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Elon Musk Plans to Relaunch Twitter Premium Service With Different Colored Checks

Elon Musk said Friday that Twitter plans to relaunch its premium service that will offer different colored check marks to accounts next week, in a fresh move to revamp the service after a previous attempt backfired. It’s the latest change to the social media platform that the billionaire Tesla CEO bought last month for $44 billion, […]

Dome Fest West: Participants Explore Potential of Immersive Entertainment

Are domes part of the future of immersive entertainment? This topic will be examined at Dome Fest West, a 360-degree film festival and conference that kicks off this evening at the Orange Coast College Community Planetarium in Costa Mesa, California. Among its sponsors is immersive tech developer Cosm, which last month began construction of its […]

Bruce Willis’ Rep Refutes Report That He Sold His Digital Likeness to Deepfake Company

Bruce Willis’ team is dismissing the notion that the star sold his digital likeness to a deepfake company. Recent media reports, including one from The Telegraph, suggested that the actor sold his rights to Deepcake to authorize the creation of a “digital twin” of himself to appear in projects following the announcement that he has […]

Former STX President Sophie Watts Joins Board of Ad Tech Firm Ryff (Exclusive)

Former STX Entertainment president Sophie Watts has joined the board of Ryff, a startup in the increasingly crowded virtual product placement space. Watts is expected to help promote Ryff’s tech, which allows for products to be inserted digitally into footage that has already been shot. The company is banking on her Hollywood bone fides to […]

Nielsen Rival EDO Raises $80M From Shamrock Capital

The video advertising data and analytics firm EDO, which has seen its stock rise amid Nielsen’s continued struggles, has raised $80 million in a new funding round led by Shamrock Capital. EDO, which was founded in 2015 by tech entrepreneur Daniel Nadler and the actor and filmmaker Edward Norton, the company uses data science and […]

Donald Trump’s Media and Tech Company Facing SEC Investigation

Former President Donald Trump’s media company thinks it can attract 10 million paying subscribers to a new streaming service, and that users will be willing to pay a monthly fee “closer to that of Netflix given President Trump’s highly enthused base.” But first, it will have to navigate a federal investigation. According to documents filed […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to Step Down, Parag Agrawal Named Successor

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down as the tech company’s chief executive. Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s CTO, will succeed Dorsey as the company’s new CEO, effective immediately. Twitter announced the news Monday, with the company’s board unanimously approving of Agrawal as Dorsey’s replacement. Dorsey will remain on Twitter’s board of directors through his […]

Twitter Misses On Earnings, Hits 211M Daily Users

Twitter reported revenue of of $1.28 billion in the third quarter of 2021, including advertising revenue of $1.14 billion. While ad revenue was up more than 40 percent year over year, the company missed Wall Street expectations on revenue and earnings per share, with a one-time $800 million lawsuit settlement pushing the company to a […]