Trump signs bill banning government use of Huawei and ZTE tech – The Verge

The bill essentially bans the US government or anyone that wants to work with the US government from using components from Huawei, ZTE, or a number of other Chinese communications companies. The ban goes into effect over the next two years.
— Read on www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/17686310/huawei-zte-us-government-contractor-ban-trump

The Database: Where Local and Out-of-Home TV Viewing Fit Into Today’s Media Landscape

This episode of The Database takes a look at local and out-of-home TV viewing—who’s watching, the contributions they add to the overall viewing picture and how networks, advertisers and agencies should be looking at the evolving trends in the local and OOH TV environments.
— Read on www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2018/the-database-where-local-and-out-of-home-tv-viewing-fit-into-todays-media-landscape.html

Tribune executives will get bonuses after Sinclair deal collapses | Reuters

Tribune Media Co said Tuesday it will pay bonuses to executives who worked for more than 15 months on its failed merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc .
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-tribune-media-m-a-sinclair-ma/tribune-executives-will-get-bonuses-after-sinclair-deal-collapses-idUSKBN1KZ2GV

John Malone, the Cable Cowboy, Isn’t Ready to Hang Up His Spurs – Bloomberg

When John Malone retired from the boards of Lions Gate and Charter Communications last month, the media and telecom industries shuddered: Was the Cable Cowboy finally calling it quits?
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-14/john-malone-the-cable-cowboy-isn-t-ready-to-hang-up-his-spurs

Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Preps for $26M-Plus Debut | Hollywood Reporter

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is now tracking to post a five-day debut of $26 million-plus, according to the latest prerelease surveys. That’s up from $20 million several weeks ago.
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-crazy-rich-asians-preps-26m-debut-1134632