| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Chicago-based Encyclopaedia Britannica, which shelved its venerable print edition in favor of a digital-only version more than two years ago, is looking to reclaim its legacy as the household reference of choice.
The 246-year-old, privately held company...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Jason Reitman’s new movie “Men, Women and Children” is about the technology-fueled divide between an older and younger generation.
On Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film's actors enacted their own version of...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
If you needed proof that the world has grown too cynical, look no further than the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
The idea, essentially, was to challenge people to donate $100 to the ALS Association -- or have a bucket of ice water dumped on their heads....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Netflix is joining dozens of companies and organizations for a symbolic Internet "slowdown" on Wednesday to call attention to the need for robust net neutrality rules, currently under consideration by the FCC.
The company said that it won't actually slow...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Do you spend a copious amount of time on Wikipedia? Harvard might have a job for you.
Harvard’s Houghton Library, home to the school’s collection of rare books, is looking to fill a newly created job: Wikipedian in residence. (And at $16 an...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Attention AP U.S. history students: An animated map resurfaced this week that provides a dynamic illustration of how the country expanded -- showing in seconds the volatility of nearly two centuries of history.
Even in 1783, when the Treaty of Paris...
| Aug 8, 2013
"When my memory gets too bad, just promise you'll shoot me." I've heard some version of that refrain from most of the older people in my life. Unable to recall, say, the name of a former neighbor's long-dead cocker spaniel, they're convinced they're...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:43 PM
After a five-year ban on same-sex weddings in California, Los Angeles County issued a total of 621 marriage licenses countywide Monday and conducted more than 100 civil ceremonies at county offices in Norwalk, according to the registrar-recorder’s...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:33 PM
It's been a few days since John Travolta's "Adele Dazeem" flub, but the Internet, celebrity news outlets and late-night television couldn't seem to get enough of it. On Tuesday, the actor finallly copped to the blunder.
Of course, we're speaking of...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, has agreed to write a new book detailing his tussles with Google, his publisher, the independent house OR Books, announced.
The book is to focus on the...