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YouTube says machine learning is making progress against violent extremist content

Venture Beat reports: "Four months after launching a program to fight violent extremist content, YouTube says it has become far more efficient at identifying...

Nielsen Says It Will Report On Who’s Watching Streamed Shows

Billboard reports: "The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread...

Apple asked to remove Philippines drug war games from App Store

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Apple has been asked to remove games based on the war on drugs being waged in the Philippines by president Rodrigo Duterte. Reuters obtained...

Spotify’s Revenues Soared in First Half of 2017 (Report)

Variety reports: "Spotify’s revenues surged in the first half of 2017 to 1.9 billion Euros ($2.26 billion), according to a report in The Information that cited...

Netflix Has Secret Weapon in Hollywood’s Multibillion-Dollar Arms Race

Variety reports: "Much has been made of Netflix’s massive and fast-growing content budget, which the company estimates will be $7 million for 2018. Financial...

US Music Industry Considers Launching “Official” Alternative To Billboard Charts

Hypebot reports: "US record labels and others in the music industry are considering launching their own charts as an alternative to the iconic Billboard...

RIAA Submits List of ‘Notorious’ Sites, Calls Out Russian Counterfeiters

Billboard reports: "The RIAA has submitted its annual roundup of music piracy offenders to the United States Trade Representative in order to include in...

Fortnite Battle Royale hits 525k concurrent users

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Fortnite's Battle Royale mode is following on the heels of PlayerUnknown's Battelgrounds in popularity as well as premise. The official Fortnite Twitter account today...

Blade Runner 2049 Tops Disappointing Box Office Weekend

Hypebot reports: "While Warner Bros.' 'Blade Runner 2049' topped the box office this weekend, the expensive science fiction movie failed to meet projections for...

Weinstein Company Board Prepares to Suspend Harvey Weinstein

Variety reports: "The board of directors of the Weinstein Company is preparing to suspend Harvey Weinstein in the wake of a bombshell New York Times report, Variety has learned. The...