Archie + Stern + Milan + Cannes + Star Wars + Robocars + Stoner

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Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

"All I'm thinking is, 'I'm going to die'": Howard Stern reveals cancer scare, Trump regrets, and details of a dishy new book: After a health crisis that had him "scared  s—less," the $90 million-a-year radio legend opens up about retirement, the one time he lied to his listeners and his metamorphosis from shock jock to insightful interviewer: "I'd feel really f—ing s—ty if I hadn't evolved." http://bit.ly/2H6U042

Howard Stern says he’s changed. How much? Howard Stern, 65, will forever loom large as radio’s bawdiest personality. Since moving to satellite in 2005 he has altered his legacy in unexpected ways. https://nyti.ms/2Hc53ZH

36 hours in Milan: Italy’s capital of fashion and design is expanding its horizons as new cultural projects open in former industrial zones. https://nyti.ms/2HbHlwL

Netflix v Cannes: Inside the battle for the future of cinema: An ongoing dispute between the film festival and the streaming giant could forever reshape the movie business. https://on.ft.com/2H8SrTe

Many French cinema owners, who are putting pressure on Cannes to resist Netflix et al, see the streamers’ disruptive attitude as an incursion into their territory. 

After hyping a $1-billion Star Wars land, how does Disney get visitors to leave? https://lat.ms/2Hn5911

China's robocars are being lapped by their US competitors: Bloomberg reports, China is getting a late start in the burgeoning field, considering California has allowed public-road testing since at least September 2014. That’s enabling US developers to lap their China counterparts, with Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo LLC logging millions of cumulative test miles in that state alone. But China’s chaotic traffic has the potential to boost the self-driving industry’s capabilities beyond those of the US. “The US is ahead right now,’’ said Bill Russo, chief executive officer of Shanghai-based consultancy Automobility Ltd. “But China will soon make significant strides, and I am fully confident that by 2030 it will be a different game.’’

Making connections with the new digital consumer: To thrive in a world of apps, platforms, and privacy concerns, marketers have to become multitaskers. http://bit.ly/2H35Fko

"According to PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook, digital advertising is growing at a rate that is twice that of all advertising, and of the overall entertainment and media sector."

The stoner as gym rat: Many people who frequently use cannabis also seem to be people who frequently exercise. https://nyti.ms/2Vn0ztr

Marc Ross

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