At a West Wing briefing, a reporter from The Hill ceded the floor to an NBC correspondent as Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to move things along.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/business/media/white-house-reporters-hallie-jackson.html
Critics say the company has not done enough to block false posts that have led to attacks in countries including Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/technology/facebook-to-remove-misinformation-that-leads-to-violence.html
Qualcomm’s chief executive, Steve Mollenkopf, needs Beijing’s regulatory approval to buy another chip maker, NXP. But a prolonged deal review by China is widely seen as retaliation for U.S. tariffs.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/technology/qualcomm-nxp-trade-war.html
Hyundai Motor Co. said on Wednesday it will set up a showroom on Amazon that will help car buyers book test drives, check dealer inventories and compare pricing and reviews.
— Read on nypost.com/2018/07/18/hyundai-will-set-up-showroom-on-amazon/
The Federal Communication Commission’s surprise move to block Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $6.6 billion acquisition of Tribune Media came after the head of a rival conservative news outlet discussed his opposition to the deal with President Trump, The Post has learned.
— Read on nypost.com/2018/07/18/conservative-media-boss-told-trump-he-opposed-sinclair-tribune-merger/
“Mamma Mia!” was a global blockbuster on both stage and screen, and creator Judy Craymer answered the call for a sequel.
— Read on www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-mamma-mia-here-we-go-again-judy-craymer-20180719-story.html
‘The barrier to entry is zero’: Confessions of a social marketing exec on the crowded influencer marketing market – Digiday
— Read on digiday.com/marketing/barrier-entry-zero-confessions-social-marketing-exec-crowded-influencer-marketing-market/
Amazon advertising is working directly with brands now, cutting out ad agencies – Digiday
— Read on digiday.com/marketing/amazon-advertising-working-directly-brands-now-cutting-ad-agencies/
Jay-Z slammed the mayor’s decision to move the festival off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
– Holly Otterbein, Dan DeLuca, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
— Read on www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/mayor-kenney-jay-z-made-in-america-festival-20180718.html
Superhero movies are usually pretty simple. They’re tales of good vs. evil, crusaders vs. criminals, and heroes vs. villains. Sit down to nearly any superhero movie, and we instantly know who to root for and against. But what if matters were more complicated than that? What if one of the most infamous villains in all of comics actually turned out to be the hero? In honor of the 10th anniversary of The Dark Knight, we introduce a theory that suggests that The Joker was actually Gotham’s shining hope.
— Read on consequenceofsound.net/2018/07/american-music-festivals-1970s-and-1980s/
ABBA’s songs were never that kind to women, but ‘Mamma Mia’ provides a surprisingly feminist re-telling of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ music.
— Read on noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/vbjdpm/mamma-mia-movie-feminist-reimagining-abba-benny-bjorn-essay-2018
On Monday (July 16th), Netflix’s quarterly earnings missed targets, resulting in $9.1 billion being wiped off its market capitalisation due to twitchy investors jumping ship. To be clear, Netflix had a strong quarter, continuing to grow strongly in both the US – a much more saturated market for video subscriptions than for music – and internationally.…
— Read on musicindustryblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/what-netflixs-missing-9-billion-tells-us-about-spoitfys-business-model/
David Massey, the newly named president/CEO of the rejuvenated Arista Records, declares returning to Sony Music Entertainment feels like “coming home.”
— Read on www.billboard.com/articles/business/8465966/david-massey-talks-plans-relaunching-arista-records
The revised and amended Music Modernization Act that got the okay from the Senate Judiciary Committee June 28 was still garnering accolades from all sides of the music business days after its passing.
— Read on www.billboard.com/articles/business/8465684/music-modernization-act-senate-hurdles-against-vote
Making Music For A Living is Harder Than Ever – OffBeat Magazine
— Read on www.offbeat.com/making-music-living-harder-ever/
The fight is over animation for streaming platforms, but a strike — if one happens — would silence all TV animation made with union voices.
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sag-aftra-passes-tv-animation-strike-authorization-svod-fight-1128315
A Riverside gun store owner has harsh words for Sacha Baron Cohen after he says he caught the actor showing up to his business in disguise and under false pretense, and it was all caught on…
— Read on www.foxla.com/news/local-news/exclusive-riverside-gun-store-confronts-sacha-baron-cohen-after-he-comes-to-business-in-disguise
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg clarifies remarks that seemed to suggest Holocaust deniers have a place on the social media platform.
— Read on deadline.com/2018/07/mark-zuckerberg-clarifies-remark-holocaust-deniers-online-furror-1202429184/
IBM reported higher profit and sales for its latest quarter, with newer businesses like cloud computing contributing more than half of total revenue.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/ibm-rides-new-businesses-to-higher-revenue-profit-1531946666
Reed Hastings has inked a deal for a business book — promising to provide an insider’s account about Netflix and how it grew to become a major entertainment industry force. The book, slated to be published in 2019 by Penguin Press, will be co-written by business professor and writer Erin Meyer.
— Read on variety.com/2018/digital/news/netflix-reed-hastings-book-1202877057/
Requesting an expedited appeal, the government says the trial judge “rejected fundamental principles of economics.”
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/justice-department-gives-roadmap-at-t-time-warner-merger-appeal-1128238