Travel Media & Technology Bulletin – Tuesday 1 May 2018

Our weekly bulletin on the latest developments in media and technology around the world, as published every Tuesday morning at 06:00 BST.

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Hello and welcome to our weekly travel media and technology bulletin featuring the latest developments on media and technology around the world, published every Tuesday at 06:00 BST.

Your BA Executive Club card will soon be available in Apple Wallet

BA has just put through a minor update to its iPhone app. The Executive Club card has been redesigned and this is a precursor to BA making available your card in Apple Wallet, as well as the BA app.

Also of note this week:

The BBC begins trials of steaming of live Ultra-High Definition content in High Dynamic Range on the iPlayer beta. (BBC)

BBC Radio 1 replays an Essential Mix by the late Avicii from 2010. (BBC iPlayer Radio)

BBC Radio 1’s Ben Cooper writes on reinventing radio for the Alexa age (Medium)

The BBC’s Global News division partners with VICE Media to bring VICE News This Week to the BBC World News channel. (BBC)

“The Fourth Estate” documentary chronicles the New York Times in the era of Trump. (CBS News)

Microsoft unveils its April 2018 update to Windows 10 with new creative and productivity tools. (Microsoft)

Netflix introduces a new podcast “You Can’t Make This Up” to accompany its original true stories. (Facebook)

The Simpsons breaks the record for the longest-running scripted prime time TV show. (Washington Post)

Spotify revamps its free tier adopting many features familiar to paid-for users such as personalised playlists. (Spotify)

What’s it like to be a guest on BBC1’s Question Time? (which desperately needs revamping) (Iain Dale)

Whatsapp’s founder Jan Koum is to leave the company after reported clashes with its parent, Facebook. (Washington Post)

Michelle Wolfe’s comedy routine at the White House correspondents’ dinner which, to the amusement of their British counterparts, prompted much angst and hand-wringing amongst American journalists. (Washington Post)

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