Amazon Prime Video will now slake your thirst for bad but great reality TV

 Amazon Prime Video just added a heaping helping of reality TV to its catalog, including multiple seasons of Hell’s Kitchen, River Monsters, Whale Wars, Miami Ink, Survivorman, Hoarding: Buried Alive and a whole lot of other shows that have ruined the once sterling reputations of networks like TLC, A&E and others (via Variety). These shows are pure, unadulterated trash and… Read More

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Author Nick Montfort tells us how to define the future

 Nick Montfort is a professor in MIT’s Comparative Media Studies/Writing and the author of a new book, “The Future.” His book explores “future makers” – people who create the future with their work. It’s a fascinating read and he’s a fascinating thinker in the space. Our conversation on Technotopia started with the Norman Bel Geddes, designer of… Read More

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Hulu and Steven Spielberg are bringing back ‘Animaniacs’

 Hulu will be resurrecting 90s animated cartoon hit Animaniacs. Yes, Yakko, Wakko and Dot Animaniacs, from the 90s. In this bizarre twist, which is probably designed to activate some kind of nostalgia center in the brains of 90s kids who are now of child-rearing age, executive producer Steven Spielberg is returning in the same role, and Hulu will also be streaming all existing 99 episodes of… Read More

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Naspers, Innova Capital invest $82 million more for Movile’s iFood delivery business

 Naspers, a South African-based global investor and media conglomerate, has joined the private equity firm Innova Capital to funnel another $82 million into Movile — primarily to increase Movile’s stake in iFood, a Latin American food delivery vendor. Read More

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GM’s Cruise sets special self-driving event for November 28

 GM’s Cruise self-driving unit is hosting a special event at the end of November, the company revealed today via invites to select media. The tagline for the event is “Come experience our vision of a self-driving future,” and while advance details are scarce, it sounds likely that Cruise will take the opportunity to allow media and other guests to experience their pilot… Read More

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High-end Brazilian job recruitment marketplace Revelo raises $4.6 million

 Revelo, a job marketplace that puts the responsibility on companies to contact candidates, has raised $4.6 million in its latest financing. The company, unlike traditional job boards, puts high-end, high-profile Brazilian job seekers at the center of the search, and makes companies reach out to them. Its latest round was led by Valor Capital, the Latin American-focused venture capital fund,… Read More

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