Thursday 06.01.17

“Analysis is like lobotomy. Who wants to have all their edges shaved off?" - David Byrne of the Talking Heads



Jerry Garcia’s guitar fetches $1.9M at New York auction A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom to Egypt’s Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction Wednesday night. - Associated Press

Dutch group sets up hyperloop test center The Dutch team that won this year's edition of the competition held by entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX to develop superfast hyperloop transport technology is setting up a full-scale testing center for the technology. - Reuters

Netflix is spending $6 billion on content this year and 'a lot more' in future More shows and movies are needed to continue adding subscribers, Hastings said. That includes paying up for originals. Netflix paid $60 million for Brad Pitt's "War Machine," which it released in theaters and on demand at the same time. - CNBC

Apple Is Manufacturing a Siri Speaker to Outdo Google and Amazon The iPhone-maker has started manufacturing a long-in-the-works Siri-controlled smart speaker. Apple could debut the speaker as soon as its annual developer conference in June, but the device will not be ready to ship until later in the year, the people said. - Bloomberg

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in June Here is a complete list of the movies and shows that are coming to HBO, Netflix and Prime this month. - The Verge

How ISIS wages its social media war IS puts media warfare on a par with its battle on the ground and often glorifies "media martyrs" - people who are killed while creating videos and other digital content for the group. - BBC

Uber Posts $708 Million Loss as Finance Head Leaves Uber Technologies Inc. said its head of finance is leaving as the ride-hailing company reported continued big losses despite increasing revenue, adding to an exodus of top officials and setting the stage for a second major executive search.- Wall Street Journal

Former Mozilla CEO raises $35M in under 30 seconds for his browser startup Brave Brave created its own coin — The Basic Attention Token, and sold one billion of them. That collection of BAT cost just over $35 million. A further 500 million BAT is stored for user growth and “BAT development,” according to Brave, which is not planning another token sale in the future. - Tech Crunch

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