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Why so many tech companies are creating shows
TechCrunch Editor’s note: Jay Acunzo is the author of the new book Break the Wheel, which explores how the world’s best creators break from conventional thinking to think for themselves. He’s a former digital... 28 minutes
Call for social media adtech to be probed by UK competition watchdog
TechCrunch A British Conservative politician, who has called repeatedly for Mark Zuckerberg to come to parliament to answer questions about how Facebook fences fake news... 45 minutes
apple announces ipad pro and mac event for october 30th Apple announces iPad Pro and Mac event for October 30th
THE VERGE Apple isn’t done with product events for 2018. Today the company issued media invites for an... 46 minutes
apple invites media to october 30th event in new york city Apple Invites Media to October 30th Event in New York City
MacRumors Apple today sent out media invites for a second major 2018 event set to... 53 minutes
amazon teams up with siriusxm to offer three months of free service for echo owners Amazon teams up with SiriusXM to offer three months of free service for Echo owners
THE VERGE SiriusXM announced today that it will... 2 hours
Facebook in fresh video metrics row
BBC Legal action brought by advertisers claims the social network knew about problems in metrics in 2015. 2 hours
Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information
PHYS.ORG In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the... 2 hours
Spotify Premium now offers you artist-inspired playlists that go on forever - CNET
CNET Endless Artist Radio lets you search for a stream based on your favorite musician. 2 hours
Facebook 'war room' scrambles to combat fake election news - CNET
CNET The social network still has a lot to prove. 2 hours
uk porn law s latest guidelines fail to answer critics UK porn law’s latest guidelines fail to answer critics
THE VERGE The UK government has released new guidelines for its upcoming age verification law, which will require pornography sites... 3 hours
Cryocooler cools an accelerator cavity
PHYS.ORG Particle accelerators are made of structures called cavities, which impart energy to the particle beam, kicking it forward. One type of cavity is the superconducting radio-frequency, or SRF, cavity. Usually made of niobium, SRF cavities require extreme cold... 3 hours
jake paul s vlog empire team 10 deletes all social media ahead of announcement Jake Paul’s vlog empire, Team 10, deletes all social media ahead of announcement
THE VERGE VIDEO Jake Paul’s Team 10, a tight-knit group of young vloggers... 3 hours
Bursting the clouds for better communication
PHYS.ORG We live in an age of long-range information transmitted either by underground optical fibre or by radio satellites. But the throughput today is so great that radio frequency is no longer enough in itself. Research is... 5 hours
Bye, Bye, Beer? Brewers Say They've Got A Plan On Climate Change
NPR A scientific paper published this week predicts climate change will send beer prices skyrocketing and drastically reduce the barley crop. It got tons of... 5 hours
spotify app gets streamlined navigation personalized search endless artist radio Spotify app gets streamlined navigation, personalized search, endless artist radio
9to5Google The Android Spotify app has been updated to make it quicker and easier to play music you... 6 hours
spotify app gets streamlined navigation personalized search endless artist radio Spotify app gets streamlined navigation, personalized search, endless artist radio
9to5Mac The iOS Spotify app has been updated to make it quicker and easier to play music you... 6 hours
Inside Facebook's election war room - CNET
CNET Social media's struggle to save democracy. 6 hours
Facebook enlists 'war room' to combat fake election news - CNET
CNET Social network still has a lot to prove. 6 hours
Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information
ABC NEWS Facebook gears up 'war room' to combat potential abuses of its social network heading into major elections in Brazil, US 6 hours
spotify app update brings personalized artist radio stations and better search to premium subscribers Spotify App Update Brings Personalized Artist Radio Stations and Better Search to Premium Subscribers
MacRumors Spotify has announced a major update to its... 7 hours
