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YouTube Launches Its Own Streaming TV Service
March 1st, 2017 by The Verge
At an event in Los Angeles this afternoon, YouTube announced its own streaming TV service. The offering will mix live-streams of broadcast and cable television programming with the wealth of online video found on YouTube. It’s the latest in a surge of over-the-top (OTT) services trying to woo consumers who never bought...

Why Martech Companies Should Be Terrified of Facebook, Google, and Amazon
February 28th, 2017 by Contently
In ad tech, there’s Facebook and Google, and then there’s everyone else. In the first quarter of 2016, revenue rose 21 percent year over year, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau—but 90 percent of that growth went to Facebook and Google. It’s no wonder that industry experts like Jason Kint, chief executive of Digital Content Next, refer to the pair as a duopoly.
Pentagram And The Case Of The Forgotten Typeface
February 27th, 2017 by Fast Company
Some branding projects are a blank slate—a system you can build from the ground up with a cohesive image. Upon commission, the project for rebranding Syracuse University, tasked to Pentagram partner Michael Bierut, did not appear to be one of them.
Amazon Says Alexa’s Speech is Protected by the First Amendment
February 24th, 2017 by The Verge
Amazon has filed a motion to dismiss a search warrant for recordings from an Echo owned by a suspected murderer. Amazon argues that both its users’ requests to Alexa and the response the company produces are protected under the First Amendment. The company says it should only have to turn this data over...
How Spotify, Amazon, and Zappos Built Successful Digital Marketplaces
February 23rd, 2017 by Digiday
Global marketplaces are hardly a new phenomenon. By circumventing the Silk Road, the long overland trade road that once connected China to the West, European seafarers like Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama paved a more direct trade route to Asia and its goods.
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