Treasure Island Music Festival Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, 2012 Treasure Island, San Francisco Better than: Getting an October sunburn anywhere else this weekend. It was around sunset on Sunday evening when Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino sang what everyone at Treasure Island Music Festiva ... More >>
Viacom's decision to yank its programming from the Web last week as a tactic in its dispute with DirecTV was absolutely insane. The last people to realize this fact were Viacom's executives. As of Tuesday, the company had restored The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Since it's the middle of summe ... More >>
Given how Silicon Valley moguls flee from the term "media company," you'd almost think it was as bad as "child-porn merchant." But whether they like it or not, companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are media companies. They don't have precisely the same business models as News Corp., Disne ... More >>
The "hacktivist" network known as Anonymous has stepped into the fray in the battle among legacy media companies, Internet firms, and politicians over the federal Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).The controversial proposed legislation would make it more difficult for websites to display pirated cont ... More >>
Once upon a time, depicting actual nudity or sex in a music video was basically pointless: It wouldn't get shown on MTV with those things in it, and there wasn't much use in making a video that wouldn't air on MTV (or any other TV channel). That still applies for larger mainstream artists, ... More >>
While we wait for someone to upload a higher-quality video than the below (it ain't no fun when Viacom ain't having none), be advised of the following Lil B-related news: last night at the mtvU Woodie Awards, held in Austin -- because God forbid we should try to post about anything other than Lil B ... More >>
The YouTube-ification of public-access TV in S.F. is about to begin and the old cast of kooky cable programmers doesnt like it one bit.
The new reality TV show American Candidate is as rigged as a Florida election. A recount won't help. We need a boycott.
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