Tag: Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming

Long Before ‘Netflix and Chill,’ He Was the Netflix C.E.O.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Long before binge-watching, the streaming wars and “Netflix and chill,” there were two guys barreling down Highway 17 — the California roadway that connects Santa Cruz to Silicon Valley — trying to come up with the next big thing. One was Marc Randolph, an entrepreneur and marketing specialist who had co-founded […]

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Iger Departs Board of Apple, Disney’s New Streaming Competitor

LOS ANGELES — Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive and chairman, has resigned from the board of Apple, whose growing Hollywood operation would have made it harder for him to fully engage as one of its directors. Mr. Iger, 68, resigned on Tuesday, according to an Apple filing on Friday with the Securities and Exchange […]

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Thoughts, Prayers and Video Games

By Charlie Goldberg Video by Taige Jensen and Nayeema Raza Today is National Video Games Day, an opportunity to stop bashing video games and instead celebrate millions of American gamers who participate in a national industry that is valued at an estimated $36.9 billion. In the video Op-Ed above, the gamer and game commentator Charlie […]

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Host Violent Content? In Australia, You Could Go to Jail

SYDNEY, Australia — The video showing the murder of 51 people in Christchurch carries both an offensive title, “New Zealand Video Game,” and a message to “download and save.” Appearing on 153news.net, an obscure site awash in conspiracy theories, it is exactly the sort of online content that Australia’s new law criminalizing “abhorrent violent material” […]

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YouTube Tries to Get Fashionable

It’s not a “collabo.” It’s a “collab.” And it’s pronounced “/kəˌlab.” These are among the lessons shared by YouTube in an internal five-page document meant to help fashion brands learn the dos-and-don’ts of the video platform, just in time for what the company is terming a “historic occasion.” On the eve of New York Fashion […]

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Blackbeard’s Ship Heads to Supreme Court in a Battle Over Another Sort of Piracy

WASHINGTON — A little more than 300 years ago, the pirate Blackbeard captured a French merchant vessel, renamed it Queen Anne’s Revenge, armed it with 40 cannons and used it to pursue his calling of pillage and plunder. In November, the Supreme Court will consider a case arising from the discovery of the ship’s wreckage […]

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California University Steps In to Save Beloved Webcam

The San Francisco FogCam, believed to be the longest-running public webcam, was supposed to shut down at the end of August, 25 years after it began broadcasting images of life at San Francisco State University (and, on occasion, the city’s trademark fog). But after recent news reports publicized the beloved webcam’s impending demise, the university […]

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F.T.C. Fines Google $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy on YouTube

Google on Wednesday agreed to pay a record $170 million fine and to make changes to protect children’s privacy on YouTube, as regulators said the video site had knowingly and illegally harvested personal information from youngsters and used that data to profit by targeting them with ads. The measures were part of a settlement with […]

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Hollywood’s Shaky Summer Box Office Points to Larger Issues

LOS ANGELES — This was supposed to be the summer when Hollywood blew the doors off theaters. Stay home and stream? Not with Simba, Spider-Man, John Wick, Snowball, Buzz Lightyear, Aladdin, the X-Men and Godzilla on the way. Instead, the film business finds itself lagging last year’s surge and facing questions about why. Some box […]

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Uproar Over Anti-Semitic Video Produced by Republicans in N.Y. County

Dark clouds roll in while ominous orchestral music swells in a video posted on Wednesday night by the Rockland County Republican Party. Large text flashes slowly across the screen warning that “a storm is brewing” and “if they win, we lose.” The “they” are the ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents of the villages and towns just northwest […]

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22 Women Say They Were Exploited by Porn Producers

ImageCreditIllustration by The New York Times In a trial that began on Aug. 19 in San Diego Superior Court, nearly two dozen young women say that they responded to Craigslist ads seeking models and were then tricked into performing in internet pornography. “Wanted,” an ad would read: “beautiful college type preppy girls,” for video and […]

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Teenager Who Was Punched Repeatedly by Fresno Officer Sues Police Dept.

A teenager who was repeatedly punched by a police officer in Fresno, Calif., during what police reports called a “gang related” operation that was recorded on body cameras has sued the Fresno Police Department, claiming excessive force. The 17-year-old, London Wallace, was inside an apartment building on Jan. 23 at a relative’s birthday party when […]

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Streaming Video Will Soon Look Like the Bad Old Days of TV

By 2010, nine in 10 American homes were subscribed to a pay-television service. Many had also come to hate it. Whether delivered by satellite, cable, fiber-optics, radio tower or DVR, “traditional” television had become overrun with klaxonic advertisements and series aimed at the widest possible audiences while meeting the narrowest of advertiser whims. Most television […]

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YouTuber’s Surprise Discovery Gives Parents Last Look at Son They Lost

For two years, Robin McCrear wondered what happened to the last video footage her son recorded before he died. Her son, Richard Lee Ragland III, 22, drowned in June 2017 near a waterfall in Foster Falls State Park in Tennessee, she said. It was a devastating loss for Ms. McCrear, 51, who described her son […]

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Netflix and Big Theater Chains Haggle Over Release of Scorsese’s ‘Irishman’

LOS ANGELES — When Martin Scorsese signed with Netflix to make “The Irishman,” the star-studded epic scheduled to have its premiere on the opening night of the New York Film Festival next month, he put himself in the crossfire of the so-called streaming wars. The film, which may represent Mr. Scorsese’s grandest statement yet on […]

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‘I’m Sick of Seeing My Face,’ Says the Internet’s Kombucha Connoisseur

Brittany Tomlinson hit record on her iPhone and cracked open a can of kombucha for the first time. She hated it. Then she loved it. Then she didn’t know how she felt. She still isn’t sure. “Low-key it’s kind of good, but it’s nasty,” Ms. Tomlinson said in an interview, continuing to waffle. However indecisive […]

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Officer in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Chokehold Was ‘Untruthful,’ Judge Says

When internal affairs investigators asked Officer Daniel Pantaleo in 2014 to define a chokehold, he described a scenario where “you use your forearm, grasped with the other hand, and you pull back with your forearm onto the windpipe preventing him from breathing.” The investigators with the New York Police Department then had him watch video […]

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This Video May Not Be Real

By Claire Wardle Video by Leah Varjacques and Taige Jensen In the video Op-Ed above, Claire Wardle responds to growing alarm around “deepfakes” — seemingly realistic videos generated by artificial intelligence. First seen on Reddit with pornographic videos doctored to feature the faces of female celebrities, deepfakes were made popular in 2018 by a fake […]

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Markiplier’s Work Diary: ‘I Find a Game and I Play It. Not Much to It.’

Mark Fischbach recently had an existential crisis, ranting that he had squandered his life playing video games. His lamentations, which he filmed and posted on YouTube three months shy of his 30th birthday, were viewed nearly one million times. Insanely, that number is rather on the low side for Mr. Fischbach, who is better known […]

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What Is YouTube Pushing You to Watch Next?

Episode 9: ‘The Rabbit Hole’ Producers/Directors Gemma Jordan and Alyse Shorland A wave of vocal, right-wing provocateurs has been elected to public office in Brazil in recent years, riding a surge of enthusiasm from their loyal YouTube viewers. Watched more than almost any TV network in Brazil, the nearly ubiquitous social video platform even helped […]

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