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Facebook Is Testing a Beefed-Up Version of Its Local Search

< 1 minute agoMedia / Media Industry News : Adweek

Facebook is quietly testing enhancements to its local search functionality, the social network confirmed to Sarah Perez of TechCrunch. Via both mobile and desktop, some users (including myself) who enter queries such as "bars nearby" or "restaurants nearby" into their search bars are seeing information on those businesses including address, phone number, hours of operation,...

A Couple Wake Up in the Same Room but in a New Place Each Day in Québec’s Fun Tourism Campaign

< 1 minute agoMedia / Media Industry News : Adweek

Montr?al agency lg2 does a great job of advertising Qu?bec. Last spring, the shop rolled out a clever and inspired Qu?bec tourism campaign that showed a blind man touring the Canadian province--the point being, Qu?bec offers such a rich experience, for all your senses, that seeing it with your eyes is just a small part...

Fox Unveils Prime-Time Schedule

11 minutes agoMedia / Television Industry : TVWeek

Fox took the wraps off its prime-time schedule for summer 2017, including the new shows “Love Connection,” “Beat Shazam,” “Superhuman” and “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay.” “Love Connection,” hosted by Andy Cohen, and “Beat Shazam,” hosted by Jamie Foxx,...

FOX Announces Summer Premiere Dates

30 minutes agoMedia / Television Industry : TVWeek

Press release from Fox, March 22, 2017: FOX is announcing summer premiere dates for new series LOVE CONNECTION, BEAT SHAZAM, THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY and SUPERHUMAN, as well as the returns of MASTERCHEF, AMERICAN GRIT and SO YO...

Sling TV Is Partnering With Adobe for Programmatic Advertising

37 minutes agoMedia / Media Industry News : Adweek

Sling TV is getting into programmatic advertising, partnering with Adobe's newly unveiled Advertising Cloud to let brands bid in real time on livestreaming and video on demand. The offering, which is expected to be announced later today at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas, will let marketers bid on Sling's inventory via a private marketplace....

Tronc’s Faltering Age of the Machines

37 minutes agoMedia / Media Industry News : Adweek

Critics of Tronc chairman Michael Ferro have long alleged that he tends to throw out visionary ideas that later get left by the wayside. Today's Wall Street Journal report about apparent rising tensions between Ferro and fellow major-piece shareholder Patrick Soon-Shiong would seem to bear that out. From the very end of Lukas I Alpert's...

How FX Juggles Scheduling All 3 of Ryan Murphy’s Hit Anthology Series

38 minutes agoMedia / Media Industry News : Adweek

As Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series for FX, Feud: Bette and Joan, hits the halfway mark on Sunday, the network is determining its future scheduling plans for all of its anthology series from the prolific producer. The network is now airing three separate anthology series--which each focus on a new subject each season--from Murphy: American...

Two bloggers detained for 'propagandizing against the state' in Vietnam

Bangkok, March 23, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Vietnam to immediately and unconditionally release bloggers Phan Kim Khanh and Bui Hieu Vo....

Blog: CPJ joins call for Belarus president to stop harassment of journalists, protesters

The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with 48 rights organizations, sent a letter on March 22 to Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko, condemning the detention and harassment of protesters, journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and members of the country's opposition party....

Google Maps Will Soon Let Users Share Their Real-Time Locations, Trips

Google Maps will soon allow users to share their real-time locations with friends and family without leaving the application. With this update, iOS and Android users will be able to open the app's menu, or tap the blue dot that represents their location, and tap "Share Location" to share their real-time location with users of...

CBS Renews 18 Shows

CBS gave early renewals today to much of its prime-time lineup for the 2017-2018 broadcast season, announcing pickups for 18 shows. Included in the renewals announced today are five freshman shows: “Bull,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “MacGyver,” “Man with a Plan”...

Instagram Says It Will Start Covering Sensitive Images With Screens

Instagram announced two more steps to maintain a safe environment on its platform--covering potentially sensitive images with a screen, and the launch of two-factor authentication to all users. Images that are covered with the new screen aren't unavailable or deleted--users who wish to view them can simply tap on the screen. Instagram explained in a...

Facebook’s New Video Ad Format Aims to Make Ecommerce Easier

Facebook wants to use video to drive retail sales. Today the site is launching a new ad format called Collection. A video sits on the top half of the ad unit with four recommended products below. Retailers either select the products they want to feature manually or Facebook pulls popular products from a retailer's site....

Why Vice News Tonight Doesn’t Feature an Anchor

HBO aired the 100th episode of its nightly newscast this week.

Latin American Presidents Love Twitter – And That's Not A Good Sign

Miguel Angel Latouche, Universidad Central de Venezuela The Conversation Global’s series, Politics in the Age of Social Media, examines how governments around the world rely on digital tools to exercise power. Latin American democracy was born with an original sin: income inequality – the highest in the world. Show More Summary

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