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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

People are really worried about IoT data privacy and security

Network World--Despite rising spending on IoT security, consumers and businesses are right to worry about how data will be used and protected.
March 28, 2018 Go to Network World

Facebook's Privacy Problem Isn't Just Likes: It's Phone Calls and Texts

Inc.com--Can you trust having the Facebook app on your phone any longer?
March 28, 2018 Go to Inc.com

Netflix Movies That Look Terrible But Are Actually Awesome

Zimbio--Half Nelson' (2006): It looks like some low-budget Ryan Gosling movie that no one saw, right? In fact, he was Oscar nominated for his performance.
March 27, 2018 Go to Zimbio

10 British Crime Series to Binge on Netflix After You Watch 'Requiem'

IndieWire--"Requiem" joins a solid group of British favorites you can binge on Netflix.
March 27, 2018 Go to IndieWire

Life Inside S.C.L., Cambridge Analytica's Parent Company

The New Yorker--A company that was founded with some intuitive but eccentric ideas about group psychology is now at the center of a transatlantic conversation about voter rights, data privacy, and the integrity of the world’s most important social network.
March 27, 2018 Go to The New Yorker

The rise of the hologram rock star

1843--Based on an old carnival trick known as Pepper’s Ghost – named after John Henry Pepper, who demonstrated the effect in 1862 – in which an image is projected on to a piece of glass and then reflected to appear in a given area of the stage
March 25, 2018 Go to 1843

'Monty Python' Heads To Netflix As SVOD Service Picks Up Entire Comedy Catalog

Deadline--Monty Python is heading to Netflix after the SVOD service secured international rights to all of the classic British comedies. The digital service has picked up the rights to movies including Monty…
March 23, 2018 Go to Deadline

Meredith to Lay Off 1,200 Employees as Part of Time Inc. Integration - Folio:

Folio:--Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, and Money are all up for sale as part of a plan to reduce costs by up to $500 million.
March 23, 2018 Go to Folio:

Can the Shortform Video Market Make a Comeback?

The Hollywood Reporter--As mobile viewing grows, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are experimenting more with 10- to 15-minute programs.
March 23, 2018 Go to The Hollywood Reporter