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Facebook Is Getting Serious About Original Programming With "Facebook Live"

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“House Of Cards” proved that great, exclusive content can create loyal customers. While Facebook isn’t about to produce TV shows, it tells me that it plans to ramp up production of its Facebook Live original programming starting with a talk with Star Trek celebrities today at 5:15 p.m. PST. Comedian...
Facebook Is Getting Serious About Original Programming With "Facebook Live"
Jersey Shore's Angelina 'Trash Bags' Pivarnick Launches Kickstarter for Her Own Reality Show
Bravo's Startup reality show debuted last night. Love it or hate it? (gallery)
Hulu adding Seth Meyers' 'The Awesomes' and more to its original and exclusive lineup

Viral Video: Diddy Goes Downtown (Abbey, That Is)

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There have been a ton of videos on the Web spoofing the Masterpiece Theater hit, “Downton Abbey.” But this one from Funny or Die is perhaps one of the funniest — featuring an unlikely new cast member (who is an actual fan of the show). Enjoy: Downton Diddy from...
Viral Video: Diddy Goes Downtown (Abbey, That Is)
With One GIF, All of Silicon Valley Just Morphed Into a High School Locker Room

The mystery of Google Street View's blurred Brooklyn brownstone

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Why would a whole residential building in Brooklyn be blurred on Google's famed site? Do the residents have something to hide? Is a cast member from "Girls" visible? [Read more]...
The mystery of Google Street View's blurred Brooklyn brownstone

Harry Styles Comforted Himself With Bravo 'Start-Ups' Star Hermione Way After Taylor Swift Split

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Just hours after Taylor Swift and Harry Styles had a January 4 blowout in Virgin Gorda that led to the couple's break up, the One Direction singer headed to Richard Branson's private Necker Island where he was quickly comforted by Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" star, Hermione Way. The 27-year-old reality...
Harry Styles Comforted Himself With Bravo 'Start-Ups' Star Hermione Way After Taylor Swift Split

Cast Member of Randi Zuckerberg's Bravo Show Just Got Hired by Facebook

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Mr. Crow Carsabi, a comparison shopping site for cars that graduated from Y Combinator this March, just announced that its cofounders would be joining Mark Zuckerberg to “help Facebook users connect and share.” Facebook isn’t actually acquiring Carsabi, just the talent. “We’re looking for someone to buy the Carsabi service, so the two...
Cast Member of Randi Zuckerberg's Bravo Show Just Got Hired by Facebook

Fred Armisen is a funny fanboy

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The SNL cast member punctuates his Macworld keynote with sketches from Portlandia FORTUNE -- For Macworld/iWorld Expo attendees who hadn't yet discovered Portlandia -- the Peabody-award winning sketch comedy series that airs in relative obscurity on the Independent Film Channel -- Fred Armisen's keynote Friday morning was a double treat. Not...
Fred Armisen is a funny fanboy
ToorCamp Journal, Day 1: Let the hacking begin

Michael Ian Black Does a Reddit IAmA, Fares Better Than Woody Harrelson

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Michael Ian Black. Not actually a Furry. (Getty Images) Reddit’s “IAmA” question-and-answer sessions can be thorny territory for celebrities brave enough to wade into the seething, snarking masses. Redditors who catch the scent of bald PR stunts can rhetorically (and gleefully) crap on promotions-friendly scripts and set them on fire. Comedian,...
Michael Ian Black Does a Reddit IAmA, Fares Better Than Woody Harrelson

In No Way Does It Surprise Us That Fab’s All-Time Bestselling Item Is a Fancy Vibrator

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Fab.com’s single bestselling product of all time? It’s not a pair of earrings, or a clever little teapot, or a framed poster about typography. According to CCO Bradford Shellhammer, speaking onstage at this morning’s session of Le Web in London, it’s a vibrator. Not only that, the site has sold “thousands...
In No Way Does It Surprise Us That Fab’s All-Time Bestselling Item Is a Fancy Vibrator

ATD Pays a Visit to Bravo's "Silicon Valley Start-Ups" Reality Show House (Video)

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Bravo has finally given a November 5 air date for its much-discussed — in tech circles, at least — television reality show, which is now titled “Silicon Valley Start-Ups.” Luckily, last month, I got a visit to the house where the show is being filmed — which is actually...
ATD Pays a Visit to Bravo's "Silicon Valley Start-Ups" Reality Show House (Video)

Saturday Night Live Parodies The Gawkiness Of Google Glass

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While many are gushing over Google Glass, it has become the butt of many jokes including Tumblrs, cartoons and now Saturday Night Live. On “Weekend Update” cast-member Fred Armisen joined Set Meyers to show how Google Glass worked — or failed to work. The skit played off of head... Please...
Saturday Night Live Parodies The Gawkiness Of Google Glass

Roll of the DICE: Videogame Leaders to Nominate the Industry's Best Tonight

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The videogame industry is hosting an Oscars-like ceremony tonight in Las Vegas, where a few hundred of the top leaders will recognize the achievements in the interactive arts and sciences. The winners for the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards are decided on by members of the Academy of Interactive Arts...
Roll of the DICE: Videogame Leaders to Nominate the Industry's Best Tonight

Saturday Night Live Takes On Google Glass

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Aaaand the Google Glass jokes have officially gone mainstream. Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update — the bit that long ago became the main reason I tune into SNL — took on Glass last night… and, well, they kind of nailed it. Starring the legendary Fred Armisen* as “Tech Correspondent” Randall...
Saturday Night Live Takes On Google Glass

