b> says things got thiiiis close to REAL violence with <b>Conor McGregor</b> when the Irish superstar called him a "bitch" behind the scenes ... …

UFC

Tech companies have endured a PR nightmare, not that the business world cares

Tech companies, once a shining beacon of American innovation and optimism about the future of technology, have endured a brutal run of press in the …

JP Morgan Chase

YouTube's Latest Shake-Up Is Bigger Than Just Ads

Thomas M. Wagner has uploaded over 300 science fiction reviews to YouTube since 2013. He’s not a major star, but his content has attracted an …

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YouTube’s new monetization rules are controversial, painful and necessary

This was both needed and inevitable<p>YouTube has been the subject of unrelenting backlash from lesser-known creators following the company’s decision to change how monetization works on the platform, but it’s important to note that these changes were inevitable and necessary.<p>YouTube’s new …

New Media

YouTubers, Twitch streamers are opening up about serious burnout, personal struggles

It’s not an easy job<p>Multiple high-level, professional YouTubers and Twitch streamers have come out in the past few weeks to talk about an important aspect of their careers and mental health: burnout.<p>Burnout in the Twitch and YouTube community isn’t new. Twitch introduced classes and seminars with …

I Took Jake Paul’s 74-Video Educational Series And It’s Terrifying

The year is 2032. “President Paul, the nuclear codes are 4-2-0-6-9.”<p>I admit that I did not have a high opinion of Jake Paul when I paid $54 to watch his education video series on how to become a social media star. I found his brand of comedy childish and only appealing to the 11 year olds that make …

Technology

Twitch secures exclusive content from Disney Digital Network’s top creators as YouTube payment furore endures

Social video site Twitch has sealed a landmark deal with Disney that will see four of its largest creators comes to the platform to create exclusive …

Walt Disney Company

Cupp: Tide pod insanity -- it's better that we know

<b>(CNN) —</b> I was recently fumbling around on the internet, as we all do to pass the 20-minute train ride or the three-minute wait for dry cleaning, and found myself engrossed in TED talks by teenagers.<p>You know TED talks -- those brainy but often pretentious lectures given by thought leaders in …

Opinion

Anna Faris Pushes Kind Protein Bars by Reading Horrible Reviews of Rival Products

This is a real offer: Try a healthy snack that tastes like some combination of hyena crap, garbage, resentment and sawdust.<p>Bring it on, you say?<p>The …

Anna Faris

The Constant Pressure For YouTube To Police 'Bad' Content Means That It's Becoming A Gatekeeper

For many, many years we've talked about how people were wrong to say that the internet "cut out middlemen" because there are still plenty of …

Has YouTube culture become dangerously toxic at this point?

Although some people just use YouTube to binge watch ASMR videos or look up their favorite ’90s music videos, there are other people who hang out on …

New Media

YouTube Yanks Videos of Detergent Eaters in 'Tide Pod Challenge'

Video giant says eating laundry soap violates community guidelines against physical harm<p>Want to take a big bite of laundry detergent? Knock yourself …

Entertainment

Facebook appoints American Express CEO as first black board member

Facebook announced on Thursday that it will bring Kenneth Chenault, the CEO of American Express, onto its board.<p>Chenault will become the first …

Sheryl Sandberg

'I'm sorry' - but how do you tell if an apology is fake or genuine?

<b>Sorry seems to be the hardest word. So sang Elton John on one of his biggest 1970s hits - but not every public figure seems to find it so tough to utter that powerful five-letter word.</b><p>In recent months a broad spectrum of public figures, from politicians, to Hollywood actors and YouTube stars have …

Theresa May

The President’s Achy Breaky Heart

Making today’s click-through worthwhile: the strangely irrelevant controversy about the president’s health, a misleading headline about how corporate …

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