Jerry Seinfeld has created another round of Acura ads, this time playing on the notion that buying a car can change a person. The ads, which play during Seinfeld's Acura-sponsored "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" series, feature a fast-talking salesman who gives odd advice to potential buyers.
Among the most popular TV series on Twitter are "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones," and it appears some viewers are using their tweets to help with their anxiety -- either over the horror on screen or the horror of waiting for new episodes to air. Read more on The Connectivist.
Microsoft's Xbox over the past decade has followed its core users from the dorm room or basement to the living room, evolving from being used mainly for games to an entertainment portal, said Lydia Antonini, senior vice president of creative at Xbox Entertainment Studios. Xbox has more than 48 million users worldwide, with the average user engaging with the system for more than five hours a day, Antonini said at an industry event.
Companies such as Airbnb and Lyft pitch themselves as applications that merely connect individuals, but they also are service providers accountable to regulations, Anand Giridharadas writes. "Where does the unregulated informal economy that every society possesses end and formal commerce begin?" Giridharadas writes.