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Viddiverse Is Designed to Be a YouTube/Vine for Kids Entrepreneur looks to build parent- and brand-safe social network for tweens

"Just one more video and that’s it.” That’s a common empty threat/demand many a modern parent has made, after plying their kids with a diverting iPad or iPhone—only to end up…

November 25, 2013, 9:58 PM EST

Nate Silver Staffs Up at New FiveThirtyEight Blog Site to relaunch with ESPN as partner in 2014

Since taking his talents—and FiveThirtyEight blog—from The New York Times to ESPN over the summer, Nate Silver has been busy putting together “[his] own Moneyball team” of editorial staffers in…

November 19, 2013, 6:09 PM EST

YouTube Is Now Much Safer for Brands Update to comments should make engaging more comfortable

Google’s recent effort to silence trolls with a new YouTube commenting policy might actually be a boon to brands. YouTube in September began directing its users to open an account on…

November 17, 2013, 9:49 PM EST

Before Twitter, Jack Dorsey Wasn't So Big on Capitalism Forget IPOs and shareholders, co-founder once wanted to revert to the barter sytem

Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s co-founder, is about to make a fortune, but there was a time he wanted nothing to do with the almighty dollar. In old Internet posts, which were published…

October 14, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

Sports Illustrated Is Testing a New Type of Paywall What’s more valuable, time or money?

Sports Illustrated is testing a paywall that lets readers access its print articles early if they watch a 30-second video ad first. The provider is Selectable Media, which has been testing…

October 7, 2013, 10:11 PM EDT

X Factor Judge Demi Lovato Has a Passion for the Paranormal She's also addicted to Twitter

Specs Who Demi Lovato Age 21 Accomplishments Singer-songwriter; judge on Fox’s The X Factor (Season 3 premiered this week); appearing in Glee this season Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you consume in the…

September 13, 2013, 12:15 AM EDT

A Stylish New Magazine Mixes Food and Fashion Cherry Bombe is run by Harper's Bazaar alums

Specs Who Editorial director Kerry Diamond (l.) and creative director Claudia Wu What Niche food magazine Where New York offices Food and fashion haven’t always had the best of relationships. But these days, fashion…

September 4, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

Bryan Goldberg's Bustle Gaffe Makes Laughingstock of Launch Was his apology good enough?

Bleacher Report founder Bryan Goldberg made a big announcement Tuesday in a post on tech website PandoDaily: He had raised $6.5 million to launch Bustle.com, the first women’s site to combine…

August 15, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

The Restaurant Business Is Like the News Business, Says Geoffrey Zakarian Lots of reading, no TV

Specs Who Geoffrey Zakarian Age 54 Accomplishments Chef and restaurateur (including The Lambs Club and The National Bar & Dining Rooms in New York); winner of Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs;…

August 8, 2013, 11:44 PM EDT

Does Facebook Keep You Company When You're Eating Alone? Especially at lunch

It used to be, dinner with friends meant actually sitting around the same table together, recipes came from mom, and phones were for talking. Now, people get their recipes from…

August 7, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

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