The Radice Files — Episode 34: “Why is it still called TV?”

What if the former guy had a blog and nobody cared?

Oh wait…nobody cares.

Why Is New TV So Much Like Cable? — The New York Times

The standard business practices developing around streaming entertainment are rotten and need to change.

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Ousted, for telling the truth

Rep. Liz Cheney’s Martyrdom Will Reshape the Trump Opposition — Bloomberg

Hers will be the clearest, most credible Republican voice fighting the party’s slide into conspiracy.

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Discovery CEO Rips Nielsen Over Viewer Undercounts: ‘How Do We Get That Money Back?’

“We’re dealing with this antiquated system of measurement that advertisers love,” David Zaslav says during industry conference

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Gillmor Gang: When Doves Cry — TechCrunch

Usually we wait a few days until a show has settled. While we stall, our producer and director Tina Chase Gillmor scours the recording for short clips that give a sense of the flavor and tenor of the conversation. This show, recorded a little more than 2 weeks ago, went deep on politics, government, anything but Trump, and eventually a pivot to the tech world and how it was grappling with the possible return to the office. I asked Brent Leary what he thought about the likelihood of working from anywhere, and discovered he was multitasking to the director’s cut of a famous Prince video.

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Jeff Bezos once got so frustrated with Alexa’s lack of intelligence that he told Alexa to ‘shoot yourself’ — and Amazon’s engineers heard it

Engineers thought the project was done for, according to Brad Stone’s new book, “Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire.”

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Tesla Suspends Bitcoin Payments; Elon Musk Cites Environmental Concerns

Tesla chief Elon Musk on Wednesday said the electric car company had suspended accepting bitcoin as a payment due to environmental concerns.

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46 Million Americans Now Own Bitcoin, as Crypto Goes Mainstream

In a survey conducted by the New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG), about 75% of the respondents said they wanted to learn more about Bitcoin annuities and Bitcoin life insurance.

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Critics Choice Awards Claim Golden Globes Date for Early January 2022

NBC effectively canceled the 2022 edition of the beleaguered Golden Globes earlier this week

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Ellen DeGeneres to End Talk Show With Season 19

“Ellen” has been embroiled in controversy since “toxic” workplace accusations were leveled against show last year

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‘Who is the Next ‘Jeopardy!’ Host?’ The Answer Awaits | Broadcasting+Cable

The procession of guest hosts fronting Jeopardy! has rejuvenated interest in the beloved game show, and turned the notion of predicting Alex Trebek’s successor into a parlor game. The hosts have included former Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings, news anchor Katie Couric, Dr. Mehmet Oz, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker and NFL star Aaron Rodgers, with Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, actor LeVar Burton and sportscaster Joe Buck among those awaiting their turn.

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Your next meeting at WeWork could be with life-size holograms

The coworking company is equipping some of its workspaces with holographic gear so that people thousands of miles away can participate in events.

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Research: Brits streaming 2 working days a week |

Almost one in five (19 per cent) Brits now spend over 16 hours — or the equivalent of two working days — watching streaming services every week, yet a quarter (

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NEW POLL: Almost HALF of Trump’s Own Voters Say They Won’t Be Engaging with New Trump Platform Which Is a Blog

Former President Donald Trump’s new “communications platform” — which is a blog called “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” — isn’t very popular according to a new poll, not even with Trump’s own voters. The much-derided site, which aggregates the Florida resident’s tweet-like official statements but contains no interactive features beyond the ability to […]

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Univision Upfront 2021: Spanish Language Network Builds Tentpoles — The Hollywood Reporter

For Univision’s 2021 upfront, the network is adding tentpole programming around the Liga MX Campeón de Campeones match.

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TiVo Pays $18.5 Million at Auction to Buy MobiTV | Next TV

Xperi-owned company beats out Roku and Amino to buy bankrupt company specializing in IPTV solutions for pay TV operators

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A $4 bit of plastic could have saved Peloton millions — WIRED UK

Form may have come before function for Peloton’s Tread and Tread+, and now it’s paying the price

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Watch Pepsi celebrate ‘the mess we miss’ in ad foreshadowing the sloppier side of post-social distancing life

The cola brand channels the Broadway classic ‘Tomorrow’ from Annie in the new spot from VaynerMedia.

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Jay-Z, Tina Turner and Foo Fighters Among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021

Carole King, The Go-Go’s and Todd Rundgren also make the performer cut

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Just for fun…

Fauci Says Nausea and Splitting Headache Are Symptoms of Talking to Rand Paul | The New Yorker

The esteemed virologist disclosed that he had taken part in a clinical study that required him to converse with the senator from Kentucky several times in a one-year period.

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