Entertainment

Can mass media survive in the age of personal media? What gadgets will we watch future movies on? Can you make a living working in the metaverse? This page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of entertainment.

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http://mediashift.org/2014/12/how-medium-is-trying-to-bring-back-the-web-we-lost/
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Media Shift
Two years ago, journalist Clive Thompson was duped by an erroneous Wikipedia edit. On the day Yahoo had announced that former Googler Marissa Mayer would ascend the throne as CEO of the struggling company, Thompson visited her Wikipedia article and discovered, much to his shock, that Mayer had five...
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https://digiday.com/marketing/armour-beating-nike-connected-fitness/
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Digiday
The sportswear brand is building the world’s biggest connected fitness platform.
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https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2728620-the-race-is-on-for-a-concussion-pill-as-new-nfl-season-begins
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Bleacher Report
Imagine a pill that could make all the NFL 's concussion problems go away. Imagine a treatment—or a battery of treatments, therapies and tools—that eradicates CTE ...
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https://www.businessinsider.com/google-chrome-webvr-2017-2
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Business Insider
The latest version of Google Chrome will support virtual reality (VR) on the web, allowing any user to view VR content on any device, across any platform.
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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/everybody-is-freaking-freelance-writers-scramble-make-sense-new-california-law-1248195
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Hollywood Reporter
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https://bgr.com/2018/01/21/angelina-game-ai/
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BGR
To get an idea of how AI researcher Mike Cook spends his time, it might be helpful to play a game. A simple computer game that’s accessible here. In designing the game, Mike - a senior research fellow at the University of Falmouth - started with a partially finished concept.
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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/steven-spielberg-predicts-implosion-film-567604
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The Hollywood Reporter
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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/millennial-burnout-is-being-televised
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The Atlantic
How ‘Fyre Fraud’ and ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ capture a precarious cultural moment.
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https://www.polygon.com/2018/7/25/17593516/video-game-culture-toxic-men-explained
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Polygon
Experts tackle the phenomenon of GamerGate, angry men, trolls, racists and misogynists who hover around the video game industry and online chat
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R971b_G_WVs
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Tim Pool
Microsoft Diversity Plan BACKFIRES In "James Damore 2.0" Event. Following stories about complaints from female staffers at Microsoft news emerged that employ...
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https://medium.com/@radiomonkeys/the-age-of-imaginative-machines-the-coming-democratization-of-art-animation-and-imagination-b0723237d61a
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Medium
As recently as five years ago, the concept of “creative machines” was cast off as impossible- or at the very least, improbable for decades. Indeed, the phrase remains an oxymoron in the minds of…
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https://digiday.com/media/new-york-times-vox-publishers-adopt-product-approach-news/
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Digiday
When it comes to media today, publishers have realized that the content they produce is only as compelling as the products that surround it.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP15q815Saw
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Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell
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https://stratechery.com/2015/changing-unchanging-structure-tv/
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Stratechery
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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-the-internet-is-changing-language-as-we-know-it-ikr-lol
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Pocket
Arch, misspelled, often punctuation-free: writing online has become a distinct genre. But behind the studied carelessness is real linguistic innovation.
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https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/teen-suicide-study-increase-why-900711/
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Rolling Stone
Early screening, as well as positive stories about people who recover from suicidal ideation, could combat the troubling trend.
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https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattlynley/virtual-realitys-nagging-problem-it-makes-people-sick
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BuzzFeed News
Facebook is going to need to find a killer app to get people to buy the Oculus Rift. But it also needs to deal with a queasy problem.
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https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2015/02/is-anything-trendy-anymore/385819/
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The Atlantic
In fashion, in music, subcultures that feed the mainstream have given way to niche aesthetics.
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https://www.shareable.net/how-platform-coops-can-beat-death-stars-like-uber-to-create-a-real-sharing-economy/
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Shareable
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https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/universal-music-100-billion-is-at-stake-790966/
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Rolling Stone
Up to half of Universal Music Group is for sale — and the price may be astronomical — which could spell great news for its rivals.
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https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/1/20749517/social-network-legislation-hawley-privacy-research
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The Verge
Republicans and Democrats have ideas for regulating big tech platforms — and their bills are now moving through Congress. So far, though, there’s little agreement on a path forward