Media Decoder

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At a time when trust in its services is eroding, the social network introduced Portal and Portal Plus, its first major effort to build consumer hardware from scratch.

More than 15,000 people have signed a petition asking why the semiautonomous Chinese city decided to expel a Financial Times editor.

Huge turnout for “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” gave Hollywood its best October weekend ever. “Venom” came in first place, but both films exceeded expectations.

As the Murdoch media empire undergoes a dramatic change, it turns to the president’s former communications director.

Peter Rice, now the president of 21st Century Fox, is set to take on the top TV role, once Disney’s $71.3 billion deal for Fox is formally approved.

The newspaper said Hong Kong will not renew a work visa for Victor Mallet, heightening fears of deteriorating media freedoms in the semiautonomous Chinese city.

She founded City Arts & Lectures, which showcases conversation as entertainment and is broadcast on more than 100 public radio stations nationwide.