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The malls and grocery stores of the 20th century are being converted into industrial conveyor belts of goods and services traveling from the internet to your home.
Democrats are hinging their hopes of fulfilling Joe Biden's health care agenda on runoff elections in Georgia, where voters are expected to decide next month if they want to send two Democrats to the Senate and give the party unified control of th
Trump’s lasting popularity makes it clear that our current level of polarization is not an accidental byproduct of politics.
Since 2016, the Falun Gong-backed newspaper has used aggressive Facebook tactics and right-wing misinformation to create an anti-China, pro-Trump media empire.
More Netflix. Less ESPN. The pandemic means a greater number of television viewers in the short term, but signals a potential threat to the ecosystem protecting the industry.
Civil liberties advocates warn that a new surveillance tool will put people’s everyday household activities under potential scrutiny by police.
UEFA might have (accidentally) landed on the perfect model for its second-tier championship, a way to make it distinctive and special and, yes, valuable.
YouTube and Instagram influencers make hundreds or millions of dollars touting everything from Fyre Festival to fashion week to makeup. Here's how.
Over the three weeks since the election, President Trump's legal bid to challenge the results has unfolded in unpredictable ways with a revolving cast of characters.
From dealing with a partner who snores to one who has a late-night Netflix addiction, sleep experts give their best tips to get a good night's rest.
Out with grimy microwaves and sticky coffee machines, and in with QR codes and mobile apps.
Sally Hernandez, National Account Executive at Skye's the Limit, speaks about her fashion experience growing up in a Latino household and the company's strategy.
Yes, the coronavirus pandemic has even affected video game launches, but the PlayStation 5 is still expected to be released this holiday season.
President Donald Trump is now not just downplaying the coronavirus -- he's resorting to absurd historical allusions about great World War II leaders to try to disguise his culpability in 190,000 American deaths.
Londoners expressed confusion and doubt over new coronavirus lockdown restrictions announced Thursday that will affect millions living in the city.
An effort to pressure Facebook to crack down on hate speech and misinformation has prompted dozens of advertisers to say they’ll stop spending on the platform. Here are some of the biggest companies involved.
Popular YouTube channels often bombard young children with thinly veiled ads for junk food, a new study finds.
Small enterprises that support homeless people, orphans and refugees are seeing their ads pulled as part of the social media platform’s ban on political advertising.
Wondering how you can help as a consumer? Here are some ideas.
I believe we are seeing the downfall of ad tech as we know it with social media boycotts and data privacy leading the charge.
Starting a new phone brand in 2018 might seem too late in an already crowded market, but Sky Li was convinced that consumers between 18-25 years old were largely under-served — they needed something that was both affordable and cool. A few months after Li founded Realme in May that year, the …
Sound Ventures, a fund co-founded by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, has filed paperwork indicating plans to raise a third fund at $150 million. Notably, the firm filed paperwork for the same total in 2018 for its second fund. The firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment on its plan…
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How the newsletter startup could disrupt the media industry.
Even in a non-hell year, running a successful startup is a tremendous lift. After the events of 2020, however, no doubt many already lean businesses are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. For every company that saw increased interest in their offerings during the pandemic, there were several th…
And President Donald Trump’s team is rushing to execute lame-duck moves — even without a concession.
The Facebook CEO said Friday the changes have been in the works for months.
Imgur, the image sharing service popular with Reddit users and a regular winner of the "best bootstrapped startup" award at the annual Crunchies event is no longer going it alone. Following acquisition rumors and courting by just about every VC firm in the Valley, the company is today announcing a …
T-Mobile, AstraZeneca add lobbyists — Trade groups sue administration over visa rules
And Joe Biden aligns with Nancy Pelosi on Covid relief.
He’s getting in late. He’s out of step with his party. The news media thinks he’s a joke. All of that was true when he first ran for mayor of New York City, too.
How much Huawei paid Esposito — Instacart hires its first lobbyists
And the White House plans some impeachment counterprogramming.
