Grindr News Site INTO Is Dead

LGBTQ dating app Grindr fired the editorial staff and social media team at its popular news site Into on Tuesday. The mass layoffs effectively shutter the site, which launched just 17 months ago. The company is pivoting to video, which will certainly end well. According to The Advocate, the site’s editors sent out a statement […]

Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite for Apple and A24

The director and star of “Lost in Translation” are working together again, with Bill Murray starring alongside Rashida Jones in “On the Rocks,” a new film directed by Sofia Coppola. The movie will tell the story of a young mother who reconnects with her playboy father in New York City. Production is supposed to begin […]

WordPress announces a toolkit to kickstart small to mid-sized newsrooms

WordPress, the open source CMS that powers nearly one-third of the web, is now looking to streamline newsrooms around the world. In 2019, we’ll see a new commitment to small and medium-sized publishers with a toolkit called Newspack. Born of a partnership between WordPress and News Revenue Hub — an organization to support sustainable, and […]

Roku explains why it allowed Infowars on its platform

Roku has just made a bad decision with regard to its growing advertising business by associating its brand with the toxic conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. As Digiday first reported this morning, Roku has chosen to add the Infowars live show hosted by Jones to the Roku platform as a supported channel, much to the disgust […]

Facebook says it will invest $300M in local news

Facebook plans to make a significant investment in local news over the next three years, with $300 million going to a variety of initiatives and organizations. The company has had a rocky relationship with news publishers recently. While it’s funded programming from partners like CNN and Fox News, it’s also played a role in some […]