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14 predictions for the future of media

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The media landscape is almost shifting more quickly than consumers can keep up.

But certain trends have emerged that will carry the media industry into the future.

For the past eight years, IGNITION, Business Insider’s flagship conference, has collected the best minds in media and technology to share what they see as the future. Through unscripted interviews, cutting-edge demos, and insights from industry pioneers, attendees learn what key trends to be aware of and what they need to do to stay ahead.

Henry Blodget opened the latest sold-out IGNITION conference with a presentation entitled 14 Things You’ll Want to Know About The Future of Media. And he should know…Blodget is co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of Business Insider, one of the most-read business and tech news sites in the world with more than 80 million visitors a month worldwide.

The presentation was put together with the help of the team at BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service.

Here are some of the key takeaways:

  • We’re nearing “peak media” in the U.S.
  • This phenomenon will spread to the rest of the world as four billion more people come online
  • Digital ad spending is still growing
  • Video is not the be-all, end-all of media
  • And much more

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Can You Stay Awake For 50 Hours And Solve 150 Puzzles?

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — At the MIT Mystery Hunt, frightening screams are signs of progress. Last weekend, a New York Times crossword constructor and a game show champion sat together in a hallway on campus, watching their laptops play cartoon movies spliced with terror-stricken screams. The viewers’ faces were drawn with curious bemusement. Wheels were turning. […]


We Have a Problem With Robin Padilla’s Brand of Patriotism

Robin Padilla has been the subject of scrutiny the past week after he forced a Korean contestant on Pilipinas Got Talent to speak in Filipino. On last Saturday’s episode, aspiring magician Kim Ji-Wan looked humiliated when Robin started scolding him during his trick. Good thing Angel Locsin stepped in and volunteered to help out the contestant. It […]

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Accessory Obsessed? Start Layering Your Bracelets

Accessory-obsessed ladies will know the struggle of wanting to wear every single piece of jewelry they have. From rings to necklaces, some of us will just create stacks to dress up any outfit. Another fun way to spruce up your look is by creating a fab bracelet stack. You’ve probably seen celebrities like Heart Evangelista […]

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Watch Joey Bada$$ spin a Prince cover with ‘When Thugs Cry’


Rapper Joey Bada$$ put his own spin on a Prince classic on Friday, with a cover dubbed “When Thugs Cry.”

Performed at Australian radio station triple j on Friday, for the popular, weekly “Like a Version” cover songs segment, the Brooklyn artist paid tribute to The Purple One. 

“To this day my mum is the biggest Prince fan, she always played Prince around the house, put me on to Prince at such an early age. Me and her we used to always sing “When Doves Cry” together, so I made my own version. It’s called “When Thugs Cry,” he told triple j.

Joey Bada$$ is currently touring Australia, performing at Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain festival in Melbourne alongside Actress, A.B. Original, Jamila Woods and more on Saturday, Jan. 20. Read more…

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Top 10 last-minute half-term holiday deals

Looking for a family break but no time to browse? Our pick of late deals in Europe and further afield will ease the way to a February escape

Cyprus is one of the most popular winter sun destinations in Europe. In February it won’t be hot and the sea temperature will be a bracing 16C-17C but it’s a lot warmer than northern Europe and in many ways more pleasant without the summer crowds. Base yourself in Paphos and think of this as a sunny city break, rather than a week on the beach. The harbour city, in the west of the island, has a wealth of Greco-Roman and medieval sites including the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, a fortress, and an old town that was revamped for the city’s stint as joint European Capital of Culture in 2017. Stay at the beachfront Amphora Hotel and Suites, which has views of the harbour and a pool and is within walking distance of the castle and other sights.
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Tide Pod pizza looks terrible, and everyone just stop it already


Can we simmer down and can it with the Tide Pods already?

It was semi-fun and highly poisonous for a while, but if we see one more edible Tide Pods variation we might just burst a blood vessel.

Oh! Here’s a pizza version!

Hopping aboard the Tide Pods meme bandwagon, noble Brooklyn crusader Vinnie’s Pizzeria is attempting to curb the trend of moronic daredevils consuming laundry detergent that apparently resembles candy. 

They’re making “Pied Pods,” stuffed with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni, topped with blue-dyed cheese “for that hypnotic pizzaz.” Read more…

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Watch a rescue drone save 2 swimmers in distress

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Save up to $300 on Dell Inspiron items, pre-order Nintendo LABO Kits, and more of today’s best deals


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This one’s for you, gamers. As you’ve probably seen splattered all over the Internet today, Nintendo has released a new DIY way to play Switch games — and it’s made out of cardboard. The Robot Kit and the Variety Kit seem really cool and we are so pre-ordering this stuff. For the more traditional “I want a screen larger than an iPhone” gamers, deals can be found on numerous Dell Inspiron and Intel Core desktop PCs and laptops. Read more…

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