“Everybody’s on their own island of thought now, and you see the algorithms are customizing a worldview for each and every one of us,” Orlowski continues. “And it becomes more and more difficult for us to engage with people that have a different worldview. My truth is different than your truth—that’s what we’re seeing in our society at large now. And I don’t think that was ever expected to be the case.” … [Read more...] about This Netflix doc tries to explain everything wrong with social media right now
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As brand building goes, it’s perhaps the company’s weakest link. It’s no shocker that this push comes now, amid the launches and continued growth of rival streaming platforms such as Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and NBC’s Peacock, among others. Many of these are strong brands looking to extend our consumer goodwill to streaming, while Netflix is playing it the other way by translating an unmatched streaming strength into a stronger brand. … [Read more...] about Why Netflix built its first global brand campaign around one of the most controversial parts of its UX
About 35 of those buildings belong to Related Companies, the real estate firm behind Hudson Yards, an enclave on Manhattan’s west side for the über-rich. The company has been offering a new amenity that feels particularly lux amid a pandemic: at-home testing for COVID-19. Related also has a deal with Mt. Sinai hospital, which has a medical facility at Hudson Yards, to do testing for nearby residents. For the rest of its buildings around Manhattan, Related is paying a team of nurses at Sollis Health to come to its buildings once a week to administer tests. Residents sign up for a time slot and pay for the test through their insurance. Turnaround times have been a quick 24 hours. Dr. Braunstein says Sollis Health is also looking into point-of-care tests so it can run the tests, speeding up results even more. Elsewhere in New York City, the delivery of test results has been less consistent. Earlier this summer, it took some New Yorkers more than a week to get their tests back, … [Read more...] about The hottest new amenity for the rich? On-demand doctors and COVID-19 tests
In its bid to boost subscription numbers for its streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar, Star India is looking to take the bull by its horns. Betting on the massive popularity of the Indian Premier League (IPL), it has made annual subscription plans mandatory for those looking forward to catch the live action on their handsets or laptops. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: Can Disney+ Hotstar’s bold subscription bet offset any advertising revenue dip?
Once again, Verizon will offer free live streams of local and primetime NFL games through its Yahoo Sports mobile app. But there’s a twist for the 2020-2021 season: The app will offer built-in video chat so you can watch together with up to three friends. … [Read more...] about Yahoo Sports will stream free NFL games with a side of video chat