spotify premium gets personalized artist radio stations and better search Spotify Premium gets personalized artist radio stations and better search
THE VERGE VIDEO Spotify has released a major update for its Premium tier that overhauls its radio feature and... 8 hours
Social media reduces risk of depression among seniors with pain
NEWS MEDICAL With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social media sites. 15 hours
no one knows what civil s failed token sale means No one knows what Civil’s failed token sale means
THE VERGE Yesterday, the world’s most ambitious media blockchain company had a very public embarrassment. It was the last day... 21 hours
Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games
TechCrunch HTML5 almost ruined Facebook when baking in the mobile web standard to speed up development slowed down the performance of the social network’s main iOS and Android apps.... 21 hours
Virtual reality can help make people more compassionate compared to other media
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers found that people who underwent a virtual reality experience, called 'Becoming Homeless,' were more empathetic toward the homeless and more likely to sign... 22 hours
postmates is now available in 60 percent of the us after adding 134 cities Postmates is now available in 60 percent of the US after adding 134 cities
THE VERGE Postmates announced in a blog post today that... 23 hours
gm s data mining is just the beginning of the in car advertising blitz GM’s data mining is just the beginning of the in-car advertising blitz
THE VERGE It wasn’t until The Detroit Free Press reported on General Motors’ radio-tracking program — which monitored the listening habits of 90,000 drivers in the... 23 hours
twitter will soon indicate when a reported tweet was taken down Twitter will soon indicate when a reported tweet was taken down
THE VERGE Twitter is bringing some much-needed clarity to its reporting process. In an update outlined... 23 hours
Public investment funds join call for independent Facebook chair
PHYS.ORG Four public investment fund officials on Wednesday joined a call to install an independent chairman at Facebook, saying the move would improve governance and accountability at the world's biggest social... 24 hours
tumblr s recommended blogs feature exposed user data Tumblr’s ‘recommended blogs’ feature exposed user data
THE VERGE A security bug that hit Tumblr’s recommended blogs module may have exposed users’ private information, according to an open letter. Information like... 1 day
Social media buffers depression among older adults with pain
PHYS.ORG With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social media sites. 1 day
Tumblr says it’s fixed a security bug, but says ‘no evidence’ any user data was exposed
TechCrunch Tumblr has disclosed a security vulnerability on its site that in some cases could have exposed... 1 day
facebook may have knowingly inflated its video metrics for over a year Facebook may have knowingly inflated its video metrics for over a year
THE VERGE Facebook knew about inaccuracies in the video viewership metrics that it provided to advertisers and brands for more than a year, according to documents... 1 day
shane dawson s jake paul series is really about youtube s broken heart Shane Dawson’s Jake Paul series is really about YouTube’s broken heart
THE VERGE VIDEO Shane Dawson’s coronation as the king of YouTube in 2018 is undeniable: whenever he... 1 day
canada to apply usmca cultural exemption to trade in digital media Canada to apply USMCA cultural exemption to trade in digital media
CBC The broad cultural exemption Canada fought to keep in the renegotiation of the North... 1 day
The new normal
TechCrunch When we first started writing about startups at TechCrunch the idea of a startup – a small business with global ambitions – was a pipe dream. How could a side hustle like Twitter turn into a mouthpiece for heroes and... 1 day
Twitter opens huge archive of tweets tied to Russia, Iran misinformation - CNET
CNET See with your own eyes what Twitter calls "nefarious attempts" to wreak havoc on social media. 1 day
Twitter opens archive of 4,500 accounts related to Russia and Iran’s political propaganda
TechCrunch After getting hauled into Washington to be grilled over how its social media platform was exploited to influence public opinion around elections... 1 day
What are NPCs and why are they all over social media?
