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freeform has renewed marvel s cloak dagger for a second season Freeform has renewed Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger for a second season
THE VERGE Marvel has largely taken a backseat this year at San Diego Comic-Con: Marvel Studios... 1 hour
writer director james gunn fired from guardians of the galaxy vol 3 over offensive tweets Writer-director James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over offensive tweets
THE VERGE Disney has fired writer-director James Gunn from Guardians... 7 hours
Comics Writer Grant Morrison signs a content deal with Magic Leap
TechCrunch Grant Morrison’s Square Slice Studios just signed a content deal with Magic Leap. If you’re read a comic book at some point in the past two... 7 hours
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THE VERGE Immersive entertainment is a wide-ranging term... 11 hours
Social media manipulation rising globally, new report warns
PHYS.ORG The manipulation of public opinion over social media platforms has emerged as a critical threat to public life. Around the world, government agencies and political parties are exploiting social media platforms to... 12 hours
Nordic telecom operator Telia enters TV business
PHYS.ORG The Nordic region's largest telecoms operator, Telia, said Friday it has agreed to buy the broadcasting and streaming operations of Swedish publishing company Bonnier AB to gain a foothold in the television and entertainment... 12 hours
WhatsApp fights mob violence in India by limiting message forwarding - CNET
CNET More changes are coming as the messaging service tries to prevent physical assaults that have followed the spread of rumors on the app. 14 hours
Blavity raises $6.5 million Series A round led by GV
TechCrunch Blavity, the digital lifestyle media company geared toward black millennials, recently closed a $6.5 million Series A round led by GV with participation from Comcast Ventures, Plexo Capital... 15 hours
whatsapp further restricting message forwarding to address the fake news problem WhatsApp further restricting message forwarding to address the fake news problem
9to5Google In the run-up to the US mid-term elections, we’re seeing social media companies making... 16 hours
whatsapp further restricting message forwarding to address the fake news problem WhatsApp further restricting message forwarding to address the fake news problem
9to5Mac In the run-up to the US mid-term elections, we’re seeing social media companies making... 16 hours
WhatsApp limits message forwarding in India
Sky News WhatsApp is testing a feature limiting forwarded messages following a wave of mob violence in India prompted by rumours spread via the messaging app. 16 hours
1 5 million affected by hack targeting singapore s health data 1.5 million affected by hack targeting Singapore’s health data
THE VERGE Singapore has been hit by what local media is calling the country’s worst ever cyber attack. Hackers targeting... 17 hours
Nordic telecom operator Telia enters TV business
ABC NEWS Nordic telecoms group Telia to buy Bonnier Broadcasting with Swedish, Finnish operations for $1 billion to gain foothold in television, entertainment business 17 hours
google facebook microsoft and twitter partner for ambitious new data project Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter partner for ambitious new data project
THE VERGE Today, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter joined to announce a new standards initiative called... 18 hours
India lynchings: WhatsApp sets new rules after mob killings
BBC The changes come as increased violence is blamed on rumours of child abductions, spread over WhatsApp. 18 hours
whatsapp limits message forwarding to cut down on hoaxes and misinformation WhatsApp Limits Message Forwarding to Cut Down on Hoaxes and Misinformation
MacRumors WhatsApp says it is limiting the ability to forward messages to multiple chats at... 19 hours
WhatsApp fights fake news in India by limiting message forwarding - CNET
CNET More changes are coming as the private messaging service continues to fight the spread of misinformation. 20 hours
instagram gains status dots to let you know when friends are online Instagram Gains Status Dots to Let You Know When Friends Are Online
MacRumors Instagram today announced the launch of a new feature that's designed to let you know when your friends are active on the social network.... 1 day
Farfetch acquires CuriosityChina to expand its social media efforts on the Mainland
TechCrunch Farfetch — the e-commerce startup that works with some 900 high end fashion boutiques and labels to present and sell clothes, shoes, accessories and jewellery... 1 day