The GDPR is the world's toughest standard for data privacy. But nearly a year later, its chief enforcer has yet to take a single action against major tech firms like Facebook and Google.
“The 'good side' of Covid-19 for us has been it really launched our goal and plans. It put them in warp speed to focus on online growth,” said one small-business owner.
As other car rental companies begin to bite the dust, Enterprise's unique hiring strategy may allow it navigate unprecedented challenges facing the industry.
The Instagram-friendly fashion brand has seen a rapid rise, but could its success be under threat?
The agency has acquired tools and services to prove its work had impact, monitor news and social media more efficiently, and retarget content.
Once viewed as an experimental marketing category, CEOs at public companies are now regularly touting their influencer marketing wins to investors.
The Eternals got new costumes.
The High Street stalwart saw clothing and home sales fall due to the impact of lockdown.
When she lost her full-time job in 2015, Jen Glantz decided to become her own boss, growing her business and finding ways to earn passive income.
Brian Allen, the artist behind the beloved chaotic monstrous mascot, said that Gritty is "anti-establishment" and "sort of an anti-mascot."
REI retail workers told Business Insider they're subjected to reduced hours and unlivable wages that don't match the co-op's public-facing rhetoric.
Veteran brand whiz Jillian Raskin has joined UTA Marketing as an executive. Raskin’s resume is deep with experience in product placement and entertainment, a prominent revenue source for stre…
Topshop is an iconic brand, but with so much choice today, have we just fallen out of love with it?
Supermarkets should not be able to sell non-essential goods in lockdown, says boss of Clintons cards.
Movie theater executives don’t usually quote Winston Churchill on earnings calls. But during his company’s most recent quarterly report to analysts, AMC chief Adam Aron dusted off one of the prime …
The times when we most want comfort and rest may paradoxically be the times we most need to move, for the sake of our well-being.
Shopee is investing in digital inclusion to help new and existing merchants recover from the pandemic.
Business Insider analyzed US work-visa data to gauge what Netflix offered to pay for content, marketing, engineering, and other key jobs.
Health tracking could mitigate pandemic-related risks, but will employees see it as an invasion of their privacy?
As companies around the world rush to implement diversity and inclusion programmes, the burden to launch these initiatives are unduly falling on employees of colour.
At the heart of BlackRock's acquisition is the industry embracing separately managed accounts, and the customization — and tax benefits — they offer.
Measures to cut obesity are yet to be finalised but could include a ban on junk food TV ads before 21:00.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has 16 direct reports who have helped him make the company one of the world's most valuable.
"The firm is a niche player with a high-value audience that feels remarkably 2015," he writes.
Quelle bonne nouvelle! Emily Cooper is staying in Paris for a little while longer and maybe, just maybe, she might learn a few actual French words this time. Netflix has renewed its wildly popular …
After meeting the founder of Walmart long before the store had swept the nation, the author's grandpa invested in Walmart stock and watched it grow.
The business of marketing content moved away from traditional pillars like billboards and 30-second spots long ago. Digital platforms are now taking an increasing portion of budgets in order to spr…
Record student loan debt and two recessions are just some factors complicating millennials' financial lives. These power players are the specialists.
Here's how to compare exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds. Both are diversified portfolios but have big differences in costs and management.
Flexible office, hospitality and retail startups are hard hit, while sanitation startups are one of the biggest new winners in the proptech space.
How Imgur is taking on Facebook and Twitter as 'geek culture' goes mainstream
The document gives a rare look into Amazon's unique culture of writing mock press releases for future business ideas.
Different colors make people feel different emotions.
As the 2020 Oscar nominations snub female directors, Emma Jones looks at who gets to decide on the year’s pick of the cinematic crop.
When women hold two incompatible beliefs, they’re more likely to change their behaviour to reconcile them. Men, by comparison, tend to dig themselves in.
The pandemic is having a devastating impact on newspapers and magazines.
