M.E.D. 6.24.18

M.E.D. MONDAY 6.24.18 .

 

Silicon Valley tech co’s to meet in SF on Wednesday to discuss privacy.

The NSA’s hidden spy hubs in eight U.S. cities [Intercept]  (legal and known)

YouTube is forming a new division dedicated to fashion and beauty content partnerships, led by Derek Blasberg. [bof]

Music videos to count towards UK singles chart for first time [SKY]

Developer videos in one place  [dev.tube]

Cannabis-based epilepsy drug to be first to win US approval . [FT]

Snapchat experiments with sharing ad revenue with creators [DigiDay]

NPR 35 Best songs so far this year.

Our team of five neural networks, OpenAI Five, has started to defeat amateur human teams at Dota 2.

Media M&A

Gray And Raycom To Combine In A $3.6 Billion Transaction
Companies Will Form Third Largest Television Broadcast Group

AT&T agreed to acquire digital ad firm AppNexus for $1.6 billion [appnexus]

ICYMI

What 7 Creepy Patents Reveal About Facebook  [NYT]

Alexander McQueen, Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Junya Watanabe menswear SS19: can menswear solve the tailoring dilemma? [FT]

Want to Understand What Ails the Modern Internet? Look at eBay [NYT]

When the biggest platforms seem to be flailing or punting on problems, it’s often because they’re trying to address broad social issues with market solutions. They’re rediscovering, at scale and at great expense to their users, the ways in which a society is more than a bazaar, and the pitfalls of allowing human attention to be sold and resold as a commodity