A new report from global activism nonprofit Avaaz reveals that YouTube’s algorithms are running ads from major brands on climate-change misinformation videos. In total, Avaaz identified 108 brands that were having their ads associated with climate change misinformation videos, including Samsung, L’Oréal, Decathlon, Danone, Warner Bros., and Carrefour. … [Read more...] about Report: YouTube is running ads from major brands, including Samsung and Greenpeace, on climate change misinformation videos
After about a year of writing sketches together, Ciarelli and Evans became roommates and embarked on their first longform project: a fake pilot script for the short-lived show, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. All they knew about the then-forthcoming series was that creator Denis Leary played a rock star who goes by the name “Johnny Rock,” which they thought was insane. It was enough to inflame their imaginations and spur them into work mode. They put themselves in the mind-set of someone who’d lend a lead character such a goofily blunt handle, did no further research, and ran wild with it. … [Read more...] about These two comedians are DESTROYING internet culture—and it’s hilarious
The Guangdong-based company is scheduled to launch the F15 at 12 pm. It is hosting a live stream for its online audience on YouTube and its other social media accounts. You can watch the Oppo F15 launch live stream by tapping/clicking on the link below. … [Read more...] about Oppo F15 to launch at 12 pm: Where to watch live-stream, confirmed specifications & expected price
Google’s ever-expanding tentacles are now moving into the entertainment world with this week’s launch of Google TV, a platform that purportedly combines “current TV programming and the open web into a single, seamless entertainment experience.” Essentially, it’s a Google-style platform for watching Internet video on the big screen. … [Read more...] about Google Introduces Google TV
American Girl still sells some $98 historical dolls whose stories are set in different periods of America’s past, but today it also offers other generic dolls that aren’t very distinct from others on the market. There’s a line of $60 baby dolls for toddlers called Bitty Baby, which have no story attached to them at all. Four years ago, American Girl launched a new brand of $60 dolls for preschoolers called Wellie Wishers, who live in the present day and teach kids about empathy and friendship. For $98, you can also design a doll from scratch—customizing its hair color, nose shape, and skin tone—to look exactly like your child. (American Girl dolls have always been on the more expensive end of the toy market: The original doll and book combo cost $82 in 1986, which is about $150 today adjusted for inflation.) … [Read more...] about American Girl sales are plummeting. Can the iconic ’90s brand be saved?