BBC The Trump-supporting right has a new favourite meme and they're trolling opponents far and wide. 1 day
Researchers investigate the peculiar radio source IC 1531
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers has investigated a peculiar extragalactic radio source known as IC 1531. The new study analyzes the nature of IC 1531's high-energy emission, suggesting that the source is... 1 day
Product Hunt Radio: Gen Z, what ‘the kids these days’ are using, and the future of social apps
TechCrunch In this episode of Product Hunt Radio, I'm recording from my home... 1 day
Unlimited spending on television political ads fails to deliver votes
PHYS.ORG There is a reason it may seem as if every television ad right now is a political one. Millions of dollars are spent to reach voters through this... 1 day
the case for and against deleting your tweets The case for and against deleting your tweets
THE VERGE Why’d You Push That Button is back for season 3, and our first episode is a relatively serious one. Vox’s... 1 day
canada to apply usmca cultural exemption to digital trade Canada to apply USMCA cultural exemption to digital trade
CBC The broad cultural exemption Canada fought to keep in the renegotiation of the North American free trade deal... 1 day
Facebook accused of misleading advertisers, then trying to hide it - CNET
CNET A lawsuit says the social network knew about the inflated metrics long before admitting it. 1 day
Smule raises $20M, with plans to expand India operations
TechCrunch App maker turned music social network Smule has raised another $20 million. The latest round follows a $54 million raise in May of last year, led by Tencent, intent on... 1 day
facebook is bringing back mtv s the real world Facebook is bringing back MTV’s The Real World
THE VERGE Facebook’s latest expansion into original video is a throwback to the heyday of reality television. The social network is partnering... 1 day
Russian censor offers 24-hour online bans for anniversary
BBC To celebrate its time on VKontakte, Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor offered users day-long bans 1 day
Once kings of TV, US broadcast networks face reckoning
PHYS.ORG They once produced must-see television shows like "Seinfeld," "ER" and "Friends" but America's broadcast networks are facing a major crisis, as more and more viewers cut the cord in search... 1 day
scribd partners with the new york times for a cheaper joint subscription Scribd partners with The New York Times for a cheaper joint subscription
THE VERGE If you already have or are looking into a subscription for The New York Times, then Scribd has a bundle for you that’s a... 2 days
apple joins forces w google microsoft mozilla to deprecate 20 year old web security protocol Apple joins forces w/ Google, Microsoft & Mozilla to deprecate 20-year-old web security protocol
9to5Mac Apple is coming together with Google, Microsoft, and... 2 days
The Facebook cleaners: 'I've seen hundreds of beheadings'
BBC What's it like to be someone who watches banned content on social media so you don't have to? 2 days
Blockchain media startup Civil is issuing full refunds to all buyers of its cryptocurrency
TechCrunch Civil's initial coin offering failed to attract enough buyers. 2 days
Facebook breach hit 3 million in EU, putting new privacy law to test - CNET
CNET The social network could face a fine of more than a billion dollars if it failed to notify... 2 days
Can Pinterest succeed as the 'un'-social network?
PHYS.ORG If Instagram is the dream vacation you'll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching a home-improvement show and... 2 days
Netflix surges on user gains, strong profits
PHYS.ORG Netflix reported Tuesday a strong jump in profits and better-than-expected growth in users in the past quarter, sparking a rally in shares of the streaming television market leader. 2 days
nasa photo shows where hurricane michael turned out the lights NASA photo shows where Hurricane Michael turned out the lights
THE VERGE When Hurricane Michael crashed into the Florida Panhandle on October 10th, the storm cut power to... 2 days
NASA astronaut details fall to Earth after failed Soyuz launch - CNET
CNET Astronaut Nick Hague talked to media for the first time since surviving an aborted launch to the International Space Station and shared what it... 2 days
Can Pinterest succeed as the 'un'-social network?
ABC NEWS Pinterest has long shunned being labeled as a social network _ and with it, an emphasis on connections and networks that has led to explosive growth among competitors 2 days
twitter spammed people s phones with cryptic notifications Twitter spammed people’s phones with cryptic notifications
THE VERGE Twitter, the Bluth Company of Silicon Valley social networks, kicked off Tuesday by sending users incomprehensible text strings via push notification. A... 2 days
Can Pinterest succeed with slow-growth strategy?
ABC NEWS Pinterest has long shunned being labeled as a social network _ and with it, an emphasis on connections and networks that has led to explosive growth among competitors 2 days
Pinterest is turning more of its window shoppers into buyers with newest features
TechCrunch Like many other leading social media companies, Pinterest is making it easier to purchase the products on its platform. 2 days
Sonca is a gorgeous media player for Windows 10
Windows Central Sonca is a gorgeous media player and the developers threw in everything but the kitchen sink when it comes to features. While streaming services such as Spotify and Hulu are... 2 days
Do you really need an Xbox media remote?
