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Rombauer Vineyards Set to Uncork a ‘BottleRock Knockout’

Napa Valley winemaker Rombauer Vineyards has been a part of the BottleRock music and food festival since 2013 inception. This weekend, they will bring to the May 26-28 event 115 cases and a little extra zest in the form of a very timely "Wine of the Week" citation from local newspaper the Santa Rosa Press...

Facebook: Here’s How to Stop Non-Friends From Following You

Did you know that Facebook allows users to follow others to view their public posts without being their friends? By default, if your posts have a public privacy setting, this means that any user can follow you and view them without being your friend (however, if your posts aren't set to "public," your followers can't...

Facebook’s Personal Fundraisers Feature Is Out of Beta

The Personal Fundraisers feature Facebook introduced in beta in late March is now out of beta, meaning that all U.S. users 18 and older can try their hands at raising money via the social network. Personal Fundraisers is launching with the same six categories that debuted with its beta launch: Education: such as tuition, books...

Monica Lewinsky Blames Roger Ailes For Her Sex Scandal, Should The Blame Lie With Bill Clinton Instead?

Roger Ailes, former Fox News Chairman and CEO, died last week at 77-years-old. Many have written personal tributes and memorials to the man who shaped the landscape of cable news, but there’s one person who doesn’t remember Roger Ailes...Show More Summary

How The Washington Post plans to use Talk, The Coral Project’s new commenting platform

It was late April and the staff of the Coral Project was “on tenterhooks” as The Washington Post was conducting its first public test of Talk, the project’s new commenting platform, Andrew Losowsky recalled recently. The Washington Post — which launched the Coral Project along with The New York Times, Mozilla, and the Knight Foundation...

Jon Stewart and HBO Scrap His Eagerly-Awaited, Long-Delayed Animated Series

Jon Stewart's eagerly-anticipated post-Daily Show television project--an animated series that was supposed to debut in time for last fall's presidential election--isn't going to see the light of day after all. The premium cable network announced late Tuesday that it and Stewart are scrapping the deal, according to The New York Times. "HBO and Jon Stewart...

Handsome New Travel and Design Magazine Starts Off in Milan

For the debut issue of travel and design magazine August, priced at $20 and available online, the focus is Milan. That's the clever hook of Dung Ngo's enterprise: each issue will devote itself entirely to a single location. To capture the many splendors of this Italian city, Ngo enlised Noemi Bonazzi as guest editor and...

3 Facebook Advertising Mistakes Experienced Advertisers Must Avoid

Facebook is a gold mine for today's digital advertiser. Recent stats show just how potent the social network is in the industry--60 percent of advertisers expect to increase ad spend there in 2017. Advertisers are clearly getting results on the platform. However, I find that advertisers--even experienced ones spending significant budgets on Facebook--lose opportunities by...

Q&A: This Designer Is Driving the Creative Community to Solve the World’s Problems

When Richard Van Der Laken first had the idea to start the What Design Can Do conference seven years ago, he wanted to find a way for designers to come together and change the perception around design. He felt that designers were looked at as people who created pretty, exclusive things for the few who...

Why Tech Companies Like IBM and Amazon Brand Artificial Intelligence With Human Names

Artificial intelligence can write copy and manage programmatic media buying at warp speed. It can drive a car and even diagnose cancer. AI is increasingly acting like humans, so companies are putting big resources and marketing money into branding AI with human-like qualities, down to naming their technology after people. Amazon reportedly picked Alexa for...

“Complementary, not competitive”: Philly’s NBC 10 is using web exclusives to find new viewers

When the University of Michigan announced the finalists for the 2017 Livingston Awards this month, Yoni Greenbaum noticed something that he thought was telling. Out of the 18 finalists for the local news reporting prize, NBC 10 reporters Vince Lattanzio and Morgan Zalot were the only two from local television stations. And 2017 is no...

Step on This Asics Ad, and It Analyzes Your Gait and Picks the Right Shoe

Running may be one of the easiest sports to jump into, but those who run know it's hard on your body and can lead to serious long-term injuries--making your shoe choice critical for doing it safely. A study from the London School of Podiatry found that 70 percent of runners don't wear shoes that suit...

Pinterest Is Introducing Auto-Play Promoted Video in Its Feed and Search Results

Pinterest's Promoted Video ad units, introduced last August, are going auto-play. The new type of Promoted Video begins playing as soon as users scroll across it in their feeds, and these ad units will also auto-play in Pinterest's search results. Show More Summary

Sean Hannity On Twitter: Claims ‘Media Matters’ Trying To Get Him Fired For Promoting Seth Rich Conspiracy

Fox News host Sean Hannity tweeted late Tuesday afternoon that Media Matters For America, a left-wing, non-profit, online company committed to surveilling U.S. based conservative media, is trying to get him fired. “Mediamatters (sic) is trying to silence me, get me fired, pressure my advertising on radio and TV. Show More Summary

A 1972 New York Magazine Cover Girl Fills In the ‘Recycled Housewife’ Blanks

Where are they now? It's a simple but still powerful narrative trigger, put to effective use this week by the editors of New York magazine. In 1972, Jennifer Rogers appeared with her four young children on the cover of the May 15, 1972 issue, for a story about her impending divorce and move to the...

Google Is Adding Its Fast-Loading Mobile Pages to Search and Display Ads

A couple of years ago, Google launched a program called Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, to speed up the mobile web. Now, it wants to do the same with two of its most lucrative sources of revenue: search and display advertising. During the company's Google Marketing Next event today in San Francisco, Google announced a...

ProPublica Adds 3 to Its Illinois Newsroom After Appointing an EIC in February

ProPublica's Illinois office, the first regional expansion in the publication's history, is more than a third of the way towards being fully staffed as it adds two reporters and a news applications developer. Jodi S. Cohen joins as a reporter from the Chicago Tribune, where she has been an investigative reporter. She had been a...

Looking to Expand Its Global Reach, Pinterest Hires Its First U.S. Media Agency

Pinterest is not a social network; it's "an app people use to design their lives." Co-founders Ben Silbermann and Evan Sharp have been making that point for some time, but the company once mentioned alongside Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat has yet to truly begin the second phase of its life as a business that helps...

Facebook’s Monika Bickert Addresses Community Standards, Content Moderation Issues

Facebook head of global policy management Monika Bickert sought to provide some clarity on the social network's community standards and moderation of potentially inflammatory or hurtful content with a long, detailed Newsroom post. Bickert explained in her post that the biggest challenge for content reviewers is understanding the context of that content, writing: It's hard...

Fox News Retracts Its Conspiracy-Laden Story on Seth Rich

One week after Fox News published a conspiracy theory about the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, one that was debunked hours later by the very source cited in the story, one that persisted, occupying space on Hannity and Fox & Friends, where former House speaker Newt Gingrich was allowed to spread it, unchallenged, one...

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