Amazon has debuted a marketplace for people to shop for digital subscriptions including for newspapers, magazines, and online fitness classes. The new site, introduced on Monday, is intended to be a one-stop shop for customers to buy and manage their subscriptions. The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, The New Yorker, online storage company Dropbox, Fitbit’s fitness classes Fitstar, and meditation app Headspace are already available on the site, called “Subscribe with Amazon.R...
Another Internet outrage campaign squashed by reality. Ethan Klein of the popular YouTube channel H3H3 has been directing fury towards the Wall Street Journal over its reporting on prominent brands being upset to discover their advertisements playing alongside racist content on the video-sharing site.  In response to the WSJ’s coverage, many large businesses have begun pulling their ads from YouTube’s platform entirely, potentially costing the company up to $750 million in revenue....
Here’s a twist: Since the U.S. presidential election, younger Americans who hadn’t typically turned to newspapers for their news are now doing so--at least to a handful of those papers--for political news. According to new Pew Center Research findings, more adults under the age of 50--at rates greater than their elders--said they regularly got news from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. For example, 44% of adults between the ages of 18 and 49 said...
Not even three weeks into his job as President Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon has become a bigger bogeyman on the left than Karl Rove or Lee Atwater ever were. “Saturday Night Live” depicted him as both the Grim Reaper and the real president. Nancy Pelosi calls him “a white supremacist.” Others describe him as a modern-day Rasputin. The crude caricatures obscure the complex intellectual influences that motivate the 63-year-old, who ran Breitbart News before joining the Tr...
One of the most-discussed ads during the Super Bowl Sunday night was not about football, beer or food. It was an Audi ad about the gender pay gap, featuring a dad watching his little girl competing in a cart race and questioning whether she'd be compensated equally when she grows up. "What do I tell my daughter?" the narrator asks. The spot was praised and pilloried. "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg, posting about it on Facebook, said "now more than ever, we need ads like this which pus...
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BERLIN—Of the countless memorials testifying to Germany’s legacy of concentrated security and unchecked surveillance, the Stasi Museum in Berlin is one of the more explicit. Emerging in 1950 as the security arm of the German Democratic Republic, the Stasi earned particular infamy over its nearly four-decade existence for the spying operations it conducted on its own citizens, and how it wielded that intelligence to control people’s lives. Located in the Stasi’s former headquarters in Ber...
It appears the worst of the explosive Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco is behind us, though government officials have now stepped in ensure it won't happen again. Officials in South Korea say it will strengthen safety regulations regarding lithium-ion batteries in prevent future situations like the one that turned the Samsung's phablet into an unknowing fire hazard, according to Reuters. The flammable phone was more than egg on the face for Samsung, with the US Department of Transportation and the...
DONALD TRUMP’S executive order of January 27th—alleged to protect “the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States”—has been widely condemned by writers. The Writers Guild of America attacked the order as “unconstitutional and deeply wrong”. Ammar Ali Hassan, an Egyptian novelist, has said that the order cements America’s status as “no longer the land of dreams”. Reza Aslan, an Iranian-American scholar, delivered a stinging chastisement of Paul Ryan, the Speake...
The United States President is a “huge” New England Patriots fan and watched his team take their fifth NFL championship. He sent a celebratory tweet post-game, congratulating the three pillars of the Patriots franchise Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and owner Bob Kraft. “What an amazing comeback and win by the patriots. Tom Brady. Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners. Wow!,” Trump tweeted. Trump enjoys ties to the figureheads of the Patriots franchise, owner Kraft, coach Belichick and s...
Never one to hold back on a controversial opinion, recent WWE Royal Rumble winner Randy Orton had some colorful language when comparing the Super Bowl to WrestleMania in an interview with NBC Washington. WrestleMania is the Super Bowl of wrestling. Royal Rumble is getting in—winning the Royal Rumble is getting into the Super Bowl of wrestling. Screw the Super Bowl, we're talking about WrestleMania. Super Bowl ain't got s--t on WrestleMania. WrestleMania is the biggest show on earth, the grea...
It's safe to say Donald Trump's press secretary didn't get off to the greatest start with the media. Sean Spicer's first media briefing descended into an angry rant about the size of the crowds at the President's inauguration . And when his statements were questioned and disproved, the Trump administration argued Spicer's claims were made using "alternative facts". So it's no surprise that Spicer found himself the butt of the joke in what has to be Saturday Night Live's funniest and most scat...
Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) is reportedly developing a dedicated video app for set top boxes to expand its social networking ecosystem into living rooms, according to the Wall Street Journal. The app will be different from its existing app for set top boxes, which is basically just a widescreen version of its mobile app.Instead, the new app will mainly deliver videos from Facebook, potentially turning it into a streaming rival to Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). This supports previo...
Most of the brands appearing in the Super Bowl this year released their ads ahead of game day — so there will be few surprises on Sunday in the commercial breaks. Scroll down to see what we know so far about the Super Bowl ads (we've organized all the news in alphabetical order, by brand.) Construction-supply company 84 Lumber has splashed out an estimated $15 million on a 90-second ad — its debut Super Bowl spot, AdAge reported. The ad, created by Brunner, will air in the second quarter, ...
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is reportedly developing a dedicated video app for set top boxes to expand its social networking ecosystem into living rooms, according to the Wall Street Journal. The app will be different from its existing app for set top boxes, which is basically just a widescreen version of its mobile app. Image source: Facebook. Instead, the new app will mainly deliver videos from Facebook, potentially turning it into a streaming rival to Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AM...
Last year, prior to the big SpaceXplosion -- which kind of knocked SpaceX off the rails -- we spent a lot of time digging into SpaceX's finances. We asked: How does SpaceX make money? And we answered the question: "How profitable is SpaceX" when it makes all that money?Much of this was based on educated guesswork, however, as we extrapolated what we knew about the finances at SpaceX rivals Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), and Airbus (NASDAQOTH: E...
Last year, prior to the big SpaceXplosion -- which kind of knocked SpaceX off the rails -- we spent a lot of time digging into SpaceX's finances. We asked: How does SpaceX make money? And we answered the question: "How profitable is SpaceX" when it makes all that money? Much of this was based on educated guesswork, however, as we extrapolated what we knew about the finances at SpaceX Martin (NYSE:LMT), Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), and Airbus (NASDAQOTH:EADSY), and applied it to what we thoug...
It was an issue that united Bernie Sanders on the left and Donald Trump on the right: opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It's one reason Trump won the White House, amid populist calls for protectionism. Many blue-collar workers in traditionally manufacturing-heavy states like Michigan blamed the trade deal for job losses, declining wages, and companies shifting manufacturing to Mexico. President Trump, in particular, made the debate over free trade one of the centra...
It's one reason Trump won the White House, amid populist calls for protectionism. Many blue-collar workers in traditionally manufacturing-heavy states like Michigan blamed the trade deal for job losses, declining wages, and companies shifting manufacturing to Mexico. President Trump, in particular, made the debate over free trade one of the central topics of his campaign. He argued in favor of ripping up trade deals, said NAFTA was "the worst trade deal in the history of the country," and calle...
Melissa McCarthy made a surprise appearance on tonight's episode of "Saturday Night Live" ... and it was pure comedy gold. The actress played Sean Spicer, portraying the tense relationship between President Donald Trump's White House press secretary and the media. "Before we begin, I know that myself and the press have gotten off to a rocky start," Spicer began. "When I say 'rocky start,' I mean it in the sense of 'Rocky' the movie because I came out here to punch you." "Now I'd like to begin...