On this week’s Drill Down podcast, Amazon Goes to the market, Uber calls the ambulance, Apple launches the HomePod, Facebook attempts to validate the news, is there a link between video games and violence?Â … and much, much more.
Amazon recently launched Resistance Radio, a digital radio station created as a companion to their award-winning streaming television seriesThe Man in the High Castle, which is based on the book by Philip K. Dick. High Castle‘s story is set in an alternate dystopian world where, after losing World War II, the United States is divided and occupied by two powers — Greater Nazi Reich and the Japanese Pacific States — and its oppressed people live in fear under totalitarian rule. From the country’s lawless neutral zone, a pirate radio station has emerged to keep the memory of the former America alive and to fight back against the current regime.
As io9 discovered, interestingly enough, soon after Resistance Radio was launched, some supporters of U.S. President Trump (the actual current president of the United States of America) took to social media to express their outrage at the new anti-fascism and anti-Nazi propaganda radio station. Not only did they believe that the station was real, but that it was somehow anti-Trump; therefore, they were offended by its existence and what they referred to as its “liberal agenda.”
The next movie in the Paranormal Activity found footage horror movie franchise, titled Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, is set to be released in theaters next week.
To help promote the movie the house that was used in the original movie was set up once again to make it seem like some strange things were going on there, and then an open house was held there to see how some visitors would react to this mysterious phenomena.
It’s a banner week for viral marketing campaigns. Following the release of the Jaws 19 trailer to celebrate the 30 Anniversary of Back To The Future, Warner Bros. has unveiled a viral marketing campaign of their own to promote the upcoming release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Their latest push takes the form of an exclusive interview between Fortune Magazine and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). Based on what we saw in the last trailer, Eisenberg won’t be anything like the quiet Mark Zuckerberg we saw in The Social Network, instead he looks to be more ruthless and cunning, but still having that cool-guy vibe. If anything the latest profile piece will give us some insight as to what kind of Lex Luthor we will see in the film. Check it out below.