World of Communication

  • FTC confirms investigation of Facebook
    Facebook might have met its match with the Federal Trade Commission, as the agency has confirmed it’s looking into the social media giant’s role in allowing the Trump-linked firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly obtain data on 50 million users, Politico reported. The news prompted Facebook’s stock to plummet.
  • Facebook hits one out of the park
    Facebook has taken a huge new swing at sports. The social giant announced a deal with Major League Baseball to exclusively stream 25 games worldwide during the 2018 season, Variety reported. The deal marks the first time major U.S. sports league has granted exclusive rights to Facebook.
  • CNN launches two new original series
    The premiere of the CNN original series called American Dynasties: The Kennedys, was the most watched cable news show at 9p.m. Sunday night with 1.715 million viewers, Media Bistro reported. That’s 62 percent more than the 1.061 million watching Fox News.
  • Megyn Kelly back for another run
    NBC News is calling for the return of the newsmagazine Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly for the upcoming spring and summer seasons, Variety reported. In the show’s first year, the hour-long, prime-time special featuring Kelly interviewing Russia president Vladimir Putin will be titled Confronting Putin. The episode will serve as a launching pad for the…
  • Snapchat stocks soar
    With Snapchat’s co-founder Evan Spiegel launching a redesigned Snapchat to draw new users, the app showed his huge potential for growth with a strong quarterly earnings report recently, Media Bistro announced. In its best quarter since its public debut, Snapchat parent Snap Inc. brought in nearly $286 million in revenue.