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Old School Is Better than New Fail: Why SMBs Must Choose Providers Carefully

56 minutes agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Online booking is a great tool for local businesses. It allows consumers to schedule appointments without the back and forth of telephone/IVR interaction or after hours when no one is available. It’s also increasingly a capability that consumers are expecting, especially younger customers. Survey data below from Yodle (2014) argue that nearly two-thirds of consumers […]

A Look at the WDBJ Shootings One Year Later

57 minutes agoMedia / Television Industry : TVSpy

CNN's Brian Stelter spoke to the woman who survived the shooting

Will Debates Inject Ideas Into Election Coverage? That’s Debatable

Debates are a natural opportunity to possibly pull candidates off script, force them to answer questions they didn't write themselves. But, activists are saying, debates that include only the two major party candidates are far less likely to do that.

Belgian Teacher Invents Pokemon-Inspired Book Hunt

1 hour agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Aveline Gregoire, a primary school teacher in Belgium, has invented a book hunting game inspired by Pokemon Go.

Flood Relief Concert Set With Randy Jackson, Harry Connick Jr. as Co-Hosts

A benefit concert to help victims of Louisiana flooding is on tap for Sept. 5, with Louisiana natives Randy Jackson and Harry Connick Jr. on board as co-hosts. Raycom Media announced plans for “Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood...

Disney to Shoot a New Live-Action James and the Giant Peach Movie

2 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The movie studio already shot and released a stop-motion James and the Giant Peach movie back in 1996.

Univision’s Jorge Ramos: Journalists Can’t be Neutral in an Election

Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos is apparently still smarting from being escorted out of a Trump press event last year. He called on journalists to ignore ethical standards and take a stand against the GOP presidential nominee in a column for Time on Tuesday: “Trump has forced journalists to revisit rules of objectivity and fairness. Just […]

The Broadside Library Featured On Kickstarter

2 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week!

Richard Branson Thought He Would Die in High-Speed Bike Crash in Which He Hit ‘Sleeping Policeman’

Adventure-loving billionaire Richard Branson was badly injured Thursday in a high-speed bicycle crash, and the founder of Virgin Group said he feared at the time he would die. As it turned out, Branson suffered a cracked cheek and torn ligaments...

This Nielsen Study Commissioned by Google Says YouTube and Linear TV Help Each Other

YouTube and TV—two competing mediums fighting for the same eyeballs and advertising dollars—might actually be able to find common ground. A Nielsen case study commissioned by Google found that TV reach seems to drive YouTube engagement, and in turn, YouTube engagement drives TV reach. Show More Summary

Clinton Fires Back on Race With Ad Featuring Trump's Own Comments About 'the Blacks'

Donald Trump hasn't been mincing words with his views on Hillary Clinton's race relations, calling her "a bigot" during a Mississippi campaign stop this week. Given that Trump's support among black voters has been estimated between 2...Show More Summary

CBS Expands Availability of Its Streaming Service

CBS has widened access to the CBS All Access digital subscription service, making the $5.99 monthly service available on Microsoft’s Xbox One. “For $5.99 a month, CBS All Access offers more than 7,500 on-demand episodes from the current season and...

Minnesota Lottery Rallies Vikings Fans for an Epic Battle in Ad for Its New Scratch-Off Game

Football season is almost here, and for Minnesota Vikings fans it also means there's a new Vikings-themed scratch-off game from the Minnesota Lottery to help kick team spirit into high gear. As part of its new campaign for the lottery,...Show More Summary

Character Actor Who Was a Familiar Presence on TV Dies — He Was One of Those Actors Who You Know His Face Even If You Never Knew His Name

A character actor who was a beloved part of a number of TV shows and movies — including long-running roles as Henry on “Alice” and as the voice of “Choo Choo” on “Top Cat” — has died. Variety reports that...

Amy Schumer and Kelly Regan Barnhill Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

3 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending August 21, 2016.

Nielsen Has Increased Its U.S. TV Homes Estimate for the First Time in 2 Years

Audiences may no longer watch television the same way they did even a few years ago, but more U.S. households now have access to TV content than ever before, according to Nielsen. The company announced today that it estimates there will be 118.4 million TV homes in the U.S. Show More Summary

Ad of the Day: Nike Redefines 'Just Do It' in One Hell of a Crazy Ad From China

Nike is out with its latest ad from Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai, and it's not just a celebration of sports. It's a celebration of freedom. A lyrical and spontaneous picture of athleticism takes center stage in the remarkable 90-second spot, titled "The Next Wave," as the camera's focus flows through city streets from one sport to another. Show More Summary

Report Says Super Agent Ari Emanuel Has Had Talks to Acquire The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard and Dick Clark Productions

Super agent Ari Emanuel may be positioning to expand his Hollywood empire, according to a report in The New York Post. The publication reports: “Emanuel’s WME/IMG has talked to former Guggenheim Partners honcho Todd Boehly about a possible acquisition of...

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