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Earl Ledet 2021-06-07
Paramount+, which has been on the market for three months, is finally rolling out its $4.99 ad-supported tier in an effort to attract more consumers to the streaming service. To make it even more appetizing to would-be subscribers, the streamer plans to add more than 2,500 titles to its ad-free and ad-supported tiers this summer....
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Alfred Borrow 2021-06-03
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If you didn’t want to shell out $9.99 per month to watch the meme-worthy iCarly reboot, now you won’t have to. On Monday, Paramount+ will launch its ad-supported Essential Plan, priced at $4.99 per month. This less expensive plan will replace the CBS All Access plan, which included commercials, but also granted access to local […]
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Ronnie Allen 2021-06-03
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The Paramount Plus package that is ad-supported will see its price cut starting on June 7. One catch to the price cut is that it ditches live CBS programming. The package will be rebranded “Paramount+ Essential.” The change won’t impact customers on the existing Paramount Plus service at $5.99 per month. Users who were previously subscribed are grandfathered in and … Continue reading
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William Figueroa 2021-02-24
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Buyers say there are still many unknown details about the audience of Paramount+, especially going up against multiple other streamers.

The post Future of TV Briefing: Paramount+’s advertising pitch leaves some buyers hesitant appeared first on Digiday.

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Jimmy Richmond 2021-03-03
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Paramount Plus will give subscribers plenty of shows and films to watch, including reboots of classic series and new titles based on big franchises.
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Paul Mize 2018-09-04
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How important is your job when determining whether someone swipes right or left on Tinder?

Extremely, according to former Tinder CEO Sean Rad.

"I think the thing that has shocked me [in developing Tinder] is that when it comes to establishing an initial impression, there's a very finite set of things we look at to decide whether we want to have a conversation with someone," Rad told Business Insider in 2015.

"How you look — and what that says about your personality — common connections, career, education.

Ninety percent of it comes down to that."

And on Tuesday, Tinder released a list of the most "swiped-right" jobs in the US, indicating which careers people look for in a match.

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William Gonzales 2017-07-13

It's well known among economists that most people don't like income disparities, especially when they're on the lower rungs of the economic ladder.

If we hate economic inequality so much, why do humans keep supporting institutions that concentrate wealth in a tiny percentage of the population?

A new cross-cultural study led by economists working in China suggests one possible reason: people are not willing to redistribute wealth if they think it will upset the social hierarchy.

They describe the results in Nature Human Behavior.

Players were shown pictures of two people and told that one has randomly been given a large amount of money and the other a small amount.

Zhou and his colleagues identify this odd quirk in people's responses as an artifact of "rank-reversal aversion," or a fear of upsetting hierarchy.

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Debra Simonds 2019-03-06
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Dei Gaztelumendi, a former visual artist at Paramount Pictures, has spent the last four years discovering personalities for Anki’s friendly companion robots, including Cozmo and Vector.

Anki reached out to him in 2015.

“The first task that they needed help with was trying to figure out Cosmo’s eyes,” he says.

“They were struggling to create appealing eyes and expressions, and that was definitely in my area.”

For Gaztelumendi, the biggest difference between working at Paramount and Anki was moving from just focusing on the outward appearance of the characters to considering their inner workings – the emotional side, and their personality – which has become the core of his work.

When Gaztelumendi is creating a character for Anki, the first step is to find out what the purpose of the robot will be, and who it will be a companion for.

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Troy Jones 2017-09-20
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An Amazon server containing roughly a gigabyte’s worth of credentials and configuration files belonging to behemoth media conglomerate Viacom were discovered online and unsecured, according to UpGuard, a California-based “cyber resiliency” firm.

A security researcher working for the company discovered the server flapping in the wind last month—without so much as a password between it and the public web.

The server didn’t contain any customer or employee information, per se, but had these sensitive credentials fallen into the wrong hands, the researchers said, the devastation at Viacom would have been ostensibly immeasurable.

Among the files exposed, for example, are the access key and the secret key to its corporate Amazon Web Services (AWS) account.

With that alone, an intruder may have gained further access to an untold number of servers hosted by the AWS account, which is where Viacom has said it plans to host nearly its entire infrastructure.

“Once Viacom became aware that information on a server... was publicly accessible, we rectified the issue.”

