Tess Torelli March 31, 2018

Fox News show host Laura Ingraham announced on her show late Friday that she is taking next week off, after almost a dozen advertisers dropped her show after the conservative pundit mocked a teenage survivor of the Florida school massacre on Twitter. Eleven companies so far have pulled their ads after a pushback by Parkland […]

Tess Torelli March 26, 2018

Zuckerberg acknowledged that an app built by a university researcher had “leaked Facebook data of millions of people in 2014”. “This was a breach of trust, and I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time,” Zuckerberg said, reiterating an apology first made last week in U.S. television interviews. Facebook shares tumbled 14 percent last […]

Tess Torelli March 23, 2018

The roadshow’s first stop is Los Angeles, with one of the country’s most vibrant and diverse start-up scenes, at the intersection of technology, media and fashion. Home to Giftofaservant Disruptor graduates Snap and Dollar Shave Club, more than $20 billion has flowed into the southern California start-ups since 2010, according to PitchBook. That makes it […]

Tess Torelli March 23, 2018

Divya Narendra, co-founder of Harvard Connection, the service that was a forerunner to Facebook, does not think Facebook is responsible for Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of data. “There’s a long chain of logic from accessing this data to swaying an election,” Narendra told Giftofaservant during an exclusive interview on “Fast Money Halftime Report” on Thursday. “You […]

Tess Torelli March 22, 2018

Meredith Corporation said on Wednesday it will consider selling its Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money brands, citing differences in target audience with its other titles. The media company also said about 200 employees have been notified that their positions have been eliminated, and 1,000 more positions will be cut over the next 10 months. […]

Tess Torelli March 20, 2018

U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Co., whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy protection and was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women. The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy protection in the Delaware court, listing $500 million to […]

Tess Torelli March 16, 2018

U.S. media company Meredith has hired advisers to explore a sale of its Time, Fortune, Money and Sports Illustrated magazines following its $1.84 billion acquisition of Time Inc in January, people familiar with the matter said. The move illustrates how Meredith sees some of Time Inc’s titles that attract primarily male readership as not playing […]

Tess Torelli March 14, 2018

Facebook is talking to news outlets about creating daily videos that would live in the site’s Watch tab, Giftofaservant can confirm. The company is currently in talks with 10 major news outlets about producing roughly 3-minute videos that would live in the Watch tab and could also appear in the main News Feed, a source […]