All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘media’

New York Times Paywall Gets A Little Higher

The New York Times has announced that, in honor of the first anniversary of the launch of their digital subscriptions service, they are increasing the restrictions on free access to their content. Under the initial system, non-subscribers got access to 20 free articles per month. Beginning in April, that number will drop to 10. Most of the other content restrictions …

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Kony 2012 Jason Russell: Retro Footage

A half-naked man running through the streets of San Diego was detained by police who found him to be in some sort of mental distress brought on by exhaustion, dehydration and whatever else. This just after a crazy viral video about taking action against an evil warlord, Joseph Kony, demanding we take military action. What’s next? All these crazy events …

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Dancing With The Stars Premieres Season 14

A few weeks ago, I announced the Dancing With The Stars Season 14 cast along with showing you their first rehearsal photos. Now, season 14 of Dancing With The Stars is finally here, and what an entertainment-packed show it was! In my opinion, for the 14 seasons that I have been watching this show, I think this was the best …

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The Walking Dead Finale Sets Records

Cable channel AMC brought in huge ratings with the second season finale of its popular zombie apocalypse drama. The episode brought in 9 million viewers which is a 51% increase from the season 1 finale and is a cable ratings record. It’s also a good bit more than the previously record-breaking 8 million people who tuned in for the mid-season …

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Amazing Spiderman Launches Viral Marketing Campaign

It is being reported that this poster is being seen around Wondercon: The poster prompts you to go to webbedmenace.com. When you go to the supposedly anti-spiderman website, you get this viral video: You can also submit your sightings, which has obviously led to funny and ridiculous cosplay such as this: Also if you get a kick out of things …

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Vimeo Taps Kerry Trainor For New CEO

IAC, parent company of Vimeo, has announced that Kerry Trainor will take over as the new CEO of Vimeo. Trainor replace outgoing CEO Dae Mellencamp, who will remain with Vimeo as president. Trainor starts work at Vimeo on March 26th. Trainor is currently with AOL, where he serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Entertainment for the Huffington Post …

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How the Encyclopaedia Britannica Stacks Up Against Wikipedia [Infographic]

I have to admit: when I wrote last week’s article about the Encyclopedia Britannica‘s going out of print, I jumped over to Wikipedia for a little bit of fact-checking. I’ve gone on record lamenting the demise of the multi-volume printed reference set, even feel a bit of nostalgia for it, though I haven’t looked something up in the EB since …

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Ruin: A Post-Apocalyptic Universe by OddBall

You have to check out this newest animated masterpiece from Director Wes Ball of OddBall Animation. Ball is famous for his work with HBO graphic design, BlueRay special features, and his last animated short film, A Work in Progress. His latest graphic masterpiece is futuristic, exciting, and action-packed. I can’t really explain what the new film is about, but you …

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Clint Eastwood Goes Reality-Based

Right turn Clyde! Clint Eastwood, the most bad-ass cowboy to ever grace Hollywood’s screens is still alive and kickin’ as many of you know, but he’s decided to venture into some new territory. The 81-year old actor/director has signed a deal with E!. Eastwood and his young wife Dina will appear with their two daughters, Francesca and Morgan in a …

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TEDTalks On Netflix Now A Reality

Earlier this week, we reported that TED launched an official Android app making tons of TEDTalks available on Android devices. Now, there are quite a few available on Netflix as well. Netflix announced on its blog: The most significant and remarkable adventurers, thinkers, leaders, artists, performers, icons and educators have been gathering every year since 1984 and challenging one another …

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Indian ISPs Ordered To Block Over 100 Sites, SOPA Comparisons Raised

Nearly 400 Internet service providers in India have been ordered to block over 100 music sites by the Calcutta High Court. The Indian Music Industry (IMI) trade group (basically India’s version of the RIAA), which is made up of 142 music companies, has been pushing for such an order, and has now apparently gotten its wish. According to MeidaNama, a …

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Your Data Privacy Is Worth More Than 65¢… Right?

At the beginning of this March, much of the internet was afire due to Google stiff-arming all of their users into a new privacy policy. The policy was roundly scrutinized if not outright decried as being intrusive, draconian, and possibly even illegal in some parts of the world. Nonetheless, it arrived. It’s been all of fifteen days since it went …

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