Uber launches stand-alone app for food delivery

Uber launched a stand-alone app for its food-delivery service, UberEATS, as it plans to expand the program to several more cities. In a statement published Tuesday, Uber says the service will be available in five cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Toronto and Chicago. Additional cities, including Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., will get access soon. Users have been able to get food delivered via

Doping Controversies Threaten Tennis And Other Sports

Tennis star Rafael Nadal says he’s going to sue the former French minister of health and sport, Roselyne Bachelot, who suggested he missed matches in 2012 because he failed a drug test. The comments follow the admission by another tennis star, Maria Sharapova, last week that she had indeed tested positive for a banned substance.

Sony Buys Michael Jackson's Stake In Lucrative Music Catalog

The Sony Corporation has announced it will pay Michael Jackson’s estate $750 million for Jackson’s 50 percent share of the Sony/ATV music publishing company. The backstory here has more twists and shouts than a long and winding road (Couldn’t resist, but note that the rights to both “Twist and Shout” and “The Long and Winding Road” belong to Sony/ATV). Sony’s purchase marks the culmination of one of the most remarkable

Awesomeness Films gets serious about movies

Awesomeness Films is known for making movies starring today’s digital influencers, like comedy “Smosh: The Movie” and the Tyler Oakley documentary “Snervous.” Its latest film may be its most ambitious yet. “Shovel Buddies” is a dramedy that revolves around four teenagers who, over the course of 24 hours, help fulfill the dying wish of their best friend to bury him with his favorite football jersey. It debuted Monday at the

Why The Gambling Vs. Game Of Skill Debate In Fantasy Sports Won’t Go Away

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said what many people think, declaring that the entire debate over skill vs. chance in DFS was “pointless” in comments at SXSW last week. Unfortunately, DFS exists at a point in time in which the label — skill or gambling — is still extremely important, for a variety of reasons. The latest example came in New Jersey, where legislation that would regulate fantasy sports doesn’t explicitly call it

Senate Is on Verge of Passing Dangerous Pro-Monsanto Food Labeling Law

What would you think of a law that clearly discriminates against rural Americans, lower income Americans, minorities and the elderly? No chance of getting passed, right? Wrong. The Senate is poised to pass such a bill. The revised Dark Act, sponsored by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), has been introduced as an amendment to S. 764, and would preempt the laws of Vermont, Connecticut, Maine and Alaska that call for the

All-Star Game draws 7.6 million viewers

The NBA All-Star Game averaged 7.6 million viewers, up 6 percent over 2015, according to Nielsen’s ratings. The West’s 196-173 victory saw a peak audience of 8.7 million for a 15-minute segment from 8:45-9 p.m. EST. The game was the most-viewed program on cable television Sunday night. It was the first NBA All-Star game held outside the United States, so host city Toronto is not reflected in Nielsen ratings. Top

Vevo Considering Music Video Subscription Service

Vevo could soon jump into the subscription race. CEO Erik Huggers told the crowd at the Code/Media 2016 conference in Dana Point, Calif., on Wednesday night that a “more premium” subscription product is something that he’s mulled since taking the helm of the music video portal last April. “Just having an ad-supported model is not sustainable in the long run,” Huggers said. He was hesitant to give specific details about what a

11 Horror Movies for People Who Don’t Like Scary Movies

The Witch is just one of a recent crop of indie horror flicks that may make new fans of the genre Horror movies have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. A slew of spooky arthouse and indie flicks have injected new energy into a genre which many lament often relies too heavily on well-worn tropes, unnecessary reboots and superfluous gore. Movies like The Witch (Feb. 19), Robert Eggers’ historical horror

USDA rules would increase food stamp access to healthy foods

The Agriculture Department unveiled new rules on Tuesday that would force retailers who accept food stamps to stock a wider variety of healthy foods or face the loss of business as consumers shop elsewhere. The proposed rules are designed to ensure that the more than 46 million Americans who use food stamps have better access to healthy foods although they don’t dictate what people buy or eat. A person using