How Facebook operations got 10 times faster while getting 10 times bigger - CNET
CNET Turns out it's hard to run a social network with 2.2 billion people. 1 day
Instagram adds a status indicator dot so people know when you’re ignoring them
TechCrunch In a blog post today, Instagram announced a new feature: a green status dot that indicates when a user is active on... 1 day
fcc claims sinclair tribune media merger would not be in the public interest FCC claims Sinclair–Tribune Media merger would not be ‘in the public interest’
THE VERGE The Federal Communications Commission has published its order calling for a hearing regarding the proposed Sinclair Broadcast Group acquisition of Tribune Media, following an... 1 day
british airways asked customers to post personal information on twitter to comply with gdpr British Airways asked customers to post personal information on Twitter ‘to comply with GDPR’
THE VERGE Complaining about airlines on Twitter is a universal... 1 day
Facebook in fresh controversy over Holocaust denial
PHYS.ORG Facebook found itself embroiled anew in controversy Thursday after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg argued the leading social network should not filter out posts denying the Holocaust. 1 day
British Airways shows everyone how not to GDPR
TechCrunch Let’s all take a minute to appreciate the view in the British Airways social media cockpit, where staffers at the coalface of the airline’s Twitter account have presided over a wildly unusual... 1 day
Future electronic components to be printed like newspapers
PHYS.ORG A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices. 1 day
Zuckerberg at center of Holocaust denial controversy (Update)
PHYS.ORG Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has found himself at the center of a fresh row after saying the social network should not prohibit posts which deny the Holocaust. 1 day
In the battle for Twenty-First Century Fox, Comcast blinks
PHYS.ORG In a battle among media giants for control of Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business, Comcast has blinked. 1 day
Future electronic components to be printed like newspapers
SCIENCE DAILY A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices. 2 days
dc s streaming service will be a one stop shop for its tv shows movies and comics DC’s streaming service will be a one-stop shop for its TV shows, movies, and comics
THE VERGE Today at San Diego Comic-Con, DC... 2 days
Comcast drops its pursuit of Fox, making way for Disney acquisition
TechCrunch Comcast announced this morning that it’s halting its efforts to acquire the film and television assets of 21st Century Fox. Disney made a deal to acquire... 2 days
Zuckerberg clarifies stance on policy for Holocaust deniers
ABC NEWS Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media 2 days
Zuckerberg clarifies statements on treatment of fake news
ABC NEWS Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media 2 days
WATCH: Mark Zuckerberg talks Holocaust deniers and the battle against 'fake news'
ABC NEWS The Facebook CEO told technology website Recode that false content wouldn't be removed but wouldn't be widely distributed either. 2 days
Alibaba boosts its offline reach with $2B+ investment in outdoor digital marketing firm
TechCrunch Alibaba is investing big bucks into offline distribution. The Chinese e-commerce giant has forked out $2.23 billion in exchange for a sizeable piece of... 2 days
netflix shows off redesigned tv app with new slide out navigation menu Netflix shows off redesigned TV app with new slide-out navigation menu
9to5Mac Netflix today announced an upcoming overhaul for its TV applications. In a blog post,... 2 days
Facebook will take down fake news that leads to violence - CNET
CNET The social network has been accused of helping to spur violence in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and India. 2 days
vlc for ios gains chromecast support VLC for iOS Gains Chromecast Support
MacRumors Popular media player VLC for iOS was today updated to version 3.1, introducing long-awaited support for Chromecast. Chromecast functionality has been a highly requested... 2 days
Netflix, SiriusXM to launch comedy radio channel - CNET
CNET We're about to get an eargasm of stand-up specials. 2 days
Digital media use raising risk of ADHD symptoms among the young
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new study published this week in the JAMA, rise in use of digital media among teenagers may raise their risk of getting symptoms... 2 days
reddit added chat rooms and they re about what you d expect Reddit added chat rooms, and they’re about what you’d expect
