Tag: Media

Tech

Scribd adds newspapers to its subscription reading service, including the NYT, FT, and WSJ

Subscription reading service Scribd  is adding another string to its bow today with the news that it’s now including “select” articles from a number of premium newspapers. Founded out of San Francisco in 2007, Scribd offers subscribers unlimited cross-platform access to a selection of reading materials — including ebooks, audiobooks, documents, and, as of last November…

Mobile

Amazon expands subscription TV Channels service beyond the U.S. and into Europe

Amazon has announced that it’s expanding its subscription TV service, Amazon Channels, into the U.K. and Germany. The internet giant first opened Amazon Video to third-party video-streaming services in the U.S. back in late 2015, letting those on the company’s $99 annual Prime membership service subscribe to the likes of Starz and Showtime from within a single…

Culture & Gaming

Meet Stephanie Chan, GamesBeat’s new general assignment reporter

GamesBeat is excited to announce that Stephanie Chan starts today as our new general assignment reporter. She’ll be assuming the duties of Jeff Grubb, who’s now moving over full-time to PC Gaming coverage. Stephanie comes to GamesBeat after writing about games as a freelancer while working at the media company Poncho, where she went from managing…

Culture & Gaming

Meet Rowan Kaiser, GamesBeat’s PC Gaming guest post editor

GamesBeat is proud to announce the hiring of longtime role-playing and strategy game critic Rowan Kaiser as our new guest post editor for our PC Gaming Channel. In this role, Rowan will focus on accepting and soliciting op-eds from people involved with every step of the industry: coming up to the initial ideas of making…

Mobile

Study shows live mobile sports apps are lagging behind real-time sports TV broadcasts

Wowza Media Systems said in a report today that live mobile sports apps are lagging when it comes to presenting simultaneous broadcasts for real-time sports apps to viewers. And Wowza has ranked just how fast some of those apps are. As in so many other markets like games, video livestreams are transforming the way people…

Tech

European directors call on U.S. internet giants to help finance more films

In the face of continued disruption of creative markets, a list of more than 80 notable European directors today issued a call  at the Cannes International Film Festival for “internet giants” to invest more in the region’s film scene. Cannes has already been swirling with controversy this year due to the inclusion of two Netflix original…

Culture & Gaming

Rovio’s Angry Birds movie sequel is coming September 20, 2019, marking 10 years since game first launched

Finnish gaming and entertainment company Rovio has confirmed that a sequel to The Angry Birds Movie is coming on September 20, 2019 — the same year that marks the tenth anniversary of the original Angry Birds game launch. Rovi CEO Kati Levoranta revealed last year that the company was working on a sequel to the original…

Tech

Facebook leaked documents reveal how it moderates hate speech, porn, and terrorism

(Reuters) — Leaked Facebook documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform, the Guardian reported , citing internal guidelines seen by the newspaper. New challenges such as “revenge porn” have overwhelmed Facebook’s moderators who often have just ten seconds to make a decision,…