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Trump bemoaned being banned from Twitter in his announcement for new social network: TRUTH Social

Former U.S. President Donald Trump. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Donald Trump announced plans to launch a new social media site in 2022 called TRUTH Social. The former president said he created the site to "fight back" against Big Tech. Trump cited the Taliban's Twitter presence while bemoaning his own permanent ban from the site. Donald Trump deemed himself America's "favorite President," in a press release announcing plans for his own social media platform called TRUTH Social.Th...
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Trump announces plans to launch new social media platform called TRUTH Social in 2022

Getty Trump unveiled his plans to launch a new social media site in 2022 called TRUTH Social. The app will launch in Apple's App Store to invitees only in November and to the public in 2022. Trump said he created the app to "stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech." Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his plans to launch his own social media platform, TRUTH Social, according to a press release.The app, which is available for pre-order in Apple's App Store, will open t...
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Netflix employees join wave of tech activism with walkout over Chappelle controversy

Slew of walkouts by tech workers, unthinkable mere years ago, shows workers ‘now understand their labor power’, expert saysEmployees at Netflix halted work on Wednesday and staged a protest outside the company’s Los Gatos, California, headquarters to condemn the streaming platform’s handling of complaints against Dave Chappelle’s new special. The actions – which hundreds participated in – are the latest in a string of highly visible organizing efforts in the tech sector, as workers increasingly ...
Tags: Technology, Media, Activism, Film, California, Los Angeles, US news, Netflix, Transgender, Culture, Television industry, LGBT rights, US television industry, Dave Chappelle, Chappelle, Los Gatos California


How To Count Audience? Netflix Makes A Change

The streamer, in reporting its third quarter financials, noted that it will switch to reporting on hours viewed for its shows and movies rather than the number of households or accounts that choose to watch them. – Deadline
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Pinterest shares soar amid reports of $39bn takeover by PayPal

Pinterest approached about possible deal, Bloomberg reportsFinancial firm PayPal has benefited from online shopping boom​​PayPal is reportedly exploring the acquisition of social media company Pinterest, according to Bloomberg News.PayPal, the financial technology company based in San Jose, California, recently approached Pinterest about a potential deal that would value Pinterest at roughly $39bn, according to Bloomberg. The price is close to its market value on Wednesday. PayPal has a market c...
Tags: Business, Technology, Media, Pinterest, Internet, Social Media, Bloomberg, World news, US news, Paypal, Mergers, Mergers and Acquisitions, Acquisitions And Funding, San Jose California, Bloomberg News PayPal


A Growing Chorus Demanding Safer Movie Production Rules

“It’s really clear from our survey, that it’s not just about the data; it’s the stories that people are telling about their experiences working on productions. It’s clear that these hours are not sustainable – they’re not healthy and they’re not safe for people.” – The Guardian
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Native American Radio In The Big City

There’s a long history of radio serving indigenous Americans, but most of it involves dedicated stations serving individual tribes in rural areas. Here’s a look at “Beyond Bows and Arrows”, a show on KNON which serves the varied Native American community in Dallas-Fort Worth. – Texas Observer
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Pinterest to launch new features to help with ‘emotional wellbeing’

New tweaks, including ability to respond to or develop other users’ ideas pins, come amid public outcry over social media failings Pinterest will offer users the chance to riff on Jennifer Lopez’s Halloween costume as it launches new products to emphasise its appeal to “emotional wellbeing” amid a storm of negative publicity surrounding social media firms.The virtual mood board business is introducing a “Takes” product that allows users to respond to someone else’s ideas pin – or video post – wi...
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Fox News host says consumers bear no blame for supply chain issues because they 'have a belief in American excellence'

Fox News host Dana Perino. John Lamparski/Getty Images Fox News host Dana Perino said it is "absurd" to blame excess demand for the US's supply chain woes. In a Wednesday morning segment, Perino took exception to a WaPo op-ed on the subject. Americans have had their "expectations pampered and catered to for decades," the Post columnist wrote. In an otherwise typical segment on supply chain issues Wednesday morning, Fox News host Dana Perino took umbrage at the notion that American cons...
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Fox News host says consumers bare no blame for supply chain issues because they 'have a belief in American excellence'

Fox News host Dana Perino. John Lamparski/Getty Images Fox News host Dana Perino said it is "absurd" to blame excess demand for the US's supply chain woes. In a Wednesday morning segment, Perino took exception to a WaPo op-ed on the subject. Americans have had their "expectations pampered and catered to for decades," the Post columnist wrote. In an otherwise typical segment on supply chain issues Wednesday morning, Fox News host Dana Perino took umbrage at the notion that American cons...
Tags: Post, Politics, Media, Washington Post, White House, US, America, Trends, Supply Chain, Joe Biden, Fox, Retail, Fox News, George W Bush, Department Of Transportation, Trump


