All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘content’

Netflix Snags ‘Marco Polo’ Drama from Starz, Debuting Next Year

You can add another Netflix original series to the growing list of dramas set to premiere some time next year. TV Guide is reporting that the streaming company has acquired the rights to Marco Polo, a new series about one of the world’s most famous travelers. The series is described as the story of “the world’s greatest storyteller, an epic …

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Netflix Users Aren’t Abandoning Traditional Television

A new study suggests that Netflix users aren’t turning to Netflix as a replacement for cable, but rather a supplement. In other words, people just love TV shows and movies and they will turn to any and all means necessary to boost their content selection. The report comes from TiVo’s Research and Analytics group, who surveyed nearly 10,000 users. What …

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YouTube Celebrates All Things Geek with a Week of Exclusive Content

According to YouTube, over half of its top 20 non-music channels are dedicated to geek culture. And with that in mind, the video site decided that it was high time they hosted an international geek week. “There’s never been a better time to be a geek. From ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ to ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The …

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Tumblr Makes a Big Porn Policy Reversal

Here’s the thing about porn: no matter how you try to push it down, hide it, and otherwise prevent internet users from accessing it – porn will find a way. Ask Tumblr CEO David Karp, who over the weekend issued a ‘clarification’ that really amounted to a reversal in policy concerning “NSFW & Adult’ blog visibility on the site. This …

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YouTube’s Paid Channels May Be Off to a Slow Start

Back in May, after much speculation, YouTube finally unveiled their first-ever paid channels. Most costing a few dollars a month, the paid channels put exclusive content behind a paywall, ultimately changing an aspect of YouTube that users are quite comfortable with. Mainly, getting stuff for free as long as they can put up with some ads every now and then. …

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Tumblr Isn’t Removing Porn, Just Making It a Hell of a Lot Harder to Find

Imagine someone baked you a cookie and promised you that you could have it whenever you wanted. “You promise not to take it away?” you ask them. “Yes,” they say. “I promise. Even though your dad doesn’t really want you to have cookies, I promise that I’ll leave the cookie in your house for you.” Then, let’s imagine that they …

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Twitter’s Mobile Apps Now Warn You of ‘Sensitive Media’ inside Tweets

Twitter, unlike Facebook, doesn’t censor much of its “sensitive” content. It’s not hard to find gratuitous nudity, violent images, and even outright pornographic content on the network. “We do not mediate content, whether that content is an image or text,” says Twitter. And the only exception to that rule comes when said content is illegal. But that doesn’t mean that …

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Facebook to Pull All Ads from Pages with ‘Violent, Graphic, or Sexual Content’

Starting next Monday, if you operate a page or group that contains any violent, graphic, or sexual content, you’re going on Facebook’s blacklist for ads. In an effort to assure advertisers that their ads will no longer appear next to any unsavory content, Facebook is going to vastly expand the list of ad-restricted pages and groups. “For example, we will …

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Google Warns ‘Adult’ Bloggers with Porn Ads of Imminent Takedown [UPDATED]

It looks like Google is getting ready to crack down on adult content on Blogger – or at least those who profit from promoting adult content on Blogger. Blogger users who have identified their blogs as containing “adult” content just received an email warning them that Google is about to start removing blogs that “are adult in nature and are …

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Amazon Adds PBS Shows to Prime Instant Video: NOVA, Masterpiece, and a Handful of Kids Shows

Amazon and PBS have just announced an expanded licensing agreement that will see a bunch of past episodes of popular PBS shows hit the Prime Instant Video catalog. On the adult side of things, the deal brings over NOVA, Masterpiece, and some Ken Burns documentaries. For the kids, Amazon will now stream Caillou, Arthur, Daniels Tiger’s Neighborhood, Dinosaur Train and …

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Imgur’s iOS App Is Being Held Up by Apple but Should Arrive in a Few Weeks

Earlier this year, popular photo-sharing app 500px was yanked from Apple’s App Store for a week or so and then reinstated after the Cupertino company expressed concerns with the level of pornography able to be accessed using the app. 500px instituted a couple of basic safeguards against inappropriate imagery (Apple had mentioned something about possible child porn), and was promptly …

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Google Tests Highlighting In-Depth Articles In Search Results

Google conducts tens of thousands of search experiments every year, and you never know which ones will actually become features of the greater Google experience, but the search engine is running a new one that’s pretty interesting and shares some traits with actual features in other Google products, which could actually improve search results, and lend visibility to deserving content. …

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