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European regulators are about to kill the digital media industry – Markets Insider

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg flickr/gultaggen When we imagine an assault on free media, we often picture a despotic ruler seeking to consolidate power by silencing voices of opposition. Bangladesh, Egypt and Zimbabwe are but a few arenas where battles for media dominance by the ruling class have left news outlets censored, journalists in jail, and the public deprived of the truth. In Europe, a different but still pernicious assault on…

Craig Greiwe Named Head of Rogers & Cowan Digital – Variety

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

PR powerhouse Rogers & Cowan has named Craig Greiwe head of its R&C Digital Group, an “end-to-end digital marketing division that complements Rogers & Cowan’s traditional PR work,” states a release announcing the appointment. Related Universal DreamWorks Animation Announces ‘Trolls 2’; Sets for April 10, 2020 In addition, the company announced the creation of R&C Studios, an in-house creative concern that will execute digital content for Rogers & Cowan’s diverse client…

Exclusive: Google buys Seattle health monitoring startup Senosis … – GeekWire

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Computer scientist and electrical engineer Shwetak Patel. His most recent venture, Senosis, developd apps for smartphones that can help diagnose disease. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Shwetak Patel has struck again. The University of Washington computer scientist has sold his newest Seattle startup company, Senosis Health, to Google, according to sources familiar with the deal. It marks the latest acquisition for Patel, whose past startup ventures have landed in the hands of…

Stay up to date with the next big astronomical events with a new digital calendar – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Last week, The New York Times soft-launched a new feature called The New York Times Astronomy and Space Calendar, which previews some of the notable upcoming astronomical events. There’s a neat twist to this: you can sync it to your personal calendar on your computer or phone. The Times’ calendar features a light range of upcoming events: meteor showers, notable anniversaries, and major events such as the August 21st solar…

For digital trade advocates, all eyes on NAFTA – StarTribune.com – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., supported the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement for a number of reasons. But one of the most important was the precedent TPP set for digital trade among nations. TPP set rules guaranteeing the free flow of data among participating countries, taking away protectionist policies such as forcing foreign trading partners to store digital data in the country where they want to do business….

The digital guru who helped Donald Trump to the presidency – BBC … – BBC News

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Many of the “Tech Gods” were dismayed when Donald Trump – who holds a very different worldview – won the American presidency. But did they actually help him to win? A key insider from the Trump campaign’s digital operation – Theresa Wong – unravels for the first time the role played by social media and Facebook’s in getting Trump into the White House. Jamie Bartlett learns how Facebook’s vast power…