MAD Magazine Is Leaving Newsstands After Two-Thirds of a Century

MAD Magazine, once a touchstone of American satirical humor, is leaving newsstands after a 67-year history. MAD will after August only be available through comic stores, former staffers and contributors revealed late Wednesday. There will still be bi-monthly issues, but they will only include vintage MAD material—according to The Hollywood Reporter the only new content […]

Exclusive: Quibi Taps Mellody Hobson, Roger Lynch for Board of Directors

Its namesake service isn’t slated for North American launch until April 6, 2020, but Quibi, the short-form media startup founded late last year by Hollywood kingpin Jeffrey Katzenberg and led by Silicon Valley skipper Meg Whitman, is well on its way to building a star-studded team. Over the last eight months Quibi–under the temporary name […]

Is Music the Secret Ingredient to Your Next Favorite Drink?

Would you play a song specifically for the listening pleasure and perfect pairing with a cocktail? Though a variety of factors make a quality product, a recent study examining music’s impact on cheese suggests food and beverage makers might want to consider purchasing a Spotify Premium account. Switzerland’s Bern University of the Arts recently released […]

Disney’s Latest Blockbuster Isn’t Star Wars—It’s the Streaming Wars

On the mid-April day that Disney hosted a show-of-force presentation for investment analysts, the entertainment giant converted its cavernous Soundstage 2 in Burbank, Calif., where Mary Poppins and Pirates of the Caribbean came to life, into an auditorium for knowledge workers. Wall Street types sat rapt as Disney opened with a video splicing its decades-old […]

Who Gets to Decide Who Is an Authority on Food?

Over the last couple of years, with the releases of films such as Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and Wonder Woman–movies led by women and people of color–there has been an outcry in the entertainment industry to diversify not just the crew and leadership behind the camera, but the critics’ pool as well. There are a […]

The Theranos Saga Shows Why It Pays to Be Skeptical

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. This weekend I finished watching The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney’s documentary about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. It is chilling, painful to watch, and a […]

Data Sheet—The Theranos Saga Shows Why It Pays to Be Skeptical

This weekend I finished watching The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney’s documentary about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. It is chilling, painful to watch, and a reminder of why it pays to be skeptical. If something is too good to be true, and if lots of smart but otherwise unqualified people repeatedly […]

Spotify Wants You to Listen to Less Music

Spotify’s $340 million play for podcasts is not just an attempt to dominate every facet of your audio experience–though Spotify would certainly like that, too. Following its recent acquisitions of Gimlet, a podcast production house, and Anchor, a broadcasting app for podcast creators, CEO Daniel Ek wrote in the company blog that the moves were […]

Publishing Giant Axel Springer Sets Its Sights on eBay Classifieds

Europe’s biggest publisher, Axel Springer, is interested in buying eBay’s classifieds business, German trade magazine Capital reports. At the start of March, eBay announced it had agreed with investors Elliott Management and Starboard Value to consider spinning off or selling some of its non-core businesses showing good growth, such as the eBay Classifieds Group and […]

Google Introduces New Tools to Help Journalists Fight Fake News

A year into a $300 million push to support journalism, Google is introducing new tools to fight fake news. On Wednesday, the company unveiled a tool that helps news organizations tag stories that debunk misinformation so that Google News can more easily feature it. Another new tool provides journalists with a database of all stories […]