Daily Update - Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Music Festivals, Tumblr And Yahoo

Welcome, welcome, welcome. It feels like the last edition of our Daily Update is even older than that half cheeseburger in my fridge which I tried to save for better…
Daily Update

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Music Festivals, Tumblr And Yahoo

Welcome, welcome, welcome. It feels like the last edition of our Daily Update is even older than that half cheeseburger in my fridge which I tried to save for better times. But it’s good to be back! So, let’s start. Today we have one article about sea farming at the end of the world, one about if the sharing economy is safe for women, one about how music festivals go upscale and corporate, one about how Yahoo derailed Tumblr, and one about how the TV dad is American history. Wow.

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Lucky Peach: Seafarming At The End Of The World
Things are not looking good in our oceans and seas, our bays and waterways, our rivers and streams. Not for the things that live in them and, increasingly, not for the people who live along them. The International Programme on the Ocean, a group of oceanographers and other aquatically minded scientists, gathered at Oxford University in 2011 and published the findings of their symposium, which they summarized rather tidily: “The combination of stressors on the ocean is creating the conditions associated with every previous major extinction of species in Earth’s history.”

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Broadly: Is The Sharing Economy Safe For Women?
When Shadi Petosky, a 41-year-old TV producer from Montana, tried to book an Airbnb rental in Minneapolis, she informed her host that she was a trans woman. “I don’t want to end up in a space where someone bigoted punches me or causes a scene, so I always disclose [that I’m trans].” Although Petosky has experienced transphobia before in her life, she was unprepared for the response she received. “I really appreciate your honesty,” the prospective host said. “I’ll have to pass though, but thank you. I have a 13 year old boy going through puberty. I don’t want him to feel any discomforts [sic] in his own home.”

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Financial Times: Music Festivals Go Upscale And Corporate
When music festivals first started, gatherings at Woodstock in the US, and the UK’s Isle of Wight and Glastonbury were countercultural affairs imbued with a hippy spirit. Four decades on, the business of staging outdoor concerts is a multibillion-dollar industry dominated by two huge companies — Live Nation and AEG Live. In many cases the artists have not changed, but the economics have.

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Mashable: How Yahoo Derailed Tumblr
Marissa Mayer was running late. This time, it wasn’t for a dinner with skeptical advertisers nor a conference call with her inner circle of Yahoo executives. She was late for a rare meeting with much of the team at Tumblr, nearly two years after acquiring the startup for $1.1 billion. The biggest acquisition of Mayer’s tenure as Yahoo CEO, Tumblr was supposed to revive Yahoo by broadening its audience and bolstering its long declining advertising business.

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MEL: The TV Dad Is American History
American history can be learned from reading a book, but we can also see how the nation has changed over the decades by observing how we’ve shifted in portraying our TV dads. With that in mind, we’ve put together a handy timeline of some of the most indelible TV fathers, explaining why they mattered in their particular epochs. You can argue with the dads we left off — e.g., “Everybody Loves Raymond”’s Ray or “That ‘70s Show”’s Red — but this isn’t intended to be a ranking of the best fictional fathers, just a rundown of how some of them perfectly reflected what was going on in the country at the time.

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