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June 18, 2016

Recommended Reading: Why is ‘Orange Is the New Black’ so good?

by John_A

‘Orange Is the New
Black’ is Netflix’s
only great drama

Alison Herman,
The Ringer

The fourth season of the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black starts streaming this weekend, and if you haven’t watched your first episode yet, now’s the time to catch up. The show is widely regarded as the best on the streaming service, or at least the best drama in the library. Alison Herman from The Ringer discusses that latter point and why Netflix’s other dramas just don’t stack up.

Snapchat launches a colossal expansion of its advertising, ushering in a new era for the app
Christopher Heine, AdWeek

Snapchat announced big changes to its app this week, specifically with regards to advertising.

The technology behind ESPN’S digital transformation
Harry McCracken, Fast Company

ESPN has been undergoing a massive overhaul for a while now, and this is the tech that runs it.

Apple’s brain trust — Iovine, Reznor, Cue and Kondrk — on streaming’s new world order and why ‘we all should be’ worried
Shirley Halperin, Billboard

The rumored Apple Music redesign was revealed at WWDC this week, but the folks behind the service had some things to say about music streaming as a whole.

Replay Revolution: How to remove human error from officiating
Michael Rosenburg, Sports Illustrated

There have been a number of blown calls in this year’s NBA playoffs. NFL officials make their fair share of mistakes as well. However, 360-degree replay angles could help, and the tech might not be that far off.

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