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Facebook won’t retreat from Stories as it adds desktop posting

 Facebook Stories might feel redundant because 300 million people use its other Snapchat clones on Instagram and WhatsApp. But Facebook is convinced that the narrative, ephemeral, camera-first format is the future of sharing… and advertising. So

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Zuckerberg spokesperson denies Facebook founder bought a $150 million yacht

 Though searching through Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page last year might have led you to think he spends all his free time cozying up to a plate of grits with random families in Louisiana, it turns out he enjoyed a lot of billionaire simple ple

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It looks like Los Angeles Times publisher Tronc is eyeing a contributor model

Tronc — publisher of the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and the Baltimore Sun among others —  seems to be keen to launch a contributor network.

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Facebook agrees to take a deeper look into Russian Brexit meddling

 Facebook has said it will conduct a wider investigation into whether there was Russian meddling on its platform relating to the 2016 Brexit referendum vote in the UK. Read More

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YouTube is pulling Tide Pod Challenge videos

 YouTube appears to be trying to get ahead of any wider societal outcry over (yet more) algorithmically accelerated idiocy on its platform — and is removing Tide Pod Challenge videos.Read More

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Rights to the incendiary 'Fire and Fury' book that left Trump and the White House reeling have been sold in 35 countries

The book's publisher, Steve Rubin, thanked author Michael Wolff for "taking on the planet's biggest bully" during a party in New York on Wednesday night.

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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

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Read the email the writer behind the Aziz Ansari sexual misconduct story wrote slamming an HLN anchor who criticized her

Ashleigh Banfield admonished a Babe.net writer who lashed out after Banfield criticized the story detailing a sexual encounter between Aziz Ansari and a...

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Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' book about the Trump White House is reportedly being shopped around as a TV series

Michael Wolff's best-selling book is going to become a TV series, and reportedly landed the author a seven-figure deal.

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Ellen Pompeo signed a blockbuster deal for 'Grey's Anatomy' that will make her more than $20 million a year — here are the other TV actresses making millions

Ellen Pompeo, the star of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," is set to make over $20 million a year after signing a new deal with the network.

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A Republican senator gave a blistering speech comparing Trump to Stalin and blasting the president's criticism of the press

Sen. Jeff Flake dedicated 15 minutes on Wednesday to blasting President Donald Trump's criticism of the press.

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We're spending more time with smart speakers instead of with radios, TVs — and smartphones (AMZN)

When consumers use an Amazon Echo or a Google Home, they tend to spend less time with other devices and services, including their TVs and smartphones.

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All 9 'Star Wars' movies, ranked by how much money they made at the US box office

Here's how all of the "Star Wars" movies released so far have performed at the domestic box office.

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7 actors who have publicly disavowed Woody Allen or donated their salaries to charity after working on his movies

Dylan Farrow's continued allegation that Woody Allen sexually assaulted her has shifted the perspective of stars like Greta Gerwig and Timothée Chalamet.

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What you need to know in advertising today

Everything that you need to know in advertising today.

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Bloated Facebook Messenger promises to simplify in 2018

 “The app became too cluttered,” Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus announced today in a post of plans for 2018 including “massively simplifying and streamlining Messenger this year.” Between Messenger Day/Stories,

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21 movies playing at the Sundance Film Festival that you need to know about

Here are the Sundance Film Festival movies you need to keep an eye out for.

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Facebook’s user base and ad business could benefit from its News Feed adjustment (FB)

The change, which could roll out as early as next week, means text posts, videos, and photos that are shared and commented on by users’ friends will see...

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Serial SWATter arrested, charged with involuntary manslaughter

 Wichita police have arrested a 25-year-old online troll who calls himself SWAuTistic, charging him with involuntary manslaughter after sending police to a Kansas address. When police arrived at the address they opened fire on the resident, a father of

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WhatsApp reportedly testing anti-chain letter spam warning

 WhatsApp appears to be testing a new feature aimed at trying to limit the spread of chain letter style spam messages on its platform.Read More

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PSA: Google’s art selfie feature is US only for now

 Google’s Arts & Culture app has been around for about a year and half. But it’s taken an art selfie feature to generate a bit of viral interest in the app…Read More

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Richard Branson has told Virgin Trains to start selling the Daily Mail again — even though they're political enemies

The British billionaire said his travel company should not be "seen to be moralising on behalf of others."

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Facebook is trying to prove it's not a media company by dropping the guillotine on a bunch of media companies (FB)

Facebook's News Feed algorithm change will cut off traffic to many digital publishers that rely on Facebook's audience — and for many it will be a death...

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How the BBC did the near-impossible and persuaded the Queen to do an interview

Business Insider spoke with the producer of "The Coronation," where presenter Alastair Bruce got an unprecedented chance to talk on-camera with Queen...

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'It's not a cause for alarm': Why advertisers aren't fretting over Facebook's huge News Feed change (FB)

BI PRIME: Facebook is set to start playing up status updates from friends and family in the News Feed in a bid to promote more "meaningful interaction" on...

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What publishers are saying behind closed doors about Facebook's News Feed changes (FB)

BI PRIME: Publishers are scrambling to try and figure out whether Facebook's big algorithm change will impact their business.

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Streaming services are killing off the DVD and Blu-ray industry

Sales of subscription streaming services increased sharply in 2017, and DVD and Blu-ray took a big hit.

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Even with Barack Obama as a first guest, David Letterman is getting lukewarm reviews for his 'halfhearted' new Netflix talk show

Critics are lukewarm on the first episode of David Letterman's new Netflix talk show, which features Barack Obama.

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