THE VERGE For the last year, Reddit has been beta-testing community-based chat rooms with a select number of... 2 days
amazon is turning simon stlenhag s haunting retro sci fi paintings into a tv series Amazon is turning Simon Stålenhag’s haunting retro sci-fi paintings into a TV series
THE VERGE Over the last couple of years, Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag... 2 days
Rainbow Six Siege 'Patch 2.2' brings major Operator tweaks
Windows Central Ubisoft has outlined eight Rainbow Six Siege Operators receiving tweaks with Patch 2.2. Ubisoft has formally unveiled a list of changes coming to its hit tactical shooter, Tom Clancy's Rainbow... 2 days
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MacRumors Rumors suggest... 2 days
apple releases safari technology preview 61 with bug fixes and feature improvements Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 61 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements
MacRumors Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced over two years ago in March of 2016.... 2 days
Brat raises $30 million to reboot scripted television for the Gen Z crowd
TechCrunch We are in the era of peak TV. Hundreds of expensive, scripted television shows are splayed across streaming platforms like Netflix and... 2 days
WhatsApp seeks to stem fake news ahead of Pakistan election
PHYS.ORG The hugely popular WhatsApp messaging service began a week-long publicity campaign in Pakistan Wednesday offering tips to spot fake news, days before the country holds a general election. 2 days
Microsoft to launch new Xbox hardware next month
TechCrunch Microsoft is teasing new Xbox hardware and accessories will launch at Gamescom in Germany next month. Details are limited. The word comes from a Microsoft blog post about the event in which... 3 days
twitter puts verification reform on hold instagram testing silent block feature Twitter puts verification reform on hold; Instagram testing silent block feature
9to5Google Twitter is pausing its efforts to reform the blue check-mark verification process. The company... 3 days
netflix redesigns tv interface with new sidebar and separate sections for shows and movies Netflix redesigns TV interface with new sidebar and separate sections for shows and movies
THE VERGE Netflix just announced that it has given a... 3 days
twitter puts verification reform on hold instagram testing silent block feature Twitter puts verification reform on hold; Instagram testing silent block feature
9to5Mac Twitter is pausing its efforts to reform the blue check-mark verification process. The company... 3 days
Despite digital revolution, distance still matters
SCIENCE DAILY Even when people have well-connected social networks beyond their home cities and across state lines, they are still most frequently interacting with people who are geographically nearby. That is one of the major outcomes of an... 3 days
microsoft teases all new xbox hardware announcement for next month Microsoft teases ‘all-new Xbox hardware’ announcement for next month
THE VERGE Microsoft is planning to attend Gamescom in Germany next month, and the company has new hardware to announce.... 3 days
Netflix is revamping its TV interface in a big way
Windows Central You'll see the updates starting today, and they're gorgeous. Netflix today is rolling out an update that pretty drastically changes the way it looks on your television. This'll... 3 days
google warns android might not remain free because of eu decision Google warns Android might not remain free because of EU decision
THE VERGE The EU’s decision to force Google to unbundle its Chrome and Search apps from... 3 days
The Ken raises $1.5M to grow its subscription journalism business in India
TechCrunch The Ken, a subscription news startup from India, is moving through the gears after it raised $1.5 million in fresh funding to build out... 3 days
BuzzFeed launches a new website for its real journalism
TechCrunch It’s not news at this point that BuzzFeed has a serious news organization — one whose reporting on Russia made it a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize this year. But... 3 days
The Great British Hack-Off hackathon against Brexit is on this weekend
TechCrunch Prizes of up to £1,000 are up for grabs at Great British Hack-Off summer festival hackathon, an event designed to supercharge the campaign to lobby for... 3 days
instagram will upgrade two factor authentication to guard against sim hacking Instagram will upgrade two-factor authentication to guard against SIM hacking
THE VERGE Instagram is working on a two-factor authentication solution that would not require a user’s phone number,... 3 days
