Royal Wedding Watched By 29.2M People: Nielsen – T…

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Netflix Widens Lead as Having ‘Best Original Programming’: 2018 Survey – Variety

About 39% of U.S. adults say Netflix offers the “best original programming” among subscription-video services, per a Morgan Stanley survey.
— Read on variety.com/2018/digital/news/netflix-best-original-programming-hbo-amazon-hulu-showtime-survey-1202817673/

How Technology Tests Our Trust

Rachel Botsman, the author of “Who Can You Trust?”, talks about how trust works, whether in relation to robots, companies, or other people. Technology, she says, speeds up the development of trust and can help us decide who to trust. But when it comes to making those decisions, we shouldn’t leave our devices to their own devices.
— Read on hbr.org/ideacast/2017/12/how-technology-tests-our-trust

Orion Classics Relaunches At MGM With Kate Bosworth Film ‘The Domestics’ As First Release | Deadline

MGM is re-launching Orion Classics and has named Mike P. Nelson’s thriller The Domestics starring Kate Bosworth as its first release and the studio says it will focus on multi-platform and specialized releases and acquisitions.
— Read on deadline.com/2018/05/orion-classics-relaunches-mgm-label-kate-bosworth-the-domestics-first-release-date-1202395251/

The Movement to Break Up Facebook Has Begun

Privacy and anti-monopoly advocacy groups launched the Freedom from Facebook campaign on Monday, demanding that the Federal Trade Commission force the social media giant to break up into four separate companies. Sensing a moment of weakness, activists hope to establish stronger privacy protections and cross-platform communication.
— Read on gizmodo.com/the-movement-to-break-up-facebook-has-begun-1826190338

Editor’s Corner—How far can Amazon reach into pay TV? | FierceCable

As it does with retail, grocery stores and subscription VOD, Amazon looms large over the pay TV business. It’s becoming clearer that Amazon could even further extend its reach into the industry.
— Read on www.fiercecable.com/video/editor-s-corner-how-far-can-amazon-reach-into-pay-tv

AT&T gets OK to do 5G immersive gaming demo at E3 | FierceWireless

AT&T has received the FCC’s permission to conduct a 28 GHz demo that will give gamers at the Electronic Entertainment Expo an up-close look at how a 5G connection can give them a live gaming experience virtually anywhere there’s network coverage.
— Read on www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/at-t-gets-ok-to-do-5g-immersive-gaming-demo-at-e3

Fox and WWE Close to Massive Five-Year, $1 Billion Deal for ‘SmackDown’ | Hollywood Reporter

The new deal, which is nearing completion, is expected to begin in October 2019, and will mark a three-fold increase over what NBCUniversal is currently paying.
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fox-wwe-close-massive-five-year-1-billion-deal-smackdown-1113701

Predatory behavior runs rampant in Facebook’s addiction support groups – The Verge

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spent a year acting as a cheerleader for community support groups, especially those focused on addiction recovery. But scratching the surface of these organizations reveals the need for a referee, instead. Without that, there’s nothing to protect the most vulnerable people on the platform from this impenetrable tangle of altruism and e-commerce.
— Read on www.theverge.com/2018/5/21/17370066/facebook-addiction-support-groups-rehab-patient-brokering

Tom Brady not present for start of New England Patriots’ voluntary OTAs

Tom Brady regularly has participated in the Patriots’ OTAs in the past, but the quarterback will not be at the opening of the voluntary session Monday, a source told ESPN.
— Read on www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23561332/tom-brady-not-present-start-new-england-patriots-voluntary-otas