The fired Netflix staffer who helped organize the walkout says co-CEO 'missed the point' in his apology tour

Ted Sarandos. Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images A fired Netflix staffer said co-CEO Ted Sarandos "missed the point" with his Chappelle apologies. Sarandos said that he "screwed up the internal communication" but that he "supports artistic freedom." The staffer was fired for allegedly leaking internal Netflix data to the press, an accusation they deny. The fired Netflix employee who was helping organize a company walkout, scheduled to happen Wednesday, responded to co-CEO Ted Sar...
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Facebook Gets Serious About Building The Metaverse

The company announced it plans to create 10,000 new jobs across the European Union in order to develop what it calls the metaverse. In Facebook’s own words, it’s a “new phase of interconnected virtual experiences using technologies like virtual and augmented reality.“ – Mashable
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WBEZ And The Chicago Sun-Times: Can Public Radio Really Rescue Print Journalism?

“Similar mergers and acquisitions have become a common way to bolster the struggling print industry, but if radio were to take on a major newspaper, that would be a first.” – The Verge
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New logo? Call itself ‘FCBK’? Bring back poking? How Facebook could rebrand

Can the social media giant rebrand itself without alienating users? Here are five suggestionsFacebook’s proposed rebrand comes at a crucial time for the company. On one hand, Mark Zuckerberg’s increasing focus on the “metaverse” seems to hint that he has ambitions far beyond simply destroying every non-Facebook industry on the planet. But at the same time, he also has to unveil this new unstoppable machine of death without scaring off too many regular Facebook users. How will he be able to manag...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Technology, Media, Social Networking


Facebook fined £50.5m for breaching order in Giphy takeover investigation

CMA says firm ‘deliberately’ refused to supply information showing it had complied with order to separate businessesFacebook has been fined £50.5m for breaching an order imposed by the UK competition regulator during its investigation into the purchase of the gif creation website Giphy.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which launched an in-depth investigation into Facebook’s $400m (£290m) takeover deal earlier this year, said the social networking company “deliberately” refused to sup...
Tags: Facebook, Business, UK, Media, UK News, Regulators, US news, Mergers and Acquisitions, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Giphy, Competition and Markets Authority CMA


Facebook plans to change its name as part of company rebrand – report

Rebrand could position tech giant’s social media app as one of many products under a parent company which oversees the likes of Instagram, WhatsApp and OculusSocial media giant Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name next week, the Verge reported on Tuesday, citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter.Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about the name change at the company’s annual Connect conference on 28 October, but it could be unveiled s...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Media, Social Networking, Social Media, Digital Media


Fox News host Neil Cavuto tests positive for COVID-19 and credits vaccine with saving his life

Host Neil Cavuto. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Neil Cavuto has been with Fox News since its launch in 1996. He has battled multiple sclerosis, cancer, and heart disease. Fox News requires employees to be vaccinated or undergo daily testing for COVID-19. Fox News host Neil Cavuto said Tuesday being vaccinated had saved his life, a statement that came alongside the announcement he had tested positive for COVID-19."While I'm somewhat stunned by this news, doctors tell me I'm lucky as well...
Tags: News, Media, White House, Trends, Cnn, Fox, Healthcare, Fox News, Biden, Charles Davis, Tucker Carlson, Cavuto, Neil Cavuto, Suzanne Scott, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Twitter, Variety Team Up on Trending TV Chart

Twitter and Variety joined forces on a new Trending TV chart that ranks happenings, moments and titles in the streaming and television sectors based on engagement on the social network. The Trending TV chart will be hosted on a landing page within Variety's TV section and embedded on the right rail across stories on Variety.com....
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Motion Picture Academy Boss To Step Down After Ten Tumultuous Years

The news comes just weeks after the long-awaited opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, a $480-million project that Hudson played a key role in spearheading and that, despite its problem-plagued gestation, has been well received thus far. – Los Angeles Times
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CNN's John King reveals he has multiple sclerosis and says he's grateful for his colleagues who got vaccinated

John King on CNN's "Inside Politics." CNN CNN anchor and chief national correspondent John King revealed on Tuesday that he has multiple sclerosis.King made the announcement on his program, "Inside Politics," and said he was immunocompromised."So I am grateful you are all vaccinated. I am grateful my employer says all of these amazing people who work on the floor, who came in here in the last 18 months when we are doing this, are vaccinated now that we have vaccines," he added."I don...
Tags: Science, News, Media, Trends, Cnn, Multiple Sclerosis, John King, Oliver Darcy, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Speed desk, Kelly McLaughlin Andrea Michelson


Why the James Bond producers should embrace TV after 'No Time to Die'

