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Quick Reads … Friday, June 7, 2019

A crisis of legitimacy

For the last 70 years the world has done remarkably well. According to the World Bank, the number of people living in extreme poverty today is less than it was in 1820, even though the world population is seven times as large. This is a truly remarkable achievement, and it goes hand in hand with equally remarkable overall advances in wealth, scientific progress, human longevity, and quality of life.


Universal Music Group and Super Hi-Fi Partner to Enhance Listening Experiences on Digital Music Services

Super Hi-Fi, the artificial intelligence-based programming company that delivers innovative song transition, voice-over and artist interview insertion solutions for music service providers, and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a strategic partnership that will provide UMG’s artists with new tools for engaging fans.


5 significant imperatives for digital success

The rapid pace of digital business evolution means that organizations need to be continuously adapting their business and operating models. Canadian organizations are pursuing business model change, but there is still more to do. Twenty-two per cent of Canadian CIOs say that no business model change is anticipated. But for most organizations, some degree of business model change is required to accomplish their business priorities.


Google defends efforts to prevent hate speech, extremism online

Google says it is working hard to eliminate hate speech from platforms like YouTube, using machine learning to catch problematic online content — sometimes before they’ve been seen by anybody.


Apple is shutting down iTunes—here’s what will happen to your music

Pour one out for your high school mix tapes: Apple announced Monday at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that it’s shutting down iTunes, its 18-year-old digital media software. In its place, Mac users will have three individual, dedicated apps for music, podcasts and TV, similar to the current iPhone setup.


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