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Clubhouse put a big bullseye on social audio

I’ve previously written about Clubhouse (What makes Clubhouse great and what may cause its demise). Perhaps it’s boredom, or Zoom fatigue, but there’s something quite appealing these days about having social conversations without turning on a camera. The early buzz of Clubhouse (despite being invite-only and iOS having a total reach of about 2 million users) along with the rising popularity of podcasts has shown that consumers crave social audio interactions and that there’s plenty of room f...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Instagram, La, Trends, Linkedin, Netflix, Reddit, Hotline, Jam, Voice Chat, Locker Room, LionTree, Aryeh Bourkoff, Stuart Butterfield


Pac-12 commissioner hot board: Odds on candidates, preferred models and unusual scenarios

And on the 104th day, we caved. The Hotline resisted the urge to post odds on the next Pac-12 commissioner for more than three months. But today is the day, and it’s the day for two reasons: 1) We don’t have news to report. TurnkeyZRG, the search firm assisting the conference, has lived up to its reputation for secrecy, while the presidents involved in the process are remaining remarkably tight-lipped. As a result, there have been precious few leaks. Which presidents are involved? The CEO Group’...
Tags: Utah, Texas, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Nike, Sport, Fox, Soccer, College sports


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #534

Facebook launches new Q&A platform, HotlineThings are heating up in the world of audio social, with Facebook announcing its new Q&A platform, Hotline. Whilst it borrows concepts from Clubhouse, it differs by allowing hosts to use video and to schedule more formal presentations with Q&A built in. Hotline also allows hosts to record their sessions in both audio and video formats, and has been described as a ‘cross between a radio show and a Twitch stream.’ This is because hosts can bring individua...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, US, Seo, Linkedin, World Health Organization, Twitch, Hotline, Information Center, Music Machine, UNICEF Instagram


10 things in tech you need to know today

Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Hackers scraped data from 500 million LinkedIn users and posted it for sale online. In the wake of Facebook's major data leak, LinkedIn is investigating a leak that affected two-thirds of its users. Here's what kind of data was scraped.2. Amazon union workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are on track to reject plans t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Wall Street, US, Newsletter, Trends, Linkedin, Tech, Macbook, Peter Thiel, Fintech, National Labor Relations Board, SoFi, Hotline, Newsletters


Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens At Stockton Arena After Supply Delay

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Tags: News, California, Kaiser Permanente, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Nike, Stockton, San Joaquin County, Hotline, Johnson Johnson, Muhammad, Stockton Arena, Stockton News, COVID, Roem Muhummad


Facebook Is Officially Beta Testing Hotline, a Clubhouse-Inspired Audio Q&A Feature

Facebook on Wednesday ran its first public beta test of Hotline — a web-based Q&A platform that seems like it was dreamed up as the platform’s answer to the current voice chat app craze. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Software, Digital Media, Computing, Freeware, Livestreaming, Clubhouse, Hotline, Mobile Applications, Nick Huber, Social Information Processing, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, Eric Hazzard


Facebook tests Hotline, a Q&A product that’s a mashup of Clubhouse and Instagram Live

Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today launched its latest experiment, Hotline, into public beta testing. The web-based application could be described as a mashup of Instagram Live and Clubhouse, as it allows creators to speak to an audience who can then ask questions through either text or audio. However, unlike Clubhouse, creators can opt to turn their cameras on for the event, instead of being audio-only. Real estate investor Nick Huber is the first to publicly try out the product...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Youtube, Tech, Clubhouse, Hotline, Huber, Collab, Nick Huber, NPE, NPE Team, Facebook Hotline, Hotline Facebook, Eric Hazzard


How musician Adam Melchor turned texts into lullabies

If Adam Melchor’s music puts you to sleep, well, then it’s working. Last year, the Los Angeles musician created the Melchor Lullaby Hotline, where fans who texted him would receive a new song each Sunday. Instead of traditional lullabies, Melchor recorded mostly acoustic indie-folk-pop style with an ethereal quality. His calm and soothing voice tucks the listener in tightly to help them chill out and perhaps drift off to sleep. “That is definitely the intention,” he said. “It’s to have a sort of...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Jersey, Streaming, Toyota, Hotline, Montclair State University, Adam Melchor, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Music + Concerts, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Pac-12 commissioner search: There are qualified internal candidates, but the politics are thorny

