Today, AMC launches what it hopes will be the MoviePass killer app, but it’s not the only one fighting for your movie dollar. Which one won?
— Read on www.indiewire.com/2018/06/moviepass-competitors-ranked-amc-cinemark-ticket-subscription-services-that-want-your-loyalty-1201976718/
Disney has recently given audiences a wave of live-action remakes to spark old and new childhood memories, and the 1941 animated classic Dumbo will be no exception. Here’s everything that is known so far about the 2019 version, which will feature actors Michael Keaton, Alan Arkin and Eva Green.
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dumbo-everything-know-disneys-live-action-remake-1123533
MoviePass may fail, but it’s changing moviegoing for the better. Major theater chains like AMC Theatres and boutique cinemas like Alamo Drafthouse are experimenting with subscription platforms that make it more affordable to go the movies more regularly. Others, like Regal Cinemas, have talked about testing demand-based pricing that would make it cheaper to go…
— Read on qz.com/1318373/were-experiencing-the-biggest-revolution-in-movie-ticket-prices-in-decades/
The sides have been negotiating a new pact for weeks. Dish on Friday night declared the talks at an impasse.
— Read on variety.com/2018/tv/news/dish-univision-carriage-fight-deadline-1202862799/
According to Walt Disney, the idea for Mickey Mouse suddenly popped into his head on a 1928 cross-country train ride “when the business fortunes of my brother…
— Read on nypost.com/2018/06/30/walt-disney-stole-the-idea-for-mickey-mouse-off-his-friend/
WatchTV is the latest product to come out of AT&T’s recent Time Warner acquisition. As of today, the live TV streaming service is now available to all users…
— Read on www.engadget.com/2018/06/29/att-watch-tv-live-streaming-tv-service-available/
From BTS to Ninja, TIME lists the 25 most influential people on the internet who had the most impact on social media and the news.
— Read on time.com/5324130/most-influential-internet/
The Seattle region is home to America’s two richest men, but their local legacies to date represent two very different eras for the city. While Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is blamed by some for rising rents and clogged city streets, Bill Gates is largely admired for helping lead the computing revolution
— Read on www.yahoo.com/news/barbs-bezos-bill-gates-largely-164452048.html
The MC’s “Scorpion” album shattered single-day records on both streaming services.
— Read on variety.com/2018/biz/news/drake-crushes-spotifys-one-day-streaming-record-1202862742/
Turns out that being able to text message from a web browser is tremendously useful and quick. Who knew?!
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/google-android-text-messaging-from-web-2018-6
Facebook removed ads by Walmart and Procter & Gamble, one was about jobs and the other gay pride, for failing to meet its stricter political ads policies.
— Read on adage.com/article/digital/facebook-hits-walmart-p-g-political-ads-warning/314083/
Former WWE star Matt Cappotelli, a winner of the wrestling reality competition series ‘Tough Enough,’ died Friday after a battle with cancer, his wife announced. He was 38.
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/matt-cappotelli-dead-wwe-star-dies-at-38-1124329
Apple is considering creating a single subscription offering that would encompass its original TV shows, music service and magazine articles, two people familiar with the company’s plans told The Information.Such an ambitious offering would bear some similarity to Amazon’s Prime service, which …
— Read on www.theinformation.com/articles/apple-eyes-streaming-bundle-for-tv-music-and-news
Following the debut of the Donald Trump robot that perfectly captured the soul of its namesake, many people are wondering what Disney’s Imagineers will do next. The answer turns out to be autonomous stunt double bots that bring us one giant leap closer to IRL Westworld.
— Read on gizmodo.com/disney-has-built-impressive-robot-stunt-doubles-that-me-1827215488
Devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, along with other AI devices, could be affecting the way kids grow.
— Read on www.fastcompany.com/video/how-ai-could-be-impacting-childhood-development/mKiAA7vm
The cold blue light of modern touchscreens may be aesthetically pleasing, but it poses health problems. Designers and technologists should take cues from military history and embrace the orange.
— Read on www.fastcodesign.com/90177573/how-blue-became-techs-favorite-color-and-why-it-shouldnt-be
Data and artificial intelligence can combine to achieve extraordinary things, but robots will never be able to eclipse the human imagination.
— Read on www.fastcompany.com/40590772/my-three-decades-at-disney-taught-me-not-to-fear-automation