| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:53 AM
In technology, companies are unveiling new products almost every day, touting each as if it were the one device that will truly change the world.
Rarely is that true, and for every big hit there are many misses.
For whatever reason -- perhaps a...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the typical life of a viral video, a reality show mishap becomes a YouTube clip, which then reaches the masses online.
Uncommon Content, a New York filmmaker, is betting it can do the opposite.
Uncommon, which produces the Reserve Channel on...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:00 PM
On Jan. 8, his 66th birthday, David Bowie surprised music fans around the world with the announcement that he'd secretly completed a new studio album.
This was a big deal — the first record in a decade from a legendary rock star more or less...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Don't trifle with fans of Taylor Swift. That seems to be the message delievered to Abercrombie & Fitch after the company offered T-shirts bearing the message "# more boyfriends than t.s.," a nod to the singer's much-talked-about dating history....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Jay-Z’s video for the “Holy Grail” track from his “Magna Carta Holy Grail” album has now made it to YouTube following its 24-hour exclusive premiere on Facebook, a move that’s heightened Facebook’s profile as a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Most of the "social conversation" about TV shows and movies is generated by Facebook's 1.1 billion and Twitter's 200 million-plus active users.
So how can GetGlue, a social TV app startup with a relatively minuscule 1.2 million active monthly users,...
| Jun 23, 2013
There are 140 or so miles of highway between the heart of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It's not the most exciting stretch of road unless you look at it as an asphalt umbilical cord.
Coming to terms with the fact that its...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:34 AM
After the Supreme Court's rulings Wednesday in favor of marriage equality, many Silicon Valley tech giants joined in the celebrations.
Apple, which in 2008 donated $100,000 to fight California's same-sex marriage ban, told AllThingsD that it strongly...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:24 PM
"As everybody knows," sings Charles Dickens, "I started writing prose."
Under the 19th-century facial hair is English actor and musician Mathew Baynton. He presents the life and works of Charles Dickens in a three-minute pop song that sounds like it...
| Mar 10, 2013
The publicist's pitch for the Casamigos tequila debut focused on the people behind the brand, the email's subject line, "George Clooney & Rande Gerber's Casamigos."
Yes, we're talking about that George Clooney. And Rande Gerber, in case you don't know...