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Pandora’s Podcast Genome Project Could Launch by the End of the Year (The Verge)

Breaking down music into its component parts helped Pandora build personalized music playlists years before services like Spotify even existed. Could taking a similar approach with... More

You Want to Watch All the European Soccer? Here’s How (Warning: It’ll Cost About $750) (NY Times)

Watching European soccer in America used to be a lonely, frustrating pursuit. Die-hard fans had to search out the odd televised European match, often on an obscure channel or at an... More

How Phish Became the Unlikely Heroes of Digital Music Streaming (Mashable)

Phish is hardly the only jam band to have a fan-friendly taping policy. The Grateful Dead developed theirs years before Phish even formed, and plenty of other artists, from Umphrey... More

As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume (NYT)

For decades, the district south of downtown and alongside San Francisco Bay here was known as either Rincon Hill, South Beach or South of Market. This spring, it was suddenly rebra... More

Will We Someday be Able to Do Everything Through Online Platforms? (ReadWrite)

Online platforms continue to change the way the world works, yet people continue to doubt the extent of these platforms’ power to disrupt. By now, the question should not be whet... More

Google Plans China-Friendly Censored Search Engine (IT Pro Portal)

Chinese Internet users could soon be using Google to search the web according to reports that suggest the search giant is currently developing a version of its popular search engin... More

How Instagram Became the Art World’s Obsession (WSJ)

Over the past eight years, Instagram has become an indispensable, all-purpose tool for everything art related. Dealers increasingly report making sales to collectors whose interest... More

The Future of Hulu May be in VR (Daily Dot)

Hulu is the perfect streaming service for beginner cord-cutters thanks to its diverse range of price options and the variety of streaming devices it supports. But there’s one asp... More

Adobe Looks to Automate Attribution Models (MediaPost)

Adobe began rolling out its Attribution IQ platform on Friday; it allows marketers to choose from 10 attribution models on one dashboard. The future goal is to build a platform wit... More

Will Virtual Shopping Malls Save Retailers? (Forbes)

The past decades have seen a dramatic decline in traditional retail spaces as more people shift towards online shopping. So much so, that empty shops and malls have become a common... More

Netflix Revamps TV Interface, Aiming to Boost Streaming Hours (Variety)

Netflix has spruced up its interface for connected-TV devices — in the hopes that subscribers will more quickly find and start watching stuff on the service.... More

Facebook Unwraps Holiday-Ready AR, Instagram Tools for Merchants (The Drum)

Facebook yesterday announced a group of new tools for retailers to cater to shoppers this holiday season. Facebook has been testing out an augmented reality ad feature for its news... More

5 Priorities for Your Pay-TV Digital Transformation Strategy (NAGRA Blog)

Digital transformation is more than just the latest buzzword du jour. It is the mantra that is driving all industries forward, including those in the M&E space. Ignore it, and you... More

Apple’s iOS App Store is About to Turn 10 Years Old (Developer-Tech)

Apple is preparing to celebrate the 10-year birthday of the iOS App Store, over which it's seen phenomenal growth and success for developers. The App Store was introduced on July 1... More

The NFL Doubles its Live Content Correspondent Program to Grow its Content Library (Digiday)

The NFL is looking to grow its content library, not only to feed its associated social accounts but produce more programming for its own media properties and potentially license to... More

Voice Assistants are the New Marketing Battleground (WSJ)

Many advertisers are experimenting with apps for voice assistants, which are being rapidly adopted by consumers and are expected to grow more intelligent as technology advances. Th... More

We Have Reached Peak Screen – Now Revolution is in the Air (New York Times)

Tech has now captured pretty much all visual capacity. Americans spend three to four hours a day looking at their phones, and about 11 hours a day looking at screens of any kind. S... More

Are You Ready for the Connected Traveler? (Wipro Blog)

As the number of unique mobile users continues to increase, mobile bookings would also keep pace. More than one-third of the bookings from major economies of the world comes from a... More

England Football Bosses are Testing a Daily YouTube Show at the World Cup (Digiday)

The England Football Association created a daily YouTube show called the “Lions’ Den” centered around its men’s team at the World Cup. Twelve episodes in and the show has a... More

The Death of the TV Remote – and What’s Coming Next (WSJ)

In the last few years, Alexa and Siri have moved in. With this invasion of AI assistants comes incredible command over technology: Don’t set a timer or check the weather; ask. Do... More