CBS Corp on Tuesday named Richard Parsons, a former Time Warner Inc chief executive, as interim chairman of its board as the company renews its push to merge with Viacom Inc .U.S.
Richard Parsons was named interim chairman of the CBS board of directors on Tuesday.CNBC
Justin Milne emailed Guthrie in May saying: ‘We need to save the ABC, not Emma’ The chairman of the ABC told Michelle Guthrie to fire economics editor Emma Alberici after the former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull complained about her reporting of tax policy. The instruction came in an email from Justin Milne to then managing director Guthrie in May, Fairfax Media first reported on Wednesday. Continue reading...the Guardian
A meeting between top state law enforcement officials and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users ended Tuesday without a decision on whether to investigate. The gathering at the Justice Department was scheduled to discuss...ABC News
When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's wings. None of their worst fears materialized. But now that its founders have announced...ABC News
A U.S. Justice Department "listening session" with state attorneys general on Tuesday focused on protecting consumer privacy when big technology companies amass vast troves of data, but came to no immediate conclusions, three participants said after the meeting.U.S.
There has been criticism over the judge appearing on Fox — curiously no such condemnation is directed at Congress. After weeks now of absorbing accusations and charges of sexual malfeasance as a high schooler Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his bride sat in for an interview with Fox News. In speaking with Martha MacCallum he addressed a number of charges and spoke in | Read MoreRedState
Pope Francis has acknowledged that priestly sex abuse scandals are outraging the Catholic faithful and driving them away, and says the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generationsWashington Post
Legislation to substantially overhaul the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated for songs online is being sent to the president’s desk for his signaturewww.washingtonpost.com
Trump hits Democrats’ ‘con job’ against Kavanaugh as top Senate Republican predicts confirmationwww.washingtonpost.com
Reactions to a judge on Tuesday sentencing Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman: "Today a PA court deemed #BillCosby a Violent Sexual Predator b4 sentencing him. For decades people maligned &decried his accusers as LIARS. It took 60+...ABC News
The #MeToo movement is long overdue, said ex-powerhouse agent Michael Ovitz, whose talent agency effectively controlled Hollywood for much of the 1980s and 1990s.CNBC
Janice Min, veteran print editor who ran Us Weekly, the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, is joining the new, well-funded mobile streaming venture headed by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman. The new company, temporarily called NewTV, has already secured $1 billion in backing from a host of heavyweight media companies and is aiming to produce short-form...New York Post
A U.S. Justice Department "listening session" with state attorneys general on Tuesday focused on how the government can safeguard consumers online, the Justice Department said after the meeting.U.S.
A U.S. Justice Department "listening session" with state attorneys general on Tuesday focused on how the government can safeguard consumers online, the Justice Department said after the meeting.in.reuters.com
Tension with Facebook may have prompted Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger to leave The co-founders of Instagram have announced their resignation from the company, amid reports that their departure might be due to an increase in meddling by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the site’s parent company, Facebook. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger did not say why they were leaving their positions as chief executive officer and chief technical officer, respectively, of the photo-sharing service, just that they were...the Guardian
Music streaming services Spotify and Deezer joined European business and industry bodies in calling on EU regulators to take tougher action to curb what they say are the unfair practices of online platforms.U.S.
A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Sept. 17-23www.washingtonpost.com
A U.S. Justice Department "listening session" with state attorneys general on Tuesday focused on how tech companies handle user data and whether privacy issues can be addressed using antitrust law, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said.U.S.
Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it would allow certain regulated cryptocurrency exchanges to advertise in the United States and Japan, easing an earlier ban on all cryptocurrency ads.U.S.
Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it would allow certain regulated cryptocurrency exchanges to advertise in the United States and Japan, easing an earlier ban on all cryptocurrency ads.in.reuters.com
Austria's chancellor said on Tuesday a proposal by a far-right coalition partner to shut out several newspapers was unacceptable, suggesting further tensions between the ruling parties, though the far right later disowned the plan.U.S.
A press freedoms group has called on Egyptian authorities to reverse their decision to take over a daily newspaper a day after security forces stormed its headquarters. Reporters Without Borders says Tuesday the decision to take over al-Mesryoon was taken by a government commission charged...ABC News
Facebook's WhatsApp is working closely with Reliance Jio to spread awareness of false messages, weeks after the Indian telecoms operator opened up the messaging service to tens of millions of customers using its cheap internet-enabled phone.in.reuters.com