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Facebook Community Standards

This is what Facebook won’t let you post

April 24th, 2018

Despite the fact that Facebook is the largest social network in the world, it often operates as a nearly opaque box. There’s no oversight of how Facebook manages its communities, and the content policy that dictates when a post has crossed the line seems to be applied inconsistently, at best. But if there’s one silver …

Amazon to develop original programming

May 2nd, 2012

Amazon on Wednesday announced an expansion of its Amazon Studios division, which will soon develop original content. The retail giant is currently accepting proposals for comedy and children’s programming to be distributed through its Instant Video service, the company said on Wednesday. “Amazon Studios wants to discover great talent and produce programming that audiences will love,” …

New AT&T service will let app makers pay for your smartphone data

February 27th, 2012

AT&T is preparing a service that will let mobile app developers pay for the mobile data used by their applications, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. AT&T’s network and technology head John Donovan compared the service to toll-free calling for the mobile-broadband world. “A feature that we’re hoping to have out sometime next year is the …

Amazon announces content agreement with Viacom for Kindle Fire, Prime customers

February 8th, 2012

Amazon on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a new agreement with Viacom to provide a larger selection of television content to its Kindle Fire and Amazon Prime customers. Under the deal, Amazon’s customers will have access to episodes of The Real World, Chapelle’s Show and the The Sarah Silverman Program from Comedy Central, …

Consumers spent additional $1.74 billion on video game content in Q2

October 7th, 2011

The NPD Group’s latest Games Industry: Total Consumer Spend report suggests consumers spent an additional $1.74 billion on video game content during the second quarter. NPD classifies this additional category of content as anything that involves gaming outside of new physical video and PC game software. Examples include purchases for social network games, downloadable content, …

Amazon signs agreement with FOX; Netflix inks DreamWorks deal

September 26th, 2011

Amazon and Netflix both recently announced large content licensing deals. Over the weekend, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos said his company will provide Amazon Unbox customers with access to FOX content, bumping the Unbox library to more than 11,000 available movie and TV show titles. The new content includes 24, Arrested Development, Ally McBeal, Buffy the …

Amazon inks streaming deal with NBCUniversal

July 29th, 2011

Amazon announced on Thursday that it has inked an agreement with NBCUniversal to provide its subscription customers with access to 1,000 Universal Pictures movies. The deal is in addition to the online retailer’s recent agreement with CBS to offer shows such as Star Trek and Cheers to its customers. The new content includes films such …

Adobe CEO says Flash feud with Apple is finished

June 2nd, 2011

Speaking during the D9 conference in California on Thursday, Adobe’s CEO, Shantanu Narayen said that his company’s feud with Apple, which was a result of Cupertino’s decision to omit support for Flash in its products, has come to an end. “Yes, the argument is over from our point of view,” Narayen said. “We are so …

NOOK subscribers get access to The New York Times’ digital content, too

April 6th, 2011

Late last month, Amazon announced that customers subscribed to The New York Times via its eReader would qualify for a free digital subscription to the paper’s website. Not to be outdone, Barnes & Noble today announced that users subscribed to The Times via the NOOK Newsstand will also have full access to the  publication’s web content, too. …