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What you need to know in advertising today
Posted June 29, 2017 0:20 AM
What you need to know in advertising today

Earlier this month, NBC's Megyn Kelly interviewed a controversial guest, Alex Jones. Ahead of the episode, some of the show's sponsors, including JPMorgan Chase, pulled its ads. 

JPMorgan Chase has also stopped working with YouTube temporarily. YouTube has struggled to promise advertisers that their placements won't appear next to troubling videos.

To read more about why JPMorgan Chase pulled ads from YouTube and Megyn Kelly's show, and the unique strategy it uses to combat fake news, click here.

In other news:

The global app economy is poised to explode
Posted June 29, 2017 0:20 AM
The global app economy is poised to explode

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Blue Apron opens for trading at $10 (APRN)
Posted June 29, 2017 0:20 AM
Blue Apron opens for trading at $10 (APRN)

Blue Apron opened for trading at $10 a share on Thursday.

The meal-delivery service priced its initial public offering at $10, which was the low end of its expected $10 to $11 range. That was well below the initial IPO range set at $15 to $17.

At $10 a share, Blue Apron would valued at $1.9 billion. That is a bit lower than its $2 billion private valuation in 2015, according to Crunch Base.

Blue Apron's IPO launched slightly less than a week after Amazon announced it was acquiring Whole Foods. The deal was

The 30 most eligible out singles, according to dating app Hinge

Periodically, Hinge looks into its data for us to find the most eligible people on its dating app, which relaunched to focus more on relationships late last year.

They've taken a look at different industries, places (New York and San Francisco), and even social-media stars.

Camera shootout: The 'Goliath' $720 Galaxy S8 versus the 'David' $480 OnePlus 5

When it comes to smartphone cameras, no one should expect a four-year-old startup like OnePlus to realistically take on a tech behemoth like Samsung, but OnePlus puts up a seriously good fight.

Yes, the Galaxy S8 is still the king of the smartphone cameras, but it's also a phone with a starting price tag of $720. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 5 costs $480, and I'd be happy to capture memories, vacations, and everyday shenanigans with the OnePlus 5 in my hands with an extra $240 in my pocket.

See if the Galaxy S8's superior camera truly warrants the extra $240 you'd spend over buying a OnePlus 5:

Both the OnePlus 5 and Galaxy S8 produce similarly excellent photos in bright daylight, but the Galaxy S8 brightens up some of the darker areas to make them more visible. It's especially noticeable on the building across the street.





When I fully zoom into each photo, it's clear that the ...

One of the few remaining Blockbusters in the US is closing — take a look inside

Fewer than a dozen Blockbuster Video stores still exist in the US, and one of them is closing.

The Blockbuster location in Eagle River, Alaska is going out of business, workers told Alaska Star on Wednesday. 

At its peak in the early 1990s, Blockbuster had around 9,000 stores, The Washington Post reported. Most of the remaining Blockbusters are in Alaska, where frigid, long winters and expensive, slow Wi-Fi help keep the video rental store in business. 

However, even in Alaska, the chain can't live on forever. 

"Technology is a fickle beast," Kevin Daymude, the general manager for the seven remaining Blockbusters in Alaska, 

Facebook is becoming a go-to platform for live streaming sports (FB, NBCU)

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This chart shows how you'll probably die
Posted June 29, 2017 0:49 AM
This chart shows how you'll probably die

July 4 is approaching, so here's a small reminder: Be safe!

Your chance of dying from a fireworks accident are small but not impossible.

Drawing from data collected by The Economist from America's National Safety Council and the National Academies, we made this graphic that puts a healthy perspective on the chances of dying from an asteroid compared to, say, walking.

The numbers might surprise you:

Londoners are turning to apps so they don't have to buy a car

London has never been a great place to own a car. Traffic jams are abundant, you have to pay every time you enter the congestion zone, and you're more likely to pick up a knock in the capital than you are in other UK cities.

Now a YouGov poll has found almost half of Londoners see apps like Uber and DriveNow as a viable alternative to owning a car.

The poll — involving 2,148 Londoners and commissioned by Uber, which has an interest in promoting the research — found that 43% of Londoners believe that app-based car booking services are a genuine alternative to owning a car.

Of those polled, 34% said they have used an app to book a car in the last year. That figure rises to 55% for 16-30 year olds. The poll also revealed that 22% of Londoners who currently own a car would consider not owning one if they could get a car more easily through an app.

Google DeepMind is giving 3 NHS trusts free access to its Streams app (GOOG)

Google DeepMind is giving three NHS trusts free access to a patient monitoring app known as Streams, which delivers push alerts to doctors and clinicians when their patients' conditions suddenly deteriorate.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust confirmed on Thursday that DeepMind — a London-based artificial intelligence startup acquired by Google in 2014 for £400 million — is letting it use Streams for free.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust have also been given free access to the app, raising questions about whether DeepMind is offering the app for free in order to get access to valuable patient records.