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Articles by Thomas Mocarsky

Apple sets media event for September 9

August 27, 2015 1:32 pm

Apple sent invitations to media outlets for an event to be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 9th at 10am PDT. The invitation teases the inevitable spate of rumors with the line “Hey Siri, give us a hint.” Rumor sites had already pegged the [...]

Digital ad gadfly dings AT&T hotspot for intrusive ad injections

August 26, 2015 1:55 pm

The free airport hotspot provided by AT&T at Dulles International Airport has “sprouted ads. Lots of them, in places they didn’t belong,” says Jonathan Mayer, PhD candidate in computer science, law lecturer at Stanford and perennial privacy and digital ad gadfly, in a blog post [...]

WDBJ-TV reporter and cameraman shot dead while on air

August 26, 2015 10:14 am

A TV news reporter and news cameraman for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke were shot dead on live TV on Wednesday morning. Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and new cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were both killed, according to report on WDBJ-TV. The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday morning during a live [...]

NAB to FCC: Exclusivity rules protect local TV from cable behemoths

August 18, 2015 3:10 pm

The National Association of Broadcasters is telling the Federal Communications Commission that the broadcast exclusivity rules that agency is proposing to eliminate “are more essential than ever” to counter growing consolidation in the pay TV market. “Considerable and continued [...]

Digital ad dollars to boom in 2016 political ad cycle

August 18, 2015 12:41 pm

The cool kid on the political advertising block is digital. But for all the headlines, digital will only break the billion dollar mark for the first time in the 2015/2016 presidential year cycle, according to a forecast by research firm Borrell Associations. Search, social media and digital [...]

T-Mobile to turn on FM radio chip in future smartphones

August 14, 2015 5:35 pm

The details are sketchy, but the tweet is unequivocal. T-Mobile will #sayyestoFMchip and will push its cell phone suppliers to turn on the mobile phone’s built in capability to receive over-the-air FM radio stations. Hey @NextRadioApp – We heard you! We’re saying yes to FM chip and [...]

FDA warns drug maker Kardashian Instagram post is misleading

August 12, 2015 11:47 am

Just because you are Kim Kardashian, one of the most followed celebrities on social media, doesn’t mean you won’t run afoul of Food and Drug Administration guidelines on drug promotion. The FDA fired off a warning letter to Duchesnay, Inc., makers of Diclegis, a morning sickness drug [...]
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