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Thursday, July 19, 2018

European Union Fines Google $5b In The World's Largest Antitrust Fine
By Aoife White (Bloomberg News) -- Google was fined $5 billion by the European Union and ordered to change the way it puts search and web browser apps on Android mobile devices, setting a global record for antitrust penalties.

Don’t Expect Big Changes from Europe’s Record Google Fine
By Nitasha Tiku (Wired) -- European regulators took a big swing at Google Wednesday for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system, fining the company €4.34 billion ($5 billion) and ordering changes to Android designed to put Google rivals on a more level playing field. But it’s not clear that the fine or the operational changes will have much effect.

Dispatch from the Super Internet
By Mike Elgan (Computer World) -- There’s a much better internet than the one you’re using. Here’s what’s keeping you out.

UK: Streaming Giants Take The Lead Over Traditional Media Across TV And Music
( -- The change marks a major shift in the UK's viewing habits, communications regulator Ofcom said.

What Netflix’s Missing $9 Billion Tells Us About Spoitfy’s Business Model
By Mark Mulligan (Music Industry Blog) -- On Monday (July 16th), Netflix’s quarterly earnings missed targets, resulting in $9.1 billion being wiped off its market capitalization due to twitchy investors jumping ship. To be clear, Netflix had a strong quarter, continuing to grow strongly in both the US – a much more saturated market for video subscriptions than for music – and internationally. Netflix also registered a net operating profit. What it failed to do was meet the ambitious expectations it had set. The lessons for Spotify are clear.

What Can Taylor Swift Teach Us About Digital Ticketing?
By -- As the general effort continues to replace analog record-keeping and commerce with digital methods, a look at how things are playing out with ticketing might offer some lessons to those making that journey, along with some signal of how the wider trend could further develop.

Merch Cat Adds Fan App For Direct To Fan Sales
By Bruce Houghton (Hypebot) -- Music merch management app Merch Cat has launched the Merch Cat Fan app, a direct-to-fan sales tool centered on the live show. Fans can use it to buy merch at live shows, or anytime, and artists get access to purchase data.

[The first music video I’ve seen where the music is totally irrelevant.]
Deadmau5's 'Monophobia' Music Video Is Uncanny Digital Mayhem
By Cameron Holbrook (MixMag)

The Strange Magic Of YouTube's '80s Remix Culture
By Annie Zaleski (NPR) -- Fall Out Boy's first major hit, "Sugar, We're Goin Down," became an anthem for scrappy underdogs when it arrived in 2005 …   In early June, a fan-made remix of "Sugar, We're Goin Down" popped up on YouTube. Slower and more wistful, this version wraps the vocal track in gauzy synths, cascading harmonies and a synthetic sax solo — and rather than defiant, it plays like the sonic embodiment of an unrealized crush, all lovelorn and yearning.  And yet, '80s remix culture feels distinctly of its moment.…

[All anybody needs to put creators out of business … How thoughtful.]
The Pirate Bay Proxy and TPB Mirror Sites List (100% Working)
By Abhishek (Biztechpost) -- How to access TPB Proxy Sites through VPN along with a list of The Pirate Bay (TPB) sites unblocked through Pirate Proxy & Mirror Sites.

Mapping Record Stores: New York City in the 1970s and 1980s
By Catherine Araimo (esri) -- Between the early 1960s and the mid 1990s, the independent record store was a mainstay in New York culture, providing a space for music fans, critics, and creators to congregate and share the burgeoning rock and roll, disco, dance, and new wave scenes.

10 Quirky Stops to Make During Your Next Tour
By Angela Mastrogiacomo  (SonicBids)

The Simpsons Wouldn't Exist Without Yellow Submarine
By Matt Miller (Esquire) -- How the Beatles classic changed the future of animation.

20 Great Romantic Comedy Sidekicks, Ranked
By Maggie Fremont (Vulture)

Is ‘You Guys’ Replacing ‘Y’All’ in the South?
By Allan Metcalf – (The Chronicle of Higher Education) -- What do you think, guys? Is “y’all” in trouble?

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