Tesla investors tell Elon Musk to apologize for 'pedo' Twitter remarks - Roadshow
CNET They also suggest he should take a break from the social network. 3 days
undercover facebook moderator was instructed not to remove fringe groups or hate speech Undercover Facebook moderator was instructed not to remove fringe groups or hate speech
THE VERGE An investigative journalist who went undercover as a Facebook moderator... 3 days
Sinclair's merger with Tribune is in jeopardy - CNET
CNET Critics warn Sinclair Broadcast's plan to buy Tribune Media will put too much power over local TV news in the hands of the conservative-leaning broadcaster. The FCC seems to agree.... 3 days
Egypt's new law targets social media, journalists for 'fake news' - CNET
CNET The government will be able to legally prosecute popular social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. 3 days
Digital media use linked to behavioral problems in kids
SCIENCE DAILY Teens who spend lots of time using digital devices are prone to psychiatric problems, reports a team of scientists in a new study. Children who are heavy users of digital... 3 days
Dems and GOP unite, slamming Facebook for allowing violent Pages
TechCrunch In a rare moment of agreement, members of the House Judiciary Committee from both major political parties agreed that Facebook needed to take down Pages that bullied shooting... 3 days
More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms
NPR A new study finds that teens who engage in frequent texting, social media use and other online activities daily are more likely to develop symptoms of ADHD. 3 days
More Screen Time For Teens May Fuel ADHD Symptoms
NPR A new study finds that teens who engage in frequent texting, social media use and other online activities daily are more likely to develop symptoms of ADHD. 3 days
Facebook's adding to its AI college partnerships in London, Seattle and Pittsburgh - CNET
CNET The world's largest social network is bringing academics into its worldwide offices in an effort to attract artificial intelligence researchers. 3 days
House Rep suggests converting Google, Facebook, Twitter into public utilities
TechCrunch Amidst vague and uninformed questions during today’s House Judiciary hearing with Facebook, Google, and Twitter on social media filtering practices, Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) dropped a bombshell. “What... 3 days
symptoms of adhd in teens linked to heavy screen time Symptoms of ADHD in teens linked to heavy screen time
THE VERGE Teens who spend a lot of time using digital media show an uptick in symptoms of... 3 days
Tech giants tell Congress they’re not censoring with a political bias - CNET
CNET Facebook, Twitter and Google told Congress what they block on social media, and why. 3 days
House Rep suggests converting Facebook into a public utility
TechCrunch Amidst vague and uninformed questions during today’s House Judiciary hearing with Facebook, Google, and Twitter on social media filtering practices, Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) dropped a bombshell. “What about converting... 4 days
google expands job search features in the uk Google expands job search features in the UK
THE VERGE Google is expanding its job search feature to the UK, the company announced last night in a blog post. Now,... 4 days
White mass shooters receive sympathetic media treatment
PHYS.ORG White mass shooters receive much more sympathetic treatment in the media than black shooters, according to a new study that analyzed coverage of 219 attacks. 4 days
Make your cord cutting experience even more affordable with these great Prime Day deals
Windows Central It's the perfect time to buy. Amazon's Prime Day has brought a ton of great discounts along with it, especially... 4 days
In the era of Brexit and fake news, scientists need to embrace social media
PHYS.ORG Social media can be an intimidating place for academics as not all of them take to it like ducks to... 4 days
It’s official: Brexit campaign broke the law — with social media’s help
TechCrunch The UK’s Electoral Commission has published the results of a near nine-month-long investigation into Brexit referendum spending and has found that the official Vote... 4 days
Blogger brummymummyof2 fat-shamed by Instagram troll
BBC Emma Conway's image of her in a swimming costume was photoshopped by a stranger online. 4 days
Sociologist uses Twitter to research criminological behavior online
PHYS.ORG In the modern era of social media, more than 300 million people use Twitter to share news and engage in online conversations. This provides a glimpse into the minds of a diverse... 4 days