The Walt Disney Company announced a broad structural reorganization of its media and entertainment businesses Monday, in a move to ramp up and streamline its direct-to-consumer strategy. That invol…
The cultural, political, and technological roots of a fraught piece of cotton
Madison Avenue has for decades trotted out a dizzying array of marketing avatars to talk to consumers. Mr. Whipple wanted to speak about squeezing Charmin. Ronald McDonald had a yen for discussing …
Coming off a year of momentous change, home entertainment executives expect more disruption in 2020 but predict studios’ rental and sell-through businesses can coexist alongside the streaming…
Lila Gerson has joined the Concerts department at APA, serving as senior vice president, strategic marketing & brand partnerships, it was jointly announced today Steve Martin, Bruce Solar and S…
When it launched in 2014, STX Entertainment was supposed to be a smarter and nimbler entertainment company, one that could open compelling movies and launch quality television shows while keeping a…
Disney is buying Lucasfilm for $4 billion, adding the legendary Star Wars franchise to the entertainment giant's stable of characters.
The surprising persistence of the mail-order business
Baby-formula sales are slumping, so the companies that make it have turned to supplements for 3-year-olds.
A chocolate substitute for breast milk might seem unusual, but it's just the latest attempt to lure vulnerable parents
Variety Entertainment Marketing Summit Presented by Deloitte will take place virtually over two days, Aug. 26 & 27. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will keynote the summit. Included in the agenda of p…
Marketing professionals from across the industry gathered in virtual form on Aug. 26-27 for Variety’s annual Entertainment Marketing Summit, presented by Deloitte. The summit focused on the p…
There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has had a “generation defining” impact on the entertainment business. During the NAB Show Executive Leadership Summit, produced in partne…
A starry group came together for a meeting at Courteney Cox’s Malibu beach house on Oct. 5, 2019. Had the paparazzi gotten wind, pandemonium would have surely ensued. Cox invited her five “Friends…
Lisa Holme, a Hulu veteran who had been leading its international expansion strategy, has joined Discovery in a newly created role to oversee content and commercial strategy for the company’s…
AT&T has officially kicked DirecTV, which has been hemorrhaging subscribers, to the back burner of its pay-TV strategy. But its new internet-fueled competitor likely won’t stanch the cord-cutti…
Digital Development Management (DDM) has hired Stephanie Jorgl, who has more than 17 years of experience at a range of tech, gaming and entertainment companies including Apple, Marmalade Technologi…
The 4th edition of Festival Lumière, which harbors the first and only classic film market in the world, included a round-table on “Heritage films: promotion, marketing, communication – …
Bustle Digital Group’s Bryan Goldberg is back with more M&A: In the latest prong in Goldberg’s roll-up strategy, BDG closed a deal to buy Nylon, the 20-year-old fashion, beauty, mus…
Discovery Communications has named Michael Bishara, formerly an exec with Synacor and HBO, as senior VP and GM of over-the-top and digital syndication. Bishara, based in Discovery’s New York …
Darcy Antonellis is leaving Warner Bros. after 15 years to become CEO of Vubiquity, a provider of multiplatform video services to media companies and service providers. Antonellis starts at Vubiqui…
In today’s TV news roundup, Jake Choi has joined the cast of ABC comedy “American Housewife,” and HBO Max unveiled the official trailer for “My Gift: A Christmas Special fro…
How social media is being weaponized across the world
Millennial and Gen Z consumers watch less traditional television than their elders, and the pay-TV sector continues to face a seeming death by a thousand cuts with the steady sting of cord-cutting:…
Communications executive Michelle Slavich is exiting Warner Bros. Pictures for a top role at Netflix, Variety can report exclusively, where she will oversee strategy for all content verticals. Slav…
Laugh Out Loud, the digital comedy brand founded by Kevin Hart, announced a round of promotions and hires to support the company’s growth. Hart will move from CEO to chairman of LOL, continuing to …
How Chinese creators launch gadgets in the US.
Steven Soderbergh’s new crime caper is being released and marketed without the help of big studios—and it could change the way Hollywood works.
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