Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming

The Viral Spiral

In a TikTok post last month, the singer Halsey shared a message with fans: “basically i have a song that i love that i want to release ASAP,” the musician wrote, “but my record label won’t let me.” Despite eight years in the music industry and over 165 million records sold, Halsey said, “my record […]

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Inside the Implosion of CNN+

David Zaslav had been chief executive of Warner Bros. Discovery for all of a few hours when he learned he had a problem. On April 11, the day his newly merged company began trading on Nasdaq, Mr. Zaslav greeted New York employees with pasta and ice cream bars, delivering an impromptu rallying cry to his […]

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Kim’s Video Is Back. What Even Is a Video Store in 2022?

One day in December, down escalators that led away from the sun and into the bowels of a skyscraper just a few blocks from the New York Stock Exchange, Skip Elsheimer suddenly stopped sifting through a sea of musty, mismatched boxes to marvel at a discovery he held in his dust-coated hands. It was a […]

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As Gale Made an Extreme Sport of Heathrow Landings, He Called the Plays

Mr. Dyer made a point of describing the nationality of the airlines, saying at one point, “Let’s see how the Chinese do,” and at another, “Here come the Russians.” Big Jet TV was like the “Winter Olympics for plane landings,” Jon Sopel, a former North America editor of the BBC, said on Twitter. “Let’s see […]

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This YouTube Star Is Also a Retail Empire

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. Here is a collection of past columns. Linus Sebastian is the face of a mini YouTube empire. His company also resembles a scaled-down version of the Gap, employing a fashion designer, logistics experts, graphic designers and “fit technicians” to sell merchandise to fans. Sebastian is among […]

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Alphabet’s Profit Increased 36 Percent to $20.64 Billion in Q4

These days, there is so much uncertainty surrounding Google’s parent company, Alphabet: a global pandemic, fears of inflation gripping the U.S. economy, restive employees challenging management, and regulators and politicians seemingly bent on taking their pound of flesh. But one thing has not changed. Alphabet continues to make money. Lots of it. On Tuesday, Alphabet […]

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Making Money Online, the Hard Way

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. Here is a collection of past columns. On a typical morning, Chrissy Chlapecka lets the dog outside, spends an hour on professional makeup and hair and carefully selects an outfit. Then Chlapecka, a 21-year-old Chicagoan, starts work as an internet creator. Chlapecka posts at least one […]

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Cardi B Awarded $1.25 Million in Libel Lawsuit Against Blogger Tasha K

A federal jury awarded the rapper Cardi B around $4 million in a libel lawsuit against a celebrity gossip blogger who had posted videos in 2018 claiming that she was a prostitute who had contracted sexually transmitted infections and used cocaine. Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, had sued the celebrity gossiper, known […]

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A YouTuber’s Plane Crash Draws Doubts From Aviation Experts

The YouTube video with the attention-grabbing title “I Crashed My Plane” begins with Trevor Jacob piloting a small aircraft with several cameras attached, showing off sweeping views of sepia and green above the Los Padres National Forest in Southern California. Then the propeller stops spinning. Mr. Jacob unleashes a flurry of expletives, opens the door […]

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