Decades ago, the entertainment industry was quite straightforward. Nowadays, it entails creating and telling stories, building love, and monetizing that love. Disney is the leading example of an entertainment company which has a firm grasp on all three aspects, from creating classic stories and producing movies adapted from other companies, such as Marvel, to building theme parks. What does this mean for the industry? Entertainment companies now need flexibility and an end-to-end provision of media to meet consumers’ ever-changing demands.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here