Posts Tagged ‘internet’

China’s Hottest New Director, Han Han Accused of Plagiarism

August 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

State-owned paper rips celebrity blogger, sparks Internet storm, then recants

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FCC Extends Deadline for Net Neutrality Reply Comments

August 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Federal Communications Commission has added a few more days for interested parties to weigh in on the 1.1-plus million comments that have already been filed regarding the agency’s proposal for new net-neutrality rules governing Internet providers. Previously, the FCC’s deadline for reply comments was Sept. 10; it has now moved the deadline to Monday, Sept. 15,... Read more

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Pitbull ‘Fireball’ Official Video to Feature Jenna Marbles, Other Digital Stars (Exclusive)

August 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Rapper Pitbull is set for a digital mashup with Internet stars Jenna Marbles, Bart Baker and Brittany Furlan, who are slated to appear in the official video for his next single, “Fireball.” The video, shooting Sunday, Aug. 17, in L.A., will have the look of a 1950s Cuban dance club and also will feature Pitbull’s backup... Read more

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Emperor Boss Albert Yeung Allowed to Sue Google, HK Court Rules

August 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Case focuses on whether Internet giant should censor defamatory search results

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See How Slow Your Internet Connection Is by State

August 5, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Alas, Alaska. Also Arkansas. It's a terrible time to be living in the deep South or outside the Lower 48 if you're a web developer. At least that's what Tom Heppard over at BroadView Networks is demonstrating with this handy map. With this picture (click to see a bigger version), you can see exactly what's going on in your state. You can also take a look at a text ranking, best to worst, here .

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Sarah Palin Launches Her Own Channel Online

July 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sarah Palin – former governor of Alaska, erstwhile candidate for VP of the U.S. and polarizing public figure – has unveiled a new subscription-based Internet TV network that promises direct access to her and her supporters. The Sarah Palin Channel, which costs $9.95 per month or $99.95 for a one-year subscription, will feature her commentary on “important issues... Read more

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‘Expendables 3’ Leaks Online, Pirated Copy Downloaded 189,000 Times in 24 Hours

July 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A DVD-quality copy of actioner “The Expendables 3,” starring Sylvester Stallone, has been downloaded via piracy sites more than 189,000 times over a 24-hour period — three weeks ahead of the U.S. premiere. The leak of the film on the Internet ahead of its theatrical debut, an unusually rare occurrence, could dampen box office for... Read more

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Chris Colfer Doesn’t Want to Know What the Internet Thinks of Him

July 17, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Who Chris Colfer Age 24 Accomplishments Star of Fox’s Glee; screenwriter; author of The Land of Stories book series (his latest, A Grimm Warning, was just released) Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I immediately turn to my cellphone and look to make sure that nothing awful has happened while I’ve been asleep [laughs]. If I’m lucky and I don’t find anything on my phone, I might sleep a little longer. Where do you get your news? I’m on the CNN app on my phone a lot. My fans keep me very much in the loop on anything regarding me, which I tend to try to not look at too much because that can get a little cuckoo. So you don’t have a Google alert set for your name

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This Is How Your Financial Data Is Being Used to Serve You Ads

July 10, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Wait, who sees my credit card bill, again? We've done a lot of work

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Nielsen Exec: Don’t Expect to Be Impressed by Impact of Mobile TV Ratings

July 9, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Nielsen Media Research has declared itself "open for business" in terms of tracking TV viewing on smartphones, tablets and other electronic gadgets. But don’t expect those numbers, which will be available for the first time with the new fall broadcast season, to be impressive, statistically speaking. "It will start small and build gradually," Cheryl Idell, Nielsen’s evp of U.S. media, said at the semi-annual Television Critics Association conference kickoff in Beverly Hills. “We won’t see dramatic changes in ratings with this data added in.” That may not be the big splash the advertising community has been hoping for. Claire Browne, vp, director of media research at ad agency RPA in Los Angeles, described Nielsen as "behind the curve" and "playing catch-up" on measuring mobile viewing, a project that’s been in the works for years. "They have to do this to remain relevant," she said. "Consumer behavior is running so far ahead of the research." Nielsen first announced the long-gestating service last fall, promising TV networks a better cross-platform gauge of total viewers so they can set their ad rates accordingly. Advertisers are also clamoring for the data so they can strike the best media buying deals and keep up with the on-the-go consumer who’s increasingly turning to mobile devices for entertainment.

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