J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot sign exclusive deal with WarnerMedia – gpgmail

[ad_1] After being courted by seemingly every major entertainment and streaming company, Bad Robot has signed an exclusive deal with WarnerMedia. While the production company — led by Star Wars director J.J. Abrams and his wife/co-CEO Katie McGrath — was already working with Warner Bros. to create shows like “Castle Rock” and “Westworld,” this new […]

YouTube Music cracks down on rampant chart manipulation with new pay-for-play ban – gpgmail

[ad_1] YouTube will no longer allow paid views and advertising to influence its YouTube Music Charts, the company announced this morning. Instead, it will calculate its rankings based only on view counts coming from organic plays. In addition, it’s changing its methodology for reporting on 24-hour record debuts to also only count views from organic […]

This game uses troll tactics to teach critical thinking – gpgmail

[ad_1] The best medicine against online disinformation is an informed society that’s thinking critically. The problem is there are no shortcuts to universal education. Enter Finnish Public Broadcasting Company, Yle, which is hoping to harness the engagement power of gamification to accelerate awareness and understanding of troll tactics and help more people spot malicious Internet […]

The MIT Media Lab controversy and getting back to ‘radical courage’, with Media Lab student Arwa Mboya – gpgmail

[ad_1] People win prestigious prizes in tech all the time, but there is something different about The Bold Prize. Unless you’ve been living under a literal or proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard something about the late Jeffrey Epstein, a notorious child molester and human trafficker who also happened to be a billionaire philanthropist and managed […]

Walmart’s Vudu adds Family Play feature so viewers can skip sex, violence and substance abuse – gpgmail

[ad_1] Vudu, the streaming service owned by Walmart, announced a new feature today that will make it easier for viewers to avoid sex and violence in movies. Anyone who’s watched an R-rated movie on broadcast television or on an airplane is probably familiar with films that have been “edited for content,” but Vudu’s new Family […]

How Kobalt is simplifying the killer complexities of the music industry – gpgmail

[ad_1] Backed by over $200 million in VC funding, Kobalt is changing the way the music industry does business and putting more money into musicians’ pockets in the process. In Part I of this series, I walked through the company’s founding story and its overall structure. There are two core theses that Kobalt bet on: […]

Apple TV+ will cost $5.99 in Canada, £4.99 in the UK and INR 99 in India – gpgmail

[ad_1] At its big press event yesterday, Apple announced that its TV+ streaming service would cost $4.99 per month and a launch date on November 1. But it’s supposed to be available in more than 100 countries, so what does that pricing look like outside the United States? The Streamable has rounded up TV+ pricing […]

Quibi is partnering with the BBC on international news show for millennials – gpgmail

[ad_1] The BBC and Quibi are partnering to make a new daily international news show for millennials. The two companies said that the new programming, which will be featured as part of Quibi’s “Daily Essentials” programming, will be filmed in the Beeb’s central London headquarters five days a week and each segment will be five […]

Peloton plots $1.2B Nasdaq IPO – gpgmail

[ad_1] Peloton, which debuted its IPO prospectus last month, plans to charge as much as $29 per share in its upcoming Nasdaq listing. In an amended S-1 filing released Tuesday afternoon, the developer of internet-connected stationary bikes and treadmills announced a proposed price range of $26 to $29 per share, allowing the company to raise […]

Why am I seeing this ad? AI, ML & human error in advertising – gpgmail

[ad_1] Ad platforms create equal opportunities for businesses but not equal outcomes. They’re mostly marketed as self-service and easy to use, however, there are new features added regularly and open-ended ways to set, structure and target. Meaning, countless ways to spend—creating winners and losers in advertising. This is where machines and digital advertisers are needed, […]