Netflix Netflix has bought the global rights to concert film "Justin Timberlake The Tennessee Kids," which is directed by Oscar-winning "Silence of the Lambs" director Jonathan Demme.It's set to debut on the streaming video service on October 12.Netflix made the announcement to press on Friday, just ahead of the film's world premiere at the Toronto
Netflix acquired exclusive global rights to Justin Timberlake The Tennessee Kids, and plans to release the performance concert film on October 12, according to Deadline Hollywood.Jonathan Demme, known for Neil Young: Heart of Gold and Silence of the Lambs, directs the documentary, according to Dateline.The documentary focuses on Timberlake and his 25-man band on their final appearance on Timberlake s 20/20 Experience World Tour.The tour lasted two years and consisted of 134 shows.The 20/20 Experience World Tour was the fifth concert tour for Timberlake, and promoted his third and fourth albums, The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2.The tour began in November of 2013 and finished on January 2, 2015 in Las Vegas.
The ticket retailer owned by NBCUniversal is partnering with the social network to sell film tickets directly via its platform.Starting this weekend, Facebook users will be able to snap up tickets to the beefed-up remake of The Magnificent Seven, the animated comedy Storks, and the new concert film Kevin Hart: What Now?According to Fandango president Paul Yanover, the move is part of a bigger strategy to integrate the service into more social platforms in order to target a younger demographic, specifically millennials.Aside from Facebook, the company is also planning an interface to target the one app that s a swarm of millennial activity: Snapchat.I think these offerings we are unveiling are an important shift, not just for Fandango, but for Hollywood as a whole, Yanover told The New York Times.The movie industry is reportedly concerned about a drop in film attendance rates for millennials, and needs all the help it can get.
A few years ago, Peter Shapiro needed a not-so-small favor from Robert Plant.Shapiro, 44, has been putting on concerts for more than 20 years—everything from intimate late-night Roots gigs to 2015’s Deadhead extravaganza Fare Thee Well—and few situations drive him into a state of room-pacing, hair-futzing excitement like a last-minute booking.So when Shapiro noticed that Plant had an opening in his tour schedule, he wondered: What would it take to get the former Led Zeppelin frontman, who easily fills 3,000-seat theaters, to agree to play a last-minute, late-night show at a bowling alley in Brooklyn?The room is crowded with reminders of his decades-long music career: A poster commemorating Wetlands Preserve, the famed downtown-New York City venue Shapiro owned in the late ’90s and early ’00s; a ticket from a screening of the concert film U2 3D, which Shapiro co-produced; a photo of Questlove walking through a plane hangar in Las Vegas, where in 2014 the Roots helped open up a West Coast incarnation of Brooklyn Bowl.The space’s most vibrant attraction, though, is Shapiro himself, whose dusty voice, near-collar-length hair, prolific profanity, and sly smile reminds you of a mischievous eighth-grader you might spot smoking behind the gym.But whereas Graham was a highly visible pop-culture power-broker—chronicled in the pages of Rolling Stone, sought out by TV producers as a rock-n-roll explainer—Shapiro’s career has largely been defined by the fan-immersing, artist-pleasing events and spaces he’s overseen since he took over Wetlands in the mid-’90s and turned it into a late-night paradise for jam bands, ska acts, and the backpack-rap cognoscenti.
“I got a tape I want to play.” He puts down the stereo, launches into “Psycho Killer,” and everything comes to life.Byrne breaks into wide-eyed staccato dance moves, the audience whistles in appreciation, and the show only gets better from there.In that time the audience watches the stage fill with the rest of the band, backup singers, and props, not the least of which was Byrne’s famous “big suit.” (Years later, Byrne said the goal was to “show how a concert gets made” even as it was happening.)Yet not one of the countless concerts filmed in the years since ever captured a band’s energy quite like Jonathan Demme did in his seminal film.A lot of credit for this, of course, goes to the Talking Heads, who at the time were riding high on the success of the album Speaking In Tongues and its hit single “Burning Down the House.” But the bulk of its brilliance comes from Demme, who worked with Bryne to create a concert movie unlike any before—or since.He favored shots from the crowd’s point-of-view, and made nearly all of them so visceral you half expect the guy next to you to pass a joint.
p The next in-game celebration event for Pokemon GO is about to go down – starting this week.Details on the event have been shared this morning for the event that’ll take place starting on May 18th, 2017 – that’s this Thursday – and will go on until the 25th of May.This event will focus on Rock Type Pokemon from the start and will be called “Adventure Week” – which of course means we’ll be collecting so many Geodudes that we’ll have rocks in our pockets for real.Or, you know, the more rare Pokemon of the Rock variety, like Omanyte and Kabuto.This event will be starting on the 18th at 1PM Pacific Time – that’s 4PM Eastern Time.Increased rates of Rock Type Pokemon will be joined by some Buddy Candy that’ll take half the distance it normally takes to attain.
