Amazon appears to be looking to build out its advertising business by putting the data on a blockchain. An Amazon job post suggests the company will expand on the work it has already done in blockchain by expanding the technology into advertising. The company is looking for a senior software engineer to join its Advertising FinTech team.
The age of streaming created weird TV habits. Which of these describes you?
A draft executive order from the White House could put the FCC in charge of shaping how Facebook, Twitter and other large tech companies curate what appears on their websites, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. The draft order, a summary of which was obtained by CNN, calls for the FCC to develop new regulations clarifying how and when the law protects social media websites when they decide to remove or suppress content on their platforms.
Last Saturday, NBC News’ Think newsletter subscribers got an entry that looked very different from what they’re used to. The rebooted product is a small part of NBC News’ larger effort to become more responsive to audience needs. A trio of vertical sites launched in 2017 — Mach, which focused on emerging technology; Better, focused on health, wellness and productivity; and Think — have led that charge, helping NBC News experiment with new features and tactics and to figure out what types of content it should be producing for different pockets of its audience.
Television stations occupy a rare space at the intersection of media’s past, present, and future. TV is a “legacy” product dating back 70 years, yet TV newsrooms are equipped with the essential tools to succeed in the future of media where visuals trump text. Additionally, those well-known anchors and reporters are now de factor social influencers, giving TV stations that embrace digital a rosier outlook on our collective future.
The social network is pitching an initiative to license articles from some of the largest American news publishers for its mobile app, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.