Monday 07.10.17

“To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level." - Bertrand Russell

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Madison Avenue, NBC Wrangle Over $5 Million Super Bowl Ads Ad buyers say they want to hold the line on the latest move to drive up the price of ads in the Super Bowl. Marcel Marcondes, chief marketing officer for Anheuser-Busch’s U.S. operations, said in an interview, “People’s behavior has changed, and therefore the negotiations about the price should change as well.”  - Variety

Tesla Sales Fall to Zero in Hong Kong After Tax Break Is Slashed Tesla sales in Hong Kong came to a standstill after authorities slashed a tax break for electric vehicles on April 1, demonstrating how sensitive the company’s performance can be to government incentive programs.  - Wall Street Journal

Amazon Prime is on pace to become more popular than cable TV According to estimates from Morningstar, almost 80 million U.S. households now have an Amazon Prime membership, up from around 66 million at the end of last year. That compares to a projected 90 million U.S. households that will pay for cable or satellite TV this year, according to S&P Global.  - Recode

Sleep technology explodes Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night’s sleep. The interest in sleep has intensified. The number of sleep centers accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine nearly tripled from 2000 to 2015,  - Associated Press

Apple’s iTunes Falls Short in Battle for Video Viewers Apple's market share for renting and selling movies is down to between 20% and 35% after Apple held 50% about five years ago. Market share gains were recorded by Comcast and Amazon through its Prime service over the same time period.  - Wall Street Journal

Tesla Rolls Out Its First Model 3, and It’s Elon’s It’s finally here: The Model 3, Tesla’s $35,000 electric gamechanger. A single black Model 3 rolled off the production line Friday with a serial number all its own, kicking off a company-defining six months. The car will belong to Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO and co-founder, who shared images of it on Twitter over the weekend.  - Bloomberg

Four volunteers will live in a sealed lab for 200 days as China preps for its first manned moon mission Four volunteers at China’s top aeronautics university will live in a sealed laboratory for 200 days without any outside interaction as the country prepares to send its first manned mission to the moon. The Chinese government is now working on a spacecraft capable of sending a manned mission to the moon, with the goal of putting astronauts on the moon within the next 15 to 20 years.  - Tech Crunch

  Nick Kyrgios, The Reluctant Rising Star of Tennis

"He has been called the most talented player since Roger Federer. But does he even want to win?"
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