Queen is one of the most prominent acts to have released concert footage in virtual reality, so VR the Champions could well usher in more recordings of this kind.For more than 40 years, Queen has been one of the biggest rock acts around, selling out shows all around the world.Now, fans can experience a live performance by the band as never before, thanks to the release of a new virtual reality concert film dubbed VR the Champions.The performance was recorded at Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi in May 2016, and features singer Adam Lambert in lieu of the band’s legendary original frontman Freddie Mercury.Queen perform some of their best and most beloved songs, including We Will Rock You, Radio Ga Ga, and — of course — We Are the Champions.VR the Champions gives fans the opportunity to experience the show via 360-degree video, hovering above the audience and even flying among the band themselves as they perform on stage.
Did you miss that essential moment in a Facebook Live broadcast?Facebook will now allow users to rewind livestreams, even before the broadcast has ended.The feature comes alongside other new tools, including the ability to cross-post Live videos to multiple Pages, announced by Facebook this week.Live Rewind will bring rewind controls to videos as they are streaming and is a direct response to user requests.Facebook says the move will help users go back and see something they missed, or rewatch a play in a sports broadcast.Previously, rewind was only available when watching a Live video after the stream ended, like any other video.
Facebook is testing the ability for you to rewind live videos while they're still happening.Viewers have requested the feature so they can rewatch or catch up on important moments in a live video, Facebook said on its media blog Tuesday.After a period of testing, Facebook said it would bring Live Rewind to users globally.YouTube, Facebook's main competitor for livestreaming videos posted by everyday users, has allowed viewers to rewind during a live video for years.Facebook has prioritized video -- and particularly live video -- in its algorithm recipe for the top of your News Feed over the last two years.It's part of the company's bid to gobble up advertising dollars that are fleeing traditional television for alternatives online as ratings dwindle.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that the social network is considering restrictions on who is allowed to stream live video based on certain criteria, including previous violations of its community standards.This move comes after the Christchurch massacre, in which a lone gunman livestreamed his attack on two New Zealand mosques.Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Friday the company was looking to place restrictions on who can go live on its platform based on certain criteria in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre.The company will monitor who can go "Live" on Facebook depending on factors such as prior community standard violations, Sandberg said in a blog post here.A lone gunman killed 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand on March 15, while livestreaming the massacre.Facebook has identified more than 900 different videos showing portions of the 17-minutes of carnage and has used its existing artificial intelligence tools to identify and remove hate groups in Australia and New Zealand, the blog said.
Facebook could limit who can stream a live video after a lone gunman used the social network this month to broadcast a deadly shooting at a New Zealand mosque.The company's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in a blog post Friday that Facebook is "exploring restrictions on who can go Live depending on factors such as prior Community Standard violations."Facebook, which has rules barring terrorists from the platform, is facing mounting pressure to combat hate speech on its platform.The company's live video feature has been used in the past to broadcast suicides, murders and violence.Live video's dark side came back into the spotlight after March 15, when a gunman killed 50 people at two New Zealand mosques.Facebook pulled down the gunman's live video of the shooting, but by then it had already spread to other social media sites and messaging boards.
Earlier today, the New Zealand Herald published a letter from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, addressing how the company is addressing the deadly terror attack in Christchurch two weeks ago.In the letter, she lays out three steps that the company is taking, including that it’s “exploring restrictions” for live video.She described the attack as “an act of pure evil,” and that the company is “committed to reviewing what happened,” and that it’s working with the country’s authorities.In the aftermath of the attack, Facebook says that it removed 1.5 million videos of the attack around the world, with 1.2 blocked “at upload.” In her letter, Sandberg says that while Facebook moved quickly to remove the video and the perpetrator’s account, the company could do more, and laid out three steps that it will take.We’ve reached out to Facebook to clarify on the letter, and will update this post if we hear back.The first step is that Facebook is “exploring restrictions on who can go Live depending on factors such as prior Community Standard violations,” and that the company is putting more resources into systems that can identify violent videos, even if they’re edited.
San Diego-based Edgybees today announced the launch of Argus, its API-based developer platform that makes it easy to add augmented reality features to live video feeds.The service has long used this capability to run its own drone platform for first responders and enterprise customers, which allows its users to tag and track objects and people in emergency situations, for example, to create better situational awareness for first responders.I first saw a demo of the service a year ago, when the team walked a group of journalists through a simulated emergency, with live drone footage and an overlay of a street map and the location of ambulances and other emergency personnel.It’s clear how these features could be used in other situations as well, given that few companies have the expertise to combine the video footage, GPS data and other information, including geographic information systems, for their own custom projects.Indeed, that’s what inspired the team to open up its platform.As the Edgybees team told me during an interview at the Ourcrowd Summit last month, it’s impossible for the company to build a new solution for every vertical that could make use of it.
