Google Launches Smarter, More Visual Ads Timed for Holiday Shopping

'Showcase Shopping' ads give retailers a boost in search

                 Showcase Shopping ads could help connect consumers' vague searches with retail products.  Ahead of the holiday shopping season, Google is working to create more visual products for…

This Chinese Startup Set Up a Virtual Reality Store in Space to Sell Its Flagship Smartphone

OnePlus wants to compete with Apple and Samsung

When you're a smartphone startup competing in a world dominated by Apple and Samsung, how do you stand out? You go out of this world. For last month's launch of the OnePlus…

Twitter Will Livestream CBS News' Coverage of the Republican and Democratic Conventions

Advertising details are still being finalized

Twitter and CBS are planning to livestream the Republican and Democratic National Conventions later this month. The companies announced plans today to run "gavel-to-gavel" coverage of each party's four-day event. First…

USA and The Verge Team Up for a Weekly Live Digital Mr. Robot Aftershow

Sparked by NBCU's investment in Vox Media

Just one Mr. Robot aftershow episode wasn't enough for USA, so the cable network is going to make them a weekly—and digital—event for Season 2. USA has partnered with The Verge,…

The Republican National Convention Mobile App Has Livestreaming and a 360-Degree View

GOP offers a whole new view of Donald Trump

Anyone inside or outside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland later this month will be able to see all the elephants in the room in more ways than ever before. Just in…

Ex-Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against Roger Ailes

Sues network co-founder and CEO

Eleven-year Fox News anchor and Miss America 1989 Gretchen Carlson is suing Roger Ailes, the co-founder and CEO of the top-ranked news network, for sexual harassment. Carlson, whose employment ended June…

Meet the Man Producing the Trump Show (aka the Republican National Convention)

Phil Alongi's follow-up to 2012

With less than two weeks before Republicans gather in Cleveland to nominate their candidate for president, the team assembled to broadcast the four-day convention has quickly worked to transform Quicken…

How Time Inc.'s New Video-Only Platform Hopes to Unearth the Next Big Digital Star

Instant will use the clout of People and Entertainment Weekly

As the digital video ecosystem has exploded over the past five years, it's given rise to a new kind of celebrity: Those who are able to amass large swaths of…

NBCU’s New Branded Content Studio Launches Satirical Campaign With Sabra

Videos will run on social pages and Vox Media properties

NBCUniversal's new branded content studio, which the company launched in March to develop and produce content for clients that could also exist outside its own platforms, has landed its first…

U.S. Adults Consume an Entire Hour More of Media Per Day Than They Did Just Last Year

For daily total of 10 hours, 39 minutes

If you feel like you're spending more time than ever before watching and streaming content, you're right. U.S. adults spent 10 hours, 39 minutes a day consuming media in the first…