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James Mcgaugh 2016-05-30
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Paramount Pictures issues warnings to The Godfather movie pirates

Movie giant Paramount Pictures is issuing warnings to alleged pirates of the Godfather movie.

Released in 1972, the movie recently completed 44 years.

The Hollywood studio is sending out takedown notices to internet subscribers whose accounts have been found downloading and sharing Godfather.

Paramount has reached out to ISPs Internet Service Providers asking them to disable access to the copyrighted material.

Additionally, Paramount is asking ISPs not to destroy any data, which could be required later if a lawsuit is filed related to copyright infringement.

"In complying with this notice, ISP should not destroy any evidence, which may be relevant in a lawsuit, relating to the infringement alleged, including all associated electronic documents and data relating to the presence of infringing items on your network, which shall be preserved while disabling public access, irrespective of any document retention or corporate policy to the contrary," the notice states.

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Lucas Castillo 2021-07-22
With the explosion of streaming services in recent years, not only are there more ways to watch live sports than ever before, but also a greater variety of rights for various platforms to snap up. Media companies' streaming services have been prominently included in several huge sports deals struck this year, including the National Football...
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James Mccullough 2017-03-22
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Fans of Baywatch and gross-out humor are in luck.

The release of a second trailer for the movie version of one of the most memorable TV shows of the 1980s/'90s means it will hit theaters soon.

Gorgeous shots of the ocean, slow-motion running on the beach, and lifeguards teaming up to stop nefarious activity — they all add up to a new Baywatch movie preview.

Paramount Pictures unveiled the second official trailer Wednesday, and it shows off many of the memorable hallmarks of the hit 1980s/’90s TV series.

Like its predecessor, the Baywatch movie follows a group of lifeguards who do more than just make sure beachgoers apply their sunscreen and swim safely.

Led by Mitch (played by Dwayne Johnson), this group gets involved in more dangerous matters, including looking into the drugs and dead body that have shown up on their beach.

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Jeff Bautista 2017-11-17
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Paramount Pictures has announced a partnership with a number of big names in the virtual reality industry to create a virtual reality cinema experience.

The first movie to be shown in the specialized application will be Top Gun 3D, but if successful, this could pave the way for big movie releases to take place simultaneously in VR and in real-world cinema locations.

To make the cinema experience possible, Paramount has partnered with Bigscreen, the developer of the virtual LAN party and movie watching application of the same name.

Bigscreen been enabling multiple VR headset owners to hang out in virtual locations since April 2016 and it’s that multiplayer technology which will be leveraged to create Paramount’s bespoke VR cinema.

Where Bigscreen is still considered in beta right now and is only compatible with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Paramount wants to make its cinema much more widely available.

In fact it’s a 3D re-release of the 1986 classic, Top Gun, which came out in 2013.

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James Farr 2018-07-29
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Mission: Impossible has enjoyed a franchise resurgence on the back of two things — slick, fun direction and set pieces, and Tom Cruise’s panache for putting himself into danger.

As frequent readers will know, I’m a huge fan of both.

So it’s a lot of fun for me to see Cruise share his passion for death defiance with the world.

In a new clip from The Late Late Show With James Corden, Tom Cruise takes the host, Corden, on a skydiving adventure to show him that being Tom Cruise isn’t so dangerous.

I’m not convinced, and neither was Corden:

“I can’t quite believe I’m doing this,” Corden says, and that anxiety and excitement suffuses the whole (delightful) video.

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Robert Sanchez 2018-08-08
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Rumors have been circulating for some time about the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film, since Paramount announced it would be bringing everyone’s favorite hedgehog to the big screen.

There’s been particular speculation about whether the film will be CGI and who will play the iconic lead characters.

Doubtless to the relief of many fans Jim Carrey, who was rumored to be playing Dr Ivo ‘Eggman’ Robotnik, has confirmed that he is indeed involved in the project and will be bringing his comedic talent to the role of the villainous mad scientist.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour about his latest projects, Carrey revealed the film is live-action but didn’t give away many other details.

When asked how he plans on bringing the Eggman to life, Carrey replied: "Magic, mixed with desperation!"

What else do we know?

