Netflix posts huge gains as subscriber growth soars

Popular returning series like “Marvel’s Luke Cage” and an influx of new international content helped Netflix smash Wall Street’s third-quarter earnings and subscriber growth expectations. The streaming behemoth said Tuesday that its subscriber base grew by nearly 7 million in the quarter, led by the addition of 5.9 million new users abroad. Netflix, which expects to add another 9.4 million […]

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Penske Media pressured to cut ties with Saudi fund

Pressure is building on Penske Media — the parent company of Rolling Stone and Variety — to unravel its finance deal with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund in the wake of reports that a dissident Saudi journalist was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Jamal Khashoggi, the exiled Saudi journalist, who was a contributor to the […]

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OMG! Social media users at a loss as YouTube goes down

OMG! Social media users at a loss as YouTube goes down Social media users around the world reported outage YouTube is the popular video streaming site owned by Google  YouTube is down worldwide – and it has social media users in meltdown mode. The Google-owned video streaming service was not working as of Tuesday night. On Twitter, social media users […]

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Mainstream media, liberal watchdog largely ignore CNN segment on Kanye West that critics called 'racist'

CNN panel slammed after calling Kanye West ‘token Negro’ A recent CNN segment about rap artist Kanye West was slammed as “racist” by critics, but several mainstream media watchdogs ignored the controversy. During Tuesday’s installment of “CNN Tonight,” host Don Lemon asked if President Trump, who hosted West at the White House, was simply using him "as a prop to win […]

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German publication has ‘hundreds of documents’ to support Ronaldo rape claim

BERLIN — The German weekly magazine that first published the rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo says it has “hundreds of documents” that substantiate its report and there is no reason to believe they are not authentic. Ronaldo’s lawyers issued a statement on Wednesday calling the documents cited in the report “complete fabrications.” Der Spiegel magazine says “we have no reason […]

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DA details ex-Newsweek officials’ alleged $10M money-laundering scheme

After a two-year grand jury investigation, five defendants — including the former parent company of Newsweek and one of its top executives — have been charged in a $10 million money-laundering scheme to keep the foundering publication afloat, according to an indictment handed up by the Manhattan district attorney’s office Wednesday. The indictment charges Etienne Uzac, co-founder and chairman of […]

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Photo surfaces of doomed reporter walking into Saudi Consulate

Turkey said on Tuesday it will search the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Instanbul for Jamal Khashoggi as a newspaper published an image of the journalist walking into the facility just hours before he vanished. Khashoggi is seen in a surveillance photo published by the Washington Post entering the consulate where Turkish officials believe he was killed earlier this month. A […]

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Walmart to partner with MGM to boost Vudu streaming service

Walmart said on Monday it will partner with US movie studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer to create content for its Vudu video-on-demand service, which the retailer bought eight years ago. Walmart has been trying to prop up Vudu’s monthly viewership that remains well below that of competitors like Netflix and Hulu, which is controlled by Walt Disney, Comcast and Twenty-First Century […]

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