digital media

India’s Times Internet buys popular video app MX Player for $140M to get into streaming

India’s Times Internet buys popular video app MX Player for $140M to get into streaming

Times Internet, the digital arm of Indian media firm Times Group, is getting into the digital content space, but not in the way you might think. The company’s previous venture — an OTT called
Twitter axes locked or suspended accounts from follower counts

Twitter axes locked or suspended accounts from follower counts

Some of most popular users appear to lose millions of followers after crackdownEgos have been bruised on Twitter after the social network initiated a change to how it tracks followers that saw some of
The Guardian view on Elon Musk: a billionaire in need of humility | Editorial

The Guardian view on Elon Musk: a billionaire in need of humility | Editorial

Attacking a British diver involved in the Thai cave rescue was ridiculous. He should concentrate on fixing his businessElon Musk is 47 years old and terrified by artificial intelligence. The Silicon

Announcing TechCrunch meetups in Buenos Aires and Santiago next week

TechCrunch is heading to Latin America for the first time and staging its first ever Startup Battlefield Latin America on Nov. 8 in São Paulo to find the next wave of early stage startups tackling big
Digital media use, including social media, tied to higher rates of ADHD in teenag... aw sick new vid. Like, subscribe. Where am I?

Digital media use, including social media, tied to higher rates of ADHD in teenag... aw sick new vid. Like, subscribe. Where am I?

Social media is often considered a distraction, but based on the results of a recent study, that influence could have larger implications. According to research published in the Journal of the
This List Of Kids Holding Up Signs Saying That StarKist Tuna Gives Them The Energy They Need To Bully Their Classmates Will Only Come Down If StarKist Pays Us $90 Million

This List Of Kids Holding Up Signs Saying That StarKist Tuna Gives Them The Energy They Need To Bully Their Classmates Will Only Come Down If StarKist Pays Us $90 Million

Listen up, StarKist, things in the digital media industry have become pretty dire, and unfortunately ClickHole needs to resort to desperate measures to stay afloat. We hate to do this to you, but
Facebook to publish data on Irish abortion referendum ads

Facebook to publish data on Irish abortion referendum ads

Social media company to provide details of spending on ads targeting Irish votersFacebook is to publish comprehensive data on political advertising during Ireland’s abortion referendum campaign,
'Fake news' becomes tool of repression after Egypt passes new law

'Fake news' becomes tool of repression after Egypt passes new law

‘Broadcasting false rumours’ criminalised as government imprisons journalists and bloggers to stifle dissentWhen officers from Egypt’s National Security Agency came crashing into Amal Fathy and

Viacom acquires Gen Z digital media company AwesomenessTV

Viacom today confirmed it’s acquiring digital media company AwesomenessTV, whose network reaches 158 million subscribers and approximately 300 million monthly views. The news follows a report from
Is compassion fatigue inevitable in an age of 24-hour news?

Is compassion fatigue inevitable in an age of 24-hour news?

We have never been more aware of the appalling events that occur around the world every day. But in the face of so much horror, is there a danger that we become numb to the headlines – and does it
UK report highlights changing gadget habits — and our need for an online fix

UK report highlights changing gadget habits — and our need for an online fix

A look back at the past decade of consumer technology use in the UK has shone a light on changing gadget habits, underlining how Brits have gone from being smartphone dabblers back in 2008 when a
Brussels in EU-wide drive to combat voter manipulation online

Brussels in EU-wide drive to combat voter manipulation online

Initiative will coordinate efforts to tackle fake news and misuse of personal dataBrussels is to launch an EU-wide initiative to combat voter manipulation through social media, as concerns grow about
'Just use cat videos': New York Times boss wants Facebook to cut out news

'Just use cat videos': New York Times boss wants Facebook to cut out news

Mark Thompson says site’s attempts to rank news outlets sounds like ‘controlled society’Facebook should consider completely removing news from users’ feeds unless it can find a way to avoid
Facebook, Apple and Spotify ban Infowars' Alex Jones

Facebook, Apple and Spotify ban Infowars' Alex Jones

Crackdown on US conspiracy theorist for promoting violence and hate speechFacebook has banned four pages run by the American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for “repeated violations of community
Tommy Robinson: Instagram deleted my account

Tommy Robinson: Instagram deleted my account

Ex-EDL leader’s claim seen as latest move in social media firms’ crackdown against far-right figuresTommy Robinson has claimed his Instagram account has been deleted, in what may be the latest move in
AT&T Acquires the Remainder of Otter Media in a Push for More Content

AT&T Acquires the Remainder of Otter Media in a Push for More Content

The long-anticipated move is finally official.
Alex Jones claims he's being silenced as bans push him to alternate platforms

Alex Jones claims he's being silenced as bans push him to alternate platforms

Removals from Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple haven’t slowed his posting, but the Infowars founder is appealing to the president Alex Jones says he’s being silenced – but he isn’t shutting up and
Facebook buys rights to show La Liga games in India

Facebook buys rights to show La Liga games in India

Company signs exclusive three-year agreement to screen all 380 Spanish top-flight football matches across south Asia Facebook has bought the rights to show Spanish top-flight football in the Indian
Twitter suspends Infowars' Alex Jones for abuse

Twitter suspends Infowars' Alex Jones for abuse

Far-right conspiracy theorist will not be able to tweet, retweet or favourite tweets for seven daysControversial Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been suspended from Twitter for up to seven