Mark Zuckerberg says in rare on-camera interview that Facebook is moving on from friendships to community building
Today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sits down with CNN Tech’s Editor-at-Large Laurie Segall for a broadcast exclusive and Zuckerberg’s first interview in several years to announce a complete overhaul of Facebook's core mission and lay out the future.
After a soul searching campaign that took him outside Silicon Valley's bubble, and got him answering a slew of hard questions that come along with being one of the most influential tech companies in the world, Zuckerberg is overhauling Facebook’s core mission. He speaks about Facebook's changing role in society and community, and lays out the future of Facebook.
Interview video clips and highlights available at CNNTech.com.
CNN Travel, a multimedia digital destination, launched today with a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling. With this move CNN is elevating its travel coverage to a standalone business more closely aligned with premium content brands such as CNN Politics, CNNMoney and the brand new CNN Tech which launched last month.
CNN Travel will be led by executive editor Brekke Fletcher, who joined the network from the Wall Street Journal last September. With her growing global team and a network of more than 800 travel contributors and insiders around the globe, CNN Travel will be the leading digital destination for the globally curious traveler.
CNN will live stream Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to the U.S. Senate beginning at 10AM ET, Thursday June 8th, without requiring log-in to a cable provider.
The CNN live stream will be available for U.S. and international desktop and mobile web users, and through tablet and mobile apps. It will also be available on Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices unauthenticated.
The live stream will add to CNN Politics' live coverage and analysis across TV and digital platforms.
Today CNN doubled down on its technology coverage by launching an all-new CNN Tech – a multimedia digital destination that will examine the extraordinary state of hyper-growth we live in – equipping today’s curious consumers with the tools to survive in this ever-evolving world. With this move the network is elevating its technology coverage from a beat to a standalone business more closely aligned with premium content brands such as CNN Politics, CNNMoney and CNN Style.
The site will be led by executive editor Sam Grobart who joined the network from Bloomberg Businessweek in March of this year. His growing global team will look beyond the business of technology to focus on the innovation itself, exploring the impact Silicon Valley, science and technology are making on society. FULL POST
CNN Politics announced today the official launch of STATE – a digital magazine that examines the American experience through a political lens.
STATE features in-depth digital enterprise stories, covering America at this historic juncture with compelling, authoritative journalism combining thorough reporting, beautiful writing and exquisite visuals to capture readers across any platform, including an occasional print product.
While STATE covers politics, it does so with a wide lens, focusing on how decisions in Washington affect real people and our culture at large. STATE’s mission is to state the truth and hold the powerful accountable, and to give time and space to all sides of this fascinating story.
STATE spotlights the most interesting people shaping our country through intimate profiles. And does this by harnessing the unique power of CNN to tell any story through text, data, photography, illustrations and video.
Explore Parts Unknown is a mobile-first immersive guide featuring original stories and video, premium photography, and engaging interactives inspired by the Emmy-winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. The experience will allow users to recreate Anthony Bourdain's journeys and dive deeper into the people, places, and stories he’s encountered.
Explore Parts Unknown is an editorial partnership between CNN and Roads & Kingdoms – an independent journal of food, politics, travel and culture based in New York and Barcelona. Together, we have built a digital universe for the Bourdain super-fan, enabling you to learn what Tony knows, go where he went, eat what he ate, and drink what he drank. Born from Bourdain’s contagious passion for culture, food, travel and adventure, Explore Parts Unknown highlights our shared obsessions: authentic food, culture, people, travel; continuing the conversations Tony starts beyond the TV screen. FULL POST
CNN announced today the official launch of CNNVR – a new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform within CNN Digital.
The global team with footprints in New York, Atlanta, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Dubai, Johannesburg, Tokyo, and Beijing, will cover major news events in stunning 360 video, transport users to the front row of global events through VR live streams, and produce weekly virtual reality experiences – starting today with a mesmerizing journey into the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
In this endeavor, CNN is activating a new virtual reality platform, making it easier than ever to access this dynamic storytelling medium on every device, including:
Over the past year, CNN has experimented with VR, producing more than 50 news stories in high-quality 360 video, giving viewers a deeper understanding of the devastation of Aleppo, a front row view of the U.S. Inauguration and a chance to experience the thrill of skydiving – in total, generating more than 30 million views of 360 content on Facebook alone.
Today, this new dedicated team is committed to harnessing the power of virtual reality to transport our audience inside the stories we tell all around the globe.
Whenever news breaks, and wherever amazing stories unfold, CNNVR will transport our audience closer than ever before and on every device available.
CNN Digital announced today its first series made exclusively for CNNgo, Mostly Human with Laurie Segall, a six-part investigative docuseries, exploring sex, love, death - humanity - through the lens of tech, debuting on March 12, 2017.
From the award-winning team that brought you Sex, Drugs & Silicon Valley, Revenge Porn and The Secret Lives of Superhero Hackers, the new series follows CNN's Senior Technology Correspondent Laurie Segall around the world as she tackles the uncomfortable questions about our increasingly complicated relationship with technology. Featuring stories of those falling in love with robots, re-creating digital versions of the deceased, experimenting with VR therapy in psychiatric wards and infiltrating hacker communities, Segall examines the promise and power modern technology holds, while exposing the darker side.
The full series will stream exclusively on CNNgo starting March 12, and will not require authentication or log-in to a cable provider, as a CNNgo Original. You can access the series for free through CNNgo on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and Android TV. It is also available on CNN.com, and CNN’s iOS and Android apps.
This is CNN’s first CNNgo Original offering, developed specifically for CNN’s digital TV-Everywhere service.
CNN has reimagined mobile news, unveiling a brand new app rebuilt for speed, simplicity, in-depth storytelling and a focused, first-in-class video experience.
CNN’s 24/7 worldwide multimedia reporting will be updated constantly throughout the day, allowing users to experience the world of breaking news through in-depth stories, photo galleries and news video from every corner of the globe.
Featuring enhanced live streaming capabilities, the CNN app now allows users in the U.S. to watch live CNN, CNN International or HLN television, anytime, anywhere through CNNgo. After the first 10 minutes of viewing live television every day, users will be prompted to log in with their satellite or cable provider information for unlimited viewing. Digital only live feeds are also featured in the app.
On-demand content is also available from a library of more than 100 hours of programming from CNN news programs like “Anderson Cooper 360,” CNN Original Series like “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” and award-winning CNN Films.
The new app features custom alert settings, allowing app users to select the frequency they’d like to receive breaking news alerts from CNN. News junkies can choose to get all of CNN’s breaking news alerts, the day’s top news, or no alerts at all.
Users will also be able to view CNN’s virtual reality content directly in the CNN app, through an incredible native 360 viewing experience.