‘The Trade’: Exclusive Look At Showtime’s Opioid Epidemic Docuseries Ahead Of Sundance Premiere

Showtime’s The Trade explores the opioid epidemic from the intimate perspectives of growers, addicts and law enforcement on both sides of the border.
We’re getting an exclusive first look at the upcoming docuseries ahead of its premiere at the …

Undaunted By Syndication Slump, NATPE Boosts International, Reality, Local TV

As the 55th edition of NATPE begins Tuesday morning in Miami, the syndication business that long served as its heartbeat continues to show a faltering pulse. No new shows are getting a splashy, Oprah-esque rollout this time, a …

How To Reach Young Millennials? The Studios & TV Networks Can Find 47M Of Them On Snapchat – TCA

At today’s TCA Snapchat, content bosses Nick Bell and Sean Mills asked how journalists in the ballroom at Pasadena’s Huntington Hotel used Snapchat. Few hands in the 30-plus demo room shot up.
“It’s what I expected,” said Nick Bell. The …

‘Girlfriends’ Phyllis Logan, Miranda Richardson Discuss Industry Ageism – Or Not – TCA

Girlfriends star Phyllis Logan says she never planned to play housekeeper Elsie Hughes fox six years and that had she been told her run on Downton Abbey would last that long it would have given her pause. At TCA to …

AI researcher Monty Barlow teaches a computer to figure out American accents

 Monty Barlow works at Cambridge Consultants and his company’s recent work involves teaching a computer to discern between British and American accents. The project, which Barlow sees as part of a suite of machine-learning solutions that will grow to encompass …

Leah Remini Hints Scientology Behind Paul Haggis Claims; Church Slams “Reprehensible Smokescreen” – Update

(Updated with Scientology statement) Facing accusations of sexual misconduct from four women, Paul Haggis has repeatedly pointed to the Church of Scientology as perhaps playing a role in those claims. Today, Leah Remini and another high-profile former Scientologist and critic …

The portion of VC-backed startups founded by women stays stubbornly stagnant

 It was a tumultuous year for the technology industry, with sexual harassment, pay gaps and under-representation of women often dominating the headlines. And while sexism was not born in Silicon Valley, sexual harassment is proving to be toxic for business. As part of our larger …

Researchers find that one person likely drove Bitcoin from $150 to $1,000

 Researchers Neil Gandal, JT Hamrick, Tyler Moore, and Tali Oberman have written a fascinating paper on Bitcoin price manipulation. Entitled “Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin Ecosystem” and appearing in the recent issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics the paper …

Toyota and Lexus vehicles will finally start getting CarPlay this year

 Toyota has been a holdout from CarPlay, Apple’s in-dash infotainment system that works with your iPhone. The automaker and its luxury brand Lexus have yet to offer it in any models, despite most other car companies giving in on at …

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has left VC firm Fenbushi Capital

 Vitalik Buterin, the high-profile co-founder of Ethereum, has quietly left China-based investment firm Fenbushi Capital, TechCrunch understands. Fenbushi was founded in 2015 and its $50 million fund was one of the first to actively put capital into blockchain companies through …