Windows Central Best answer: Xbox media remotes can and will improve your Xbox One media experience 10-fold. A standard game controller will work okay, but media remotes blow it out of the water. Amazon:... 2 days
Toward unhackable communication: Single particles of light could bring the 'quantum internet'
PHYS.ORG Hacker attacks on everything from social media accounts to government files could be largely prevented by the advent of quantum communication, which would use... 2 days
Report: Uber IPO could put company value at $120 billion
PHYS.ORG Uber may put forth an initial public offering early next year that values the ride-hailing business at as much as $120 billion, according to a media report. 2 days
Sonca review: A gorgeous media player for Windows 10
Windows Central Sonca is a gorgeous media player and the developers threw in everything but the kitchen sink when it comes to features. While streaming services such as Spotify and Hulu are... 2 days
qualcomm antitrust case chipmaker asks for time to reach settlement Qualcomm antitrust case: chipmaker asks for time to reach settlement
9to5Mac The US Federal Trade Commission was due to reach a preliminary ruling in the Qualcomm antitrust case,... 2 days
sony fixes playstation 4 bug that allowed message to crash consoles Sony fixes PlayStation 4 bug that allowed message to crash consoles
THE VERGE Sony has announced that it’s fixed a bug that was causing PlayStation 4 consoles... 2 days
Facebook requires UK political ad buyers to reveal identity
PHYS.ORG Facebook says anyone who takes out a British political ad on the social media platform will now be forced to reveal their identity, in a bid to increase transparency and... 2 days
Facebook requires UK political ad buyers to reveal identity
ABC NEWS Facebook says anyone who takes out a British political ad on the social media platform will now be forced to reveal their identity, in a bid to increase transparency and... 2 days
Trump administration, pharma exchange verbal volleys on drug-price transparency
NEWS MEDICAL The Trump administration and drugmakers are squaring off over a proposal to show drug prices in television ads. 3 days
Study finds lack of progress in media representation of nurses over last 20 years
NEWS MEDICAL A replication of the 1997 "Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media" found nurses continue to be underrepresented as sources... 3 days
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to fix 'filter bubbles' on the social network - CNET
CNET It's not the algorithmic timeline that Dorsey thinks is to blame. 3 days
Disney-backed Jaunt lays off ‘significant’ number of employees as it moves away from VR
TechCrunch One of the top-funded VR content startups with backers including Disney and GV (Google Ventures) is laying off a number... 3 days
long march 3b adds another spacecraft duo for china s beidou satellite navigation system Long March 3B Adds Another Spacecraft Duo for China’s BeiDou Satellite Navigation System
ASTRO WATCH Continuing its busy 2018 launch manifest, a Long March 3B... 3 days
Ahead of midterm elections, Facebook expands ban on posts aimed at voter suppression
TechCrunch Facebook is expanding its ban on false and misleading posts that aim to deter citizens from voting in the upcoming midterm elections. The... 3 days
a new project is trying to track hateful users activity on twitter A new project is trying to track hateful users’ activity on Twitter
THE VERGE As Twitter, like other social media companies, continues to deal with extremism on its platform, a new project is pledging to monitor how hateful... 3 days
winamp is coming back as an all in one music player Winamp is coming back as an all-in-one music player
THE VERGE Winamp, the legendarily customizable music player, is being revamped as a mobile app that will give you one... 3 days
walmart s looking to sell third party streaming platform subscriptions report suggests Walmart’s looking to sell third-party streaming platform subscriptions, report suggests
THE VERGE Walmart has big video streaming ambitions. Today, Bloomberg reports that the retailer is in talks with... 3 days
most americans say they can t tell the difference between a social media bot and a human Most Americans say they can’t tell the difference between a social media bot and a human
THE VERGE Most Americans say they... 3 days
Jeff Bezos discusses challenges facing big tech video - CNET
CNET At the Wired 25 conference in San Francisco, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos addresses the current big-tech landscape, social media and government regulation. 3 days
Winamp, the 21-year old media player, is making a comeback in 2019 - CNET
CNET The Winamp app promises to bring your music, podcasts and streaming services into a single location. 3 days
As more newspapers fail, news 'deserts' expand in US: study
