News Views

CASBAA’s news round-up culled from sources across the industry.

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The fun just keeps getting funner: we’ll be sending this out before the inauguration in Washington, which I’m sure will provide even more fun, but over the past week, the incoming President’s relationship with the media has definitely continued to make headlines. (Of course, that might just be because the media are the ones who come up with those headlines, but let’s not get too recursive before the weekend). The White House Press Corps is likely...

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So how can we NOT write about the televised trainwreck that the US President-elect’s first news conference in 168 days became this week? (In case you missed it, it’s here in full.) Theatre of the absurd, anyone? Regardless of whether you think that by releasing the dossier in question, Buzzfeed was absolutely in the right and even performed a public service, or whether you feel they crossed the line and sidestepped basic journalistic principles and...

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I’m in Las Vegas for the 50th anniversary of the Consumer Electronics Show, along with 150,000 of my closest friends, and I must say, it’s all a bit overwhelming. Of course, it’s much more than just consumer electronics these days, so people from every peripheral industry have descended on the town.

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Can you believe that 2016 is already over? Okay, there are still a few days left, but really, it’s basically time to stick a fork in it, 2016 is done. And with that in mind, it’s worth noting that this is the final edition of News Views for 2016. It’s been a good year — over the course of it, we’ve put together more than seven hundred items, passed on more than eight hundred...

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It was supposed to be only India, but Amazon Prime Video just “did a Netflix” and launched in almost every country around the world. Amazon’s video streaming service, previously limited to the United States, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan, is now available in over 200 countries. (The full list is included in Amazon’s official news release.) At $2.99 per month (introductory offer for 6 months) this is almost a giveaway, which would make sense as it may just...

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It’s become a “trending topic” lately, the rise of “fake news,” particularly in the most recent US Presidential campaign; not only has Hillary Clinton blasted the trend, but Donald Trump fired one of his staff for re-posting a fake news story. And how are the websites that produce this garbage funded? You guessed it, often by big brands who have run sloppy programmatic ad campaigns. Sound familiar?