Tag: Media

Glen Youngkin Wants to Ban Toni Morrison’s Beloved

Here is the most embarrassing thing I can think of. You are a high school senior. You read Beloved, Toni Morrison’s searing novel about slavery and family, as part of an A.P. English class. Then you have a nightmare about the book. For some reason, despite being 17 or perhaps even 18 years old, you […]

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Glenn Youngkin Wants to Ban Toni Morrison’s Beloved

Here is the most embarrassing thing I can think of. You are a high school senior. You read Beloved, Toni Morrison’s searing novel about slavery and family, as part of an A.P. English class. Then you have a nightmare about the book. For some reason, despite being 17 or perhaps even 18 years old, you […]

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Cisco launches new AI-powered and hybrid event features for Webex

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Cisco today unveiled updates across its Webex portfolio of communications products, including an integrated asynchronous camera feature, AI-powered sound, video enhancements, and a management service for hybrid in-person and virtual events. The company’s upgrades are designed to […]

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Brittany Luse Talks Her New Podcast ‘The Upload: The Rise Of The Creator Economy’

Brittany Luse talks hosting The Upload: The Rise of the Creator Economy , YouTube’s first-ever … [+] podcast. Photo Credit: Brittany Luse In the world of podcasting, Brittany Luse is a legendary name. She’s a co-host and co-producer of The Nod with Eric Eddings. Formerly a producer and host at Gimlet Media, Brittany also co-hosted For Colored […]

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Facebook Is Even Worse Than Anyone Imagined

It’s hard to think of a more damning determination: Facebook’s product inevitably led to the spread of hate speech and misinformation. But this conclusion is inescapable when you look at other findings. Election misinformation continued to rapidly spread and proliferate in the aftermath to the 2020 election; one data scientist warned that 10 percent of […]

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Communication During Natural & Man-Made Disasters

Sponsored Post by Satellite Phone Store  In 2021, there have been multiple disasters that knocked out communications for days or weeks.  There’s the Texas snow storm that happened earlier this year and, after that, the hurricane that devastated New Orleans.  Both are natural disasters that left people stranded with no way to communicate. Could a […]

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Biden’s Critics Get Very Different News Coverage, Compared To The Way Reporters Covered Trump’s

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are shown during the first presidential debate of 2020. AFP via Getty Images The mainstream media has finally begun covering the existence — and provenance, for that matter – of “Let’s go, Brandon,” a strangely anodyne-sounding and euphemistic phrase that’s nonetheless serving to electrify critics of President Biden and his […]

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Leveraging Influencers To Drive Growth: Insight From Managing Director Of Deloitte Digital

Instagram influencer “Anmaykaa” is being photographed at the “Supercandy Pop-Up Museum Vol. 2” in … [+] Cologne, western Germany on November 1, 2019. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images With influencer marketing becoming increasingly important, I sought insight from Deloitte Digital’s Managing Director of Social, Content, and Influencer, Kenny Gold. […]

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Crew Members Say There Was ‘Lack Of Safety’ On Movie Set Where Alec Baldwin Shot Two

Topline Several crew members protesting what they believed to be poor working conditions had walked off the set of the movie Rust and quit their jobs just hours before Alec Baldwin fatally shot the film’s cinematographer and wounded its director with a prop gun, according to multiple reports, and employees said that “corners were being […]

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SaaS-based film studio provides avatar ‘actors’ to make instant videos

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  If you’re dreaming of heading to Hollywood to make it big as a star, you can now add yet another reason to stay home and cling to that day job. A South Korean company named DeepBrain AI […]

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Deep North, which uses AI to track people from camera footage, raises $16.7M

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Deep North, a Foster City, California-based startup applying computer vision to security camera footage, today announced that it raised $16.7 million in a series A-1 round. Led by Celesta Capital and Yobi Partners, with participation from Conviction […]

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Roblox unveils electronic music festival in the metaverse

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Roblox has partneed with music event promoter Insomniac to create electronic music festivals for its platform. The companies plan to create the “world’s largest dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), to the metaverse.” That’s a pretty […]

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Superplastic raises $20M to build entertainment brands in the age of NFTs and virtual characters

Superplastic has raised $20 million to build a global entertainment brand in the age of nonfungible tokens, virtual characters, and viral videos. The funding comes off Superplastic‘s successful auction at Christie’s for nonfungible tokens (NFTs) based on the virtual celebrities Janky & Guggimon. The company is better that NFT art and other new business models will […]

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Wall Street Is Buying Up Music Rights: Cities Should Too

Last week, Blackstone BX launched a $1 billion USD investment fund with music rights firm Hipgnosis, to invest in songs. This announcement is one of a host of announcements lately where traditional investment houses representing pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other investors have turned to music rights as an asset class. This includes Round […]

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Everyone Is Reading Too Much Into Virginia’s Race for Governor

Virginia’s off-off year elections also tend to favor whichever party isn’t occupying the White House, moreover. Between 1973 and 2009, Virginia elected someone from the opposite party that held the White House in each gubernatorial election—it was McAuliffe, who narrowly beat then-attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, who broke the streak. Even with Virginia’s shifting demographics, winning […]