The short, tumultuous working life of a major league baseball pitcher
PHYS.ORG There are pitchers in Major League Baseball (MLB) who have had 30-year careers, but as UC Riverside demographer David Swanson points out, these are extreme outliers... 4 days
Elon Musk's latest outburst raises doubts on leadership
PHYS.ORG Elon Musk has had a series of angry social media dust-ups with Wall Street analysts, journalists, employees and others. 4 days
Netflix shares dive as subscriber growth misses mark
PHYS.ORG Netflix shares plunged Monday after the leading streaming television service said subscriber growth fell short of expectations in the recently ended quarter. 4 days
The entry-level ASUS VivoBook is down to $179 with this Prime Day discount
Windows Central Grab one now! Amazon currently has the 11.6-inch ASUS VivoBook on sale for $179, which is $50 less than it normally sells... 4 days
Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business
ABC NEWS Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for business, could land him in court facing defamation lawsuit 4 days
What will you buy on Amazon Prime Day? (The 3:59, Ep. 426) - CNET
CNET Plus, a look at how social networks are trying to kill fake bot accounts. 4 days
FCC head has 'serious concerns' with Sinclair-Tribune deal
PHYS.ORG The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising "serious concerns" about Sinclair's $3.9 billion deal for Tribune's television stations. 4 days
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THE VERGE Amazon’s annual sale Prime Day is now in full swing. But this year, television deals seem a bit... 4 days
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THE VERGE San Diego Comic-Con is coming up this week: fans from across the world will be coming in to revel in the costumes, comics, television... 4 days
fcc has serious concerns over sinclair tribune merger that could block the deal FCC has ‘serious concerns’ over Sinclair–Tribune merger that could block the deal
THE VERGE FCC chairman Ajit Pai said today that he has “serious concerns” about Sinclair’s proposed merger with Tribune Media Company, which would create a uniquely... 4 days
FCC head has 'serious concerns' with Sinclair-Tribune deal
ABC NEWS The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising "serious concerns" about Sinclair's $3.9 billion deal for Tribune's television stations. 4 days
microsoft recommends all customers upgrade to skype 8 with skype 7 set to be sunset in september Microsoft Recommends All Customers Upgrade to Skype 8 With Skype 7 Set to Be Sunset in September
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MacRumors Microsoft today highlighted Skype 8 and recommended that customers upgrade to the new software as the company plans... 4 days
microsoft launches skype 8 0 for mac and windows Microsoft Launches Skype 8.0 for Mac and Windows
MacRumors Microsoft today announced the launch of Skype 8.0, the latest version of Skype that replaces the previous version, Skype 7.0,... 4 days
What will you buy on Amazon Prime Day? (The 3:59, Ep. 426) video - CNET
CNET Plus, a look at social networks' efforts to kill fake bot accounts. 4 days
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MacRumors Today kicks off Amazon's annual Prime Day shopping event, offering customers with an Amazon... 4 days
Instapaper is leaving Pinterest, two years after being acquired
TechCrunch Back in August of 2016, Pinterest acquired Instapaper, the read-it-later bookmarking service originally built by Marco Arment. Just shy of two years later, Instapaper is going back to being independent.... 4 days
Best Prime Day Entertainment Deals: Blu-Rays, Music, Collectibles
Windows Central See all the best Prime Day deals Blu-Rays, CDs, vinyls, oh my. Digital media is quickly fading in big box retail stores, but that just continues to make Amazon an even better... 4 days
Best Prime Day Home Improvement Deals: Tools, Vacuums, Outdoor
Windows Central See all the best Prime Day deals Whether you're looking to complete some tasks around the house or kick off a new do it yourself hobby, there are lots of... 4 days
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9to5Mac Read-it-later and bookmarking service Instapaper announced today that it will once again be an independent operation. Instapaper was... 4 days
Best Prime Day Headphone Deals: Bluetooth, Speakers, Bose, Beats
Windows Central See all the best Prime Day deals The days of going into a big box store to buy CDs and DVDs are quickly fading, but if you still prefer physical... 4 days
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