All posts by Todd Spangler

‘The Lego Movie’ Streaming Free on YouTube on Black Friday

For fans of “The Lego Movie,” everything is awesome this Friday, Nov. 22, when YouTube will be streaming the animated Warner Bros. hit for free. YouTube is streaming the animated under a pact with Warner Bros. Pictures to promote the franchise leading up to the theatrical release of “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” […]

Google Play Offers 99-Cent Rentals on All Movies, Only on Thanksgiving Day

Google Play’s Black Friday promos for 2018 include a special one-day-only offer: Users can rent any of the thousands of movies on the service for 99 cents on Thursday, Nov. 22. Rentals on the Google Play store ordinarily range from $3.99-$5.99 for new movie releases; rentals are accessible for 72 hours after purchase. In other […]

Amazon Tells Customers Their Info Was Exposed Due to ‘Technical Error’

Amazon.com informed customers that their names and email addresses were “inadvertently disclosed” on its website, just days before the Black Friday unofficial kickoff to the holiday-shopping season. In a statement Wednesday, Amazon said, “We have fixed the issue and informed customers who may have been impacted.” The ecommerce giant did not say how many people were […]

Mark Zuckerberg Says He Has No Plans to Resign as Facebook Chairman

Mark Zuckerberg says he’s not going anywhere. In an interview with CNN that aired Tuesday evening, the embattled Facebook chief, when asked if he would step aside as chairman, replied, “That’s not the plan.” Critics of the social giant have stepped up calls for Zuckerberg to resign following an explosive report by the New York […]

Mark Zuckerberg Says He Has No Plans to Resign as Facebook Chairman

Mark Zuckerberg says he’s not going anywhere. In an interview with CNN that aired Tuesday evening, the embattled Facebook chief, when asked if he would step aside as chairman, replied, “That’s not the plan.” Critics of the social giant have stepped up calls for Zuckerberg to resign following an explosive report by the New York […]

Glamour to Cease Publishing Regular Print Mag, in Condé Nast’s Latest Digital Shift

After nearly 80 years, the monthly print edition of Condé Nast’s Glamour women’s magazine is ending. Glamour’s last regularly published print edition, the January 2019 issue, is scheduled to hit newsstands next week, the company announced Tuesday. It’s another move by Condé Nast away from declining print businesses to pivot to a mostly digital future, […]

Nielsen Names IBM Exec David Kenny CEO

Nielsen has picked its new CEO: David Kenny, previously head of IBM’s artificial-intelligence unit and former chief exec of the Weather Company. Kenny succeeds 22-year Nielsen veteran Mitch Barns, who as previously announced is retiring from the media-measurement company. Barns, who had been CEO since 2013, will step down as chief executive officer on Dec. […]

TikTok App Nears 80 Million U.S. Downloads After Phasing Out Musical.ly, Lands Jimmy Fallon as Fan

A little over three months ago, short-form social video app Musical.ly was shut down — and millions of users were forced to switch to TikTok, a similar app from Chinese internet giant Bytedance, which acquired Musical.ly last year. Since then, TikTok has been gaining momentum in the U.S. and across the globe. The app, which […]

Marvel ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to Stream on Netflix Starting in December

Netflix is trying to get as much bang out of its soon-to-expire Disney deal as possible. In the U.S., Netflix will debut Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. The streamer announced the premiere date for “Avengers: Infinity War” in a tweet Monday. But Netflix’s deal with Disney will end in 2020, and Netflix […]

Condé Nast Hires Tastemade’s Oren Katzeff to Head Video-Entertainment Group

Oren Katzeff is joining Condé Nast as the new president of Condé Nast Entertainment, after serving as head of programming at Tastemade for the last five years. Katzeff will oversee Condé Nast Entertainment’s film and TV production slate and its digital-video production and distribution. Katzeff will be based in New York and report to Condé […]