Judge Sides With Contact Lens Purchasers In Antitrust Suit Over Search Campaigns – 05/21/2018
— Read on www.mediapost.com/publications/article/319477/judge-sides-with-contact-lens-purchasers-in-antitr.html
Will “Deadpool 2” make Disney re-consider making R-rated movies?
— Read on variety.com/2018/film/box-office/deadpool-2-disney-fox-merger-1202817235/
Comcast bid for Sky likely won’t face same regulatory scrutiny as Fox’s offer in Britain.
— Read on variety.com/2018/tv/news/comcast-sky-fox-bid-regulatory-scrutiny-britain-1202817607/
Artificial intelligence in medicine promises to alert us to disease or a medical emergency before it happens—if only we can navigate the pitfalls.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/the-ai-doctor-will-see-you-now-1526817600
Sports unions and players associations said Friday that two fantasy sports games shouldn’t be allowed to use players’ images without permission.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/players-unions-join-battle-over-publicity-rights-in-potential-sports-betting-preview-1526664138
More big fundraising deals for a few already-large private tech companies means there’s less left for early-stage startups.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/when-it-comes-to-tech-venture-capital-grows-less-venturesome-1526635695
NBC News’ TODAY scored huge audiences for its coverage of Saturday’s Royal Wedding, dubbing itself winner of the “ratings crown.”
— Read on www.mediaite.com/tv/nbc-news-today-show-wins-the-ratings-crown-with-highest-royal-wedding-viewership/
The company was inadvertently leaking the user details from two servers that could be accessed by anyone without a password.
— Read on www.fastcompany.com/40575420/a-teen-monitoring-app-has-leaked-thousands-of-apple-ids
A country taps its past as it leads the way on one of the most pressing issues facing modern democracies: how to regulate the world’s biggest social network.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/05/19/technology/facebook-deletion-center-germany.html
A TV presenter has been suspended from her job in Kuwait after jokingly calling a male colleague “handsome” live on air.
The unnamed journalist…
— Read on nypost.com/2018/05/18/tv-presenter-suspended-after-calling-her-colleague-handsome/
LA Screenings, the annual shopping trip for foreign TV buyers, is currently in full swing with hundreds of global broadcasters in Hollywood.
— Read on deadline.com/2018/05/la-screenings-2018-1500-global-buyers-eye-hot-broadcast-dramas-comedies-as-event-heads-into-new-era-1202394999/
The OnePlus 6 might be the most boring phone the company has ever made. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not meant as an insult, but more as a reflection on how far the company has come since the original OnePlus One. Because even though OnePlus’ latest device might not carry with it the same excitement as some of the company’s previous phones, as a total package, the OP6 is arguably even more important in today’s world of $1,000 handsets. Oh and it’s also OnePlus’ best phone yet.
— Read on gizmodo.com/oneplus-6-review-the-best-android-phone-that-wont-dest-1826158898
Over 3,000 people filed into the 5,000-capacity Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, on April 8 to see Roy Orbison perform. That the rock legend has been dead for almost 20 years was of little importance: They were gathered to see a hologram of the star croon his hits.
— Read on www.billboard.com/articles/business/8456726/hologram-artists-tour-frank-zappa-ronnie-james-dio-roy-orbison
The Great Escape in Brighton is one of the UK’s best showcases for new artists, but it’s also a chance for the industry to discuss some of the new technologies that could have an impact on those musicians’ careers.
— Read on musically.com/2018/05/18/there-will-be-a-number-one-song-thats-100-ai-written/
“I don’t think it’s a secret that everybody didn’t agree,” the streaming music service’s exec told The Times.
— Read on www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-troy-carter-20180518-story.html
How did music become so unimportant? – Getintothis
— Read on www.getintothis.co.uk/2018/05/music-become-unimportant/
Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, has made his career out of hiding in plain sight. He talks to TIME about his music and upbringing.
— Read on time.com/collection-post/5277969/the-weeknd-next-generation-leaders/
In 1989 McDonald’s ran the biggest flexi-disc promotion ever, sending out 80 million discs (playing the “Menu Song”) as inserts in newspapers all over the country. A very special copy of this record was almost burned to heat a family home in Galax, Virginia. Instead, it ended up winning the homeowner a million dollars.
— Read on www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/lost-notes/a-million-dollars-worth-of-plastic/
The Rita Ora track was positioned as a celebration of bisexuality, but struck a sour note with critics who found its lyrics problematic.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/arts/music/popcast-girls-rita-ora-gay-songs.html
If real estate is the ultimate scarce resource, a headphone is a small invisible fence around our minds, creating separation, helping us listen to ourselves
— Read on www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/05/how-headphones-changed-the-world/257830/