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Think Your Job Sucks? New MTV Show Profiles Strange and Awesome Career Paths
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MTV's new series, which profiles snake venom milkers, beer keg inventors and junk food bloggers, represents the network’s first foray into business-centric content.
April 15, 2014 in The 'Treps
5 Reasons Stephen Colbert Is a Smart Pick for 'The Late Show'

5 Reasons Stephen Colbert Is a Smart Pick for 'The Late Show'

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While it's not yet clear if and how Colbert will repurpose his Comedy Central-bred persona for network TV, he is bound to make 'The Late Show' all his own.
April 10, 2014 in Leadership
Have an Idea for a Sitcom? NBC Is Listening.

Have an Idea for a Sitcom? NBC Is Listening.

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The network has launched an online talent competition to find its next comedy hit.
April 9, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Ad-Hungry Yahoo Hopes to Strike Gold With an Original Comedy Series

Ad-Hungry Yahoo Hopes to Strike Gold With an Original Comedy Series

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Taking a page from Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, Yahoo is reportedly entering the content production arena.
April 7, 2014 in Business News
This Startup Says It Can Fully Charge Your Smartphone in 30 Seconds

This Startup Says It Can Fully Charge Your Smartphone in 30 Seconds

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Israel-based tech company StoreDot claims to have a new product that can move your smartphone's charge-o-meter from that red sliver of death to full-on green in well under a minute.
April 7, 2014 in Technology
Aereo CEO: 'We're on the Side of the Angels'

Aereo CEO: 'We're on the Side of the Angels'

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Aereo, which snatches over-the-air TV signals and streams them on the internet for a few dollars a month, is determined to prevail over the TV networks trying to bring it down.
April 7, 2014 in Technology
What Elon Musk Really Thinks of 'Silicon Valley'

What Elon Musk Really Thinks of 'Silicon Valley'

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The billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX thinks the creators of the new HBO series 'Silicon Valley' need to spend a little bit more time at Burning Man.
April 4, 2014 in The 'Treps
Changing Channels: With Fire TV, Amazon Enters the Blazing Set-Top Box Arena

Changing Channels: With Fire TV, Amazon Enters the Blazing Set-Top Box Arena

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Amazon is looking to differentiate itself from competitors with a video-streaming device you can talk to.
April 2, 2014 in Technology
Fans, Rejoice: DailyCandy and Television Without Pity Archives to Remain Open

Fans, Rejoice: DailyCandy and Television Without Pity Archives to Remain Open

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NBCUniversal is jettisoning the lifestyle and TV recap sites, but vocal fans prompted the company to reverse its decision to keep the sites' archived content from the public.
April 2, 2014 in Social Media
By Cutting Out Content Providers, Is Aereo Gaming the System?

By Cutting Out Content Providers, Is Aereo Gaming the System?

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Startup's streaming of live TV content on the internet will be at the center of a Supreme Court case soon.
April 2, 2014 in Technology
Aereo to Supreme Court: Our Streaming TV Service 'Falls Squarely Within the Law'

Aereo to Supreme Court: Our Streaming TV Service 'Falls Squarely Within the Law'

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The bold startup once again slams big broadcasters for claiming its business model thrashes copyright laws, setting the tone for its defense in a federal court battle that begins next month.
March 27, 2014 in Business News
Quiznos Is Bankrupt, But It Made an Awesome 'House of Thrones' Mashup

Quiznos Is Bankrupt, But It Made an Awesome 'House of Thrones' Mashup

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The bankrupt sandwich chain attempts to tap into the television zeitgeist in an ad that combines characters from cult TV shows 'Game of Thrones' and 'House of Cards.'
March 27, 2014 in Franchises
Apple and Comcast in Talks to Create Priority TV Streaming Service

Apple and Comcast in Talks to Create Priority TV Streaming Service

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Apple would like its streaming content separated from the rest of the web in order to ensure an uninterrupted experience.
March 24, 2014 in Technology
E*Trade Ditches Its Famous Talking Baby

E*Trade Ditches Its Famous Talking Baby

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After featuring talking babies in its much-beloved ad campaigns for seven years, E*Trade is moving in a new direction.
March 21, 2014 in Marketing
This Wildly Popular Facebook Page Is Becoming a TV Series

This Wildly Popular Facebook Page Is Becoming a TV Series

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Forget pilot season. The Science Channel is developing a new TV series inspired by the 'I F--ing Love Science' Facebook page.
March 10, 2014 in Social Media
Samsung's Gesture-Operated TVs May Soon Switch On Your Living Room Lights

Samsung's Gesture-Operated TVs May Soon Switch On Your Living Room Lights

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How's this for an 'Internet of Things' -- a new crop of Samsung television sets may soon allow for gestural operation of other nearby devices, too.
March 10, 2014 in Technology
Millennials Spend 18 Hours a Day Consuming Media -- And It's Mostly Content Created By Peers

Millennials Spend 18 Hours a Day Consuming Media -- And It's Mostly Content Created By Peers

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A new survey shows adults 18 to 35 are more plugged in than ever. Here's what brands need to know.
March 10, 2014 in Social Media
Robert Rodriguez on Building a Kick-Ass Network

Robert Rodriguez on Building a Kick-Ass Network

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The Austin-based director behind El Mariachi and Sin City will launch a new Hispanic entertainment network this month. We talked to him about the challenges and his goals for the project.
March 8, 2014 in The 'Treps
An Unlikely Icon: With 'Drag Race,' RuPaul Rounds Another Victory Lap

An Unlikely Icon: With 'Drag Race,' RuPaul Rounds Another Victory Lap

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Decades after landing on the mainstream radar, RuPaul is experiencing a career renaissance with his smash-hit 'RuPaul's Drag Race' in its sixth season on Logo.
February 28, 2014 in Lifestyle
Netflix Co-Founder Not a Fan of 'Binge-Watching'

Netflix Co-Founder Not a Fan of 'Binge-Watching'

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Netflix's Mitch Lowe says releasing original series all at once isn't a long-term solution for building an audience.
February 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Advertising Will Soon Reach a Digital Tipping Point

Advertising Will Soon Reach a Digital Tipping Point

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Online marketing is putting increasing pressure on legacy ad businesses, with more people logging in than tuning in.
February 18, 2014 in Advertising
Chipotle's New Series Feels Like House of Cards, But Without the Good Parts

Chipotle's New Series Feels Like House of Cards, But Without the Good Parts

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Chipotle premiered the first episode of its comedy series Farmed and Dangerous this Monday on Hulu.
February 18, 2014 in Advertising
Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’

Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’

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In an interview on CNBC this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the two companies wouldn't be pursuing the merger if they didn't realistically think they would get it would get regulatory approval.
February 13, 2014 in News and Trends
Amazon Wants a Hit Series of Its Own

Amazon Wants a Hit Series of Its Own

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For the second year in a row, Amazon is utilizing a crowdsourcing model to determine which of 10 series pilots currently available for live streaming will ultimately be given the green light.
February 7, 2014 in News and Trends
Sony Now Predicts a $1.1 Billion Loss, Shuts Down PC Business

Sony Now Predicts a $1.1 Billion Loss, Shuts Down PC Business

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The struggling Japanese electronics maker is undergoing a costly restructuring.
February 6, 2014 in News and Trends

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