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Cambridge Analytica closing after Facebook data harvesting scandal

Cambridge Analytica closing after Facebook data harvesting scandal

Political consultancy, under fire over use of millions of Facebook users’ data, has begun insolvency proceedingsCambridge Analytica, the data firm at the centre of this year’s Facebook privacy row, is

BuzzFeed built its own editing tool for short, meme-y videos

Although the “pivot to video” has been notoriously challenging for most publishers, they can’t exactly give up on video. In fact, BuzzFeed has been ramping up production with a new editing tool called
Newspaper runs gun show ad on front page below Parkland massacre story

Newspaper runs gun show ad on front page below Parkland massacre story

Fort Lauderdale, Florida's Sun Sentinel daily newspaper published an ad for a gun show on the front page just below stories about a benefit for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and another article

Apple’s content business is already the size of two Netflixes

Apple already has a massive content business, despite barely dipping its toe into the lucrative world of TV programming. The company, which announced its second-quarter…
Google Maps Platform arrives with pay-as-you-go billing, free support, and Cloud requirement starting June 11

Google Maps Platform arrives with pay-as-you-go billing, free support, and Cloud requirement starting June 11

Google Maps Platform promises streamlined API products, a simplified customer experience, a single pricing plan with pay-as-you-go billing, free support, a single console, and new industry solutions.
Spotify shares sink almost 9% following first earnings report

Spotify shares sink almost 9% following first earnings report

Spotify may be offering a lesson about the downsides of the unconventional approach it took to its IPO earlier this year. After several weeks of relative calm, the company saw its stock price plummet

Spotify misses on revenue in first earnings report with 170M users

In Spotify’s first ever earnings report, the streaming music came up a little short, pulling in $1.36 billion revenue in Q1 2018. That’s compared to Wall Street’s estimates of $1.4 billion in revenue
The media’s 2016 freak out over Clinton’s pneumonia looks really suspect today

The media’s 2016 freak out over Clinton’s pneumonia looks really suspect today

Six thousand years ago, during the last few months of the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton contracted a bout of walking pneumonia. The entire media world breathlessly covered her every
The Hollow Rage of Tom Brokaw

The Hollow Rage of Tom Brokaw

I wonder if we’re tiring of #MeToo. I wonder if we’ll just reach a limit to how many of our idols we can bear to see lose their crowns. And I wonder if we’re still clinging to the hope that those who

Explosive new Charlie Rose report emerges with salacious details, and it doesn’t look good at all

An additional 27 women have reportedly come forward to accuse embattled newsman Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct — and at least one of them has…
Digital Future Council seeks to unite creative, media, and tech industries

Digital Future Council seeks to unite creative, media, and tech industries

The Digital Future Council, a first-of-its-kind think tank, has been formed by a collection of leaders across the creative industries with the aim of bridging the gap between media and technology. The
Google Assistant can now use your voice to control 5,000 devices

Google Assistant can now use your voice to control 5,000 devices

Google Assistant can now control more than 5,000 smart devices from 1,500 manufacturers, the company announced today. By comparison, its chief competitor, Amazon’s Alexa, is able to control 12,000
Qoints uses IBM’s Watson AI to find your influencers

Qoints uses IBM’s Watson AI to find your influencers

Qoints has launched an influencer marketing tool that uses the artificial intelligence of IBM’s Watson to unearth the best influencers for your brand. The Qoints AI Social Discovery tool is a

∞ Alexa, what’s 10 to the power of 308?

[VIDEO] There's something very Zen about watching Alexa work through this number, occasionally changing pronunciation and strategy to get through it. (Video embedded in the main Loop post)And, as a

Freeda raises $10 million for its new media brand for women

Italian startup Freeda Media is raising a $10 million Series A round led by Alven Capital. U-Start and business angels are also participating in the round. Freeda Media runs the popular Freeda
IDC: Tablet shipments decline for 14th straight quarter

IDC: Tablet shipments decline for 14th straight quarter

The tablet market has now declined year-over-year for 14 quarters straight. Q1 2018 saw an 11.7 percent year-over-year decline: 31.7 million units shipped worldwide, compared to 35.8 million units in
Google says Chrome blocks ‘about half’ of unwanted autoplays

Google says Chrome blocks ‘about half’ of unwanted autoplays

Google released Chrome 66 just over two weeks ago. The highlight was that content with sound no longer starts playing unexpectedly until you hit play. Autoplaying content that is muted still plays

Corey Lewandowski threatens to sue journalist for causing ‘anxiety’ by briefly entering his home

Attorneys for former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski have submitted a letter to New York Magazine saying they will hold the magazine responsible for what they believe is a criminal act by one