Graeme McMillan

Graeme McMillan

Former Digital Trends Contributor
A transplant from the west coast of Scotland to the west coast of America, Graeme is a freelance writer with a taste for pop culture and technological trends. In addition to Digital Trends, you can find his work on Time.com and Wired.com.

Does CBS promote Internet piracy?

Is CBS Corp. promoting Internet piracy? What was believed to be a nuisance lawsuit alleging that very thing was given extra credence when a US District Court Judge refused to throw it out in its entirety last week.

Web

Foursquare adds local updates

Foursquare is going more location-specific, with Local Updates, a new service that will offer notifications from favorite businesses only when you're closeby.

Social Media

Kim Dotcom writes to Hollywood as his judge recuses himself

Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom is having an interesting day. Just as he writes an open letter to Hollywood declaring his innocence, the New Zealand judge in charge of his extradition hearings steps down after calling the United States "the enemy."

Web

What is TiVo up to with TRA?

TiVo has purchase metric tracking company - and former partner - TRA Inc., creating a system that will not only track what you watch, but also what you buy, giving advertisers and broadcasters a better idea of who's the best target audience for what product.

Home Theater

Microsoft faces fine from EU over default web browsers

Apparently, the Europeans really don't want to be forced to use Microsoft Internet Explorer, even just for the one time it would take them to download Firefox or Chrome. Microsoft is facing the possibility of sanctions after mistakenly failing to offer Windows…

Web

Social media advertising is up – but Facebook may not “like” where it’s going

The ANA has released its annual Digital and Social Media Survey, and even though ad spending is up in both metrics, the push may be on the identify what is the most - and the least - successful way of getting customers' attentions. Bad news for Facebook…

Mobile

Shell social media protests not exactly all they seem to be

If you've received one of the many links to the protest slogans on Shell's Arctic Ready social media contest to suggest a new ad campaign, here's a spoiler for you (literally): It's all a big joke.

Social Media

50 Shades of Grey breaks new ground… in successful digital parodies

It's not just 50 Shades of Grey itself that's benefited from the buzz around the series of former Twilight fanfiction books; parodies of the series are making their way up digital sales charts.

Web

iPad newspaper The Daily faces uncertain future

Launched just over a year ago, News Corp's The Daily iPad newspaper was called the future of news journalism. Now, however, it faces the possibility of cancellation as its parent company splits in two.

Mobile

AMC to stream ‘Breaking Bad’ online so that Dish Network subscribers won’t miss out

AMC and related channels have been missing from Dish Network since July 1 as part of a conflict over how much the cable carrier should pay for AMC content. In order to win over viewers to its side, AMC is making the new season of "Breaking Bad" available for…

Web

Twitter ads going old school…?

Twitter is reportedly testing a system that will allow the platform to more closely resemble traditional targeted marketing for brands and corporations. Is this necessarily the direction promoted tweets should be moving in?

Social Media

Kickstarter is one of the largest comic publishers in America

Marvel and DC, your days are numbered: Crowdfunding site Kickstarter has become one of the top 5 comic book publishers in America according to Publishers Weekly, and it's not even a publisher.

Social Media

Viacom pulls web access to shows as part of struggle with DirecTV

Viacom has removed access to full streaming episodes of hit shows from the Internet in an attempt to increase pressure on DirecTV in the current struggle between the two companies.

Web

Want to appear on HuffPo? Get your audition tapes ready

The Huffington Post is preparing to launch a new streaming video service that'll summarize the most exciting parts of the existing HuffPo empire and serve it up with a smile... but it needs your help in order to make it happen.

Social Media

Nerdist Industries sold to movie studio

Nerdist Industries, the geek-entric digital presence founded by comedian Chris Hardwick, has been purchased for an undisclosed amount by Legendary Entertainment, the company behind Christopher Nolan's Batman movies. Synergy ahoy.

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