Mark Gould

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The Central Subway: San Francisco’s new line to Chinatown

Everything you need to know<p><b>Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever</b> <b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>From how to improve public transportation in cities, ranking the best car-free neighborhoods across the country, and a friendly competition between NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to determine which has the best public …

Tech Workers Brace For Seattle's Plan to 'Tax The Rich'

Kate and John Walter see themselves as victims of a housing crisis spawned by Seattle's technology boom — but they disagree whether high tech workers like them also should be the solution.<p>The married Seattle couple are among thousands of tech workers whose rising salaries have made rents and …

Housing

Analysis: Why Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) Remains 'Best Idea In The Media Industry'

<b>Netflix, Inc.</b> (NASDAQ: NFLX) has not only swept subscribers off their feet, but it has also enamored the analyst community.<p>Analysts from Guggenheim …

Think President Trump's press-bashing doesn't affect local journalists? Think again.

The latest edition of the Charlevoix Courier, a small weekly in Northern Michigan, is a potpourri of small-town Americana: the retirements of several …

YIMBYs and the DSA can’t get along despite their common enemy: high rent.

Local politics is always, in one way or another, about housing. In San Francisco, a deep blue city whose fault lines long ago ceased to resemble …

Facebook’s latest tactic? Copy Snapchat again, of course

Facebook is rumoured to be planning for its own scripted shows, joining a growing movement of tech giants entering the entertainment fray.<p>The …

Facebook Is Going Hollywood, Seeking Scripted TV Programming

Social network is looking for programming aimed at audiences from 13 to 34 that avoids politics, news, nudity and rough language<p>By<p>Joe Flint and<p>Joe Flint<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JBFlint<p>Joe.Flint@WSJ.com<p>Deepa Seetharaman<p>Deepa Seetharaman<p>The Wall Street …

TV

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren plans to step down

The streaming music giant doesn’t have a replacement for its founder lined up.<p>Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren plans to step down as the streaming music company’s leader, according to people familiar with the company’s plans.<p>Pandora hasn’t selected a replacement for Westergren, sources …

Hands-on: LumaFusion – this is the iPad video editing app we’ve been waiting for [Video]

If you’ve never heard of LumaFusion ($19.99), I won’t fault you for that. I hadn’t heard of it either until commenters on our YouTube channel vehemently encouraged me to give the app a shot.<p>Pardon me for initially being skeptical, as I’d heard this story numerous times before: “So and so has …

Videography

Adobe and Stanford just taught AI to edit videos — with impressive results

Just one minute of video typically takes several hours of editing — but Stanford and Adobe researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) …

Samsung’s Classy New TV Moonlights as a Work of Art

Look around your home and count the screens: The television on your wall. The tablet on your coffee table. The computer monitor on your desk. …

Expectations bloom on China-US film agreement renegotiation

By CGTN's Lin Nan<p>The five-year China-US film agreement came up for renegotiation in February this year. At this year’s Shanghai International Film …

Virgin Mobile Wants You All-In With the iPhone

Mobile telephone carrier Virgin Mobile is making you an offer you might not want to refuse: The carrier is so anxious to drum up new business that …

Federal Government's media law shake-up getting support from Australian media bosses

The nation's top media executives will descend on Parliament House in Canberra today, in a rare show of unity to protect their industry by supporting …

Australia

With Amazon Polly experiment, The Washington Post hopes to capitalize on growing interest in audio

The last Washington Post column I came across was only interesting because a computer read it to me.<p>Amazon Polly is a text-to-speech service that …

Trudeau rejects call for 5% tax on broadband Internet services

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is shooting down a parliamentary committee's recommendation that Ottawa impose a five per cent tax on …

Here are some cool things we saw inside the $350 million San Francisco headquarters of the company behind 'Star Wars'

The Letterman Digital And New Media Arts Center is the picturesque 23-acre campus in San Francisco that houses Lucasfilm, the American media production company best known for making Star Wars and Indiana Jones.<p>Lucasfilm spent $350 million to get set up here in 2005. The space is a fully operational …

Welcome to Cannes Lions, the festival where the $580 billion media industry goes to do business

Business cards at the ready; it's the annual advertising industry shindig that is the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, starting …

Advertising

Adobe's cloud push fuels profit beat, shares surge | Reuters

(Reuters) - Adobe Systems Inc (ADBE.O) reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and forecast current-quarter above analysts’ estimates, as the software maker benefits from a rapid switch to the cloud.<p>Adobe company logos are seen in this picture illustration taken in Vienna July 9, 2013. …

IT

Understanding What Productivity Looks Like on an iPad Pro

With the latest iPad Pro and iOS 11, Apple is finally moving the needle on iPad-based productivity. Here’s what to expect, and how it compares to a …

Apple hires two top Sony Television executives to lead original content production

Apple has hired two top Sony Television executives Jamie Ehrlicht and Zack Van Amburg, to take up new positions as co-heads of video programming worldwide for Apple. The company announced the hirings in a press release.<p>The execs oversaw blockbuster TV shows including Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul …

Apple

Benchmark tests show new iPad Pro models outperform MacBook Pro in some CPU & GPU tasks

Apple earlier this month refreshed both its iPad Pro and MacBook Pro lineups with faster processors and other performance improvements. The company heavily markets the iPad Pro as a PC replacement, and new benchmarks from blog BareFeats show that the tablet may even outperform the more expensive …

MacBook Pro

SF supervisor looking to hit Uber and Lyft with per-ride fee

City Attorney Dennis Herrera isn’t the only one taking a close look at the effects that riding-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft are having on San …

San Francisco

Report: Mass production of next-gen iPhones underway, glass chassis for both iPhone 7s and OLED iPhone 8

Apple suppliers are reportedly mass producing components for the upcoming next-generation 2017 iPhones, via Digitimes. Corroborating the consensus rumors, Apple will introduce two ‘iPhone 7s’ phones, iterative updates to the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 models with a ‘reinforced glass’ chassis …

Mobile Technology

Comparison: How does Apple’s current iPad & iPad Pro lineup stack up?

At WWDC earlier this week, Apple overhauled its iPad lineup with two new iPad Pro models: an all-new 10.5-inch model and a refreshed 12.9-inch model. Gone is the 9.7-inch iPad Pro that was introduced just over a year ago.With the two new models, here’s how the iPad lineup stacks up today:<p>9.7-inch …

IPad Pro

Graphics acceleration, 32/64 GB RAM coming to iMacs

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Critic's Notebook: 'Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly' Spends 60 Minutes Trying to Be '60 Minutes'

The former Fox News star's show debuted with a Putin interview and a familiar mix of hard news, investigative journalism, human interest and …

Apple's future iPhones may have chip dedicated to A.I.

Apple is reportedly building its own processor dedicated to artificial intelligence, called the Apple Neural Engine, according to Bloomberg.<p>The chip …

Apple

Championing the Mac Pro

If the mood of the past couple of years of the Mac needed to be summed up in two words, I'd nominate "professional angst." Lack of updates to the …