Technology • Innovation • Publishing — Issue #196

Innovation

MUM: A new AI milestone for understanding information

blog.google

‘Quantum Internet’ Inches Closer With Advance in Data Teleportation

www.nytimes.com
Scientists have improved their ability to send quantum information across distant computers — and have taken another step toward the network of the future.

Microsoft readies its latest ‘industrial metaverse’ pitch

www.zdnet.com

Second Life’s Mistakes Should Inform Today’s Metaverse

newsletters.theatlantic.com

Oura collaborated with Gucci to make an 18 carat gold smart ring

www.engadget.com

Introduction to systems thinking

www.gov.uk

Technology

Amazon opens first physical fashion retail store

www.reuters.com

U.S. abortion rights threat fuels jump in crypto donations

news.trust.org

There are NFTs hidden in Netflix’s latest hit series

www.creativebloq.com

EBay is entering the NFT business, with an assist from hockey legend Wayne Gretzky

www.cnbc.com
EBay is launching 13 limited-edition NFT collectibles, each of which contains a 3-D animated rendering of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky’s famous moves on the ice.

Apple’s upcoming iOS 16 is poised to upgrade lock screens, messaging and health features

www.bloomberg.com

Broadcom announces plans to buy VMware in $61B deal

www.cnbc.com
The deal would be one of the largest technology acquisitions of all time.

Publishing & Media

Utah Attorney General Provides Legal Framework to Fight Book Bans

www.slj.com

Is BookTok Changing the Way We Talk About Books?

bookriot.com

Book subscriptions are showing little sign of slowing down after their boom during lockdown, those behind the services say, despite a spike in the cost of living

www.thebookseller.com

Kakao Merges Tapas Media Into Radish

www.prnewswire.com

How the Publishing World Is Muscling In on Hollywood Deals: For Authors, “The Future Is Multihyphenate”

www.hollywoodreporter.com

Kyla Zhao’s newsletter: What publishing staff hope authors will know

mailchi.mp
Findings from Kyla Zhao’s survey for publishing professionals about their work conditions and the publisher-author relationship

Women over 45 love books — it’s time the book trade loved them back

www.thebookseller.com

Through a Recession and a Pandemic, the Book Business Is Thriving in Buenos Aires

www.nytimes.com
The Argentine capital has always been bookish. When hard times shuttered the big chain shops, book purveyors found a way to keep residents in fresh reading material.

Supply chains are never returning to ‘normal’

www.freightwaves.com

Fashion magazine Elle launches two hotel brands

www.travelweekly.com
Maison Elle is positioned as an affordable brand, and Elle Hotel is billed as a high-end hospitality concept.

Hearst Plans Debut of E-Commerce Platform

wwd.com

How can publishers respond to the power of platforms?

www.niemanlab.org

Podcasting and NPR

pressgazette.co.uk

Bloomberg Media will debut five new podcasts with iHeartMedia this year

digiday.com

Substack to Move Beyond Email Newsletters: Substack aims to build a “true alternative to the attention economy” while expanding into podcasts and videos. “We’ll see more formats.”

www.vanityfair.com

Resources & Opportunities

90% of Americans Want Lawmakers to Take Steps to Prevent Gun Violence: Poll

www.bloomberg.com

42 States Have Considered or Passed Anti-Abortion or Anti-Trans Laws This Year

www.vice.com

Then and Now: The Fight for Reproductive Freedom

www.eventbrite.com

NYC’s Lower East Side Pride Book Crawl Returns in June

www.shelf-awareness.com

Yu and Me Books

www.yuandmebooks.com

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Kathy Sandler

Kathy Sandler

Sr Mgr, Content Applications, Penguin Random House * Innovation * Technology * Publishing * Opinions expressed are my own