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4 items by Mark Yarm

  • 7 Ways the Oculus Rift Could Change Entertainment as We Know It

    7 Ways the Oculus Rift Could Change Entertainment as We Know It | ARTICLE

    In the wake of Facebook's $19 billion purchase of messaging service WhatsApp, the social network's recent $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR — makers of the virtual-reality gaming headset the Oculus Rift — feels like a...

    April 15, 2014 12:15 PM ET
  • 5 Things You Need to Know About SXSW Interactive 2014

    5 Things You Need to Know About SXSW Interactive 2014 | ARTICLE

    South by Southwest Interactive, once the nerdy kid brother of the SXSW music festival, has grown up to be Charles Atlas-strong. Since 2007 — the year Twitter broke — attendance at the Austin interactive fest has grown...

    March 14, 2014 3:05 PM ET
  • Gits Drummer Blasts NBC for Exploiting Mia Zapata's Death on TV

    Gits Drummer Blasts NBC for Exploiting Mia Zapata's Death on TV | ARTICLE

    The former drummer of Seattle punk rockers the Gits has criticized NBC for what he calls a clear case of "Gitsploitation." Early last week, Steve Moriarty took to task the producers of true-crime series Dead of...

    January 14, 2014 2:45 PM ET
  • Inside the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Controversial New Album Cover

    Inside the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Controversial New Album Cover | ARTICLE

    When the Yeah Yeah Yeahs revealed the cover art for their forthcoming album Mosquito (out April 16th) on Monday, the buzz was deafening. And not in a good way. "Yeah Yeah Yeahs Submit Early Frontrunner for Worst...

    January 18, 2013 11:25 AM ET
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