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via LA Times – Behind its laid-back image, Coachella aggressively protects its trademark

LA Times – “What do Whole Foods and Sean “Diddy” Combs have in common? They both recently learned not to mess with the suffix “chella.” A few weeks before this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, the…

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via Business Insider – Here’s all the personal information of yours that Facebook says could have been scraped by ‘malicious actors’

Business Insider – “Facebook delivered some worrisome news to its 2 billion users on Wednesday: Most people who use the social network might have had their public profile “scraped” by “malicious actors.” What exactly is your public profile information? And…

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via NYTimes – Can Social Media Be Saved?

New York Times – “I don’t need to tell you that something is wrong with social media. You’ve probably experienced it yourself. Maybe it’s the way you feel while scrolling through your Twitter feed — anxious, twitchy, a little world…

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via MIDIA – The Spotify Numbers You Won’t Have Seen

MIDIA – “One of the core values that we deliver to our clients at MIDiA Research is finding the ‘third number’— the data point that wasn’t reported by a company but that can be arrived at through a process of…

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via Reuters – Amazon’s internal numbers on Prime Video, revealed

Reuters – “Amazon.com Inc’s top television shows drew more than 5 million people worldwide to its Prime shopping club by early 2017, according to company documents, revealing for the first time how the retailer’s bet on original video is paying…

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Live & Dangerous: SXSW 2018

Just in time for SXSW Music Week’s March 12th kickoff, here are 3 essential emerging acts to catch at this year’s highly anticipated festival. WHO: Dessa WHEN: Saturday, March 17 10:00PM WHERE: Maggie Mae’s Rooftop WHY: Singer, rapper and writer…

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via MIDIA – The Narrative Of Spotify’s Filing Is That The Best Is Yet To Come

MIDIA – “Spotify just filed its F1 for its DPO. The most anticipated business event in the recorded music industry since, well…as long as most can remember, is one big step closer. The filing is a treasure trove of data…

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via Washington Monthly – How To Fix Facebook – Before It Fixes Us

Washington Monthly – “In early 2006, I got a call from Chris Kelly, then the chief privacy officer at Facebook, asking if I would be willing to meet with his boss, Mark Zuckerberg. I had been a technology investor for…

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via Recode – The New York Times digital paywall business is growing as fast as Facebook and faster than Google

Recode – “People like paying for news — especially when it’s the New York Times. The publisher’s online subscription business, embarked upon somewhat sheepishly in 2011, has now cultivated over 2.2 million paying readers. An additional 400,000 or so pay…

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via Media Post – No Commercials? No Problem. Brand Integrations Thrive On Streaming Platforms

Media Post – “Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video may be commercial-free, but that doesn’t mean they’re off-limits to marketers seeking exposure to relevant consumers. Brand integrations are thriving on these new platforms. According to data from Branded…

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