Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett said in a CNBC interview that he thinks the $1,000 iPhone X is ‘enormously underpriced.’ He remains very bullish about Apple, and has even bought more stock in the tech company.
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/warren-buffett-apple-iphone-enormously-underpriced-2018-8
Google is taking action to weed out scam artists who advertise on its platform aiming to defraud customers seeking technical support by masquerading as authorized service agents for companies such as Apple.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/tech-support-scams-on-google-trigger-crackdown-1535755023
Verity Health System of California Inc, a non-profit operator of six California hospitals managed by billionaire former surgeon Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantWorks LLC, filed for bankruptcy on Friday to help resolve a cash crunch while it seeks a buyer.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-verity-bankruptcy/california-hospital-chain-with-ties-to-billionaire-files-for-bankruptcy-idUSKCN1LG24F
Omarosa Manigault Newman has reportedly seen a dramatic dip in book sales since her Aug. 14 release of “Unhinged,” which recounts her brief time as a White House staffer.
— Read on nypost.com/2018/08/30/omarosas-memoir-is-reportedly-tanking/
Canadian ‘First Man’ actor defends omitting American flag planting on moon: Achievement ‘transcended countries and borders’ – The American MirrorThe American Mirror
— Read on www.theamericanmirror.com/canadian-first-man-actor-defends-omitting-american-flag-planting-on-moon-achievement-transcended-countries-and-borders/
California moved another step closer to restoring Obama-era open internet rules today, with the state Senate approving a net neutrality bill.
— Read on deadline.com/2018/08/california-net-neutrality-passes-senate-moves-jerry-brown-desk-1202455475/
Eminem’s surprise slbum ‘Kamikaze’ is an epic fail as The Hollywood Reporter critiques that the record is the work of an aging artist trying, and failing, to remain relevant by acting out.
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-eminem-s-surprise-album-kamikaze-is-an-epic-fail-1139101
Damien Chazelle’s First Man received good marks at the Venice Film Festival, but the director has responded to a controversy about the flag.
— Read on deadline.com/2018/08/first-man-flag-controversy-damien-chazelle-response-1202455597/
Big technology companies can start to fix the problems they’ve created by making the user the customer — like Netflix did, technology pioneer Jaron Lanier told CNBC on Friday.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2018/08/31/jaron-lanier-tech-needs-to-clear-the-trash-out-of-the-internet.html
NBC News was in October, 2017 sitting on a juicy scoop. Letting Ronan Farrow take that news to a rival has become a pain in the rear
— Read on variety.com/2018/tv/news/nbc-news-ronan-farrow-rich-mchugh-harassment-1202923690/
This chart shows worldwide search interest for the term “iPhone” over time.
— Read on www.statista.com/chart/15287/google-search-interest-for-iphone-over-time/
Music-making AI software has advanced so far in the past few years that it’s no longer a frightening novelty; it’s a viable tool. For the second episode of The Future of Music, I went to LA to visit the offices of AI platform Amper Music and the home of Taryn Southern, a pop artist who is working with Amper and other AI platforms to co-produce her debut album I AM AI.
— Read on www.theverge.com/2018/8/31/17777008/artificial-intelligence-taryn-southern-amper-music
Artists are publicly rebelling against streaming services. Will their grievances gather momentum? – Music Business Worldwide
— Read on www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/artists-are-publicly-rebelling-against-streaming-services-will-their-grievances-gather-momentum/
A new study about Google News shows that while everyone gets the same results, five liberal news organizations “alone” made up 49 percent of the total recommendations from the respective experiments. The five were The New York Times, CNN, Politico, The Washington Post and HuffPost.
— Read on www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/corinne-weaver/2018/08/31/study-google-pushes-liberal-news-top-5-search-suggestions
Over eight-in-10 executives believe that business is better than it was two years ago, and almost as many expect further growth in the third year of the Trump administration, according to a new survey of decision makers.
— Read on www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/boom-times-83-execs-say-business-is-better-76-see-more-growth
Apple promised a lot of bells and whistles with its iOS 12 update — better performance, grouped notifications and the coveted Pixar-like Memojis, for example -…
— Read on www.engadget.com/2018/08/31/apple-ios-12-beta-notification-update-bug/
The United States’ top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-linkedin-china-espionage-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-accuses-china-of-super-aggressive-spy-campaign-on-linkedin-idUSKCN1LG15Y
“LIKE Florence in the Renaissance.” That is a common description of what it is like to live in Silicon Valley. America’s technology capital has an outsize influence on the world’s economy, stockmarkets and culture.
— Read on www.economist.com/leaders/2018/08/30/why-startups-are-leaving-silicon-valley
To boost Amazon Pay in India, Amazon reportedly acquired Tapzo, an ‘all-in-one’ aggregator app, for $40M | TechCrunch
— Read on techcrunch.com/2018/08/30/to-boost-amazon-pay-in-india-amazon-reportedly-acquired-tapzo-an-all-in-one-aggregator-app-for-40m/
The Financial Times believes it will complete its “march to a million” journey to 1 million paid subscribers next year after a positive response to a change in its access model.
— Read on www.thedrum.com/opinion/2018/08/30/the-ft-will-next-year-hit-1m-subscribers-17-years-after-putting-up-its-paywall