Facebook Live lets you livestream video using your phone's camera or computer's webcam.To go live on Facebook, just begin to create a new post and tap "Live" or "Live Video."You can livestream at any time as long as you have a cellular connection or a WiFi or hardwired connection, and you'll get better video quality with the latter two.Facebook Live lets you livestream video anytime and almost anywhere - from home, at work, on vacation, or while walking down the street.It's a way to talk directly to your friends, or to show something on Facebook in "real time" as it's happening.Tap the downward arrow to the right of "To:" and choose who can see your video - it can be everyone (Public), just your friends, specific groups you belong to, and more.
In February, SpaceX launched the first private moon mission.The four-legged moon-craft is expected to attempt a lunar landing between 3-4 p.m EDT on Thursday.Nearly two months after its launch, a private Israeli spacecraft has slipped into lunar orbit and will soon try landing on the moon's surface.Beresheet launched aboard a SpaceX rocket on February 21.At its farthest, Beresheet moves about 290 miles (467 kilometers) above the lunar surface; at its closest, the spacecraft's altitude is 131 miles (211 kilometers) — about twice as close as the International Space Station is to Earth.(The spacecraft also took several selfies with Earth during its flight to the moon.)
The mother of music, the Queen B, the patron saint of all that is good and pure, has dropped a new 40-track live album in time for the release of her new Coachella concert film on Netflix, Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé.There's a brand new song.Rumours of a seventh album from Beyoncé were swirling ahead of the launch, with buzz about a mysterious "B7" album emerging on social media.Then Homecoming: The Live Album dropped on streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Tidal shortly after midnight PT on Wednesday.The live album is taken from her 2018 headlining performance at California music festival Coachella, which was a marching-band-fueled tribute to America's historically black colleges universities.Imagine Crazy in Love with a drumline, Diva with a full brass section, Single Ladies elevated to the energy of a massive college football half-time show.
LinkedIn plans to sunset its standalone Job Search app in May.A pop-up message in the app says all the Jobs app features will be available in LinkedIn's regular app as Premium features."We know this is a change, but we'll help you get through it," the company said in the notice.LinkedIn launched its Job Search app in 2014 to make applying and finding employment fast and easy.The Job Search app let users create searches, get alerts about relevant jobs and apply.In February, LinkedIn launched a live video feature, called LInkedIn Live, for broadcasting conferences, get advice from experts, hold news interviews and influencer events and more.
Deep into Homecoming, Beyoncé's doc and concert film from her performance at last year's Coachella, the artist explains her sense of purpose in creating the show, a celebration of both her decades-long career and a tribute to America's HBCUs.… It was important to me that everyone who had never seen themselves represented felt like they were on that stage with us."She did it again in April 2016 with another late-night landmine: Lemonade, the visual album that debuted exclusively on Tidal at the same time as its companion short film aired on HBO.This time around, though, the megastar is out to make sure everyone who wants and needs to experience Homecoming can do so, releasing the concert film on Netflix and an accompanying 40-song, two-hour-long album on—deep breath—Apple Music, Amazon Music, SoundCloud, Deezer, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Tidal, all at once.Beyoncé's sneak-attack playbook has become a bit familiar—it all started with the release of Beyoncé, which mysteriously appeared in the iTunes store one December night, no notice, no leaks—but there are a few remarkably different aspects to the release of Homecoming.First, this album wasn't gated as a Tidal-only exclusive like Lemonade was.
Facebook announced Tuesday that it is tightening its rules around live streaming following the Christchurch mosque shootings.Facebook will now act on a "one strike" basis for live videos, blocking users immediately from broadcasting live if they seriously violate Facebook's policies.The company is also investing $7.5 million in research to develop new ways to prevent people circulating videos like Christchurch, using editing tricks to slip past its automated systems.It means Facebook is eschewing more radical suggestions like slapping a time delay on live videos.Facebook is taking steps to prevent atrocities like the Christchurch massacre from being broadcast live on its platform.Facebook said that in the first 24 hours it removed 1.5 million iterations of the video, with 1.2 million videos blocked at upload.
When faced with hard questions about how Facebook will remove terrorist content from its platforms, CEO Mark Zuckerberg offers a simple answer: artificial intelligence will do it.But according to Facebook’s chief AI scientist, Yann LeCun, AI is years away from being able to fully shoulder the burden of moderation, particularly when it comes to screening live video.Speaking at an event at Facebook’s AI Research Lab in Paris last week, LeCun said Facebook was years away from using AI to moderate live video at scale, reports Bloomberg News.“This problem is very far from being solved,” said LeCun, who was recently awarded the Turing Prize, known as the Nobel Prize of computing, along with other AI luminaries.Screening live video is a particularly pressing issue at a time where terrorists commit atrocities with the aim of going viral.Facebook’s inability to meet this challenge became distressingly clear in the aftermath of the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand this year.
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