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Topic: The New York Times

These Were the Hottest Apps, Games and Gadgets of 2016

Snapchat, Slack and Pokemon Go rule our Digital Hot List

History will remember 2016 as when digital became a constant overlay to real life, with presidential candidates trolling one another on social media before and after debates while mobile game…

What Chatbots Are Teaching Us About the Future of Marketing

Closing the gap between man and machine

Chatbots are treated like the simpletons of the artificial intelligence world, overshadowed by movie-trailer-creating Watson and its ilk, or the suggestion engines of huge etailers. David Shing  Alex Fine But a good…

The New York Times Just Bought an Agency Focused on Virtual and Augmented Reality

Fake Love will help expand T Brand Studio

You can't buy me love, but The New York Times just bought Fake Love. An experiential design studio with a focus on virtual reality and augmented reality, Fake Love will help…

Here's to Getting Past the Internet's Ugly Teen Years

Despite boundless promise, there's a lot of growing up to do

There's a photo of me from my high school prom from 1994. I'm wearing the traditional tux, paired with bug-eyed Bono-style sunglasses, muttonchops and a bushy goatee. And if you…

The 2016 Digital Content NewFronts Were Defined by Partnerships

It takes a village to create quality cross-platform content

In digital video, it's not every company for itself—it's a team effort. And that's a good thing. Anna BagerKevin Scanlon for Adweek It can take a village to help advertisers connect with…

The Detour's Jason Jones Says Detoxing From Fox News 'Was Great for My Soul'

Daily Show alum talks media obsessions

Specs Age 42 Claim to fame Star and creator of The Detour on TBS (premieres April 11); former Daily Show correspondent Base New York Twitter @jonesinforjason Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the…

Shane Smith Tells Agencies to 'Stop Being So Afraid' to Work With Vice

4A's panel encourages marketers to take risks with media

Shane Smith, founder and CEO of Vice and Cannes Lions "Media Person of the Year," knows a thing or two about dealing with a world of disruption and breaking the status…

Nightly Show Host Larry Wilmore on the Difference Between Trolling and Lurking

Plus, how he feels about satirizing this election season

Specs Age 54 Claim to fame Host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 p.m.) Base New York Twitter @LarryWilmore Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning? Larry…

Heading Into Season 2, Has Serial Sold Advertisers on Podcasting?

Brands finally tune in to 10-year-old medium

Serial, a spinoff of the popular This American Life podcast, debuted in October 2014 to little fanfare but would go on to become the digital medium's first monster hit. Listeners…

Hot List: The 24 Digital Brands, Startups and Games That Defined 2015

Your picks and ours, from Snapchat to Apple Watch

Technology historians will remember 2015 as the year when we first talked about robots and drones without a sense of irony. And they’ll note it was the year when the…

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