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Pandora: The Bright Spots

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Subscription revenues are growing at a fast clip (+69% y/y), and as subscriptions begin to cover for declining ad revenues, the company can see growth again. (9-0)

Free news gets scarcer as paywalls tighten

Tougher restrictions on online content have boosted digital paid subscriptions at many news organizations, amid a growing trend keeping content behind a "paywall." (1-0)

‘The Post’ renews attention for Pentagon Papers ruling

In this image released by 20th Century Fox, Tom Hanks portrays Ben Bradlee, left, and Meryl Streep portrays Katharine Graham in a scene from “The Post.” The film is nominated for an Oscar for best picture. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4. (Niko Tavernise/20th Century Fox via AP) (1-0)

Amazon Faces Pressure to Drop NRA Streaming Channel

12h investorplace, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is facing pressure from Hollywood activists to drop its National Rifle Association (NRA) streaming channel, NRA TV. (90-0)

BMW, Volkswagen and Daimler accused of testing toxic car fumes on humans and monkeys

When German car maker Volkswagen acknowledged last year that it was guilty of cheating on diesel emissions tests, the fallout cost the company over $US25 billion ($31 billion). But the full extent of the company's willingness to sideline ethics concerns to increase profits is still emerging. Three German car makers appear to have commissioned or supported a study in 2014 which exposed monkeys and humans to exhaust fumes and nitrogen dioxide, according to German media reports on Monday. (1-0)

Weinstein Co sale halted by harassment, discrimination lawsuit

The fire sale of the Weinstein Co hit a last-minute snag on Sunday, when Eric Schneiderman, New York's attorney general, filed a lawsuit against the studio and its fraternal founders alleging that they repeatedly violated state and city laws barring gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual abuse and coercion. (1-0)

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos knows he can no longer afford to stay in the shadows

Jeff Bezos rubbed elbows last weekend with Halle Berry, Chris Hemsworth and other Hollywood celebrities at an after-party for the Golden Globes. (1-0)

Ford's US president Raj Nair departs abruptly after behaviour probe

Car maker Ford sys Raj Nair, its president for North America, is leaving the company immediately after an internal investigation found his behaviour was "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct". (1-0)

Ford US chief departs abruptly after behavior probe

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Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday that its president for North America Raj Nair was leaving the company effective immediately following an investigation into reports of inappropriate behavior. (3-0)

Twitter, Snap, And Facebook: Three Thoughts For Social Media Investors

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Snap's latest swoon, combined with Facebook's drop in usage, shows that (non-Twitter) social media users are fickle. (107-2)

Tom Nichols, "Death of Expertise" author, is profiled | Harvard Magazine

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A new biopic, scripted by John Aboud ’95 and Michael Colton ’97, follows how Doug Kenney ’68 franchised fun, died young, and became a comedy legend. (1-0)

Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City - The New York Times

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SAN FRANCISCO — For all the optimism, innovation and wealth that are produced here, the Bay Area can also feel like a place that doesn’t work quite right. (1-0)

Syrian teen's war selfies draw attention and criticism - France 24

2018-02-24 france24
In a video posted on January 2, 2018, the boy stares silently into the camera. Behind him, a plume of smoke rises over ruined buildings. He doesn’t speak, but sirens and what sounds like a child crying can be heard in the background. After a minute, he too, turns to observe the scene before fixing his eyes again on the viewer. He is both subject and documentarian, and he is calling to “#BreakGhoutaSiege”. (1-0)

Why NBA superstar John Wall is heading back to college for a business degree

2018-02-24 cnbc
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has no plans of relaxing on his couch this summer. Instead, the five-time NBA All-Star player says he will return to the University of Kentucky to earn his business degree so that he has a fall back plan after the league. (1-0)

Cancer research breakthrough: A better way to predict drugs that work

2018-02-24 cnbc
Cancer patients need time and drugs that, over time, are effective. They might have more of both according to the results of a new study by researchers in Britain and Italy. (1-0)