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Facebook and Google might get walloped by the thousands of small businesses impacted by the coronavirus, but their massive ad businesses will come out stronger in the end

Facebook and Google will take a revenue hit as the thousands of small businesses that they rely on for advertising cut back spending amid the coronavirus, but ad buyers say they'll come out stronger long term. Wall Street firm Pivotal Research Group expects Facebook's 2021 revenue to be down 20% to 25% while Google's will decline 15% to 20%. Facebook acknowledged that its ad business would be impacted by the spike in usage of messaging apps that aren't as lucrative as its newsfeed and stories ...
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Agency Brief: It's been a week

Hoowee, what a week it’s been. Walt Disney Co. reached a deal to take full control of Hulu. Woodstock 50 creator Michael Lang’s publicized suit against Dentsu Aegis Network over its attempt to cancel his anniversary festival ended with a ruling that the agency couldn’t in fact shut it down but also had every right to pull funding. (Just today, Oppenheimer & Co. said it will provide the financing to keep Woodstock 50 alive.) And of course there was the upfront onslaught. Amid all this, the dai...
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Netflix Uses AI to Figure Out How Much to Pay for Content

Image source: NetflixNetflix's (NASDAQ: NFLX) content library isn't just some mashed together pieces of disparate content the streaming video leader could get its hands on for cheap. Netflix has crafted several computer algorithms to determine what shows to produce, what shows and films to license, what content to show to each user, and apparently how much to pay for each piece of content.In a recent Business Insider article detailing how documentarian Craig Atkinson ended up not selling his f...
Tags: Finance, Netflix, Goog, Consumer Goods, NFLX, FB, AMZN, GOOGL, Adam Levy, Craig Atkinson

10 things in tech you need to know today (GOOG, FB, AAPL)

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know midweek. 1. Silicon Valley engineers are signing a pledge to never build a Muslim registry, BuzzFeed reports. As Donald Trump prepares to take office, there are concerns that tech companies may be asked to help surveil and monitor Muslims. 2. Google is spinning out its self-driving car business into a new business called Waymo. But it has scaled back some of its original lofty plans. 3. The CEO of Oculus, Facebook's virtual reality arm, is step...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Netflix, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Cuba, Donald Trump, Boeing, Brendan Iribe, Podesta, John Podesta, Oculus Facebook, Craig Atkinson

Here's how Netflix decides how much to pay for exclusive content (NFLX)

Netflix is well known for using algorithms to determine what shows and movies people want to watch. It turns out that the streaming giant also uses an algorithm to determine what it pays for exclusive content deals, according to a recent report from Business Insider's Jason Guerrasio. Filmmaker Craig Atkinson told Guerrasio that Netflix offered to buy the exclusive rights to his new documentary "Do Not Resist," which examines the militarization of the police in the U.S. and the protests in Ferg...
Tags: Trends, Netflix, Ferguson Missouri, Atkinson, NFLX, Jason Guerrasio, Craig Atkinson

How an award-winning documentary was allegedly blacklisted by Netflix

In just four years, Netflix has become by far the most-watched destination for documentaries, beaming titles to 190 countries and an astounding 83 million global subscribes. That has given Netflix a lot of power in a relatively small corner of Hollywood to make or break titles — and for one director, that meant a dramatic setback in his movie's release. Netflix's decision to come in early on documentaries like “The Square,“ “Virunga,” “What Happened, Miss Simone?” and “Winter on Fire” led to Osc...
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‘Do Not Resist’: Taking aim at military mindset of police

Movie review of “Do Not Resist”: Craig Atkinson’s documentary about the militarization of the police in the United States.
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Review: Do Not Resist

— by BEV QUESTAD — Remember the 2014 Ferguson, Missouri, protest for the police shooting of Michael Brown? Craig Atkinson, filmmaker and the son of a SWAT team officer and a participant in SWAT trainings, reveals that times are a-changing when it comes to police tactics and ideology throughout America. Snowden’s revelations are just the […]
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New doc shows militarization of US police from the inside

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The documentary “Do Not Resist” provides a timely look at the state of policing in the United States, from the escalation of SWAT raids to the unregulated technology police departments are using. Director Craig Atkinson for over two years traveled around the country shadowing various police departments in their everyday activities. […]
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Policing the streets with military hardware

Craig Atkinson's documentary "Do Not Resist" looks at the militarization of American law enforcement.
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This Week In Trailers – Land of Mine, Moonlight, Girl Asleep, Do Not Resist, Generation Startup

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we watch an unconventional approach to the coming of age yarn, be delighted by an unconventional approach to the coming of age yarn,...
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Official Trailer for 'Do Not Resist' Doc on the Current State of Policing

"We are at war - and you are the front-line troops in this war." Vanish Films has released an official trailer for the "chilling" documentary Do Not Resist, a powerful look at the current state of policing in America. Directed by cinematographer Craig Atkinson, this doc begins on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri and progresses through a number of different situations and key moments in history. It also includes views from both sides of the battle – the public and the police – with a SWAT ri...
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Policing Doc 'Do Not Resist' Sets Theatrical Release Dates

Craig Atkinson's film was named best documentary feature at the Tribeca Film more
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SEE IT: 27th Annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival (June 10-19 in NYC)

  Running from this Friday June 10th through June 19th  is the 2016 annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which brings New York City and local audiences a special array of 18 topical feature films that grapple with the global struggles toward defending human rights. “This year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival presents an array of women’s rights issues through inspirational and personal stories of remarkable women,” said John Biaggi, the festival’s creative director. “From a tenacious women’...
Tags: Music, New York, Mississippi, Identity, China, New York City, Ifc, Ferguson Missouri, Jackson, Rwanda, Harlem, Film/tv, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Black Panther Party, Jamal Joseph, IFC Center

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Do Not Resist’

Craig Atkinson sits in on training sessions, congressional hearings, SWAT invasions and riot situations to spotlight the disturbing militarization of U.S. police departments.
Tags: Reviews, Film, Festivals, Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Film Review, Craig Atkinson, Do Not Resist