Broadway actor Morgan James apologises for 'trashing' musical on Twitter

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James says sorry for criticising New York production of Sondheim musical Into the Woods, following outcry from fellow performersA Broadway actor has apologised for "trashing" a high-profile theatre production in New York via Twitter.Morgan James, who was a cast-member in the recent Broadway revival of Godspell, attended the first preview...
Broadway actor Morgan James apologises for 'trashing' musical on Twitter

Stop blaming Zach Braff for 'ruining' Kickstarter and indie art | Cameron Brady-Turner

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People should thank the popular TV actor for bringing so much attention to a crowdsourcing website that funds art projectsLet's be honest, the backlash against Zach Braff's new crowdsourced movie project is directed towards capitalism more than Braff himself.Last month, the former Scrubs star took the bold step of using...
Stop blaming Zach Braff for 'ruining' Kickstarter and indie art | Cameron Brady-Turner

F*** Yeah! Supreme Court Tosses Out “Vague” FCC Indecency Fines Against Fox And ABC

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Public airwaves may be one step closer to becoming an indecent wasteland of swearing, nudity, and violence—a victory for First Amendment-lovers everywhere. Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously threw out fines against Fox and ABC for airing brief expletives and nudity, arguing that the FCC’s rule against “fleeting” indecency was too...
F*** Yeah! Supreme Court Tosses Out “Vague” FCC Indecency Fines Against Fox And ABC

Amazon's 'X-Ray' feature expands to TV shows, with help from IMDb

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Amazon’s ownership of IMDb, the widely used Internet Movie Database, might have been a head-scratcher or a novelty in years past. But all that data is becoming increasingly useful to the company, and an announcement this morning is the latest case in point. Amazon is expanding its “X-Ray” feature to television...
Amazon's 'X-Ray' feature expands to TV shows, with help from IMDb

John McAfee Newest Portlandia Cast Member

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(Screencap: KATU) Crazy ol’ John McAfee is still on the lam from police in Belize, but has managed to escape to the U.S.–a lucky turn of fate since he believes Hezbollah is after him. Now in an interview with a local news station, Mr. McAfee revealed that he’s happily settled...
John McAfee Newest Portlandia Cast Member

Veronica Mars: box set review

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No wonder fans have funded a Kickstarter movie version: this series about a high school detective investigating her friend's murder is one of the great teen showsThe most brilliant shows come from the simplest ideas. For Rob Thomas, creator of Veronica Mars, it all started with the image of a...
Veronica Mars: box set review

Bravo 'Start-Ups' Star: Some Of The Cast Members 'May Be Insane'

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Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" has received its fair share of reviews since premiering two weeks ago.  People have criticized the reality-TV show for not depicting an accurate, authentic view of life in Silicon Valley. "The problem with Start-Ups is that there's absolutely nothing that's reflective of the place and culture that...
Bravo 'Start-Ups' Star: Some Of The Cast Members 'May Be Insane'

Voxeljet 3D printer used to produce Skyfall's Aston Martin stunt double

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Spolier alert: a reoccurring cast member bids farewell in the latest James Bond flick. When the production of Skyfall called for the complete decimation a classic 1960 Aston Martin DB5, filmmakers opted for something a little more lifelike than computer graphics. The movie studio contracted the services of Augsburg-based...
Voxeljet 3D printer used to produce Skyfall's Aston Martin stunt double

Disney outfitting park employees with iPads to add magic to Magic Kingdom

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There has always been a strong connection between Apple and the Walt Disney Company.  Steve Jobs served on the board of directors for Disney and was the co-founder / CEO for Pixar, which was purchased by Disney to create some of the most memorable animated films ever.  Jobs also used...
Disney outfitting park employees with iPads to add magic to Magic Kingdom

This Guy Left A Cushy Job At Google To Do A Startup ... And Now He's Up To His Ears In Debt (GOOG)

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You're always hearing about how people quit their cushy jobs to do a startup and then got rich. But sometimes the story doesn't go that way. Before GoalSponsors founder David Murray landed a role on Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," he had a comfortable job as a product manager at...
This Guy Left A Cushy Job At Google To Do A Startup ... And Now He's Up To His Ears In Debt (GOOG)

Buying Palm Would Thrust HTC Into the Smartphone Spotlight

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Palm is reportedly seeking a buyer, and among the top potential suitors being named are HTC and Lenovo. Taiwan’s HTC would be the logical choice, as Palm’s innovative and intuitive webOS platform would make the handset maker a key player in the worldwide smartphone market, lifting it from its current role as supporting...
Buying Palm Would Thrust HTC Into the Smartphone Spotlight

Five Out Of Six Game Of Thrones Cast Members Prefer The iPhone To Android

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[tc_5min code="517718856"] On Wednesday night, HBO took over the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco for a screening of the Season 3 Premiere of Game of Thrones, giving about 600 folks a sneak peek of what’s in store for the new season. Somehow, Anthony Ha* and I were lucky...
Five Out Of Six Game Of Thrones Cast Members Prefer The iPhone To Android

Meet Ben And Hermione Way, The Sibling Entrepreneurs Starring In Bravo's 'Start-Ups: Silicon Valley'

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Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" follows the lives of eight entrepreneurs who are trying to make it. But last night's premiere episode focused mostly on siblings Ben and Hermione Way, two UK natives who were separated when they were younger after their parents divorced. Ben went with his dad and eventually...
Meet Ben And Hermione Way, The Sibling Entrepreneurs Starring In Bravo's 'Start-Ups: Silicon Valley'
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