Media update w.1941


  • EBay, Stripe and MasterCard all abandon Facebook’s Libra Association TechCrunch
  • H&M Group continues to invest in Sellpy and acquires a majority stake over the course of a couple years HMGroup
  • Swedish Newspaper DN met Google CEO Sundar Pichai who says he doesn’t sleep well at night. Radicalisations on Youtube, billion dollar fines and AI threats keep him awake DN


  • Brittish Podcast awards announced a GBP 50,000 sum for development of podcasts Podnews
  • BBC expands iPlayer in a move considering channels will be obsolete TheGuardian
  • Apple creates their own TV studio and look to create WWII drama “Masters of Air” TechCrunch
  • How Will Smith cracked the code on making real (a lot) money in Hollywood Hollywoodreporter
  • How Apple, NBA and Activision Blizzard got caught in the US-China-Hong Kong crossfire CNBC
  • Netflix valuation slashed by Wall street banks CNBC
  • Quibi officially sets April 6th 2020 as launch date, will hold keynote at CES 2020 and adds titles like “60 (minutes) in 6” and directors, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, and Antoine Fuqua to name a few Variety



  • Apple’s AR headset set to launch Q2 2020 Macrumours


  • Binge watched the series about FBI’s serial killer profiling unit Mind hunters back-to-back this weekend Playpilot


  • Podcast about the first Swedish female special forces operator Pam SR

Finance & Politics

  • Russian GRU unit with mission to “destabilize Europe” surface to Western counter intelligence agencies NYTimes
  • Read this article suggesting 8 ways to stay ahead of influence operations (and how to detect them) Foreignpolicy

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