Playboy Fights a Linking to Every Playmate Centerfold Ever

There are happy mutants and a Quentin Tarantino cameo, too. Of course, that's expected when it comes to copyright law.read more SOURCE: THR, Esq. - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

How to tell your brand’s story: Don’t be a hero

You have a story. It may be intentional and carefully-crafted. Or, it may be construed from the interactions and bread crumbs you leave. Just because you aren’t actively telling your story doesn’t mean you don’t have one. If you’re in the world, the world has a story about you. 2017 was a momentous year. From political upheavals and protesting to shifting social landscapes, the year saw many historically defining moments. More and more companies took the mic to take a stand (and get their brand [Read Entire Story]

Frank Darabont’s Lawyer Calls Out AMC "Stunt" to Delay ‘Walking Dead’ Judgment

In a letter, the judge is told not to sign off on any emergency relief.read more SOURCE: THR, Esq. - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Redbox Says Disney Engaging in Copyright Misuse to Protect Coming Streaming Service

Disney is seeking an injunction to prevent Redbox from disassembling "combo packs" and selling movie download codes separately.read more SOURCE: THR, Esq. - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

T-Mobile’s customer service is its biggest success story

Since John Legere took control of T-Mobile in 2012, the carrier has orchestrated a remarkable turn-around. Through launching the Un-Carrier initiative, T-Mobile turned its scrappy underdog status into a marketing plug, and by adding the iPhone to its lineup and investing heavily in network infrastructure, the company's product is now on par with AT&T and Verizon. But the most under-appreciated aspect of the turn-around is T-Mobile's customer service. Things still aren't perfect by any means, [Read Entire Story]

How Donald Trump Could Mess With Libel Laws

Sorry journalists. There are things that Trump could attempt to accomplish to make defamation claims more of a nuisance.read more SOURCE: THR, Esq. - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Charter Preparing to Claim Fox News Breached Carriage Deal

The cable operator is striking back in a lawsuit filed after the Time Warner Cable merger.read more SOURCE: The Business - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Snapchat is about to tell us so many things about its business

Snapchat is about to get a little less secretive. ; Snap Inc., the mobile app's parent company, will file for an initial public offering late next week, according to anonymous sources speaking to Kara Swisher of Recode. Given that it's Swisher, a tech press veteran, we'd categorized them as reliable. ; SEE ALSO: Snapchat cash is no joke for the media The fact that Snapchat is going public hasn't been kept a secret. The company secretly made moves, as in quietly filed to the Securities and [Read Entire Story]

WME Signs NHL Star P.K. Subban (Exclusive)

The Nashville Predators defenseman will captain the NHL All-Star Game’s Central team this weekend.read more SOURCE: The Business - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Steve Harvey Wins Trial Over Unreleased Comedy Tapes

A jury finds that a videographer didn't have a valid agreement with the comedian for rights to 120 hours of footage. The tapes included negative racial, gender and sexual comments.read more SOURCE: The Business - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

ZeniMax now wants $4 billion from Oculus as case goes to jury

VR pioneer Oculus has been on trial for several weeks now, defending itself against claims it stole crucial code from ZeniMax. But the ultimate judgement is now in the hands of a jury. As reported by Polygon, closing arguments have concluded and the... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Alphabet earnings show that it’s (very slowly) becoming more than just search

Alphabet released its earnings report for the recent December quarter and the results were largely impressive. While the company just barely missed Wall St. estimates with respect to earnings per share, its year-on-year revenue checked in at $26.06 billion, representing a respectable 22% increase compared to the same quarter a year ago. Continue reading... Trending right now: Amazon sale drops Fire Essentials Bundle to its lowest price ever Netflix for Android just got a new feature iPhone [Read Entire Story]

DGA Members Ratify New Studio Contract

Ratification was expected.read more SOURCE: The Business - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Marvel Chairman Ike Perlmutter Allowed to Pursue Legal Claims Over Theft of His DNA

In a vicious battle that began over tennis courts, a Florida judge declares genetic material to be a property right.read more SOURCE: THR, Esq. - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Internet only ‘Ghost Restaurants’ are the next big thing

It’s late, and you’re craving some food. After the inevitable back and forth with your significant other, you decide on a restaurant called Leafage, a a salad shop near Grand Central in New York City. Thing is, Leafage, doesn’t actually exist. It’s branding does, as do its Yelp reviews, but Leafage as a restaurant is merely an idea, a ‘ghost restaurant’ as they’re being called. Leafage, one of a handful of restaurants owned by Green Summit — each with its own menu and branding — play host to [Read Entire Story]

Mark Zuckerberg’s charity just bought a search engine for research papers

Mark Zuckerberg's massive philanthropic organization just laid out the next step in its quest to cure or manage all diseases. The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative is buying a startup called Meta, which uses artificial intelligence to scan and index research papers in a way that makes them easier for scientists to find. SEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg just nabbed Uber's head of policy for his charity work The group plans to build on Meta's existing product and eventually offer the search engine for free, [Read Entire Story]

China Box Office: ‘Arrival’ Leads Quiet Pre-Holiday Weekend

Cinemas were ghostly quiet as the country prepares for a wave of big local releases, led by Stephen Chow and Jackie Chan, over the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday. read more SOURCE: Box Office - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Net Neutrality Foe Ajit Pai Named New FCC Head

Pai had been one of the two Republican commissioners on a five-member panel that regulates the country's communications infrastructure, including TV, phone and internet service. read more SOURCE: The Business - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Google Co-Founder: Davos World Economic Forum Is Like Burning Man "Except We’re All Wearing Clothes"

Sergey Brin, president of Google parent Alphabet, tells the event in Switzerland about the company's culture, why governments and businesses should collaborate more and how he may still finish his PhD.read more SOURCE: The Business - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Chris Milk, Spike Jonze Creating Virtual Reality Film as Part of New FoxNext/Within Partnership

Additionally, the first VR project under the content deal will be a 'Planet of the Apes'-themed experience.read more SOURCE: Tech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Microsoft said to announce 700 layoffs alongside quarterly earnings next week

While the last year seems to have been a positive one overall for Microsoft, with the company debuting interesting new hardware, such as the Surface Studio, alongside the growth of its software, including Windows 10. However, it appears Microsoft still has plans to follow through with last summer’s promise to slash almost 3,000 jobs, with 700 layoffs said to be … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Computer issue forces ground-stop for United Airlines in the U.S.

UPDATE (9:15 p.m. ET): United reports the ground stop has been lifted. UPDATE: The ground stop has been lifted. We’re working to get flights on their way. We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers. — United (@united) January 23, 2017 Computer problems briefly grounded all domestic United Airlines flights in the United States on Sunday night. SEE ALSO: Flying give you 'the fear?' Here are the world's safest airlines A posting on the FAA's Air Traffic Control command [Read Entire Story]

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