Facebook is releasing a new app for YouTube-like creators

June 25, 2017

Image: facebook Facebook wants more video, so it’s releasing a new app just for creators, the company announced at the annual online video conference VidCon Friday. SEE ALSO: Facebook is embracing YouTube-like stars as it pushes for more video It’s in part an update to Facebook Mentions, an app currently available to verified accounts on the social network, which includes celebrities, online influencers, and journalists. Mentions is where Facebook first released Facebook Live …


Journalists Lash Out As Georgia Campaigns Bar Media Right And Left

June 20, 2017

The conservative Washington Free Beacon said its reporter was escorted out ofa campaign event Monday night before Democrat Jon Ossoffwas scheduled to speak on the eve of the election. And a reporter from liberal ThinkProgress said she was barred from events by Republican Karen Handel. journalists ripped the actions on Twitter. The controversy erupted just hours before the polls were to open Tuesday to decide who will represent Georgias 6th Congressional District. The winner will …


Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence to work on Travis 2.0

June 15, 2017

… Kalanick’s leave coincides with the release of a report based on an external investigation into Uber’s workplace culture that found serious issues throughout the organization. Uber has been beset by allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination for months, started by a blog post from a former Uber engineer. SEE ALSO: Finally, Uber exec who wanted to stalk female journalists is fired The report based on the investigation, conducted by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, …


Here’s a Twitter list for Comey’s Senate testimony

June 8, 2017

… Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee. That’s the group leading the Senate probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Twitter will be inundated during the Senate testimony with #ComeyHearing, #Comey, and #ComeyTestimony tweets, so here’s a breakdown to get the most out of the online chatter. We made a list filled with politicians, journalists, experts, and more to make it easier to cut through the noise, …


Hey Corporate America, Please Sponsor This Column!

June 5, 2017

… cell phone company].) And while players have up to now not competed with logos pasted all over their uniforms, in the manner of race car drivers, endorsements of apparel has grown into a major revenue source. ($20 million a year from Nike to Le Bron James; $30 million from Nike to Kevin Durant; God knows how much from Under Armour for Stephan Curry. In 2016, the long-retired Michael Jordan earned some $100 million from his deal). journalists, of course, are free from the temptation of this …


This is what 24 hours at the Cannes Film Festival looks like

May 29, 2017

… We’re closer to being best friends right now than ever before #cannes pic.twitter.com/0Gkxgf2Hr7 Sam Haysom (@samhaysom) May 19, 2017 For reasons already hinted at above, the Okja press conference was deeply important to me. As soon as the 8:30am screening was wrapped up I joined the throng of journalists moving through the Palais and then broke off to the conference room. Press conferences at Cannes take place after pretty much all the major screenings and last for about half an hour. …