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Andy Meek

Trending News Reporter

Since 2015
Top Channel Entertainment
Articles 4,647

Bio

Andy Meek is a reporter who has covered media, entertainment, and culture for over 20 years. His work has appeared in outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and The Financial Times, and he’s written for BGR since 2015. Andy's coverage includes technology and entertainment, and he has a particular interest in all things streaming. Over the years, he’s interviewed legendary figures in entertainment and tech that range from Stan Lee to John McAfee, Peter Thiel, and Reed Hastings.

Google Play Store children's apps

Consumer advocates file FTC complaint over Google Play Store marketing to kids

December 19th, 2018

Apps available for download in Google’s Play Store marketplace frequently expose kids to content that’s inappropriate and even trick some youngsters into unwittingly making in-app purchases. That’s according to a complaint that a collection of consumer and privacy advocates has filed today with the FTC. The complaint calls for the FTC to “investigate whether Google …

Netflix Original Movies

Netflix is going to start making about 90 movies a year

December 17th, 2018

If any of you watched director Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white cinematic epic Roma that landed on Netflix this weekend — the movie that pretty much the entirety of the entertainment industry press is referring to as the film event of the year — you got a revelatory taste of Netflix’s future. For years, the streaming giant …

Facebook Messenger update

Facebook Messenger is adding a new skin-smoothing selfie mode to its camera

December 17th, 2018

About a month after app researcher extraordinaire Jane Manchun Wong tweeted out one of the latest of her many scoops — that Facebook Messenger is testing a selfie mode for its camera that includes skin softening and bokeh effects — Facebook is making it official. The social media giant is rolling out a Messenger update starting …

Movies with female leads

Movies starring women outperform male-led films, new study shows

December 16th, 2018

Hollywood filmmakers looking to maximize their returns at the box office might be interested in taking a look at the results of a newly published study that analyzed the performance of 350 top-grossing movies released between 2014 through 2017. Splitting up the films between those starring women — where a woman is listed as the …