*** Welcome to the third installment of the Hotline’s five-part series — and it might expand — on the Pac-12’s search for a commissioner. Links to previously-published content are below. It’s early in the search — so early, in fact, that there’s no actual searching underway. The first order of business for the Pac-12, expected to commence soon, is the framing. TurnkeyZRG, the executive placement firm hired to assist the conference, likely will adhere to the same process it used while guiding th...
Tags: Utah, Washington, Oregon, Sports, Nike, Sport, Ap, Fox, Soccer, College sports, SEC, Espn, Minnesota Vikings, Usc, Ucla, Hotline


The Pac-12 commissioner search: Scott’s legacy, the ideal model and names of potential candidates

The Pac-12 waited 10 hours, then made news of its own on Tuesday. News that was both unexpected and easily foreseen. Larry Scott’s tenure as commissioner will conclude this summer, one very costly year (for the conference) before the end of his contract. Scott and the Pac-12 presidents explained that they “mutually agreed” to part ways, but there was nothing mutual about this. Scott didn’t have the leverage. He didn’t have the support. He didn’t have the votes. It was time for a change, and ever...
Tags: News, Washington, Oregon, Sports, Alabama, California News, West Virginia, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, College Football, Clemson, West Coast, Washington State


Pac-12 football: USC’s positive cases, and testing trouble, a lesson for other programs

The Pac-12 season has been a series of cautionary tales, but the latest installment caused us to do a triple take here at Hotline HQ. Last week, USC announced four positive COVID-19 cases, which was both surprising and expected. Expected, because Los Angeles is experiencing 5,000 new cases per day, and USC is an urban campus in the middle of the inferno. Surprising, because the Trojans — and UCLA — have done remarkably well navigating the pandemic and keeping their players safe. The Trojans cond...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Washington State, Usc, Ucla, Hotline, UCSF, Rutherford, Trojans, George Rutherford, USC Football


The election crushed college football rating on Saturday, including the USC’s anticipated 9 a.m. kickoff

The TV ratings for the Pac-12’s unprecedented 9 a.m. kickoff are in. At worst, they’re inconclusive. The USC-Arizona State thriller generated a 1.3 rating and 2.3 million viewers for FOX in the ‘Big Noon Kickoff’ broadcast window. That’s a 45 percent week-over-week decrease for ‘Big Noon Kickoff’ ratings, but it requires a caveat for the ages: The major news networks called the election 30 minutes before kickoff. “You can’t take away (from the ratings) that it doesn’t work,” said Austin Karp, th...
Tags: Utah, Abc, Sports, Sport, Joe Biden, Fox, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Msnbc, Usc, Ucla, Hotline, Eastern, Fox Sports, Karp


Pac-12 football on the brink: Cancellations spark concern as Cal searches for a way to save its season

The long-awaited Pac-12 football season is just getting started, and it already feels fragile after a quadruple-whammy of COVID-19 news last week. In Berkeley, Cal was forced into a cancellation because of one positive test. In Salt Lake City, a collection of positives sent Utah under the minimum-player threshold and caused the Utes to cancel. Prior to kickoff, Stanford announced three players, including quarterback Davis Mills, were out. Then, late Saturday night, Washington State coach Nick Ro...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Cdc, Washington, Stanford, Sports, Fresno, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Salt Lake City, Nevada, Washington State, Berkeley, Reno


ESPN and Fox owed the Pac-12 hundreds of millions for the 2020 football season: Will they pay?

One week ago, the Pac-12 took the momentous, unprecedented step of canceling the 2020 fall football season. The drama, however, is just beginning. The conference stood to collect $276.4 million in media rights fees from ESPN and Fox in the 2020-21 college sports cycle, according to a copy of the term sheet obtained by the Hotline. The vast majority of that payment was rooted in the 45 football games that were scheduled for broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, FOX and FS1. Will the Pac-12 get paid all ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Comcast, College sports, SEC, Espn, Major League Baseball, Hall of Fame, Usc, Ucla, Hotline, Karen Weaver, Drexel University, Weaver


Pac-12 basketball: Start delayed but creative plans in place for navigating a Covid-19 world

The Pac-12 did more than cancel the 2020 football season Tuesday; it shuttered competition in all sports for the calendar year. That includes college basketball. UCLA in the Wooden Legacy tournament? Not anymore. Arizona in the NIT Tip-Off? Nope. Utah in the Bahamas? Washington State and Arizona State in Honolulu? No, no and no. The Pac-12 won’t play non-conference games in November or December. It won’t play any games, anywhere, anytime until January 2021, at the earliest. To date, it’s the onl...
Tags: Utah, Oregon, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Fox, Soccer, House, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Washington State, Oregon State, Ducks, Bahamas, Usc


