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NEW YORK | Disney results jump on strong movie slate

NEW YORK — Walt Disney Co.’s earnings for the latest quarter sailed passed expectations, boosted by a strong slate of movies such as “Incredibles 2” as the company moves toward closing its $71.3 billion deal to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets. Disney and other media companies are facing a shifting landscape as more TV … Continue reading NEW YORK | Disney results jump on strong movie slate

NEW YORK | Risk of streaming fatigue as Walmart, AT&T, Disney join fray

NEW YORK— As Walmart, AT&T and Disney join stalwarts such as Netflix in streaming video and creating original shows, a reality sets in: Not all will survive. Over the past week, Walmart announced plans to partner with MGM Studios on original shows for Walmart’s video-on-demand service, Vudu, while AT&T’s WarnerMedia said it would create its … Continue reading NEW YORK | Risk of streaming fatigue as Walmart, AT&T, Disney join fray

SAN FRANCISCO | DOJ’s lawsuit may delay California’s new net neutrality law

SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit could delay the rollout of California’s toughest-in-the country net neutrality law, which is set to take effect Jan. 1. Advocates hope California’s new law to stop internet providers from favoring certain content or websites will push Congress to enact national rules or encourage other states to … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | DOJ’s lawsuit may delay California’s new net neutrality law

NEW YORK | What comes next in Facebook’s major data breach

NEW YORK— For users, Facebook’s revelation of a data breach that gave attackers access to 50 million accounts raises an important question: What happens next? For the owners of the affected accounts, and of another 40 million that Facebook considered at risk, the first order of business may be a simple one: sign back into … Continue reading NEW YORK | What comes next in Facebook’s major data breach

NEW YORK | Nike’s marketing strikes a chord without hurting business

NEW YORK — Nike caused an uproar earlier this month with its ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick that debuted just as the football season was about to begin. But the shoe maker’s stock is up and sales have been steady. The furor seems to have largely died down as the company reports earnings … Continue reading NEW YORK | Nike’s marketing strikes a chord without hurting business

NEW YORK | After Moonves, CBS takeover possible in new media landscape

NEW YORK — The resignation of longtime CBS chief Les Moonves won’t likely lead to drastic changes in network programs, but it could make the company ripe for a takeover as traditional media companies compete with upstarts such as Netflix and Amazon. Moonves was ousted Sunday, just hours after the New Yorker detailed more sexual … Continue reading NEW YORK | After Moonves, CBS takeover possible in new media landscape

NEW YORK | Good for business? Nike gets political with Kaepernick ad

NEW YORK — Why do it? Nike has touched off a furor by wading into football’s national anthem debate with an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who was the first athlete to kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest police brutality against blacks and hasn’t played a game since 2016. The ad … Continue reading NEW YORK | Good for business? Nike gets political with Kaepernick ad

NEW YORK | FireEye: Tech firms’ secret weapon against disinformation

NEW YORK  — This week has seen major social media sites step up their policing of online disinformation campaigns. Google disabled dozens of YouTube channels and other accounts linked to a state-run Iranian broadcaster running a political-influence campaign. Facebook removed 652 suspicious pages, groups and accounts linked to Russia and Iran. Twitter took similar action … Continue reading NEW YORK | FireEye: Tech firms’ secret weapon against disinformation