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July, 2020

For Prohibition-Era Perry Mason, HBO Created the Ultimate L.A. Meal Kits Circa 1932

Musso & Frank Grill has been a Hollywood institution serving red meat and stiff drinks since 1919, and in pre-pandemic days, it could have been the ideal spot for an HBO shindig for the Depression-era drama Perry Mason. But given Los Angeles’ Covid-19 cases have continued to climb this summer, the premium network had to…
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Beyond Meat Partners With NBA Stars Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade on Social Justice

Basketball superstars Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade have launched a fund to support the Black community, and plant-based protein brand Beyond Meat has signed on as one of the nonprofit group’s first partners. Los Angeles-based Beyond Meat, a major player in the faux meat category, has an ongoing relationship with Paul, who’s an…
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James Murdoch Resigns From News Corp. Board of Directors

James Murdoch, the younger son of media titan Rupert Murdoch, resigned from the board of directors of media giant News Corp. today over disagreements about the strategy of the company and over editorial content. The resignation, which the company disclosed to investors Friday afternoon, was “due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the…
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As the NHL Restarts, It Also Starts Up Its #WeSkateFor Initiative

The National Hockey League returns to the ice Saturday (Aug. 1) with a five-game slate in its 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers, being played in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Toronto. NHL Original Productions and NHL Social are bringing fans inside the “Secure Zones” for players, coaches and league and team personnel. The league said 30 teams…
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Sing Along With Facebook: Official Music Videos to Debut in the U.S. Aug. 1

Official music videos are coming for Facebook users in the U.S. starting Aug. 1. The social network said in a Newsroom post that beginning this weekend, users will be able to discover, watch and share videos from artists across eras and genres, including Anitta, Miley Cyrus, Diplo, Josh Groban, Elton John, the Jonas Brothers, Bob…
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Instagram for Business: How to Add an Approved Business Partner

Users with Instagram business accounts can create a list of approved business partners they work with, and those companies will then be able to tag them in branded content and more. Our guide will show you how to add an approved business partner on an Instagram business account. Note: These screenshots were captured in the…
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Where Does America Stand on a National Digital Privacy Law?

Earlier this month, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) became enforceable. Seventeen other states have proposed similar digital privacy bills, according to law firm Husch Blackwell, that, if passed, would create a patchwork of laws governing the use of online data. However, efforts are underway to establish federal legislation on digital privacy that would create…
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Fast-Food Chains Report Improving Sales on a Monthly Basis, but There’s Ground to Make Up

Quarterly results announced over the past two weeks by some of the largest restaurant and fast-food operators–including Yum! Brands, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Dunkin’–show that sales are increasing incrementally month by month. That indicates diners across the U.S. are returning, even as quarterly results declined significantly due to Covid-19. While certain segments of the hard-hit restaurant…
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Pinterest Tops 400 Million Monthly Active Users, Beats Q2 Revenue Estimates

Pinterest posted a modest 4% year-over-year revenue gain in the second quarter, totaling $272 million, well above the consensus of $250 million. The company said in its earnings report Friday morning that through July 29, revenue growth for July was roughly 50% higher than July 2019, adding that while it was encouraged by the numbers,…
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TikTok Gears Up for The Weeknd Experience

TikTok is teaming up with XO, Republic Records and Wave on The Weeknd Experience, a virtual experience tied to the After Hours album from rhythm-and-blues star The Weeknd. Wave, which creates interactive virtual entertainment experiences, created the XR (augmented, virtual, and mixed reality technologies) experience for TikTok, which said in a blog post that viewers…
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