via CNBC – How Netflix sent the biggest media companies into a frenzy, and why Netflix thinks some are getting it wrong

CNBC – “The media industry is in a frenzy. AT&T is buying Time Warner for $85 billion after overcoming a challenge from the Justice Department. The Murdoch family has agreed to sell the majority of its 21st Century Fox empire…

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via Recode – Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report

Recode – “It’s that time of year again, when Mary Meeker unloads her highly anticipated internet trends report for the Code Conference crowd in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. This year, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner released 294 slides…

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via Shelly Palmer – 5 Ways GDPR Will Change Your World

Shelly Palmer – “On May 25, a new law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going into effect in the European Union. The law was created to protect EU citizens from potential abuses, like the recent Cambridge Analytica…

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Supreme Court Sports Betting, Las Vegas, USA - 14 May 2018

via LA Times – Like it or not, the way games are covered is about to change forever

LA Times – “You could have bet Steve Kerr, who seldom misses an opportunity to comment on current events, would be among the first high-profile sports figures to address the Supreme Court’s decision enabling states to decide whether to allow…

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via Medium – Reinventing Radio for the Alexa Age

Medium – “As a teenager my Saturday afternoons were taken up walking between three record shops in the high street of my small home town. What would I spend my pocket money on — a special edition vinyl 7’ or a 12’…

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via Recode – Jeff Bezos says Amazon has more than 100 million Prime members

Recode – “Amazon just revealed one of its biggest, longest-kept secrets: The company has more than 100 million Prime members, CEO Jeff Bezos includes in his annual letter to shareholders. “13 years post-launch, we have exceeded 100 million paid Prime…

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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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