The Verge: The Weather Channel app unlawfully obtained user location data, says prosecutor

The Verge: The Weather Channel app unlawfully obtained user location data, says prosecutor. “The Weather Channel app misled millions of users into allowing it to access their personal location data, profiting off of the data for commercial purposes, the city attorney of Los Angeles alleged in a lawsuit filed on Thursday.”

‘A fun adventure, not a business’: The Weather Channel stopped publishing video on Facebook (Digiday)

Digiday: ‘A fun adventure, not a business’: The Weather Channel stopped publishing video on Facebook. “The Weather Channel was part of Facebook’s funding program for live and on-demand news feed videos and also produced three shows for Facebook Watch last fall. The Weather Channel’s deal to produce live and on-demand news feed videos for Facebook, for which [Neil] Katz said it received a seven-figure fee, shined a light on how difficult it is to make money on Facebook. Paid to produce a predetermined number of minutes per month, The Weather Channel found it was only making $28 per minute of video produced. For comparison, Katz pointed out how the CBS reality show ‘Survivor’ cost $45,000 per minute to make in 2009. Even during big weather events such as Hurricane Harvey, when The Weather Channel would cut and distribute hundreds of videos on Facebook and capture a lot of views, Katz said revenue was close to negligible.”