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Jason Spencer, Georgia Lawmaker Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, to Resign

Jason Spencer, Georgia Lawmaker Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, to Resign

Jason Spencer, a Republican Georgia lawmaker, was duped in Sunday’s episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Who Is America?”
U.S. cord cutters to reach 33 million this year, faster than expected

U.S. cord cutters to reach 33 million this year, faster than expected

The pace of cord cutting in the U.S. is increasing faster than expected, according to a new forecast released this week by eMarketer. The analyst firm is now projecting the number of those ditching
AdColony: Brands are worried about unsafe content and fake news on Facebook, social media

AdColony: Brands are worried about unsafe content and fake news on Facebook, social media

Brands have moved quickly to spread their message through social media and influencers. But those brands have also run into unsafe content, such as hateful speech and inappropriate or offensive
The Media’s Failure to Connect the Dots on Climate Change

The Media’s Failure to Connect the Dots on Climate Change

A record-breaking heat wave killed 65 people in Japan this week, just weeks after record flooding there killed more than 200. Record-breaking heat is also wreaking havoc in California, where the
YouTube VR app launches on Samsung Gear VR, adds exclusive videos

YouTube VR app launches on Samsung Gear VR, adds exclusive videos

Google’s YouTube VR application is coming to the Samsung Gear VR this week, the company announced today, potentially expanding the virtual reality video service’s audience by “millions of people.”
Facebook reports lower-than-expected growth after a quarter of data scandals

Facebook reports lower-than-expected growth after a quarter of data scandals

After a quarter filled with negative headlines, Facebook reported lower-than-expected growth in revenue and daily active users in its second quarter earnings release. Facebook reported $13.23 billion
China pulls approval for Facebook’s planned venture

China pulls approval for Facebook’s planned venture

(Reuters) — China has withdrawn its approval for Facebook’s plan to open a new venture in the eastern province of Zhejiang, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the
PwC: Telecom and media deals are heating up in 2018 while tech mergers fall

PwC: Telecom and media deals are heating up in 2018 while tech mergers fall

In the first half of 2018, the value of deals in the media and telecommunications markets rose 197 percent compared to the first half of 2017, according to accounting firm PwC. The second quarter of
GV leads $30 million investment in Scandit to bring AR and computer vision to mobile barcode scanning

GV leads $30 million investment in Scandit to bring AR and computer vision to mobile barcode scanning

Scandit, a Swiss barcode scanning platform for mobile enterprise apps, has raised $30 million in a series B round of funding led by Alphabet’s venture capital (VC) arm GV. NGP Capital, formerly known
SoundFi debuts 3D audio format for ‘The Equalizer 2’ opening

SoundFi debuts 3D audio format for ‘The Equalizer 2’ opening

SoundFi has created a way to bring immersive 3D audio to ordinary headphones and smartphones, and the company is releasing an iPhone app to improve sound for the The Equalizer 2 movie opening on
Spotify added 8 million paid subscribers in Q2 as battle with Apple Music intensifies

Spotify added 8 million paid subscribers in Q2 as battle with Apple Music intensifies

Spotify today released its second earnings report as a public company, disclosing results that were largely in line with expectations as the company seeks to fend off the growing challenge posed by
My father killed my mum and sister – yet media reports made him look like the victim

My father killed my mum and sister – yet media reports made him look like the victim

Until we challenge the idea that men are untouchable, women will continue to be killed.
Israeli cartoonist fired over 'Animal Farm' Netanyahu caricature

Israeli cartoonist fired over 'Animal Farm' Netanyahu caricature

PM and allies drawn as pigs in magazine after passing law giving exclusive rights to Jews An Israeli magazine has fired its long-serving cartoonist after he portrayed Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies
CNN reporter banned: Fox joins outcry after exclusion from White House event

CNN reporter banned: Fox joins outcry after exclusion from White House event

Fox News stands ‘in strong solidarity’ after Kaitlan Collins excluded from meeting of Donald Trump and Jean-Claude JunckerA CNN reporter has been excluded by the White House from a press event after
CNN reporter banned from White House event for asking Trump questions

CNN reporter banned from White House event for asking Trump questions

CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins was “dis-invited from the press availability” at a White House event on Wednesday after she asked President Donald Trump questions that he apparently didn’t like.
Ad space available on people's armpits

Ad space available on people's armpits

Japan's Wakino Ad Company is selling ad space on women's underarms for rates starting at 10,000 yen/hour. Their first paid campaign comes from Seishin Biyo Clinic for its armpit hair removal process.
Spotify hits 180M users but loses €394M in tepid Q2 earnings

Spotify hits 180M users but loses €394M in tepid Q2 earnings

Spotify is racing to sign up users before Apple Music can, even at the expense of its finances. Spotify’s second quarter as a public company saw mixed performance compared to estimate as it reached 83
A Lawyer Told Us How the Cohen Tapes Could Hurt Trump

A Lawyer Told Us How the Cohen Tapes Could Hurt Trump

The only question is how much dirt the president's old fixer has—and how desperate he is to unleash it.
Australian Media Merger Stirs Fear of ‘Catastrophic’ Deal

Australian Media Merger Stirs Fear of ‘Catastrophic’ Deal

Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment have announced plans to merge to create Australia’s largest integrated media company.