Category: MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY

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Dove apologizes for ad: We ‘missed the mark’ representing black women

Dove apologizes for ad: We ‘missed the mark’ representing black women

What was the advertising firm thinking? An ad of a black woman taking off her top and then becoming a white woman. This isn't an Oops, this is a YIKES [...]
Molly Ad Campaign Boosts Girls in Technology

Molly Ad Campaign Boosts Girls in Technology

Girls in Technology got a shot in the arm from a fresh campaign by GE promoting engagement, education, and empowerment of women in technology. Cam [...]
Younger Men Play Video Games, But so Do a Diverse Group of Other Americans

Younger Men Play Video Games, But so Do a Diverse Group of Other Americans

Young men make up a disproportionately large share of people who play video games in the United States. But about four-in-ten women and roughly a quar [...]
LGBT Groups Denounce ‘Dangerous’ AI That Uses Your Face to Guess Sexuality

LGBT Groups Denounce ‘Dangerous’ AI That Uses Your Face to Guess Sexuality

The intersection between technology evolves every day. A Stanford University study showing that artificial intelligence (AI) can accurately guess whet [...]
How robots could help bridge the elder-care gap

How robots could help bridge the elder-care gap

Robots can also lend a hand of sorts. Photographee.eu/Shutterstock.com Cynthia Matuszek, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Despite innov [...]
Ed Skrein, Facing Criticism, Backs Out of Playing Asian Character in ‘Hellboy’

Ed Skrein, Facing Criticism, Backs Out of Playing Asian Character in ‘Hellboy’

How do you feel about actors from one cultural background playing characters written from the perspective of a different cultural background? Does it [...]
How Online Hate Infiltrates Social Media and Politics

How Online Hate Infiltrates Social Media and Politics

From person to person, the spread of online hate can be rapid. Connections via shutterstock.com In late February, the headline of a news commentar [...]
Streaming Dominates Music Consumption in the U.S.

Streaming Dominates Music Consumption in the U.S.

In 2016, streaming accounted for more than 50 percent of U.S. music revenues for the first time. Figures released in Nielsen’s U.S. Music Mid-Year Rep [...]
China Now Has More Movie Screens Than US

China Now Has More Movie Screens Than US

The growth of China's movie business has been rapid. IHS forecasts that China's box office revenue will top the U.S. market by 2019.This change will h [...]
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