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Europe, Hollywood Denounce European Commission’s Digital … – Variety

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Flagging a likely Cannes Festival hot button issue, 411 trade orgs, companies and European film-TV executives have signed a open joint letter calling upon the European Commission and Parliament to reject the Commission’s plans for opening up Europe to pan-continental online broadcaster services. The letters’ signatories include representatives of Hollywood’s MPAA, as well as FIAPF, the global producers’ body, and IFTA, co-headed by Jean Prewitt (pictured), another global trade assn.,…

Going Digital to Rescue Food – New York Times

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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China’s Huawei to expand in tough PC market with new laptop – Financial Times

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

China’s Huawei to expand in tough PC market with new laptop

Letting Your Talent and Customers Guide Your Digital Transformation – Forbes

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Shutterstock Have you ever bought a new gadget you didn’t really need, just because everyone else was doing it? Unfortunately, that’s what’s happening to a lot of companies these days when it comes to digital transformation. Rather than building a strategic plan for change, some companies are adopting the newest technology because they assume it will make them successful. And unfortunately, that’s a really bad investment. Studies show that “hopping…

Surface Laptop images leak ahead of Microsoft’s event – The Verge

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Microsoft appears to be launching a Surface Laptop at its event in New York City tomorrow. Twitter user WalkingCat has shared several images of what is reportedly simply just “Surface Laptop,” and it looks like Microsoft’s answer to Google’s Chromebook Pixel. The Surface Laptop will reportedly include a 13.5-inch PixelSense display and ship in four colors: platinum, burgundy, cobalt blue, and graphite gold. Microsoft’s laptop will also include an alcantara…

Europe, Hollywood Denounce European Commission Digital Market Plans – Variety

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Flagging a likely Cannes Festival hot button issue, 411 trade orgs, companies and European film-TV executives have signed a open joint letter calling upon the European Commission and Parliament to reject the Commission’s plans for opening up Europe to pan-continental online broadcaster services. The letters’ signatories include representatives of Hollywood’s MPAA, as well as FIAPF, the global producers’ body, and IFTA, co-headed by Jean Prewitt (pictured), another global trade assn.,…

Western Digital: Not A Bargain Right Now, But A Sound Investment – Seeking Alpha

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

A few days ago Mark Bern published a very informative article about Western Digital Corporation (NYSE: WDC) and raised the question if the company is “an investment or a speculation?” As result of different concerns regarding WDC the author ended the article with the conclusion that the stock is rather speculative. Although I won’t recommend buying Western Digital at current price levels, I’m pretty pleased with my investment so far…

Is this Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop? – Engadget

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Tomorrow Microsoft is holding its #MicrosoftEDU event where we expect to find out how it will take on Google’s Chrome OS, but some of the news may have already leaked. Notorious Microsoft watcher @h0x0d tweeted out a few images of a slim 13.5-inch laptop that apparently runs Windows 10 S — a cloud-optimized version of Windows that only access apps from the Store — has a PixelSense display, comes in…

Ghosts in the machines: Is there digital life after death? – Salon

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

What happens to people after they die is one of humanity’s oldest and most debated questions. Today we can ask the same about our digital lives. Long after everyone who is alive today is gone, their Facebook profiles, Instagram feeds, emails and tweets will live on, in data centers and on servers distributed across the globe. Preserving this content will be important to future historians, social scientists, cultural anthropologists and anyone else studying…

ESPN Hopes to Spike Digital Rivals With New Ad Effort – Variety

Monday, May 01, 2017

ESPN’s newest game is convincing advertisers to spend more of their dollars on its programs. The Walt Disney sports-media juggernaut on Monday launches a very targeted ad campaign aimed at getting the word out about its advertising offering. Many ads will position ESPN as a safer environment than that provided by newer digital outlets. “When it comes time to measure up / We rely on third-party validation,” reads one. “Transparency…

U.S. Tech’s Self-Feeding Digital Money Machine on Show This Week – Bloomberg

Monday, May 01, 2017

Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc. posted results last week that extended their dominance of how we shop and search online. Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. will in the coming days add evidence that tech behemoths command an ever widening share of consumer time and spending. Amazon’s revenue soared as shoppers favored it over brick-and-mortar stores, while Google parent Alphabet reported surging quarterly profit that highlighted the ubiquity of its search…

How Walmart And Jet.com Are Making Digital Personal – Forbes

Monday, May 01, 2017

In this Monday, May 2, 2016, photo, Jet.com CEO Marc Lore, right, talks to an employee in Hoboken, N.J. Lore aims to reinvent the shopping cart while taking on Amazon.com. The marketplace site, launched in July 2015 to a lot of scrutiny, now sells more than 11 million products ranging from jeans to diapers in its bid to underprice an industry Goliath and other stores. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) In the…

Preschoolers’ story comprehension similar for print and digital books – Phys.Org

Monday, May 01, 2017

The content of a children’s book—not its form as a print book or a digital book—predicts how well children understand a story, finds a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, presented on May 1 at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in San Antonio, suggest that both digital stories and reading storybooks in person present opportunities for learning vocabulary and comprehension….

Western Digital Earnings Show Value and Risk of SanDisk Purchase – Bloomberg

Monday, May 01, 2017

Western Digital Corp.’s earnings showed the value of its SanDisk acquisition and how much it has to lose if a partnership with Toshiba Corp. is disrupted by the desperation sale of the Japanese company’s chip unit. The San Jose, California-based company has posted results that topped estimates every quarter since completing the $15.8 billion purchase of the memory chipmaker last May and its stock has jumped 31 percent this year….

Hands-free cell phone ban takes effect in Tucson – Tucson News Now

Monday, May 01, 2017

You would think the time on the front lines got the best of Louis Mirabelli. He has spent a week fighting the Sawmill Fire, since the first 911 call came in southeast of Green Valley on Sunday, April 23, around noon. Since then, he’s been sleeping in tents, under the smoky stars, with a regimented three square meals a day.