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Microsoft's TV product placement horror: CNN mistakes Surface tabs for iPAD stands

Last month Microsoft announced a partnership with CNN for its mid-term election night coverage, with Redmond providing tech for the news anchors to use. Unfortunately, the anchors used their shiny Surface tablet to prop up or hide their Apple iPads. CNN commentators using Microsoft @surface tablets as iPad stand. Facepalm. …
Iain Thomson, 5 Nov 2014
Lester poses with the Vulture 2

LOHAN crash lands on CNN

It's a tip of the hat today to CNN, which has unleashed a news report nicely capturing the spirit of our audacious Low orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission. CNN operatives were down at Vulture Central last Friday during a right royal spaceplane knees-up, as was Nina Trentmann of Die Welt. Those of you of a German …
Lester Haines, 15 Oct 2014

CNN 'tech analyst' on NAKED CELEBS: WHO IS this mystery '4chan' PERSON?

Vid "If your password is password, change the 's' to a dollar sign." That's the advice from US news network CNN's "technology analyst" Brett Larson, who also thinks that 4chan is some sysadmin bloke who knew how to "hack things" so he could leak saucy, private photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities. The confusion …
Kelly Fiveash, 3 Sep 2014
Taxi Driver

Uber and Lyft sitting in a tree, 'c-a-n-c-e-l-l-i-n-g each other's rides'

Uber has blasted rival taxi app firm Lyft over claims that Uber staff had deliberately ordered Lyft rides and then cancelled them. Lyft told CNN that it had logged 5,560 requests for rides from staff of Uber since October 3, 2013, and that there were numerous cases of people ordering short Lyft rides and spending the time …
Iain Thomson, 13 Aug 2014
Nokia 3310

Hey, media barons: The noughties called, they want their mobile tech back

The last major keynote of Mobile World Congress saw speakers from ratings giant Nielsen, advertising agency Tribal DDB Worldwide, CNN International and developing world mobile firm Jana take the crowd through how the media - that is to say advertising - relates to mobile. If listening to the speakers from NTT DoCoMo is like …
Simon Rockman, 1 Mar 2013
CNN iOS app icon


iOS App of the Week I’m a news junkie, and when I recently cancelled my Sky subscription I found that the one channel that I really missed was CNN. So I was pleased to find that there’s a free CNN app that is available in versions for both iPhone and iPad. CNN iOS app iPad screenshot The iPad version opens in 'front page' mode There are …
Cliff Joseph, 2 Feb 2012
The Register breaking news

'Mainstream media' mute in SOPA piracy debate

An analysis of US television coverage has found a deafening silence among members of the pejoratively tagged "mainstream media" when it comes to coverage of SOPA, the online intellectual property legislation now under consideration in Congress. An analysis of the Lexis-Nexis database since 1 October 2011, carried out by the …
Iain Thomson, 7 Jan 2012
The Register breaking news

Eric Schmidt 'eyes own TV show'

Some say Eric Schmidt is stepping down as Google CEO because he lost "energy" and "focus" after Larry Page and Sergey Brin pulled the company from China against his wishes. But another report indicates his rather large head was turned by the possibility of his very own TV show. The New York Post reports that for more than a …
Cade Metz, 24 Jan 2011

CNN flashes gay todger over interwebs

NSFW God alone knows what rotund gobshite Rush Limbaugh will make of it, but we suspect CNN editors will be wishing they'd never been born after they get the Excellence in Broadcasting treatment for this outrage: CNN website grab showing gay campaigning badges, one with male member A shaken Bootnotes department has added a handy …
Lester Haines, 6 Dec 2010
The Register breaking news

Pig plague and Twitter: The terrifying truth

Comment As the world's media buries its snout into the swine flu trough with an enthusiasm not seen since its avian cousin threatened to kill all life on Earth and reduce our planet to a barren wasteland inhabited only by cockroaches and Daily Mail journalists, some news outlets have turned their attention to that most pressing of …
Lester Haines, 29 Apr 2009
The Register breaking news

Steve Jobs 'heart attack' citizen hack wasn't a short seller

The US government investigation into an 18-year-old's false "citizen journalism" report that Steve Jobs had had a major heart attack has so far found he did it for the craic, according to a report. The SEC is probing the circumstances surrounding the one-paragraph October 3 story on CNN-owned site iReport because it caused a …
The Register breaking news

Apple shares plunge after Jobs 'heart attack'

Apple shares fell as much as 5.4 per cent this morning after a report on CNN's "citizen journalist" web site said Steve Jobs had suffered a major heart attack. According to Bloomberg, the computer maker/cult denied the report, and shares promptly rebounded. At last check, they sat at $104.51, up 4.4 per cent in trading on the …
Cade Metz, 3 Oct 2008
The Register breaking news

US scientist commits suicide as Feds prep anthrax charges

A senior US government bioscientist thought to be facing charges over the 2001 anthrax attacks has apparently committed suicide. The Los Angeles Times reports that 62-year-old Bruce Ivins died on Tuesday after taking a massive dose of painkillers. He had learned that the US Department of Justice was about to hit him with …
Joe Fay, 1 Aug 2008
The Register breaking news

eBay UK pimps users' privacy for targeted ads

Updated: eBay users in the UK will start seeing adverts targeting them based on the kind of items they view and bid for while browsing the online tat-house. And if they don't want their info being used to target ads, their only option seems to be to leave the online marketplace altogether, according to an email announcing the changes …
John Oates, 16 Jul 2008
The Register breaking news

Firefox-Google marriage on shaky ground?

Comment Yes, Firefox reached a major milestone this week, surpassing 400 million downloads worldwide. But that's just the good news. There's another story swirling around the famously open source web browser - and it's a little less sunny. Last week, The New York York Times questioned whether the growing popularity of a Firefox …
Cade Metz, 12 Sep 2007
The Register breaking news

Republican CNN/YouTube debate is back on

After a few weeks of skepticism-fueled dawdling, the Republican's CNN/YouTube presidential debate is back from limbo. CNN announced today that Rudolph Giuliani and Senator John McCain have signed on for the two-hour forum, which has been rescheduled for November 28. And with two of the GOP's main contenders inked in, its likely …
Austin Modine, 14 Aug 2007
The Register breaking news

Yahoo! to stream web-only US Prez debate

Not to be outdone by Google and YouTube, Yahoo! will soon host the first web-only U.S. presidential debate. Also set for the sites of co-sponsors Slate and The Huffington Post, the September 12 streaming-video event will feature all eight Democratic presidential candidates, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, The …
Cade Metz, 3 Aug 2007
The Register breaking news

YouTube, CNN invite cats falling out of trees to US Prez debates

A tip for all you Yanks reading El Reg: This summer, during two U.S. presidential debates scheduled to air on CNN, candidates will answer questions submitted via YouTube by web-cam-wielding Net freaks. A Democratic debate is slated for the night of July 23, with a Republican version to follow on September 17. The CNN/YouTube …
Cade Metz, 14 Jun 2007

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