PHYS.ORG More than 1,800 US newspapers have closed since 2004, leaving expanding "news deserts" with little or no local reporting on public affairs, researchers said in a report Monday. 3 days
Instagram CEO on why he left video - CNET
CNET At the Wired 25 conference in San Francisco, former CEO Kevin Systrom discusses the moment he told Mark Zuckerberg he was resigning from the Facebook-owned social network. 3 days
Report: Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat
ABC NEWS A media report says Ecuador has formally ordered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests while he is a guest... 3 days
Winamp returns in 2019 to whip the llama’s ass harder than ever
TechCrunch The charmingly outdated media player Winamp is being reinvented as a platform-agnostic audio mobile app that brings together all your music, podcasts, and streaming... 3 days
axios apple has acquired asaii a music analytics platform able to find the next justin bieber update no Axios: Apple Has Acquired Asaii, a Music Analytics Platform 'Able to Find the Next Justin Bieber' [Update: No]
MacRumors ... 3 days
Virgin Media faces 'power issue'
BBC A fault with Virgin Media has left many customers in London without internet access and TV. 3 days
Virgin Media disrupted in London
BBC A fault with Virgin Media has left many customers in London without internet access and TV. 3 days
apple ending safari support for tls 1 0 and 1 1 in march 2020 Apple Ending Safari Support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in March 2020
MacRumors Apple today announced on its WebKit blog that it is ending support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 starting in March 2020. TLS, or Transport... 3 days
adobe premiere rush cc launches on android in 2019 youtube centric video editing app Adobe Premiere Rush CC launches on Android in 2019, YouTube-centric video editing app
9to5Google Adobe has officially announced their latest mobile-targeted video editing software... 3 days
Americans spend $70 billion on pets, and that money could do more good
PHYS.ORG Sylar, the border collie, has his own mansion along with a trampoline and indoor pool. The dog's adorable features, along with his... 3 days
apple has reportedly acquired asaii a music analytics platform able to find the next justin bieber updated Apple Has Reportedly Acquired Asaii, a Music Analytics Platform 'Able to Find the Next Justin Bieber' [Updated]
MacRumors Apple has... 3 days
call for media space for inspiration conference Call for media: Space for Inspiration conference
ESA Media are invited to the second edition of ‘Space for Inspiration’, an international conference organised by the European Space Agency for everyone... 3 days
comment claim of apple watch recording murder of saudi journalist seems unlikely Comment: Claim of Apple Watch recording murder of Saudi journalist seems unlikely
9to5Mac A Turkish newspaper has claimed that missing Washington Post journalist and Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi was murdered while in the Saudi consulate in Instabul – and... 3 days
apple acquires music analytics firm that claims it can find the next justin bieber Apple acquires music analytics firm that claims it can ‘find the next Justin Bieber’
THE VERGE Apple has acquired Asaii, a music analytics company... 3 days
apple has reportedly acquired asaii a music analytics platform able to find the next justin bieber Apple Has Reportedly Acquired Asaii, a Music Analytics Platform 'Able to Find the Next Justin Bieber'
MacRumors Apple has acquired San... 4 days
meet lunumbra the internet s coolest pokmon card artist Meet @lunumbra, the internet’s coolest Pokémon card artist
THE VERGE By now it’s obvious the internet is a chaotic place. The world has been connected, and now that a global... 4 days
Social media moderators: Blur your eyes
BBC Why one content moderator couldn't shake hands for three years after she left her job. 4 days
Spotify Premium gets personalized artist radio stations and better search
THE VERGE
Jake Paul’s vlog empire, Team 10, deletes all social media ahead of announcement
THE VERGE
Shane Dawson’s Jake Paul series is really about YouTube’s broken heart
THE VERGE
A little help from your friends is key to natural disaster recovery, study suggests
PHYS.ORG
'Pulsar in a box' reveals surprising picture of a neutron star's surroundings
PHYS.ORG
Deepfakes helped Charli XCX imitate the Spice Girls in her latest music video
THE VERGE
The many annoying ways Google forced users onto Google+
THE VERGE
'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' Season 2 Set to Launch on October 12
MacRumors
YouTubers Jacksepticye and Wiishu confirm 'emotional' split
BBC
New York Comic Con 2018 trailer round-up: Aquaman, Star Trek, and more
THE VERGE
Neil Gaiman on adapting his and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens for TV
THE VERGE
The Good Place is really about rethinking policing and prisons
THE VERGE