By Edmund Lee The New York Times Mon., Feb. 4, 2019 The digital publishing industry took a big hit in recent days, when more than 1,000 employees were laid off at BuzzFeed, AOL, Yahoo and HuffPost. Vice Media started the process of laying off some 250 workers on Friday, and Mic, a site aimed at younger readers, axed much of its staff two months ago before a competitor bought it in a fire sale. Coupled with recent layoffs at Gannett, the company behind USA Today and other dailies nationwide, the crisis in the digital sphere suggested that the journalism business was damned if it embraced innovation and damned if it didn’t. The cuts at BuzzFeed were the most alarming. Wasn’t this the company that was supposed to have it all figured out? Didn’t its team of wizards, led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-trained chief executive, Jonah Peretti, know tricks of the digital trade that lay beyond the imagination of fusty old print publishers? … [Read more...] about Digital media: What went wrong
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Microsoft today confirmed the rumors that have been swirling all week. As part of a sweeping change to one of the flagship components of Windows 10, it will rebuild its Microsoft Edge browser from the ground up, ripping out its proprietary EdgeHTML rendering engine and replacing it with the open-source Chromium code base. Yes, that Chromium. The same one that's at the heart of archrival Google's Chrome browser. My colleague Mary Jo Foley has the details here: "Microsoft's Edge to morph into a Chromium-based, cross-platform browser." It's an extraordinary capitulation from Microsoft, which has spent nearly four years and a staggering amount of engineering effort on a quixotic campaign to convince Windows 10 users to ditch their current browser in favor of Microsoft Edge.Also: Windows-as-a-service fail: Microsoft keeps customers in the dark That effort was doomed to fail, because of a series of strategic mistakes. So what makes Microsoft think that they can convince the world … [Read more...] about Microsoft Edge: What went wrong, what’s next
Melody Baetens The Detroit News Published 3:56 PM EDT Oct 15, 2018 The Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson split: what went wrong Celebrity-watchers and gossips were abuzz Sunday night and Monday with the news that singer Ariana Grande and comedian Pete Davidson have split up and broken off their engagement. The pair had been dating for about five months, and in June the "Saturday Night Live" comic proposed with a $93,000 pear-shaped diamond ring, and they had purchased a $16 million apartment. A source close to the couple said the relationship was "way too much too soon." Davidson got two Grande-related tattoos shortly after they hooked up, something his tattoo artist warned him against. Jon Mesa told the New York Post that after he covered up a previous girlfriend's tattoo on Davidson, he suggested that the comedian maybe not get one for Grande until they're married. The couple, who were in Detroit for Aretha Franklin's funeral, raised speculation when they didn't attend the Emmys … [Read more...] about Grapevine: What went wrong with Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson
The festival was marred by queues, queues and more queues. Photo: Lee Roden. Spain’s consumer watchdog has urged festival goers who attended Madrid’s Mad Cool at the weekend to demand compensation from organizers over ‘unacceptable’ conditions at the music event. The festival in Spain’s capital, which was billed as a rival to Barcelona’s Primavera, kicked off on Thursday at Valdebebas – IFEMA, a vast site in the north of Madrid. The event sold out within days of tickets going on sale and organisers expected to host 80,000 people. Consumer watchdog FACUA has demanded an explanation from organizers and called on Madrid City Hall to launch an investigation after festival goers experienced difficulties getting to the venue and hours-long queues to enter as well as a host of technical details. Riot police had to be sent to the venue to control impatient crowds furious at the delays. Here’s what went wrong. Transport to the … [Read more...] about Mad Cool festival chaos: What went wrong?
By Connor Letourneau Updated 3:39 pm, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Photo: Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Houston Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute (12) goes up for a rebound against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at Toyota Center on Monday, May 14, 2018, in Houston. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle ) less Houston Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute (12) goes up for a rebound against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at Toyota Center ... more Photo: Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle Warriors Off Court, Ep. 18: What went wrong for Rockets in Game 1? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery HOUSTON — In Episode 18 of the Warriors Off … [Read more...] about Warriors Off Court, Ep. 18: What went wrong for Rockets in Game 1?