Social

A bunch of publishers are about to find out that Facebook's algorithm thinks their video content is worthless (FB)

BI PRIME: Facebook's algorithm reboot likely means the end of schlocky news feed video – while creating a make or break moment for Facebook Watch

Social

Social publisher NowThis has brought back its website after a 3-year hiatus days after Facebook's massive New Feed changes

BI PRIME: In early 2015, NowThis went all-in on a distributed Media model, shutting down its website in favor of publishing all of its content directly on...

Business

Verizon Teams With NBA on 'League Pass,' Fan Content

Verizon has struck a deal with the NBA that extends its relationship with the league beyond streaming games and into content creation as well as augmented-reality fan experiences.

Startups

Arkadium brings its interactive content to the Associated Press

 The Associated Press is partnering with Arkadium to use InHabit, an interactive content tool launched last year. Arkadium’s goal for InHabit is to automatically add interactive polls, quizzes and games into relevant stories, hopefully making th

World

Facebook, Google tell Congress they're fighting extremist content with counterpropaganda

Facebook, Google and Twitter say they're creating more anti-terror propaganda to combat violent messages at their source.

Technology

Watch: Facebook, Google and Twitter testify before Congress on extremist content

Google, Facebook and Twitter testify before the Senate about what they are doing to keep extremist content off their platforms.

Technology

YouTube Content Creators Complain About Monetization Requirement Changes

YouTube content creators are mad at the video sharing company for making some changes to its content monetization requirement, rendering numerous starting and budding YouTubers incapable of earning from their published videos. 

Asia

Storytelling app Wattpad raises $51M at a $398M valuation

 Content, as they say, is king — but these days, that may be true only for as long as you can figure out a good business model to deliver it. And today, a startup based out of Toronto, Canada is re-upping its coffers to fill out its ambition to

Business

YouTube Subjecting All 'Preferred' Content to Human Review

YouTube is ordering workers to review thousands of hours of its most popular content and setting new limits on which videos can run ads, in moves to ease advertisers’ worries that their brands are showing up alongside offensive or controversial vid

Science

What is Kodi, what are TV addons, are Kodi boxes illegal or dangerous to use and buy and have UK Premier League streams been shutdown?

KODI boxes have been headline news since they became a popular way of watching TV. The technology made its name by allowing users to live-stream content from apps and on-demand services — but are they legal and will you get fined for using them? He

United States

Bidder for the Weinstein Company says bankruptcy protection may be best the option

Killer Content said on Monday that a bankruptcy may be the best way forward for the U.S. film and TV studio.

Formula 1

Formula 1 "still nowhere" with social media

Last week, F1 reported it had 11.9m followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, which represents a rise of 54.9 percent on 2016.The championship made a big push with its social media and digital platforms last season, relaxing some of the restr

Technology

Marketers Say Facebook's News Feed Update Will Be 'Nail in the Coffin' for Organic Posts

As Facebook revamps its news feed, marketers are assessing their advertising strategies and bracing to shell out more money to get brands’ content in front of users.

Business

Is It Worth Sharing? Corbett Drummey And The Question That Built Popular Pays

In 2013, Corbett Drummey left his job at a top advertising agency with $3K in savings. He and co-founder Allan Holmes decided to go ‘all-in’ on what had been a side project: building a marketplace for creative content.

Technology

Verizon testing additional OTT service, source says

Verizon is testing another over-the-top service, separate from Go90, as the company looks to build out its content offerings, a source familiar with the matter says.

Technology

Facebook and Google can't keep extremists away, and Congress will be grilling them next week

As Google and Facebook await questions from Senators on extremist content, terrorists are recruiting on their sites.

United States

Google had to delete 60 apps, many aimed at kids, after they showed users pornographic content

Google deleted 60 apps, many aimed at children, that contained nasty malware that could display pornographic content.

Top News

Your Facebook news feed is about to drastically change: Here's how

Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more "meaningful" in a move that could hurt publishers and news organisations that rely on it to spread their content.

Technology

Mark Zuckerberg announces major Facebook news feed changes ‘to improve your well-being’

Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that he wants to take Facebook back to its roots by changing your news feed to prioritize friends and family over public content from businesses, brands, and media.

Technology

Facebook is Revamping its News Feed to Show You More From Friends and Family and Less From Brands

The news will likely raise concerns for companies and news organizations that rely on Facebook to distribute their content

Top News

Facebook is changing up your News Feed

Facebook hopes to improve the well-being of its users by prioritizing content from friends and family over posts from brands and publishers.

Mobile

Facebook feed change sacrifices time spent and news outlets for “well-being”

 CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook today, “I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions.” VP of News Feed Adam Mosseri t

Technology

Nintendo Direct: 'Dark Souls' Heading To Switch, 'Super Mario Odyssey' Gets Free DLC

A surprise Nintendo Direct Mini presentation went live earlier this morning and the Japanese gaming company announced a bunch of new content for the Switch console.

World

Baby girl run over by car after wandering into street walks away like nothing happened - and even mum barely reacts

WARNING, DISTRESSING CONTENT. Driver of the car speeds away without looking back after child heads into road through open gate

World

Chilling CCTV shows girl, 8, being led away by mystery man before she was raped, killed and dumped on rubbish pile

WARNING - DISTRESSING CONTENT: Zainab Ansari was on her way to a religious ceremony when she was led away by a mystery man

Technology

Facebook, Google Have a Tough New Job in Germany: Content Cop

Under a German law in effect since Jan. 1, Facebook and other social platforms now are responsible for keeping illegal content off their sites—and finding the job is harder than it looks.

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