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Trump calls journalists ‘fiction writers’ in latest media attack – The Hill

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York – New York Times

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

She unearths so many strange, wondrous facts that my exclamation marks in the margin resemble elaborate Morse code. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “You are a New Yorker when what was there before is more real and solid than what is here now,” Colson Whitehead wrote in his ode to his hometown, “The Colossus of New York.” The palimpsest of the city is Wertz’s obsession. She draws the route…

China Literature’s Secret Sauce – Bloomberg

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

In China, it may be better to have private backers than friends in high places. An initial public offering slated for Hong Kong later this year will put that theory to the test. China Literature Ltd., a unit of Tencent Holdings Ltd. and the country’s largest online publishing house and e-book seller, is expected to raise as much as $800 million in the city and may be valued at around $5.7…

Cardi B Signs Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV: ‘Bodak Yellow Is Only the Beginning’ – Billboard

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cardi B, who recently became the first unassisted female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 in nearly 19 years, has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The Bronx native behind “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” is “one of a rare breed of unique artists who the industry only witnesses occasionally,” said Sony/ATV co-president Rick Krim in the announcement. Cards B’s debut hit spent three weeks atop the…

A new Sony label’s publishing a Nintendo Switch game – Polygon

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sony is expanding its horizons with a new publishing label that is set to bring games not just to the company’s own consoles, but Nintendo Switch and PC too. Operated by Sony Music Entertainment, Unties will focus on smaller titles designed for multiple platforms. The Unties label — which we assume is meant to reference “untying,” and not … well, underwear — will publish its first game on Nov. 21….

Amazon is now literally building its way into people’s lives – Quartz

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Online retailer Amazon wormed its way into the lives of Americans with books, then with e-books, then with Kindle, then with loads of stuff besides books, then with “free” shipping at Prime, then with personal assistant Alexa. Now the e-commerce giant is coming directly into your home, not by drone, but physically, by partnering with some of the nation’s largest apartment landlords. The Wall Street Journal reported today (Oct. 17)…

Amazon’s Second Headquarters Bidding Process Is Being Hit With Criticism – Fortune

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Amazon’s plan to build a second headquarters in one lucky city across the U.S. is being met with some criticism from civic leaders who are concerned the company won’t do enough to help the community it will ultimately choose. In a letter sent to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Tuesday, leaders at 73 civic groups from cities across the U.S. made some demands on the e-commerce giant. In the letter,…

Amazon Studios head Roy Price resigns amid harassment allegations, company says – CNNMoney

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, five days after he was placed on a “leave of absence” after a producer accused him of sexual harassment, an Amazon spokesperson told CNN. Price was suspended following The Hollywood Reporter’s publication of an article detailing harassment allegations against him, made by Isa Hackett, a producer of the Amazon series “The Man in the High Castle.” Price did not immediately respond to a…

Welcome to the era of the Google ecosystem – Computerworld

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

By now, you probably know everything there is to know about Google’s Pixel 2. You’ve no doubt read the reviews, mulled over the bigger-picture significance, and gotten a pretty good feel for whether the phone’s right for you. Before you shift your attention to the next shiny thing, though, hang on a second: With the basics behind us, I’ve been working to wrap my noggin around the broader implications surrounding…

New Jersey just escalated the fight for Amazon’s headquarters with a $7 billion incentive – Business Insider

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is flanked by Sen. Cory Booker, left, and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. AP In perhaps the largest civic competition in modern North American history, more than 50 cities are vying to host the next home of Amazon. Thursday is the deadline for cities that want the e-commerce giant to build a second headquarters there to submit their proposals. Amazon says that its new campus,…

CBS Names Writers Mentoring Program Participants For 2017-18 … – Deadline

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CBS said today that it has selected eight people to take part in its 2017-18 Writers Mentoring Program. In its 14th year, the program serves to provide mentorships, access and opportunity for aspiring scribes. This year’s mentees are (from left in photo above): Ashley Charbonnet, Krystal Banzon, Jovan Robinson, Naomi Iwamoto, Shuo Zhang, Munis Rashid, Gil Hizon and April Shih. Read their mini-bios below. The eight-month mentoring program pairs writers with an executive…

‘I Am Full Of Contradictions’: Novelist Amy Tan On Fate And Family – NPR

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A 3-year-old Amy Tan appears with her brother Peter in this 1955 family photo. Peter died in 1967 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Courtesy of Amy Tan hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Amy Tan A 3-year-old Amy Tan appears with her brother Peter in this 1955 family photo. Peter died in 1967 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Courtesy of Amy Tan Growing up as a…

Cardi B Signs Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV: ‘Bodak Yellow Is Only the Beginning’ – Billboard

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cardi B, who recently became the first unassisted female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 in nearly 19 years, has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The Bronx native behind “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” is “one of a rare breed of unique artists who the industry only witnesses occasionally,” said Sony/ATV co-president Rick Krim in the announcement. Cards B’s debut hit spent three weeks atop the…

A new Sony label’s publishing a Nintendo Switch game – Polygon

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sony is expanding its horizons with a new publishing label that is set to bring games not just to the company’s own consoles, but Nintendo Switch and PC too. Operated by Sony Music Entertainment, Unties will focus on smaller titles designed for multiple platforms. The Unties label — which we assume is meant to reference “untying,” and not … well, underwear — will publish its first game on Nov. 21….

Trump Vents On Twitter About ‘Fiction Writers,’ Democrats, O’Care – TPM

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

President Donald Trump took to Twitter late Tuesday afternon to complain about “fiction writers” at cable networks and “dying magazines and newspapers.” He also preemptively shifted blame to Democrats for “any rise in ObamaCare premiums.” “So much Fake News being put in dying magazines and newspapers,” Trump tweeted. “Only place worse may be @NBCNews, @CBSNews, @ABC and @CNN. Fiction writers!” So much Fake News being put in dying magazines and…

Amazon’s Second Headquarters Bidding Process Is Being Hit With Criticism – Fortune

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Amazon’s plan to build a second headquarters in one lucky city across the U.S. is being met with some criticism from civic leaders who are concerned the company won’t do enough to help the community it will ultimately choose. In a letter sent to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Tuesday, leaders at 73 civic groups from cities across the U.S. made some demands on the e-commerce giant. In the letter,…

Google Calendar on the web gets a fresh new look – TechCrunch

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

After a few years of sticking with essentially the same design, Google Calendar on the web is getting a makeover today. That means a fresh new color palette and a design in line with Google’s Material Design scheme, but also — and more importantly — a responsive layout that smartly adjusts your calendar to the size of your browser window. This update isn’t just about giving Calendar a fresh coat…

Google Pixel 2 review: plainly great – The Verge

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Without fail, every person who has picked up the Pixel 2 XL has said virtually the same thing: “It feels like it’s made out of plastic.” I said it myself when I first held it. Of course, neither the Pixel 2 nor the Pixel 2 XL are made out of plastic. They’re made out of Gorilla Glass and aluminum, just like every other high-end phone these days. But Google coated…

New Jersey just escalated the fight for Amazon’s headquarters with a $7 billion incentive – Business Insider

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, flanked by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, left, and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, speaks about the state and city incentives aimed at attracting Amazon. AP In perhaps the largest civic competition in modern North American history, more than 50 cities are vying to host the next home of Amazon. Bids are due on Thursday, the deadline for cities that want the e-commerce giant to build a second headquarters in their…

Why Google is terrified about Alexa, and what it’s doing in response – CNBC

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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