Streaming TV’s Arms Race May Make Cable Look Like a Deal | Hollywood Reporter

WarnerMedia joins an armada of well-funded competitors looking to take on Netflix’s over-the-top dominance, but a crowded landscape may become a zero-sum game (or, gasp!, a cable bundle).
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Donald Trump Tweets “FAKE NEWS” On Saudi Interests As Journalist Murder Reax Questioned | Deadline

“For the record, I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia (or Russia, for that matter),” President Donald Trump tweeted this morning, adding “Any suggestion that I have is just more FAKE NEWS (of which there is plenty)!” This as the Saudi Consul General up and fled Istanbul before Turkey sent …
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Are TV Reboots Losing Their Luster With Viewers? (Exclusive Poll) | Hollywood Reporter

TV executives delving into company’s your IP libraries in search of series to reboot, take note: Viewers are more interested in revivals of old shows than they are in remakes.
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Jaunt VR Hit By Significant Layoffs, Refocuses on Augmented Reality – Variety

San Mateo, Calif.-based virtual reality startup Jaunt XR is laying off a significant portion of its staff as it shifts its focus to augmented reality, the company announced Monday.
— Read on variety.com/2018/digital/news/disney-backed-vr-startup-jaunt-lays-off-significant-portion-of-staff-refocuses-on-augmented-reality-1202980699/

Asaii-gn of the Times: What Apple’s acquisition of Asaii means for the music business – Music Business Worldwide

Asaii-gn of the Times: What Apple’s acquisition of Asaii means for the music business – Music Business Worldwide
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Why Sears Could Never Last, and What Other Brands Can Learn From the Iconic Retailer’s Demise – Adweek

Why Sears Could Never Last, and What Other Brands Can Learn From the Iconic Retailer’s Demise – Adweek
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Some Top Wall Street Executives Shun Saudi Conference – WSJ

The fallout from dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance may jeopardize what Wall Street saw as a Saudi fee bonanza, as CEOs of JPMorgan, Blackstone and BlackRock announced they’re pulling out of a high-profile investment conclave this month.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/some-top-wall-street-executives-shun-saudi-conference-1539635658

After Years on the Right, Dennis Miller Wants to Find Comedy’s Middle Ground – WSJ

Mr. Miller, who has a stand-up special debuting next month, has become known for his right-leaning comedy. But now, he says, he’d like to “be just funny.”
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/after-years-on-the-right-dennis-miller-wants-to-find-comedys-middle-ground-1539611559