media and entertainment

Netflix crackdown, monetizing ChatGPT and bypassing FB’s 2FA

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How we covered the creator economy in 2022

This summer, I went straight from VidCon — the largest creator conference — to a labor journalism seminar with the Sidney Hillman Foundation. One day, I was chatting with famous TikTokers

Amazon layoffs begin, Ticketmaster can’t handle Taylor Swift, and much of Twitter HQ quits

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Meta lays off thousands, FTX collapses, and Twitter has a very weird week

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Meta announces legs, Hulu raises prices, and Microsoft embraces DALL-E 2

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Shazam is finally profitable after a billion downloads

Shazam, the mobile and desktop app that acts as a digital ear and song identifier, crossed the 1 billion download mark recently, according to a report from Billboard on Thursday. The London-based co

Gfycat raises $10 million to help creatives fire up the memes

A startup called Gfycat (which is pronounced “Jiffy Cat”) has raised a mammoth $10 million seed round to turn its already popular user-generated content platform into a revenue generating concern.

Walt Disney Co. reveals 9 new startups in the Disney Accelerator spanning robotics, cinematic VR and AI

The Walt Disney Co. is kicking off the third session of its corporate accelerator this week, and revealed 9 new companies admitted to the program. A full list follows at the end of this post. The comp