Twitter rolled out a set of tweaks to its "blocking" feature on Friday, only to reverse its decision hours later and revert back to the original settings after a torrent of user outrage and petitions from activist groups. Concerns were primarily around user safety and harassment issues that could ha
Online television startup Aereo Inc. said it would welcome the Supreme Court's intervention to resolve a legal fight with broadcasters, who argue its service violates their copyrights.
‘Spider-Man’ Universe: Alex Kurtzman to Direct ‘Venom,’ Drew Goddard to Write ‘Sinister Six’
Sony Pictures Entertainment, in association with Marvel Entertainment, is expanding its blockbuster “Spider-Man” franchise with new projects including “Venom” and “The Sinister Six,” the studio announced Thursday night via ElectroArrives.com.
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One thing you can always be certain of when you’re watching ABC’s “Scandal” is that every answer only really creates several more questions. Thus was the case with Thursday’s midseason finale.
We left off with Olivia (Kerry Washington) wondering if she had just hel
Beyonce released a self-titled “visual” album exclusively on iTunes Thursday night, to the surprise of essentially everyone not named “Carter.”
The studio album, Beyonce’s fifth, contains a combination of traditional audio tracks with accompanying video versions. F
The duo weigh in with their thoughts on the day’s surprises and snubs, which included a shutout for the Weinstein Company’s dramas “Fruitvale Station” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” Both Sneider and Shaw were delighted that Spike Jonze’s “Her&rdq
Download Beyoncé's New "Visual Album" (It's Called BEYONCÉ, Obviously)
Just when you thought it was safe to go to bed on a quiet Thursday night, Beyoncé has released her new album. It appears to be called BEYONCÉ — either that or it has no title at all — and is being dubbed as a "visual album," which continues 2013's trend of pop stars deliver
If you blinked — or were off the Internet for four hours or so tonight — you might have missed that Twitter quietly altered its block feature. You might also have missed them reversing course after a swift and steady user backlash.Read more...
Today in a Montana court, Jordan Linn Graham — the 22-year-old woman who shoved her husband of a week off a cliff in July — shocked onlookers by pleading guilty to second-degree murder in a plea deal with the prosecution. Read more...
How Much Should We Embrace “Robot” Journalism?
Lately, there’s been talk of an emerging phenomenon that gives a whole new meaning to the term computer-assisted reporting.
New technology being tested and used by huge names in journalism allows computer programs to parse complex data and statistics and compose the information into a readable
If you’re looking for something other than cute animals or faux civil rights controverseries to inspire you on the internet, it’s arrived. It’s called NationSwell, a new media company that focuses on good things. Forget if it bleeds, it leads; NationSwell’s headlines are abou
If it turns out to be a slow news day, you can always tune into Sagework’s free, hour long, webinar today at 2pm EST. Last month, we wrote about their resources for journalists to better read financial documents. Today, Chairman Brian Hamilton will continue on that theme in the webinar on
Even without all the revelations of digital government spying coming out of leaked documents from Edward Snowden, 2013 will likely go down in the books as a tipping point away from the old online adage: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.”
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