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Brian Braiker

Cable Porn Problem: Nobody’s Paying for It

Net smut consumption making companies' VOD sales go limp

As people have increasingly taken to watching their porn online for free, satellite and cable companies like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and DirecTV have been feeling the blow in their…

First Mover: Mark Whitaker

CNN’s new managing editor on the challenges facing cable news and weekly newsmagazines

How do you see your role at CNN? CNN has all these platforms: domestic, a robust international network, and we’re so strong on the Web. All of those parts of the…

The Murdoch Maelstrom Comes West

Did News Corp. properties break any U.S. laws?

Editors at the New York Post pulled junior staffers into two closed-door meetings on Tuesday and told them, "We have to be on our P's and Q's and not engage…

Advertisers Abandon 'News of the World'

Murdoch-owned paper charged with hacking missing girl's phone

Two businesses are reportedly reviewing their advertising relationships with the British tabloid News of the World in response to revelations that newspaper had hacked the cell phone of a missing…

'Village Voice' Avoids Strike

Staffers had planned a walkout over salary and benefits

The show will go on . . . for now. Village Voice staffers have reached a tentative agreement with management, staving off a threatened strike this weekend over salary cuts and declining…

Pentagram's Angus Hyland

Fast Chat: Angus Hyland on Penguins, Michelin Man

Pentagram partner dissects 1,400 logos in his new book, Symbol

What makes a successful logo? A successful logo is one that endures. It’s got to eventually be honest to the product it describes. It’s got to be simple. It’s got to…

Rooster's Gavin McInnes (center in underwear)

Creating Ads for People Who Hate Ads

Rooster's Gavin McInnes explains his brand of gonzo advertising

Gavin McInnes doesn’t care about your product. This would be all well and good if the co-founder of Vice magazine—that bible of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y., hipsterdom—hadn’t gone and rebranded himself…

Fast Chat: Jane Pratt

What is this Digitas “Modern Family” panel you’re moderating today all about? I don’t know. I’m going to figure it out at midnight the night before. Basically I want to open…

Fast Chat: Judah Friedlander

So, you’re doing a panel on Internet comedy. This Internet Week is a big week, huh? Is this like the Cannes Film Festival of the Internet? Something like that. First you’re hearing…

Dan Sinker (aka Fake Rahm) Talks Tweeting the News

     At some point since its creation in 2006, Twitter went from being an object of curiosity—the subject of news stories—to one of the chief conduits of the news.  …

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