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Sam Thielman
This Japanese Cellphone Company's Shrimp Gun Will Make Your Day Ready, aim, fry

We came here from the Internet as fast as we could to tell you of a brand-new development in seafood technology: the fried shrimp gun. With flour, egg yolk, tempura…

December 1, 2014, 12:35 PM EST

Inside the Massive Campaign Behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Kevin Spacey's digitized mug is only part of the package

Disembodied, badly equalized and with no musical cues or ambient sound around it, the nonetheless recognizable voice of Kevin Spacey in sneering antihero mode fuzzes over the computer speakers. "You…

October 27, 2014, 12:02 AM EDT

AT&T Has to Pay $105 Million for Overcharging Customers A settlement, not a fine

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler held a press conference alongside colleagues from the Federal Trade Commission and the states attorneys general today to publicly reprimand AT&T for "cramming"—adding fees…

October 8, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

State Department Trolls ISIS With Horrifically Violent Anti-Recruitment Video Part of ongoing 'Think again' effort

The U.S. Department of State has come up with a novel way to deal with the Internet-savvy recruitment strategy undertaken by the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS). Troll them on YouTube. In…

September 4, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

How Do You Brand Big Data? Brokers need to distinguish themselves in a crowded market

Branding data is tough—and not just because many eyes glaze over when you start to talk about it. But in today’s media marketplace, it wouldn’t be wrong to think of…

August 26, 2014, 6:01 AM EDT

Nielsen and Kraft Pilot New Brand Tracking Tool Did that ad actually convince someone to buy?

Ever wondered whether that ad you worked so hard on actually convinced somebody to buy your product? Now Nielsen can tell you, down to the individual ad buy. The ROI-centric approach…

July 6, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT

Horizon’s Marianne Gambelli Discusses Television, Programmatic and Life After NBC ‘It’s not just the TV Upfront anymore’

   Specs Who Marianne Gambelli New gig Evp, chief investment officer at Horizon Media Old gig President of advertising sales at NBC Age 54 How do you like being on the other side of the negotiating table? It’s…

June 29, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

The Guild’s Felicia Day Wrote Herself the Role of a Lifetime One of the original Web series got started when her acting career was stalling

Talent - Gold Felicia Day’s dearly departed Web series The Guild started before anybody was really talking about the medium—it was a year before the world knew that lonelygirl15 was a…

June 22, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

Jerry Seinfeld Has Become a Therapist to the Stars Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee sessions are pure entertainment gold

Programming Series - Gold For all the talk about “premium video” online, few ad-supported Web series have made the case that their product is just as good as anything on TV…

June 22, 2014, 6:57 PM EDT

Verizon Sends Netflix a Public Cease and Desist Letter Snarky error messages draw pushback

Netflix has been taking potshots at ISPs and Verizon isn't taking them lying down. On Tuesday, Twitter users started posting screenshots of their Netflix apps calling out Verizon by name…

June 6, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT

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