Time Warner will create 10 original shows for Snapchat

June 20, 2017

… company has partnerships with NBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, BBC, Discovery Networks, Scripps Networks, MGM Television, A+E Networks, Vertical Networks, Vice, and the NFL. It’s not easy for these networks to build Snapchat Shows, which are produced exclusively for the app’s vertical format, but several networks expressed the importance of the young audience. “Snap TVs new original, pre-recorded short-form video content is the new shiny object, so all publishers/networks are jumping on …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… Articles, Facebook stressing friends over news, or Facebook shutting outlets out of its trending topics (Facebook is a bit of a preoccupation.) Vice Media head Shane Smith has warned of an impending “media bloodbath” every few months for the past year. Each of those threats has certainly contributed to a slow-burn decline of the media business that’s killed off publications, made mass layoffs a regular occurrence, and gradually drummed out an experienced workforce in favor of …

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Muslims keep alive Calcutta’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Calcutta, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Calcutta’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

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Jeff Sessions’ explanation for firing Comey just doesn’t make sense

June 15, 2017

… testified, under oath, that Trump called him several times in the first part of this year to tell him how great a job he was doing.) Then there was the fact, revealed in Sessions’ testimony yesterday, that he had never met with Comey to discuss what he took to be his poor performance. This back and forth with Mark Warner, D-Virginia, the Vice chairman of the intelligence committee, gets at that oddity: WARNER: So you were his — his superior, and there were some fairly harsh things …

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Uber just lost its head of business

June 14, 2017

Image: bloomberg/getty images Emil Michael, an executive known to be very close with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, is out at the ride-hailing company, the New York Times reported. Uber confirmed the departure to Mashable and had no additional comment. You probably didn’t know his name, but Michael was one of the most powerful people at the ride-hailing serVice used by millions around the world. he was the close confidant of CEO Travis Kalanick and served as the senior Vice president of …

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The tool banks hope will defeat Venmo is here

June 13, 2017

… screenshot/zelle But more than just stealing users from Venmo, Zelle is hoping to sign on the millions of consumers who don’t yet send money to their friends through an app a.k.a. non-millennials. “Through mobile banking, it’s a safe and secure way to bring P2P beyond just millennials into a mainstream audience,” said Early Warning Vice president of marketing and branding Melissa Lowry. Money sent through Zelle, Lowry said, will deposit in your account within minutes a …

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Samsung’s 49-inch ultrawide curved monitor is really ultrawide

June 11, 2017

… provide the most stunning visuals to deliver the ultimate gaming experience, Samsung’s Vice president for product marketing Andrew Sivori said in a statement. These QLED gaming monitors represent the future of gaming for both casual and dedicated players alike, and were confident that our innovative design and state-of-the-art features will enhance the entire gaming arena. Samsung first revealed its QLED Quantum Dot technology at CES back in January. SEE ALSO: Besides asking Bixby to call …

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Amazon’s great at selling its own batteries and baby wipes. But Food and fashion? Not yet

June 11, 2017

… and low prices. “[Brands] can no longer view Amazon as solely a channel and need to acknowledge them as a competitor, Jed Alpert, senior Vice president of marketing at 1010data, said in a recent report. Amazon’s many tentacles Private labels are standard practice for big retailersthey’re the generic names you see in supermarket aisles or the typically bland clothes on department store racks. Stores like them because they undercut supplier markups and don’t require a ton …

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Pence: NATO must ‘stand united’ in the wake of London attack

June 6, 2017

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The Apple App Store has paid out $70 billion to developers

June 2, 2017

… on Thursday in the run up to its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5. “Seventy billion dollars earned by developers is simply mind-blowing. We are amazed at all of the great new apps our developers create and cant wait to see them again next week at our Worldwide Developers Conference,” said Philip Schiller, Apples senior Vice president of worldwide marketing, in a press release. Apple noted that among the biggest areas of recent growth has been for subscription serVices, which …

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Exxon Investors Rally to Back Climate Change Plan Board Opposes

… Investment Stewardship, said in an email Thursday. Exxon opposes the proposal. Scott Silvestri, an Exxon spokesman, declined to comment further. The shareholder move seeks to push Exxon to publish an annual assessment on how the 2 degree Celsius global warming reduction target set by the Paris Agreement will affect its portfolio long term. Read more in this week’s Sustainable Finance Brief Exxon is "really out of step with their peers around the world," said Sue Reid, Vice …

May 26, 2017
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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

… control, our desire to solidify tools and processes from the top down. Ironically, the antidote comes from a relationship to tech that unshackles tools and processes, instead, from the bottom up. Polycom Executive Vice President, WW Engineering Michael Frendo: The future of work will be driven by technology, but technology at home and at work is and always will be bound by the desires, wants, passions, and needs of human beings. In enterprises, its a trend known as the …

May 18, 2017
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Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

… officials until Trump fired him last week. In February, a day after ousting Flynn,reportedly for misleading the Vice president about previous contacts with the Russian ambassador, Trump asked Comey to go easy on Flynn, according to news reports citing a Comey memo on the meeting. I hope you can let this go,Trump told Comey, according to a bombshell report published Tuesday in The New York Times detailing the memo the former FBI director wrote after meeting Trump. That conversation may be …

May 18, 2017
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Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

… and could be the first real step toward an Amazon TV. Sandeep Gupta, Amazons Vice president of smart TV and Fire TV, told me during a demo that Amazon and Westinghouse/Element set about reinventing how TV is watched. Instead of focusing on channel numbers or programming guides, the TVs let the content shine. OTA channels are neatly organized in the “On Now” row with your most-watched channels at the front. You can also see how far along the program is with the red bar. Image: …

May 18, 2017
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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

… they’re not alone in questioning the emotional straightjacket that is traditional manhood. “What we wanted to do is show … that there is this habit of guys going online in the privacy of their own home asking all these questions,” says Rik Strubel, global Vice president for Axe. Axe is probably the last brand you’d expect to make this pivot. Yet, its unlikely trajectory from peddling sexist messages for profit to becoming a woke critic of machismo also for profit …

May 17, 2017
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Trump Reportedly Revealed Classified Info During Meeting With Russian Officials

… good idea to let a Russian gov photographer & all their equipment into the Oval Office? tweeted Colin Kahl, deputy national security adviser to former Vice President Joe Biden. While the president has the power to declassify virtually any information, some considered the allegation that Trump revealed highly classified information ironic, given the presidents own war on leaks. Hes accused individuals who have revealed damaging information about him to the press of being un-American and of …

May 16, 2017
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