Media update w.1832

Interesting debate starting to arise with Apple deleting the podcast Infowars from its Podcast platform WSJ. Must also confess – my climate stress have become worse, especially having read some of the latest reports.


  • Google follows Apple and will release digital wellness features in its OS Android Pie TechCrunch
  • Walmart and jointly invested USD 500 M into Dada-JD Daojia – a online to offline grocery business TechCrunch
  • WeWork raised another USD 1 BN from Softbank WSJ
  • Facebook reportedly approached banks to to get detailed financial information about their clients Futurism
  • Epic Games said they won’t release the next version of Fortnite on Play Store BusinessInsider
  • Chrome, Safari and Facebook in-app browser accounts for more than 99% of all mobile web browsing according to Mixpanel TheHustle


  • Streaming service Strive sport challenges Nordic sports streaming services DagensMedia
  • MoviePass cuts offering to three films per month in an endeavour to stay in business WSJ
  • Four major studios and Alibaba are all part of Mr. Kantzenberg’s NewTV USD 1 BN raise WSJ
  • Warner Music have sold their whole position in Spotify Variety
  • Patreon acquires Memberful – a membership service similar to Patreon for larger customers Wired
  • Disney could offer a discounted bundle version of Hulu, ESPN and its own content on their SVOD service to be released TechCrunch


  • Lyft expands its car rental program to reach its goal of a completely shared economy TechCrunch
  • After Musk’s tweet Reuters he explained why taking the company private would be a “good idea” TechCrunch
  • New York City voted to limit the number of ride-sharing cars TheVerge



  • More Americans own than rent their housing. Except the 20-somethings CityLab
  • On the summer heatwave…. My climate stress certainly increased and I will absolutely be more aware of my consumption Quartz
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