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February 20, 2015

ABC News releases Xbox app

ABC News has launched an app for the Xbox One platform. The app, which is the first U.S. news application on the gaming console, according to the network’s announcement, the ABC News app will offer access to multiple simultaneous streams of live video as well as on-demand content, entertainment news, original programming and highlights from ABC News […]

February 12, 2015

Williams scrubbed from ‘Nightly’ site

Not surprisingly, Brian Williams‘ name and photo have been removed from the “NBC Nightly News” site. Williams’ photo, which was on the left side of the main page (as shown in this screen grab from Feb. 10 via the Internet Archive), is gone and his name has also disappeared from under the show’s logo. NBC News also removed […]

February 11, 2015

Williams’ name scraped from ‘Nightly’ social profiles

In addition to removing Brian Williams‘ name from the “NBC Nightly News” opening sequence, NBC News has also removed his name from the graphics used on its social media profiles on at least three major services. NBC swapped out the large graphic that runs across the show’s Twitter, Facebook and Google+ pages with a new world map […]

February 2, 2015

Microsoft Surface gets prominent placement on Super Bowl desk

NBC‘s obnoxiously large peacock wasn’t the only branding that snuck its way on the Super Bowl XLIX anchor desk — a Microsoft Surface tablet was also featured prominently. The tablet, which was sitting on the left side of the desk, didn’t actually seem to be doing anything other than just that — sitting there looking […]

January 29, 2015

Bloomberg redesigns main website

Bloomberg has launched a redesigned site that uses a mix of bright colors, unique layouts and typography tricks to create an interesting news reading experience. The site also changes the main name to Bloomberg Business. As we reported in October, Bloomberg added a politics section to its site with a unique look and feel that is […]

January 29, 2015

CNN interviews Rand Paul with Snapchat

CNN has conducted what it called a “historic” interview with Sen. Rand Paul via self-destructing messaging app Snapchat. Snapchat is a popular app that allows users to send photos and videos to friends that can then only be viewed for up to 10 seconds before they are deleted. The app, which has become notorious for […]

January 23, 2015

CNN.com shrinks header nav bar

After just under a month on its new design, CNN.com has tweaked the header to take up a bit less screen real estate. The new navigation bar condenses the weather, search box, main navigation and subnavigation bars to be just a bit shorter. The red CNN logo box, however, remains approximately the same size and […]

January 23, 2015

‘#YouTubeAsksObama’ ‘sets’ look like bad parody

YouTube hosted a special live stream featuring YouTube creators Bethany Mota, GloZell Green and Hank Green interviewing President Obama from “sets” that resembled something between a really bad preschool play and adult movie set. You’ll notice the word “sets” appears in quotation marks (read: air quotes) throughout this article, because they barely qualify for that distinction. […]

January 20, 2015

NBC News launches NBCBLK

NBCNews.com has launched NBCBLK, a section of its website devoted what it calls “black culture news.” The site, whose launch date coincided with Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, represents NBC family’s re-entry into the category. MSNBC previously owned TheGrio.com, but sold it back to its founders last year.

January 14, 2015

TV Guide Network dumps listings, becomes ‘Pop’

Having apparently finally figured out no one needs scrolling TV listings anymore, the channel once known as TV Guide Network becomes “Pop” today with original programming that gets full screen treatment. The network, which was previously known as Prevue Channel and TV Guide Channel, switched to using just the acronym TVGN in 2013. With the […]