Travel Media & Technology Bulletin – Tuesday 19 March 2019

The latest developments in media and technology, published every Tuesday at 06:00 GMT.

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iPad Air with smart pencil
iPad Air with smart pencil (Image Credit: Apple)

Hello and welcome to our weekly travel media and technology bulletin, published every Tuesday at 06:00 GMT.

The news over the past week has of course been dominated by events in New Zealand the role of technology in amplifying extremism and distributing footage of terrorist acts.

Much has been already said about this. The promises of Facebook et al that they will clean up their act are starting to wear very thin. Like any business, they need to decide what it is they stand for.

Apple Unveils New iPads

Apple has unveiled two new iPad models.

Apple has launched a new iPad Air with a 10.5″ Retina display and support for Apple Pencil. This is intended to be a more affordable alternative to the iPad Pro.

A new iPad mini with a 7.9″ Retina display also includes support for Apple Pencil. Both are on sale now priced from £479 and £399 respectively.

On a related Apple note, the company is expected to unveil details of its new streaming TV service on Monday 25 March. Apple is reported to have completed filming of five series and another six or so are in production. (New York Times)

Spot The Difference…

Two stories in the Telegraph, about a month apart…

Telegraph Travel
Telegraph Travel

Also of note this week:

Trouble at BBC Radio 4 over budget cuts and adapting to changing listening habits. (The Times)

Brexit makes the cover of The New Yorker.

Two senior executives depart Facebook. (Facebook)

Rupert Murdoch is expected to complete the sale of his media & studio business, bar “toxic assets” such as Fox News, to Disney today. (Los Angeles Times)

Spotify hurls a brickbat at Apple. Apple fires back.

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