How USC men’s basketball is proceeding after postponement

Wrapped into the Pac-12’s announcement Tuesday that it was postponing football and all other fall sports to 2021 was the news that the conference also would not allow winter sports, including men’s and women’s basketball, to play until the new year. It makes the Pac-12 the only conference to go so far as to postpone the basketball season as well in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The postponement of basketball isn’t necessarily a surprise; all the concerns about fall football – community spre...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Usc, Ucla, Bay Area, Hotline, Los Angeles County, Trojans, Enfield, Andy Enfield, Jon Wilner, Usc-basketball


Pac-12 rescue: Mammoth loan program would bail out athletic departments if football is canceled

The Pac-12 is planning a mammoth loan program that would provide an escape hatch for cash-strapped athletic departments in the event the football season is canceled because of coronavirus, according to internal documents and conference sources. Football accounts for the majority of each department’s revenue, generating in excess of $50 million dollars in ticket sales and media rights alone. The loan program would be large enough to cover that loss for each school, if needed: According to a serie...
Tags: Utah, Lionsgate, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Fox, Soccer, College sports, SEC, Espn, Washington State, Oregon State, Christ


Revised Pac-12 football schedule features mid-September start and multiple dates for the championship game

Pegged by many in college football as the conference most likely to cancel its fall season, the Pac-12 is plowing forward with plans for a 10-game conference-only schedule. The official announcement, with weekly matchups, is expected no later than the end of next week. But the Hotline has pieced together the framework of the preferred model based on information provided by sources familiar with the plan. Considering the coronavirus case counts and curve trajectories in several areas of the Pac-1...
Tags: Utah, Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Espn, Las Vegas, Washington State, Usc, Ucla, Hotline, SEC ACC, Allegiant Stadium, Coronavirus


Hotline newsletter: Pac-12’s history of social tolerance provides an opportunity to separate itself from Power Five peers

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season and twice-a-week in the summer. (Sign up here for a free subscription.) This edition, from June 16, has been made available in archived form. Moment in Time The societal push for racial equality has impacted college football, where athletes are empowered, the establishment is on notice and the bell tolls for past prejudice. At Iowa, the longtime strength coach was fired after complaint...
Tags: Utah, Texas, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Virginia, Cowboys, Sports, NFL, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, Nba


USC coach Clay Helton on peaceful protests: “My job is to encourage them to share their voice” (or take a knee)

USC coach Clay Helton said he would be supportive of his players kneeling during the National Anthem to protest social injustice, but the subject has not yet been broached with him by the team. “If a young man wants to take a knee, my job is to support them,” Helton told the Hotline. NFL star Adrian Peterson said last week that he and other players plan to kneel during the Anthem in the wake of the George Floyd killing and commissioner Roger Goodell’s seemingly revised position on peaceful prote...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, College sports, Ncaa, Roger Goodell, Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma, Usc, Ucla, Hotline, Jackie Robinson, Helton, Clay Helton, Larry Scott


Pac-12 Hotline: Should football coaches isolate key players?

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season and twice-a-week in the summer. (Sign up here for a free subscription.) This edition, from June 5, has been made available in archived form. Isolate To Avoid Isolation Oklahoma State players returned to campus this week; three reportedly tested positive for Covid-19. Alabama players returned to campus this week; five reportedly tested positive. There will be more positives this month a...
Tags: Utah, California, Washington, Oregon, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, The Times, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, SEC, Oklahoma


Get the wireless recharging power battery that looks just like a Walkman

Call it retro. Call it a throwback. Even call it kitsch. But the 80s are still a singular time in pop culture history.  From Ghostbusters and Back to the Future to your neighborhood arcade and the Atari 2600, artifacts of that seminal decade still resonate, evoking audible excitement and sighs of pleasant yesteryear remembrance. But out of that neon-saturated, spandex-infused, go-go-decade, there may be no more symbolically fitting encapsulation of the entire era than the device that revoluti...
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Pac-12 stock report: Basketball officiating review, USC’s recruiting rise, UW’s slow start, turnover in Arizona and more

Assessing developments on and off the field, and court … Rising: Pac-12 basketball officiating Many Pac-12 fans might recall the conference hired Sibson Consulting to conduct an independent review of football officiating after the calamitous breakdown in the replay review system during the fall of 2018. Welp, it smartly did the same with men’s and women’s basketball. The Hotline received a summary of the men’s review, which was conducted by Bob Delaney, a former director of officiating for the N...
Tags: Utah, Washington, Oregon, Virginia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Nba, PAC, College sports, SEC, Ohio State, Tacoma, Usc, Ucla


