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Wondery wants to become Hollywood’s podcast dream factory

Wondery wants to become Hollywood’s podcast dream factory

When Hernan Lopez, the former chief executive of Fox International, started the podcast network Wondery roughly two years ago with a seed investment from his former bosses at Fox Networks Group,

Does Ready Player One reveal the future of VR?

Maggie Lane Contributor Share on Twitter Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. It was barely minutes after the Ready
EU urged to act over social media and fake news

EU urged to act over social media and fake news

British commissioner wants more transparency and limits on harvesting data for political endsA senior EU official has called for action against internet companies that harvest personal data, as
New Facebook controls aim to regulate political ads and fight fake news

New Facebook controls aim to regulate political ads and fight fake news

Moved intended to stall spread of false information and ‘prevent future abuse in elections’Facebook is stepping up its efforts to fight fake news and political misinformation, with new controls
‘I started my business from scratch and now work two weeks a month’

‘I started my business from scratch and now work two weeks a month’

Social media entrepreneur reckons he’s earned £250,000 simply by taking private jet charters on frequent holidaysI started my social media consultancy business from scratch at the age of 17, selling
Fed up with Facebook, activists find new ways to defend their movements

Fed up with Facebook, activists find new ways to defend their movements

Malkia Cyril Contributor Share on Twitter Malkia Cyril is founder and executive director of the Center for Media Justice (CMJ) and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network. More posts by this

Facebook did not inform the FTC about initial Cambridge Analytica leak

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce, Science, and Transportation committees, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said that his company did not notify the Federal Trade

Don’t break big tech, fix it

Chris Yiu Contributor Share on Twitter Chris is the Senior Policy Fellow for Technology at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and previously served as a General Manager at Uber. Yiu has also
Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?

Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?

Jamie Metzl Contributor Share on Twitter Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council. More posts by this contributor Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a
China's Weibo reverses ban on 'homosexual' content after outcry

China's Weibo reverses ban on 'homosexual' content after outcry

Microblogging site’s move to create ‘harmonious’ environment prompted protests under the hashtag #IamgayOne of China’s largest social media sites, Sina Weibo, has reversed a ban on online content

The problems with Facebook are inherent in its design, but that can change

Amber Case Contributor Share on Twitter Amber Case is the former CEO of Geoloqi, a past keynote speaker for SXSWi and at TED, and author of the O’Reilly book Calm Technology: Designing for Billions of

Minds aims to decentralize the social network

Decentralization is the buzzword du jour. Everything – from our currencies to our databases – are supposed to exist, immutably, in this strange new world. And Bill Ottman wants to add our social media
StudioBricks is a Barcelona-based startup that sends you a studio in a box

StudioBricks is a Barcelona-based startup that sends you a studio in a box

My friend Rick is a voice-over artist and works in Ohio — right along the flight path for jets taking off and landing at the Columbus airport. As a result, he said, he had to record late at night when

Can data science save social media?

The unfettered internet is too often used for malicious purposes and is frequently woefully inaccurate. Social media -- especially Facebook -- has failed miserably at protecting user privacy and

Twitter doesn’t care that someone is building a bot army in Southeast Asia

Facebook’s lack of attention to how third parties are using its service to reach users ended with CEO Mark Zuckerberg taking questions from congressional committees. With that in mind, you’d think
Rapchat raises $1.6 million to help you make and share your def jams

Rapchat raises $1.6 million to help you make and share your def jams

The first thing to understand about media-sharing app Rapchat is that co-founder Seth Miller is not a rapper and his other co-founder, Pat Gibson, is. Together they created Rapchat, a service for
Tech firms could face new EU regulations over fake news

Tech firms could face new EU regulations over fake news

EU security commissioner says new regulations may have to be brought in if tech firms fail to tackle issues voluntarilyBrussels may threaten social media companies with regulation unless they move
Twitter reports profit for second quarter in a row and adds 6m new users

Twitter reports profit for second quarter in a row and adds 6m new users

Company posts first-quarter profit of $61m on revenues of $665m, comfortably ahead of analysts’ expectationsIt’s taken 12 years, but Twitter is now a money-maker. The social media company reported its
The Guardian view on the Toronto van attack: a misogynist movement spreads? | Editorial

The Guardian view on the Toronto van attack: a misogynist movement spreads? | Editorial

The suspect in Monday’s deadly incident reportedly posted hateful ‘incel’ material, shedding light on an alarming subcultureThe Toronto van attack that killed 10 people and injured 13 others on Monday
AIQ firm could face legal action over personal data inquiry

AIQ firm could face legal action over personal data inquiry

Canadian marketing chiefs deny refusing to cooperate fully with information commissioner about data usage during Brexit voteThe information commissioner is considering taking legal action against a
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