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The Deal Is Off Between Fox and Time Warner

That was abrupt: 21st Century Fox today withdrew its long-discussed bid to acquire a controlling interest in Time Warner Entertainment, a megamerger that would have made the resulting entity so big even noted takeover artist John Malone...Show More Summary

See How Slow Your Internet Connection Is by State

Alas, Alaska. Also Arkansas. It's a terrible time to be living in the deep South or outside the Lower 48 if you're a web developer. At least that's what Tom Heppard over at BroadView Networks is demonstrating with this handy map. With this picture (click to see a bigger version), you can see exactly what's going on in your state. Show More Summary

John Oliver Quotes the IAB in Blistering Takedown of Native Ads

John Oliver's half-hour comedy news show on HBO has one really amazing regular feature: rather than a lengthy interview or a musical guest, Oliver goes on a hilarious, impeccably researched 12-minutes-and-change rant about a particular hobby horse. Show More Summary

Tribune Company Rebrands as Tribune Media

Tribune Company has announced a rebranding as Tribune Media Company, following news yesterday that the company would spin off its troubled print publications into Tribune Publishing. The rebranding reflects Tribune's shift from print publication to content, broadcast distribution and digital. Show More Summary

WWE Will Cut 7% of Its Workforce

World Wrestling Entertainment will slash 7 percent of its workforce after reporting operating at a loss in the second quarter due to the costs of ramping up its online-subscription service. WWE reported a net loss of $14.5 million, compared to a net profit of $5.2 million last year. Show More Summary

NFL Spot on Sunday Is for the Fans

Nearly half of American sports fans call pro or college football their favorite sport. For the second season in a row, the NFL will invite millions of fans to share stories of why they love the game, according to chief marketing officer Mark Waller. Show More Summary

Holy Shark, Syfy Builds a Franchise Without Traditional Ads

Turns out your best marketing tool is word-of-mouth, especially if the mouth in question is filled with rows and rows of gigantic, serrated teeth. Last night's Sharknado 2 managed to pull in 1.6 million demo viewers and 3.9 million viewers...Show More Summary

Jenny Slate’s Bedtime Routine Includes a Little Weed

Specs Who Jenny Slate Age 32 Accomplishments Star of Obvious Child (in theaters now); co-star of FX series Married (Thursdays at 10 p.m.); guest star on Kroll Show, Parks and Recreation, House of Lies and Bob’s Burgers Base Los Angeles...Show More Summary

The Chairman of the FCC Is Annoyed With Time Warner Cable

Maybe it was the widespread feeling that Tom Wheeler is too close to the industry he regulates. Maybe it was pressure from Congress. Maybe it was John Oliver calling him a dingo. Whatever the reason, Wheeler is now telling Time Warner...Show More Summary

Key & Peele Still Pumped About 'Liam Neesons' Ad

Jokesters Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele—best known for their Comedy Central sketch comedy show Key & Peele—have created several hilarious, over-the-top characters, including super enthusiastic action movie fans The Valets. Adweek responsive video player used on /video. Show More Summary

Dunkin's Shark Week Donut Is Not for Use as a Flotation Device

Dunkin' Donuts has partnered with Discovery Channel's beloved Shark Week of aquatic predator-related programming to bring you the above confection, the Shark Bite donut, a yeast donut iced with a red-and-white pattern causing it to resemble a life preserver. Show More Summary

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Issues Apology

Calling himself “foolish” and “wrong,” ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith apologized Monday for suggesting women may “provoke” domestic violence. In a cold opening of ESPN2’s “First Take” program, Smith and ESPN tried to put a damper on the social...Show More Summary

Al Jazeera's Gaza Coverage Leads to Ratings Boost

Al Jazeera has seen a major boost in its ratings over the last two weeks, with the network’s coverage of the Gaza conflict drawing some 3 million unique viewers per day, 1.4 million of them in prime time, according to the Baltimore Sun. Show More Summary

Inside Homer Simpson's Gigantic Head at Comic Con

The inside of Homer Simpson’s head is filled with colorful drawings of the characters from the show named after his family, a giant video screen covering the top interior of his skull—which is about 20 feet in diameter—a brain (presumably...Show More Summary

Seinfeld Says That Iconic Sitcom Might Be Coming to Netflix

During a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) yesterday, Jerry Seinfeld confirmed that he is currently in talks with Netflix to bring Seinfeld, the iconic sitcom of which he was the star and co-creator (with Larry David), to the digital streaming service, The Verge reported. Show More Summary

The Creators of Robot Chicken Love to Play With Toys

When conjuring names for their new stop motion adult animated series, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios co-founders Matt Senreich, John "Harv" Harvatine, Seth Green and Eric Towner submitted 80 different titles to Cartoon Network. While an early...Show More Summary

Oculus Rift Takes Center Stage at Comic-Con

While you can read about how your favorite characters solved a crisis or watch a movie about a doomsday scenario, there's still something to be said about going through the heart-stopping action for yourself. Thanks to virtual reality technology Oculus Rift, some San Diego Comic-Con attendees were able to do just that. Show More Summary

'Better Call Saul' Billboard in Albuquerque Really Turns Back the Clock

Breaking Bad fans, this time you'd better call James! Those dying for a taste of AMC's Breaking Bad spinoff series, Better Call Saul, got a nice little present this week, as this billboard popped up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The sign is actually a prop being used in the filming of the prequel series, set to debut next year. Show More Summary

Sex and the City Supercut Shows How Much It Loved Name-Dropping Brands

Sex and the City's leading ladies—Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte—turned everything from Manolo heels to sex swings into household names during the series' run on HBO. To show the women's love affair with consumer culture, artist...Show More Summary

Ad of the Day: The End Is Nigh in Brilliantly Bleak Ad for FXX's Simpsons Mega-Marathon

The world is really going to having a cow when FXX enacts its insane plan to air every Simpsons episode ever, back to back, beginning Aug. 21. In fact, there may be no cows—indeed, no world—left by the end. In the wonderfully dark promo...Show More Summary

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