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Owen Grundy 2021-03-02
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You can get your first year of the new streaming service for as little as $30.
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Earl Ledet 2021-06-07
Paramount+, which has been on the market for three months, is finally rolling out its $4.99 ad-supported tier in an effort to attract more consumers to the streaming service. To make it even more appetizing to would-be subscribers, the streamer plans to add more than 2,500 titles to its ad-free and ad-supported tiers this summer....
Ronnie Allen 2021-06-03
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The Paramount Plus package that is ad-supported will see its price cut starting on June 7. One catch to the price cut is that it ditches live CBS programming. The package will be rebranded “Paramount+ Essential.” The change won’t impact customers on the existing Paramount Plus service at $5.99 per month. Users who were previously subscribed are grandfathered in and … Continue reading
Jimmy Richmond 2021-03-03
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Paramount Plus will give subscribers plenty of shows and films to watch, including reboots of classic series and new titles based on big franchises.
William Gonzales 2017-07-13

It's well known among economists that most people don't like income disparities, especially when they're on the lower rungs of the economic ladder.

If we hate economic inequality so much, why do humans keep supporting institutions that concentrate wealth in a tiny percentage of the population?

A new cross-cultural study led by economists working in China suggests one possible reason: people are not willing to redistribute wealth if they think it will upset the social hierarchy.

They describe the results in Nature Human Behavior.

Players were shown pictures of two people and told that one has randomly been given a large amount of money and the other a small amount.

Zhou and his colleagues identify this odd quirk in people's responses as an artifact of "rank-reversal aversion," or a fear of upsetting hierarchy.

Troy Jones 2017-09-20
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An Amazon server containing roughly a gigabyte’s worth of credentials and configuration files belonging to behemoth media conglomerate Viacom were discovered online and unsecured, according to UpGuard, a California-based “cyber resiliency” firm.

A security researcher working for the company discovered the server flapping in the wind last month—without so much as a password between it and the public web.

The server didn’t contain any customer or employee information, per se, but had these sensitive credentials fallen into the wrong hands, the researchers said, the devastation at Viacom would have been ostensibly immeasurable.

Among the files exposed, for example, are the access key and the secret key to its corporate Amazon Web Services (AWS) account.

With that alone, an intruder may have gained further access to an untold number of servers hosted by the AWS account, which is where Viacom has said it plans to host nearly its entire infrastructure.

“Once Viacom became aware that information on a server... was publicly accessible, we rectified the issue.”

Lucas Castillo 2021-07-22
With the explosion of streaming services in recent years, not only are there more ways to watch live sports than ever before, but also a greater variety of rights for various platforms to snap up. Media companies' streaming services have been prominently included in several huge sports deals struck this year, including the National Football...
Jeff Bautista 2017-11-17
img

Paramount Pictures has announced a partnership with a number of big names in the virtual reality industry to create a virtual reality cinema experience.

The first movie to be shown in the specialized application will be Top Gun 3D, but if successful, this could pave the way for big movie releases to take place simultaneously in VR and in real-world cinema locations.

To make the cinema experience possible, Paramount has partnered with Bigscreen, the developer of the virtual LAN party and movie watching application of the same name.

Bigscreen been enabling multiple VR headset owners to hang out in virtual locations since April 2016 and it’s that multiplayer technology which will be leveraged to create Paramount’s bespoke VR cinema.

Where Bigscreen is still considered in beta right now and is only compatible with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Paramount wants to make its cinema much more widely available.

In fact it’s a 3D re-release of the 1986 classic, Top Gun, which came out in 2013.

Robert Sanchez 2018-08-08
img

Rumors have been circulating for some time about the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film, since Paramount announced it would be bringing everyone’s favorite hedgehog to the big screen.

There’s been particular speculation about whether the film will be CGI and who will play the iconic lead characters.

Doubtless to the relief of many fans Jim Carrey, who was rumored to be playing Dr Ivo ‘Eggman’ Robotnik, has confirmed that he is indeed involved in the project and will be bringing his comedic talent to the role of the villainous mad scientist.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour about his latest projects, Carrey revealed the film is live-action but didn’t give away many other details.

When asked how he plans on bringing the Eggman to life, Carrey replied: "Magic, mixed with desperation!"

What else do we know?

