All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘News’

Google Kills Currents, Sends Users To Google Play Newsstand

Google continues to shift its users of various news consumption products to different ones. Google famously killed Google Reader last year in a bold and controversial move (that many would probably still question) that sent users to various other RSS readers not owned by Google. Now another Google news reader is dead. Google announced Google Play Newsstand in November as …

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Tip: Clear Your Phone Browser of Porn Sites Before Using Said Phone in News Segment

That’s just a simple tip, guys. If you’re going to use your iPhone to film stock video for a local news segment, it might be wise to make sure your bookmarks and history list doesn’t read “Pornhub Mobile.” Or, I guess, if you truly don’t care – well, power to you. A WGN (Chicago) report on a new app called …

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Facebook Enters News Reader Space With ‘Paper’

There’s been talk all month that Facebook would soon launch a news reader app called Paper, and the company has now made the official announcement. It won’t be available until February 3rd, and it’s only for iPhone in the U.S. for now. The company describes Paper as a way to help you “explore and share stories from friends and the …

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Calacanis Moves On From Google Panda Update With Apparently Google-Proof Product ‘Inside’

Jason Calacanis is back with a new news app called Inside. It’s out for iOS and Blackberry with an Android version on the way. There’s also a mobile web version. Calacanis talks about the project as well as the demise of his previous venture Mahalo in this interview with Re/code: Mahalo’s content is still on the web, but it’s sunsetting, …

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Facebook ‘Paper’ News App Will Reportedly Utilize Human Editors, Instagram Photos

Facebook is reportedly working on a standalone news app, which would rely on human editors to provide news stories from various publications. The app would presumably be a Flipboard-style news reader, and would make use of these hand-picked stories, as well as status updates and Instagram photos. This according to Re/code, which cites two people familiar with the matter. Rumors …

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2% of Americans Think Brian Williams Is Joe Biden

Brian Williams has been the anchor of the NBC Nightly News for over 9 years – the top-rated NBC Nightly News. He was also a reporter and weekend anchor for the network for 11 years, until NBC handed him the reins following Tom Brokaw’s retirement. I think he has a pretty recognizable face – I mean, he doesn’t look the …

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Re/code (The New All Things D) Introduced For The New Year

Back in September, The Wall Street Journal and its tech site All Things D announced that they were parting ways, and now with the new year, we get to see both the new Wall Street Journal tech section and the new All Things D. The new All Things D is not actually called All Things D at all, but is …

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Megyn Kelly Says That Santa Claus is White

Megyn Kelly was recently criticized for speaking about the cultural interpretation concerning the race of Santa Claus. Kelly discussed Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore, which was written by Slate‘s Aisha Harris. Harris wrote, “When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, …

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Ginger Zee Is Taking Over The Weather On GMA

Long-time Good Morning America weather anchor, Sam Champion, resigned from ABC on Wednesday to take a managing editor job at The Weather Channel. It was a sad goodbye since Champion is one of the main reasons that GMA has been the top-rated morning show for so many years. Champion and his co-anchors, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott and Lara …

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Katie Couric Officially Works For Yahoo

Yahoo continues to add high-profile names to Yahoo News with the addition of Katie Couric to the staff as its new Global Anchor. CEO Marissa Mayer announced the news this morning via blog post, sharing her enthusiasm about the acquisition. “I’ve always respected Katie for her thoughtful, charismatic approach to journalism,” she wrote. “From pivotal coverage of natural disasters and …

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Maria Bartiromo Is Leaving CNBC, Heads To FOX Business Network

Maria Bartiromo has been an anchor for CNBC for two decades, covering plenty of news throughout her career, but has recently decided to leave the network. She was one of the first women to become a star on television by reporting on business news. After earning herself quite a reputation and fame while working for CNBC, Maria Bartiromo is set …

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John Oliver Leaving The Daily Show, Coming to HBO Sunday Nights

John Oliver’s star is rising, thanks to a truly great 7-year run on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Now, he’s saying goodbye to the show that kickstarted his career and saying hello to HBO. HBO has announced that Oliver will star in a “topical comedy series” slated to debut next year. The show will air on HBO’s packed Sunday …

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