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Ello Says Hello to $5.5 Million, Legally Vows to Not to Advertise

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Ello, the fledgling social network that has vowed not to run advertising, doubled down on that sentiment on Thursday by making itself a Public Benefit Corporation and putting the sentiment in its charter.

A PBC’s charter can’t be changed even if the company is bought and investors can’t force the company to do something that goes against its charter. “It says that the co. exists for public benefit,” says Paul Budnitz, CEO and co-founder of Ello. “No investor could ever force us to do those…

Go Behind the Set of CW’s ‘The Flash’

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VANCOUVER, CANADA — It’s true what they say: Everything is bigger on TV. That is, unless you’re on the set of CW’s The Flash.

If it looks massive on the small screen, that’s because it is.

In the police station, a 40-foot mural-adorned wall towers over the two-story set. The coffee shop, also two stories, has metal columns along the bar as giant lighting fixtures hang above in the room that could host a…

Turner Removes CNN, Cartoon Network From Dish

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Dish Network subscribers won’t see CNN or Cartoon Network when they turn on their televisions this morning

Turner Networks has pulled channels from Dish’s programming lineup as a deadline passed for renewing their distribution agreement. The company said Tuesday that Turner refused to extend the overall deal.

“Dish has had a productive relationship with Turner Networks for many years,” Warren Schlichting, Dish’s senior…

Facebook’s New “Safety Check” Feature Lets You Tell Friends And Family You’re Okay After A Major Disaster

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Darth Vader Is Back: James Earl Jones to Play Dark Lord on ABC

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It may not be the “Darth Vader TV special” we heard reports of last year, but James Earl Jones will reprise the voice of iconic villain Darth Vader on the small screen later this month

A scene with the Dark Lord of the Sith has been added to the end of the hourlong Star Wars Rebels TV movie Spark of Rebellion. The series opener has already screened on the Disney Channel, drawing 6.5 million viewers — you can get a taste by watching the first seven minutes here — but supervising director Dave…

DirecTV’s ‘Kingdom’ Is ‘Not Just a Bunch of Thugs Hammering Each Other’

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DirecTV’s gritty new drama Kingdom may be set in the world of Mixed Martial Arts, but the type of fighting featured on the show isn’t just the kind that happens with fists

“As far as the characters go…there is a real struggle for control and for balance,” says Matt Lauria, who plays Ryan Wheeler on the show that debuts tonight on DirecTV’s Audience Network

That was important to him, he says — that the show be more than a violent clobberfest. And…

DirecTV’s ‘Kingdom’ Is ‘Not Just a Bunch of Thugs Hammering Each Other’

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DirecTV’s gritty new drama Kingdom may be set in the world of Mixed Martial Arts, but the type of fighting featured on the show isn’t just the kind that happens with fists

“As far as the characters go…there is a real struggle for control and for balance,” says Matt Lauria, who plays Ryan Wheeler on the show that debuts tonight on DirecTV’s Audience Network

That was important to him, he says — that the show be more than a violent clobberfest. And…

Ex-Googlers Build an Inbox to Unify All Your Messaging Apps

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Five minutes into our interview, Anish Acharya stops to ask me a question: How many apps on my phone are for communicating? I start counting a few of the obvious ones on one hand before Acharya tells me he personally has 10.

It sounds like a lot until he starts breaking them down: There are the standalone messaging apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat and Kik, as well as social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google Hangouts, not to mention the basic email and phone call apps.

See also: Ello’s…

Report: Facebook Readying App for Anonymous Sharing

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Facebook might soon offer the option for users to share with one another completely anonymously.

The social network is preparing to launch a standalone app that will allow users to anonymously interact with each other, according to a report in the New York Times.

According to the report, the app will launch in the coming weeks and allow people to use pseudonyms so they can have discussions about topics “which they may not be…

Livestream iOS App Now Broadcasts Your GoPro Shenanigans

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Good news for all the adrenaline junkies out there: Livestream updated its iOS app so that you can now use a GoPro camera as a broadcast source. The new feature works with GoPro cameras that feature built-in WiFi.

From the Livestream app, you connect to the GoPro’s WiFi network and stream from the camera using your phone’s 4G network connection

Livestream demoed the new feature in a very GoPro-way, showing a person streaming video…