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Longtime Rolling Stone Contributor Matt Taibbi Discusses His New News Venture And his famous squid

Specs Who Matt Taibbi New gig Editor of an as-yet-unnamed digital magazine for First Look Media Old gig Contributing editor for Rolling Stone Rolling Stone was such a hugely influential platform for you—is it risky…

March 23, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

Robert Rodriguez Has a Prime Outlet for His Guilty Pleasures Explains how he chooses his programming

Specs Who Robert Rodriguez Age 45 Accomplishments Filmmaker (From Dusk Till Dawn, Spy Kids and the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For); founder/chairman of El Rey network; creator of From Dusk…

March 21, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

Sam Champion Wants to Make The Weather Channel a One-Stop Shop for News Also, thoughts on naming storms

Specs Name Sam Champion Age 52 New gig Managing editor, anchor,The Weather Channel Old gig Weather anchor, Good Morning America You’ve said that your new morning show, AMHQ, will cover news, business, sports and other nonweather…

March 17, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

Suits Star Patrick J. Adams Obsesses Over Instagram Also spends some quality time on Twitter

Specs Who Patrick J. Adams Age 32 Accomplishments Stars as Mike Ross on USA’s Suits (Season 3 returns March 6 at 9/8c); set to appear in NBC’s upcoming miniseries adaptation of Rosemary’s Baby Base Los…

March 5, 2014, 12:02 PM EST

Flipboard Buys Mobile Newsreading App Zite From CNN Deal involves content and ad partnership

Flipboard announced today it is buying Zite, one of its smaller rivals in an increasingly crowded space of mobile newsreading apps. In addition to the acquisition, the deal includes a…

March 5, 2014, 10:50 AM EST

Chrissy Teigen Has Reached the Pinnacle of Social Media Fame: Her Own Meme SI Swimsuit Issue cover star is very active with her followers

Specs Who Chrissy Teigen Age 28 Accomplishments 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model; founder/writer of So Delushious! cooking blog Base New York What’s the first information you consume in the morning? MSNBC is usually already on—Morning…

February 27, 2014, 9:55 PM EST

A Marketer’s Guide to SXSW Brands try to keep Austin wired

For 20 years, South by Southwest Interactive—which started, humbly enough, as SXSW Film & Multimedia—has evolved into a massive marketing extravaganza, last year playing host to 31,000 tech practitioners and…

February 23, 2014, 9:44 PM EST

Time Inc. Announces Launch of New Sports Network Partners include MLB, NHL, NBA

Sports Illustrated is making a big bet on video with the planned launch of a streaming sports network to complement its existing brand. Called 120 Sports, the new standalone business…

February 20, 2014, 10:19 AM EST

Meredith Partners With Kiip for Branded In-App Rewards Mobile startup shifts focus to rewarding everyday activities

Rewards-based mobile ad startup Kiip has signed its first major media client, Meredith Corp., as the platform expands its focus outside of gaming. The mass women's magazine publisher and broadcaster…

February 18, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

Here Are the Twitter Feeds Soledad O’Brien Finds Especially Helpful Also, the gadget she can’t do without

Specs Who Soledad O'Brien Age 47 Accomplishments Broadcast journalist; CEO of Starfish Media Group; philanthropist; will be hosting two panels at the NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans Feb. 14-16 Base New York What’s the…

February 7, 2014, 1:17 AM EST

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