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What Happened When Kobe Bryant Met Apple’s Jony Ive? — Kobe Bryant likes to cold call successful people. Oprah Winfrey. Arianna Huffington. Nike CEO Mark Parker. "I want to learn more about how they build their business or how they run their they see the world," Bryant told me last year. "Some of the questions that I'll ask will seem really simple and stupid to them.

Did you hear what Cablevision CEO James Dolan said? Customers don’t care about video. — Most headlines tied to James Dolan involve the New York Knicks. But as CEO of Cablevision, he's in a good position to know what cable customers want. On Cablevision's earnings conference call this morning, he couldn't have been more clear about the consumer's lack of interest in a standalone video product.

“It’s like having a cable channel” — Snapchat Discover...1 Month After Launch Four weeks ago, Snapchat introduced its 'Discover' feature. Executives from Snapchat Discover media partners, such as CNN and ESPN, were quick to voice their excitement. Indeed, the daily offerings are quick, slick and generate positive press. But are they catching on with Snapchat users?

That Time Don Hewitt Pitched Journalism Students On Embracing YouTube…And Nobody Did — Don Hewitt, Harry Moses and Don's son, Steve Hewitt, had an idea. It was February 2007 and the three veteran TV producers were ready for a new project. Don Hewitt and Moses had worked together at CBS on 60 Minutes, the show Hewitt created in 1968.

Roku’s IPO plan hidden in plain sight? — With a growing list of people frustrated by high monthly cable bills, Internet streaming device makers like Roku have been on a roll. In September, Roku said it had sold 10 million devices in the US since first introducing them in 2008. Given Roku's rapid growth, the IPO question keeps popping up.

How to Edit ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ — 5 Questions For Barney Pilling Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is well positioned to win some Oscars on Sunday. It received nine Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture. The film's editing has received widespread praise and Editor Barney Pilling is nominated in that category (his first Oscar nomination).

Lloyd Braun takes Kim Kardashian, Howard Stern & Tyler the Creator ‘Over-The-Top’ — A Hollywood veteran's new adventure If you're a Seinfeld fan, you'll fondly recall George Costanza's struggles to compete with Lloyd Braun. "That's all I ever heard growing up," says George in the show's Serenity Now episode. "Why can't you be more like Lloyd Braun."

How ‘Exploding Kittens’ became the most insane Kickstarter campaign ever — Q&A with Elan Lee How could you not be curious about the tag line tied to the most insane Kickstarter campaign we've ever seen? What started in January as a modest plan to raise $10,000 has turned into a crowdfunding phenomenon. Funding is set to wrap up Thursday (February 19th) at 6:00pm PST.

Case Study: Facebook Video — 5 Questions For Woven Digital's Colin Digiaro It's no secret Facebook is betting big on video. The company recently revealed Facebook now generates more than three billion video views each day. That's up from one billion videos a day in June 2014. And most of that video viewing is taking place on mobile devices.

A YouTube Star Reflects as YouTube Turns 10 — 5 Questions For Connor Franta February 14th is Valentine's Day. It's also YouTube's birthday. The domain name was registered on February 14th, 2005. YouTube now has more than one billion users and more than 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
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Last Week Tonight on Now? Abbott & Costello would've loved this...

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"Probably the ham" - Zuckerberg jokes at Barcelona Q&A about why he likes going to Spain

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As Shazam seeks to broaden its business, this slide from CEO's talk visualizes its QR code-like strategy #MWC15

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If Twitter existed this day in 1966, this @EveningStandard John Lennon interview would be trending

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TiVo says total subscriptions now stand at about 5.5 million, a 30% increase from last year...and it sees more growth ahead $TIVO

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