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Comcast Corp. is putting a full-court press on its competition as investors and startups discover new opportunities in the increasingly tech-driven sports arena.  The media giant has launched SportsTech, an accelerator focused on emerging...
Those multitudes of pinned images -- crafts, wedding gowns, fingernails and appetizers -- are pushing Pinterest into the social media stratosphere. The online image board company has surpassed Snapchat in users to become the...
Facebook is taking the fight against fast-growing Chinese video app TikTok to one of the hottest markets in the world for downloads.The U.S. social media giant plans to launch its short-video sharing app Lasso in India, most...
Facebook sparked fresh criticism over how much influence it may have on elections with a new policy that enables users to better control what ads they see but doesn’t limit how political ads are targeted.New features will...
You’ve seen them on Facebook and other social media -- posts by uber-fit people doing super-athletic things. You may want to look away, as it seems those photos and blurbs may not be great for your relationships...
During World War II, Morse code operators would tell who sent a message based on the sender’s unique typing style, similar to identifying a person’s handwriting. TypingDNA has updated that idea by developing a...
Another gold rush was unleashed in California this week with the passage of the state’s consumer privacy law, which has sent startups scurrying for a piece of the estimated $55 billion expected to be spent by companies...
Chinese internet giant Baidu is now the world’s leader in a critical AI segment for understanding human language, dethroning Microsoft and Google. Baidu, China’s biggest search engine, got the “highest ever score” in a...
Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is using a previously unknown company he started for his campaign’s digital ads, adding another angle to concerns about the many ways tech and social media companies may be secretly influencing elections.The existence...
There’s no shortage of media pundits this time of year gazing at their crystal balls to divine what the next decade will bring, but the reality is that nobody can predict what technology and innovation will look...
Less than two months before the Iowa caucuses, U.S. news is under increasing threat from people looking to disrupt the upcoming presidential election cycle with misinformation and confuse voters, an investigation by Columbia University researchers shows.
Pandora is moving slowly with its voice technology that permits listeners to interact with ads, but not because it has any doubts consumers actually want to have a conversation with a snack advertisement. Pandora,...
A billionaire libertarian, responsible for co-founding PayPal and bankrupting Gawker Media, may have Mark Zuckerberg’s ear as the Facebook CEO navigates policies on accepting political advertisements.    Peter Thiel, Facebook board member and its first...
Twitch’s early move into video game streaming is paying off, with Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Disney failing to dislodge the Amazon unit from its top position.  Twitch isn’t only defending its No.1 standing --...
Facebook’s antitrust problems appear to be growing, with the U.S.’s top consumer protection agency reportedly considering action next year that would effectively wall off some its products and prevent them from integrating them.  The...
With the cascade of likes, algorithms and influencers, today’s social media can feel anything but social for many users. Startup Yubo says it has an answer, an app that seeks to “reinvent online friendships” for Generation Z.
Bloomberg LP agreed to acquire digital publication CityLab from The Atlantic, the latest deal in the media industry’s parade of mergers and acquisitions this year. The financial data and news company owned by presidential...
Intel released a detailed gender pay gap report, joining companies including Citigroup and Starbucks that are disclosing wage information in response to shareholders calling for workplace equality.  The news wasn’t encouraging regarding diversity: more...
The deluge of advertisements that come with the holiday season often drown out any cautionary notes about over-consumption. But that may be changing, as the influence of Instagram and the less-is-more shopping habits of millennials and Gen...
The virtual world your kid constructed in Fortnite may have an unseen threat built in -- sexual predators reaching out through the chat box. Just before the holiday season, when billions of dollars will...
This time a year ago, Matt Ackermann had what he calls a “crazy idea.” This idea became ESG & Impact Forum, which opened with a film festival on Wednesday showcasing 12 short documentaries and...
Take it from a NATO group reporting from near the Russian border: U.S. social media remains a breeding ground for fraud, fake news and manipulation.  Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram are failing to make...
Two of the biggest U.S. wedding websites -- The Knot and Pinterest -- are taking a step into the 21st century and embracing a policy to stop promoting wedding venues that had once been slave plantations to...
Key Takeaway: Facebook’s public scrutiny creates a window of opportunity for the new wave of digital companies that are seeking to lure the disenchanted users, promising to...
Click through Facebook, ask Google for directions, shop on Amazon -- you know you’re leaving an electronic trail. What you may not know is that hiding in the dark corners of the Internet countless data brokers and...
China is moving to regulate deepfake video and audio content, applying a strong-armed approach to an increasingly pervasive issue that other countries have struggled to control. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced new...
An Atlanta online ad company is the latest to call for Google’s breakup, claiming the search giant is a monopoly that uses its dominance in a number of areas that hurt rivals.  The antitrust...
TikTok can now add the U.S. army to the range of American critics looking into privacy and security concerns related to the popular Chinese video app.Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said a security assessment will be done of...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for e-commerce. Monday, December 2 marks the 14th year that Cyber Monday will dominate holiday spending. This season, Americans are projected to spend over $143.7 billion...
It seems only one thing isn’t changing in the gaming industry -- disruption. “Companies… know they need to evolve,” ran across the top of EY’s gaming survey this week.  Constant disruption is sparking growth...
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