Daniel Craig as James Bond in "No Time to Die" MGM "No Time to Die," the new James Bond movie, has struggled to attract younger audiences. Amazon is buying the MGM film studio, which releases the Bond films. A streaming TV series at Prime Video could inject new life into the franchise. James Bond has never made the leap to TV, but it might be time for that to change. The character has been the subject of books, video games, and iconic movies. With Amazon set to buy the MGM film studio that...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Analysis, James Bond, Box Office, Daniel Craig, Batman, Jeff Bezos, Barbara Broccoli


On Producing PBS Pledge Drive Specials

“In the case of fundraising programming, there are no awards for style points. Does it pledge? Is it constructed for that purpose? It may be a fun show to watch, but if people don’t open their wallets as the key measurement, it’s a bomb.” – Current
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Netflix's Korean series 'My Name' is surging in popularity following the success of 'Squid Game'

"My Name." Netflix The South Korean crime series "My Name" was the seventh most popular title on Netflix on Tuesday. "Squid Game," Netflix's biggest show ever, was No. 2 more than a month after its debut. The two shows highlight how far ahead of rivals Netflix is in its international strategy. Netflix recently found monster success with the Korean-language series "Squid Game," its biggest series of all time. Now, another South Korean show is surging in popularity on the platform. "My N...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Streaming, Fortune, Lucas Shaw, Bela Bajaria, Travis Clark, Alvin Foo, Squid Game, BTS Netflix


Colombia found responsible for 2000 kidnap and torture of journalist

Inter-American court of human rights rules Colombia was ‘internationally responsible’ for violation of Jineth Bedoya’s rightsThe Colombian state has been found responsible for the kidnap, torture and rape of a prominent journalist who was abducted while reporting on her country’s civil war, in a landmark ruling from the inter-American court of human rights.Jineth Bedoya, who has been pursuing justice for over 21 years and now campaigns against sexual violence, was recognised by the court on Mond...
Tags: Media, Americas, World news, Colombia, Global development, Journalist safety, Jineth Bedoya


Jenny Han says Netflix's upcoming 'To All The Boys' spinoff series 'XO, Kitty,' set in Korea, will see Lara Jean's little sister 'come into her own'

"To All the Boys I've Loved Before" author Jenny Han says spinoff series "XO, Kitty" will tell "stories that I would have written if I was going to continue with the books." Netflix "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" author Jenny Han will be co-showrunner on spinoff series "XO, Kitty." The series will see Kitty, played by Anna Cathcart, move from Portland to Seoul in pursuit of love. Netflix said 70% of the original movie trilogy's viewership came from outside the US. One of t...
Tags: Media, US, Trends, Netflix, Korea, Portland, Streaming, Ya, Seoul, Nordic, Kitty, Cathcart, Lana Condor, Jenny Han, Anna Cathcart, Noah Centineo


Deepfakes — The End Of Truth?

Like most digital technologies, the quality of deepfakes is increasing at an alarming rate, and it is clear that even the most complex deepfake tools will be as easy to use as Instagram filters in the very near future. – Shelly Palmer
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Facebook to create 10,000 jobs in EU to help build ‘metaverse’

Social network says it wants to ensure virtual world is built responsiblyFacebook is creating 10,000 jobs in the EU as part of its push to build a virtual world for its users.The company has trumpeted the “metaverse” as the next big phase of growth for large tech companies and recently announced a $50m (£36m) investment programme to ensure that this metaworld is built “responsibly”. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Business, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Nick Clegg, Technology sector


'Halloween Kills' smashed box-office expectations despite also streaming on Peacock and it shows the strength of the horror genre

Michael Myers is back in "Halloween Kills." Universal "Halloween Kills" topped the domestic box office over the weekend with $50 million. It cost just $20 million to produce. Horror movies have been resilient during the pandemic, from "A Quiet Place Part II" to "Candyman." "Halloween Kills," the sequel to the 2018 "Halloween" franchise revival, exceeded expectations at the US box office over the weekend, showing once more that the horror genre is thriving during the pandemic.The movie earn...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Streaming, Box Office, Warner Bros, Horror Movies, Paramount, Comscore, Universal Pictures, Candyman, Blumhouse, Jordan Peele, Paul Dergarabedian


How The IATSE Strike Was Probably Averted

“The companies — Walt Disney Co., Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Sony Pictures Entertainment, NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS and WarnerMedia — were forced to abandon their take-it-or-leave-it approach to the talks, which had been dragging on for five months.” – Los Angeles Times
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A Russian Actress And Director Shot Film Scenes On The International Space Station

“The 12-day journey, backed by Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, was the latest act in a race among spacefaring countries to generate public excitement about human spaceflight.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Russia, International Space Station, Roscosmos