Harassment of Ghostbusters’ Leslie Jones shows Twitter needs to change

Cast member Leslie Jones poses at the premiere of the film "Ghostbusters" in Hollywood, California U.S., July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Leslie Jones, the star of the new “Ghostbusters” reboot and a cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” announced she was leaving Twitter after trolls bombarded her with racist comments. “I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart,” Jones tweeted before going silent on her account, where she’d spent the last several days battling trolls. Read More

OurMine claims credit for attack on Pokemon Go servers

POKEMON GO THUMBNAIL 2 Having trouble logging in to Pokemon Go this weekend? You’re not alone. A hacking team called OurMine has spent the past several hours hitting Pokemon Go’s login servers with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, leaving some players frustrated and unable to log in to the game. The group said it would not stop the attack until representatives from Pokemon Go contacted them.… Read More

Deleted Tweet archive PostGhost shut down after Twitter cease and desist

twitter-eats-newspaper2 PostGhost was a nascent website that archived the tweets of the famous, rich, and important. The site got popular for finding and storing the deleted Tweets of politicians and even Lindsay Lohan who plead with the English PM to #remain. “We created the website postghost.com to provide the public with a more accurate history of public statements made by the most influential public figures… Read More

What this year’s M&A activity tells us about media and entertainment

MA With Dalian Wanda Group’s $3.5 billion acquisition of Legendary Entertainment in January, this year’s media and entertainment M&A activity kicked off with a bang that hasn’t slowed down. Comcast’s $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation just three months later continued the trend of content consolidation and IP aggregation. The common denominator is access… Read More

Twitter targets smaller businesses with launch of Dashboard

schedule_0 Twitter – hot on the heels of the launch of its app for influencers, Twitter Engage – has today released yet another standalone application, Twitter Dashboard. The new service, available on both web and mobile, is aimed at businesses who want to use Twitter to connect with their customers. The app offers a suite of tools including customized feeds of tweets, tools for… Read More

“Let me see your phone”

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 5.29.28 PM Here’s one for your Friday. An older video, unearthed by Twitter user @iamjamajesty a few days ago has been blowing up on the network. This group poem, performed by Morgan “MoMo” Butler and Malachi Byrd, is one of the best expressions I’ve seen of love and trust in the digital age. “Settings>Privacy Settings>System Services>Location… Read More

Elon Musk says the Model S can float well enough to be a boat

Model S Update - 2 The story goes that last week, a Tesla Model S drove through a flooded tunnel in Kazakhstan. It’s not clear in the video below if the car was actually floating, but that didn’t stop Elon Musk from taking to Twitter to turn the video in to a bit of Tesla marketing. We *def* don't recommended this, but Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time. Read More