Alfred Borrow 2021-06-03
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If you didn’t want to shell out $9.99 per month to watch the meme-worthy iCarly reboot, now you won’t have to. On Monday, Paramount+ will launch its ad-supported Essential Plan, priced at $4.99 per month. This less expensive plan will replace the CBS All Access plan, which included commercials, but also granted access to local […]
William Figueroa 2021-02-24
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Buyers say there are still many unknown details about the audience of Paramount+, especially going up against multiple other streamers.

The post Future of TV Briefing: Paramount+’s advertising pitch leaves some buyers hesitant appeared first on Digiday.

Paul Mize 2018-09-04
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How important is your job when determining whether someone swipes right or left on Tinder?

Extremely, according to former Tinder CEO Sean Rad.

"I think the thing that has shocked me [in developing Tinder] is that when it comes to establishing an initial impression, there's a very finite set of things we look at to decide whether we want to have a conversation with someone," Rad told Business Insider in 2015.

"How you look — and what that says about your personality — common connections, career, education.

Ninety percent of it comes down to that."

And on Tuesday, Tinder released a list of the most "swiped-right" jobs in the US, indicating which careers people look for in a match.

Debra Simonds 2019-03-06
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Dei Gaztelumendi, a former visual artist at Paramount Pictures, has spent the last four years discovering personalities for Anki’s friendly companion robots, including Cozmo and Vector.

Anki reached out to him in 2015.

“The first task that they needed help with was trying to figure out Cosmo’s eyes,” he says.

“They were struggling to create appealing eyes and expressions, and that was definitely in my area.”

For Gaztelumendi, the biggest difference between working at Paramount and Anki was moving from just focusing on the outward appearance of the characters to considering their inner workings – the emotional side, and their personality – which has become the core of his work.

When Gaztelumendi is creating a character for Anki, the first step is to find out what the purpose of the robot will be, and who it will be a companion for.

James Mcgaugh 2016-05-30
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Paramount Pictures issues warnings to The Godfather movie pirates

Movie giant Paramount Pictures is issuing warnings to alleged pirates of the Godfather movie.

Released in 1972, the movie recently completed 44 years.

The Hollywood studio is sending out takedown notices to internet subscribers whose accounts have been found downloading and sharing Godfather.

Paramount has reached out to ISPs Internet Service Providers asking them to disable access to the copyrighted material.

Additionally, Paramount is asking ISPs not to destroy any data, which could be required later if a lawsuit is filed related to copyright infringement.

"In complying with this notice, ISP should not destroy any evidence, which may be relevant in a lawsuit, relating to the infringement alleged, including all associated electronic documents and data relating to the presence of infringing items on your network, which shall be preserved while disabling public access, irrespective of any document retention or corporate policy to the contrary," the notice states.

James Mccullough 2017-03-22
img

Fans of Baywatch and gross-out humor are in luck.

The release of a second trailer for the movie version of one of the most memorable TV shows of the 1980s/'90s means it will hit theaters soon.

Gorgeous shots of the ocean, slow-motion running on the beach, and lifeguards teaming up to stop nefarious activity — they all add up to a new Baywatch movie preview.

Paramount Pictures unveiled the second official trailer Wednesday, and it shows off many of the memorable hallmarks of the hit 1980s/’90s TV series.

Like its predecessor, the Baywatch movie follows a group of lifeguards who do more than just make sure beachgoers apply their sunscreen and swim safely.

Led by Mitch (played by Dwayne Johnson), this group gets involved in more dangerous matters, including looking into the drugs and dead body that have shown up on their beach.

James Farr 2018-07-29
img

Mission: Impossible has enjoyed a franchise resurgence on the back of two things — slick, fun direction and set pieces, and Tom Cruise’s panache for putting himself into danger.

As frequent readers will know, I’m a huge fan of both.

So it’s a lot of fun for me to see Cruise share his passion for death defiance with the world.

In a new clip from The Late Late Show With James Corden, Tom Cruise takes the host, Corden, on a skydiving adventure to show him that being Tom Cruise isn’t so dangerous.

I’m not convinced, and neither was Corden:

“I can’t quite believe I’m doing this,” Corden says, and that anxiety and excitement suffuses the whole (delightful) video.

Owen Grundy 2021-03-02
img
You can get your first year of the new streaming service for as little as $30.