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Spin Master Spins Up $100 Million Venture Fund To Back Games, Toys, Entertainment Startups

(Logo courtesy of Spin Master) Toronto-based Spin Master Inc. is launching a $100 million corporate venture fund focused on the company’s kid-focused specialties in games, toys and entertainment, and announced its first two investments. “The pace of innovation within the toys, entertainment and digital-games industries is accelerating rapidly and by investing with a long-term view […]

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Deloitte: Online entertainment and games prosper as most consumers still don’t go out

Nearly two years into the pandemic, most consumers still aren’t comfortable going out for entertainment. And as a result, 84% are spending more time with online entertainment, and many younger consumers are playing games. Those are the findings from Deloitte‘s 15th annual “Digital Media Trends” survey released today. Traditional media companies face stiff competition for […]

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Call analytics provider CallMiner acquires screen capture platform OrecX

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Let the OSS Enterprise newsletter guide your open source journey! Sign up here. CallMiner, a call analytics provider based in Waltham, Massachusetts, today announced that it has acquired audio and screen capture platform OrecX for an undisclosed sum. CallMiner says that by purchasing […]

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The Foreign Policy “Credibility” Argument Is, Well, Not Credible

With respect to Korea, for example, as Jonathan Mercer, the author of Reputation and International Politics, notes, for all of the Truman administration’s concerns about how U.S. “weakness” in Korea would be perceived by its European allies, the view in Europe was quite different. French leaders, for example, were more concerned “that American resolve would […]

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Joe Biden Is Not in Free Fall

We don’t live in that country anymore. We live in a 48-48 country. There are certain states—a lot of them—that a Democrat simply can’t lose. This is especially true if Trump is the Republican nominee, as I expect he will. Biden could fail at everything and be at 43 percent in the polls and still […]

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Meow Wolf, Anthos team for multi-cloud app management in art shows

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Meow Wolf’s work with SADA, a Google Cloud Premier Partner with multiple specializations, and its use of Anthos multi-cloud app management were featured in a spotlight session on immersive art experiences at the Google Cloud Next ’21 […]

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Fake Polls and Tabloid Coverage on Demand: The Dark Side of Sebastian Kurz

VIENNA — It seemed like a miracle. For years, Austria’s conservative party had languished far behind its rivals. Then in May 2017, the polls spectacularly reversed, giving the conservatives newfound credibility that helped them convince voters that they had a real chance of winning. Five months later, in elections, they did. The man credited with […]

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Shaholly Ayers On Savage X Fenty: A More Inclusive Fashion And Advertising Landscape

Shaholly Ayers, model and inclusion advocate, has been featured in the self-made billionaire’s, Rhianna’s Vol. 3 Fenty X Savage fashion show on Amazon Prime. Ayers is a congenital amputee and made history when she was the first-ever model to walk the New York Fashion Week runway without a prosthetic. Ayers once dreamed of being on […]

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‘Succession’ Fight: Can Logan Roy Save His $18 Billion Fortune?

Days after his son Kendall’s explosive press conference left the media conglomerate Waystar Royco teetering on the brink, the Roy family patriarch opens up as he goes to war with his children, his shareholders and potentially the U.S. government. By Sergei Klebnikov, Giacomo Tognini and Lisette Voytko It’s been a tumultuous 48 hours for Logan […]

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Report: 76% of manufacturers plan to adopt private 5G by 2024

According to a report by Accedian, 76% of manufacturers plan to adopt private 5G by 2024. The potential for 5G to completely transform industries is immeasurable. By promising decreased latency, enhanced security, and the ability to support artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR), sectors like health care, gaming, and emergency services will be forever […]

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Public Radio’s `Reveal’ Podcast Raises Questions About Black Teen’s Death During A Traffic Stop

Logo for Mississippi Goddam podcast Courtesy of Reveal/PRX People who tune into Mississippi Goddam: The Ballad of Billey Joe, which debuts tomorrow on more than 500 public radio stations, expecting yet another true-crime podcast, will be in for a shock, according to Al Letson, the host of the seven-episode series. “There’s a lot of people that are doing […]

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Sports Reporting Is Broken

For most of the last month, the biggest story in the NBA has been a mystery: Why hasn’t Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving been vaccinated against Covid-19? Irving, who at this point reporters are practically required by law to describe as “mercurial,” has been outspoken about many issues, from racial justice to flat earth theories. […]

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Katie Couric’s Unforgivable Lie of Omission

Clearly, that’s hogwash. Ginsburg spent several minutes in the original video unpacking her thoughts about race and policing; the omitted portion flowed naturally and coherently from the points she’d already made. She understood the question perfectly well and provided a thorough response; it just happened to be an abysmal one. And Couric fully understood that […]

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Facebook introduces dataset and benchmarks to make AI more ‘egocentric’

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Facebook today announced Ego4D, a long-term project aimed at solving AI research challenges in “egocentric perception,” or first-person views. The goal is to teach AI systems to comprehend and interact with the world like humans do as […]

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