VFX Workers Plan Oscars Protest On Hollywood & Vine
February 26 2014 5:23 PM
Visual effects professionals say aggressive tax subsidies are destroying the industry, and they’re rallying on Sunday to voice their opposition.
The Oscars’ Biggest Winner? Hollywood’s Economy
February 26 2014 11:25 AM
As part of the area’s lucrative “awards industry,” the event pulls its weight. But why is the Academy looking at the numbers?
Amazon And The CIA: What Good Can Come Of This?
February 25 2014 6:24 PM
Privacy activists are warning of mass surveillance should Amazon Web Services go through with a cloud computing deal with the spy agency.
Labor Woes Beset Workers Who Make Oscar Statuettes
February 21 2014 3:17 PM
Far from Hollywood, there's a labor dispute between Teamsters and R.S. Owens in Chicago, where Academy Awards statuettes are manufactured.
Olympic Games And Happy Meals Don’t Mix: Health Advocates
February 19 2014 5:45 PM
A coalition of health advocates is asking Olympic winners to not accept sponsorships from McDonald’s Corp.
Georgia's Confederate Flag Specialty Plate: Southern Pride Or Racist Emblem?
February 19 2014 2:07 PM
A reissued specialty license plate has reignited debate over the 13-starred battle flag.
Gender Diversity In Sports Journalism: No Progress
February 19 2014 8:37 AM
A new report from the Women’s Media Center paints a largely static picture of gender diversity in American newsrooms.
Capital One Isn’t The Only Bank With A ‘Personal Visit’ Clause
February 18 2014 1:46 PM
The clause that allows Capital One to contact customers “in any manner we choose” has been in use for years, and not just by Capital One.
Will A ‘Kill Switch’ Deter Smartphone Theft?
February 17 2014 5:38 PM
Four U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would require carriers to include “kill switches” in smartphones, but wireless-industry critics say technological mandates won’t work.
A Match Made In Customer Service Hell?
February 17 2014 3:11 PM
The planned Comcast / Time Warner Cable merger will combine two of the lowest-ranked companies in terms of customer service.
Capital One Takes On Chase Bank In Deceptive Ad Dispute
February 14 2014 6:11 PM
Capital One is arguing that ads for Chase Bank’s Freedom Credit Card “misrepresented” certain claims.
Is Lap Dancing Art? New York Judge Says No Way
February 14 2014 3:59 PM
A New York judge ruled that Manhattan’s Hustler Club does not qualify for a tax exemption on admission fees.
Comcast-Time Warner Cable: Efficiency Or Monopoly?
February 13 2014 12:43 PM
Advocates for media diversity are blasting the possible merger, which still needs approval from antitrust regulators.
New Atheist Website: A Must-Read Soon?
February 12 2014 6:25 PM
TheHumanist.com, a news website from the nonprofit American Humanist Association, aims to be a hub for atheists and nonbelievers.
NYU Bends (A Little) On Unpaid Internships
February 12 2014 2:39 PM
New York University is taking steps to ensure that unpaid internships on CareerNet comply with labor laws, but should it be listing them at all?
Online Privacy Advocates Blitz Congress On NSA Spying
February 11 2014 12:42 PM
More than 6,000 websites are helping their visitors beseech Congress in an Aaron Swartz-inspired protest against government surveillance.
Is Dumb Starbucks A Legal Spoof? Trademark Experts Weigh In
February 10 2014 4:31 PM
The people behind Dumb Starbucks are calling their L.A. coffee shop a parody, but trademark law isn’t so clear on what constitutes infringement.
Getty Images Goes On A Copyright Lawsuit Spree
February 07 2014 5:02 PM
Court records show that Getty Images has filed a string of recent federal lawsuits, inviting claims of “copyright trolling” from its critics.
Early-Morning Amber Alert Freaks Out Pennsylvania
February 07 2014 11:27 AM
Since the FCC added Amber Alerts to its wireless alert program, many smartphone owners are caught completely off guard when their devices go off at all hours.
Meatless McDonald’s? Vegan Activist Wants Plant-Based Choices
February 06 2014 5:31 PM
Following CEO Don Thompson’s admission that McDonald’s is losing relevance, vegan author Kathy Freston is calling on the fast-food giant to offer meatless options.