UCLA’s AD search is in the home stretch: Details on the finalists, the challenges and the process

*** 4:45 p.m. update: See response from UCLA near the end of the column … In its pursuit of new revenue streams, perhaps UCLA should consider the delivery business. The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped the Bruins. Why would rain, sleet or snow? The search for an athletic director to replace Dan Guerrero has entered its final stage, with an announcement likely within weeks. That timing fits within the original framework laid out by chancellor Gene Block and has been made possible by interview...
Tags: Virginia, Sports, Fresno, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ncaa, Auburn, Las Vegas, Ucla, Southern California, Cincinnati, Block, Hotline, Bruins


The Pac-12 Networks must rise to the occasion when football begins: We have an idea … a big idea

When the new normal descends and college football awakens, the Pac-12 Networks will encounter the same challenges they have faced in the past, only against the backdrop of pandemic and devastation. The networks will need to engage their core audience, attract new viewers and promote the conference — all with an elevated sense of humanity. One analyst can help on every front. The Pac-12 should add Bill Walton to the football coverage. Whenever the season begins … whether it’s September or Novembe...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Nba, College sports, Usc, Cascades, Ucla, Hotline, Joan Baez, Walton, Robinson, Bill Walton, Mobile Arena, Hall of Famer


UAW Names Independent Ethics Officer, Creates Moral Advisory Committee and Hotline

Hoping to bounce back from its ongoing corruption scandal, the UAW announced the placement of its new independent ethics officer on Wednesday. The union group expressed a need for an independent ethics officer after Rory Gamble took over for defamed former UAW President Gary Jones late last year. “As the acting president, I’m committed to putting in […] The post UAW Names Independent Ethics Officer, Creates Moral Advisory Committee and Hotline appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Hotline, Gary Jones, UAW, Ethics Board, News Blog, Union News, Wilma Liebman, United Automobile Workers, Union Corruption, Rory Gamble


Where to Get Help If You're Isolated With an Abusive Partner

The idea of spending most of your time at home for several weeks during the coronavirus pandemic is enough to make you tired of everyone in your household. But if you live with someone who has exhibited abusive behavior, staying home could be more uncomfortable for you—or downright dangerous.Read more...
Tags: Abuse, Lifehacks, Hotline, Coronavirus


For Larry Scott’s tenure as Pac-12 commissioner, the future is now (or pretty darn soon)

Campus officials across the Pac-12 have begun discussing the future of commissioner Larry Scott and believe a decision on his contract could come by the end of this year, if not sooner, according to conference sources. Scott’s deal expires in two years, but the window is somewhat condensed, sources said, by the timing of the Pac-12’s media rights agreements. Although the deals with ESPN and Fox run into the spring of 2024, formal negotiations likely would commence 18-21 months earlier, in the fa...
Tags: Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Fox, Soccer, College sports, Espn, Las Vegas, Usc, Ucla, Hotline, Scott, Larry, Larry Scott, Jim Delany, Tom Hansen


Pac-12 recruiting: Early returns murky on California class of 2021 retention rate

Third in a series examining the top storylines for the Pac-12 during the 2020-21 recruiting cycle. (Links at bottom). The genesis of the exodus is difficult to pinpoint. For decades, the top football recruits on the west coast have been leaving the Pac-12 footprint for greener pastures. In 2000, Concord De La Salle mega-prospect D.J. Williams bolted for Miami. In 2004, a four-star defensive tackle from Portland named Ndamukong Suh opted to spend his college career in Lincoln, Neb. The following...
Tags: California, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Alabama, LSU, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Portland, Davis, Miami, College sports, SEC


Blue bloods loom: Previewing Pac-12 September showdowns against Alabama, Ohio State and Michigan

We’re 200 days from the start of a Saturday-to-Saturday stretch that will shape the Pac-12’s reputation in 2020 and, potentially, for years to come. We’re 200 days from Sept. 5, when Washington welcomes Michigan and USC meets Alabama on a neutral field. A week later, Oregon hosts Ohio State. Michigan Alabama and Ohio State: The three winningest schools in Power Five history, with 20 combined poll-era national championships, matched against top-tier Pac-12 programs in triple-whammy fashion across...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Atlanta, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Wisconsin, College sports, SEC, Ohio, Michigan, Jim Harbaugh, Washington State