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BuzzFeed launches a new website for its real journalism

BuzzFeed launches a new website for its real journalism

It’s not news at this point that BuzzFeed has a serious news organization — one whose reporting on Russia made it a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize this year. But it’s also a news organization whose
The Ken raises $1.5M to grow its subscription journalism business in India

The Ken raises $1.5M to grow its subscription journalism business in India

The Ken, a subscription news startup from India, is moving through the gears after it raised $1.5 million in fresh funding to build out its media business. We first profiled the company in March 2017
Despite Trump’s rhetoric, his talking points rely heavily on fake news

Despite Trump’s rhetoric, his talking points rely heavily on fake news

Let’s not beat around the bush: Donald Trump is a serial liar. Almost everything that spills out of his insecure little mouth or springs forth from his Twitter account is either fabricated,
Descartes Labs’ Wildfire Watchsystem uses satellite imagery to track active fires on Twitter

Descartes Labs’ Wildfire Watchsystem uses satellite imagery to track active fires on Twitter

Descartes Labs, a geospatial analytics startup headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, launched the Wildfire Watch system. It's a Twitter bot that updates every six hours with two time-lapse videos --
Google CEO on $5 billion EU antitrust fine: ‘Android has created more choice, not less’

Google CEO on $5 billion EU antitrust fine: ‘Android has created more choice, not less’

Following the record $5 billion antitrust fine announced today by European regulators, Google CEO Sundar Pichai penned an impassioned defense of the company’s Android mobile operating system. “If you

Is it wrong for Sacha Baron Cohen to make fools of the unwitting?

“There is no such thing as bad publicity,” as the 19th-century showman and godfather of fake publicity P T Barnum may (or may not) have once said. But some high-ranking politicos caught up in Sacha

Win or Lose, Serena Williams Is Already a Champion

Her feet were a bit slow and her tennis serve less zippy after a torn pectoral muscle. Then there was the cesarian section and the blood clots—just 10 months ago—and the baby weight that hasn’t

∞ Samsung’s latest snarky swipe at Apple

[VIDEO] Samsung's latest ad continues their tradition of focusing on iPhone, rather than on their own product, typically with a heaping helping of snark.This ad, embedded in the main Loop post, is no
House Republican lies about conservative ‘censorship’ on Fox News

House Republican lies about conservative ‘censorship’ on Fox News

On Wednesday, Fox News gave Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) a platform to spout complete fabrications about the purported censorship of conservatives on social media. Biggs’ interview came the morning after
Trump’s recent behavior is too ridiculous even for Russian state TV

Trump’s recent behavior is too ridiculous even for Russian state TV

President Donald Trump read a prepared statement on Tuesday in which he attempted to walk back remarks from his widely criticized joint press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Trump
Netflix redesigns its TV interface with new navigation, full-screen trailers

Netflix redesigns its TV interface with new navigation, full-screen trailers

Netflix this morning announced the launch of a new interface for those who watch the streaming service on TV. The updated design is aimed at improving navigation by way of a remote control, making it
Brat raises $30 million to reboot scripted television for the Gen Z crowd

Brat raises $30 million to reboot scripted television for the Gen Z crowd

We are in the era of peak TV. Hundreds of expensive, scripted television shows are splayed across streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Netflix itself is now expected to spend $13 billion
Undercover investigator: Facebook moderators were instructed not to remove racist far-right material

Undercover investigator: Facebook moderators were instructed not to remove racist far-right material

Facebook claims it is trying to limit fake news and hate speech. An investigative journalist who went undercover as a Facebook moderator in the UK says the company lets pages from far-right fringe
Donald Trump: Putin Knows I've Been Tough on Russia; Media Do Not

Donald Trump: Putin Knows I've Been Tough on Russia; Media Do Not

“There's been no president ever as tough as I have been as tough on Russia," Trump claimed.

The Media Finds Conservative Leaders Guilty Until Proven Innocent

First it was Republican Congressman Jim Jordan. Now it’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. These men are considered guilty by association for being in proximity... Read More The post The Media
Facebook is actually going to start removing fake news—or at least some of it

Facebook is actually going to start removing fake news—or at least some of it

Facebook says it does not want to be the arbiter of truth, and in recent days, various executives, including founder Mark Zuckerberg, have been adamantly…
George Takei targets Donald Trump with House of Cats augmented reality app

George Takei targets Donald Trump with House of Cats augmented reality app

Actor and activist George Takei today launched House of Cats, an augmented reality app aimed squarely at Donald Trump and the White House. The app, available for Android and iOS, is an attempt by Star
How to Spend It: the shopping list for the 1%

How to Spend It: the shopping list for the 1%

In an age of astonishing wealth, nothing reveals the lives of the ultra-rich like the FT’s unashamedly ostentatious luxury magazine. By Andy BeckettOn 7 October 1967, the Financial Times, then the
Chance the Rapper Buys Influential Chicago News Site

Chance the Rapper Buys Influential Chicago News Site

You can now add media mogul to Chance’s formidable resume.Read more...
Comcast Pulls Offer for Fox Assets, Ending Bidding War With Disney

Comcast Pulls Offer for Fox Assets, Ending Bidding War With Disney

Comcast said it “does not intend to pursue” an acquisition for the bulk of 21st Century Fox, and would instead focus its attention on Sky.