Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020

Federal regulators are ordering Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, TikTok's parent and five other social media companies to provide detailed information on how they collect and use consumers' personal data and how their practices affect children and teens. 

The Federal Trade Commission's action...

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020

When Jenna Powell gets in front of a camera, she can sell $10,000 worth of sparkly dresses and tie-dye hoodies in 40 minutes.

Powell, whose three Jennaration shops in Alabama were closed at the start of the pandemic, has put all her focus on selling through live videos, broadcasting live...

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020

European Union regulators filed antitrust charges Tuesday against Amazon, accusing the e-commerce giant of using its access to data to gain an unfair advantage over merchants using its platform.

The EU's executive Commission, the bloc's top antitrust enforcer, issued the charges after it...

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

Democratic lawmakers are calling for Congress to rein in Big Tech, possibly forcing Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business and imposing new uniformity on the terms they offer users.

The proposals in a report issued Tuesday...

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

In a movie year mostly lacking big, ambitious releases, Steve McQueen's "Small Axe" anthology is an unqualified main event. While many other filmmakers are on hold, the "12 Years a Slave" director has raced to finish not one but five new films.

The movies, spanning 1968 to 1985, are each...

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2020

Fending off accusations of stifling competition, four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple — are answering for their companies' practices before Congress as a House panel caps its yearlong investigation of market dominance...

Wednesday, May. 6, 2020

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors has selected 60 nominees that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019. Of the 60 nominations, PBS and HBO lead with 11 and seven, respectively, followed by Netflix (five), Amazon (three), and...

Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020

Sports are on hold, theaters are closed and so are amusement parks, a disaster-movie scenario that has Hollywood reeling. But Americans held captive at home by the coronavirus can turn to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and other streaming services, outliers in an entertainment industry brought to an...

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

Hollywood mustered its creative forces in the 1940s when Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany sought to conquer the world, with Humphrey Bogart standing up to the fascist regime in "Casablanca" and director Ernst Lubitsch mocking it and its dictator in "To Be or Not to Be."

More than 70 years...

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

This year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will feature sessions from some of the world’s fastest-growing brands, including Netflix, Amazon, Burger King and Microsoft. Along with creative legends that include David Droga and Rob Reilly, they will share how they have used...

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