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New Snapchat Ads From Mike's Hard Lemonade Imagine a Memorial Day BBQ Trapped in GIFs

If you are 21 years or older, on Snapchat and looking forward to Memorial Day weekend, Mike's Hard Lemonade has a story for you—about a group of friends barbecuing that become trapped in GIFs. As part of its summerlong "Come Out Back"...Show More Summary

NPR Expects to 'More Than Double' Its Podcast Revenue This Year

Thanks to monster hits like Serial and This American Life, podcasting has had a bit of a renaissance in the past year, and it's also fueling National Public Radio's digital revenue. Over the past year, NPR says it has more than doubled...Show More Summary

Judge Denies Motion for New Gawker-Hulk Hogan Trial Following Peter Thiel Bombshell

Gawker was just handed another loss in court this afternoon, when a Florida state court judge upheld the jury verdict rendered two months ago in the lawsuit from Hulk Hogan. During a court hearing this morning in St. Petersburg, Fla.,...Show More Summary

How Whisper Mastered Facebook's Algorithm and Sold Ads With First-Party Data

Twitter and Pinterest have Facebook pages, but they only typically get a few hundred likes and reactions per post. Whisper, to the naked eye for anyone scanning its Facebook page, clearly outperforms them, and the anonymous social app...Show More Summary

Trump, Kelly, Casablanca & Other Fripperies

Narcissism. It's a basic requirement for many entertainers, actors, television performers and most anyone who works in front of a camera and is successful. This is not a diss on narcissists. It takes a great deal to prevail in their arenas. Show More Summary

My Facebook News Feed May Not Be So 'Neutral' After All

This was previously published on LinkedIn. Conservative pundits have criticized Facebook over claims the social network has willingly been suppressing right-wing news. The scandal has grown so large that Mark Zuckerberg himself had to...Show More Summary

Some Good Old Days Really Were 'Good Old Days'

Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji - Stands Up for Them) It was around midnight when I heard the knock on my office door at the old Lakota Times office on the Main Street in Pine Ridge Village in 1981. The newspaper was located in the old Western Auto Store that used to be operated by Eugene Rooks. Show More Summary

Game of Thrones Show Creators Issue Apology For Recent Episode

David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the creators behind this television adaptation, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel! Live to issue “a heartfelt apology.”

Actress Known for Long-Running Sitcom Role Dies

An actress who is remembered for playing a beloved character on a popular comedy series has died. The AP reports that Beth Howland, known for her role as the ditzy waitress Vera on the CBS sitcom “Alice,” died of lung...

NBC Reality Chief Offers Explanation for Donald Trump’s Political Ascent

A television executive who has had a working relationship with Donald Trump says he knows why Trump has been successful in the political arena. Variety reports that Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late-night programming, says Trump owes his success...

McDonald's Unveils Burger-Inspired Art During Its First Facebook Live Video

McDonald's hosted its first Facebook Live video today—an art show, The Starving Artist, reminiscent of Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting. During the hour-long program the fast food giant revealed three oil paintings; "The Beefy Gastronaut"...Show More Summary

Instagram Code Reveals 4 Potential New Features, Including Paying to Boost Posts

Instagram appears to be bringing analytics to business profiles, but that may not be the only new advertiser-targeted feature it's cooking up. Elliott Murray, head of innovation at Social Chain, decompiled the code for the latest version...Show More Summary

Judge: Gawker Still Has to Pay Hulk Hogan $140M

Well, it looks like Gawker still owes Hulk Hogan $140 million. On Wednesday, a Florida circuit court judge declined to order a new trial or change the jury's verdict in Hogan's lawsuit against the media company, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Gawker's attorney had asked the judge to reduce the...

Pulitzer Prize Board Co-Chair Recommends a Couple of Books

Keven Ann Willey says both tomes should be required reading for all Americans.

Captain America Outed as a Secret Hydra Agent in New Comic

What if Captain America wasn't one of the good guys after all?

‘Killian’ Leads Self-Published Bestsellers List

Killian: A West Bend Saints Romance by Sabrina Paige holds the lead spot on the Self-Published Bestsellers List this week.

Paula Hawkins Novel Named Audiobook of the Year

The narration was performed by three readers: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, and India Fisher.

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