Apple poaches top Sony TV executives to boost video content | Reuters

By Lisa Richwine and Piya Sinha-Roy | LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has hired two long-time Sony Pictures Television executives to expand the iPhone maker’s push into original television programming, plunging deeper into a field crowded by Hollywood studios and online streaming services. Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, responsible for hit shows…

Apple hires two top Sony Television executives to lead original content production

Apple has hired two top Sony Television executives Jamie Ehrlicht and Zack Van Amburg, to take up new positions as co-heads of video programming worldwide for Apple. The company announced the hirings in a press release. The execs oversaw blockbuster TV shows including Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and The Crown. It seems like Apple…

Facebook Outlines Its Strategy for Taking Down Extremist Content

Facebook has been quietly using an arsenal of artificially intelligent tools to help identify and remove extremist content before it can be seen by the larger community, according to the company. Under growing pressure from officials in the United Kingdom and France, Facebook shared for the first time — publicly — an inside look at…

Apple legalizes and taxes in-app tipping for content creators

Apple has activated a new revenue stream that could foster communities of digital content creators around the world like those already thriving in China. Apple’s newly published update to its App Store policies officially designates voluntary tipping via virtual currency as in-app purchases that Apple taxes 30 percent. By taking tipping out of the grey…

Google Families lets you share content more easlily

Sharing content and keeping track of important events with your family just got a lot easier, thanks to a new feature being introduced by Google. The firm’s Families option allows you to send multimedia, including photos, notes, and dates for your diary, with multiple people at the click of a button. The feature will expand…

Facebook’s content moderation rules dubbed ‘alarming’ by child safety charity

The Guardian has published details of Facebook’s content moderation guidelines covering controversial issues such as violence, hate speech and self-harm culled from more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts that the newspaper has seen. The documents set out in black and white some of the contradictory positions Facebook has adopted for dealing with different types of disturbing…

Facebook Is Going To Punish Websites With Junky, Sexy Ads And Little Content

Facebook’s quest to rid the News Feed of misinformation and misleading content has a new target: websites that are littered with “disruptive, shocking or malicious ads,” and that offer little actual content. Beginning today, the social network will use artificial intelligence to determine if links shared on the social network direct people to websites that…