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Morning Update: Caitlyn, formerly Bruce, Jenner introduces herself in Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair JennerThe New York Times: Caitlyn, Formerly Bruce, Jenner Introduces Herself in Vanity Fair

Caitlyn Jenner made her public debut on Monday on the cover of Vanity Fair.

A photograph of Ms. Jenner, shot by Annie Leibovitz, accompanied an article on her transition to a woman after long identifying herself as a man named Bruce. It immediately became a sensation on social media when the magazine posted the article online.

Ms. Jenner, 65, who won an Olympic gold medal in the decathlon, has had a long public life. As Bruce Jenner, she had been on the cover of Playgirl, an author, an actor and most recently a part of the Kardashian family’s reality television empire. Earlier this year, reports emerged that she was undergoing gender reassignment surgery.

Media Week UK: Hostelworld launches skinny dipping ad during Game of Thrones

Lucky Generals created the work for the hostel reservation website, which has gone through a global rebrand and is targeting millennials with its new campaign.

The spot opens on a group of youths at a Mexican sinkhole as Seasons (Waiting On You) by Future Islands plays in the background.

The travellers strip off and jump in and only then begin introducing themselves to one another. The campaign is called “meet the world”.


AdWeek: Google and The Mill Take Mobile Filmmaking to the Next Level With 360-Degree ‘HELP’

Visual effects studio The Mill and Hollywood director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious 3-6) have collaborated on the latest film in Google’s Spotlight Stories—a series of immersive movies made uniquely for mobile. This one is groundbreaking because it combines live action and computer graphics in a 360-environment—and it required a completely new kind of camera rig that The Mill invented to give Lin the 360-degree live-action shots he needed.

The film, titled HELP, features aliens in a cityscape. But the narrative unfolds differently for every user, as you watch it on your mobile device—and move the device around to see different parts of the scene around you. (In this way, it approximates virtual reality.) The film is available for free with the new Google Spotlight Stories app via Google Play (and will be soon be on iOS via the App Store).

The New York Times: For Charter Communications Chief, Time Warner Cable Is a Long-Sought Prize

Thomas M. Rutledge declared victory last week when Charter Communications struck a $56.7 billion dealto acquire its much larger rival Time Warner Cable.

From a corporate takeover standpoint, Charter had publicly battled for control of Time Warner Cable for the last two years. For Mr. Rutledge, Charter’s chief executive, it was the conclusion of a personal quest that goes back more than a decade.

A cable industry veteran, Mr. Rutledge had been passed over for the chief executive job at Time Warner Cable in 2001. Years later, Mr. Rutledge tried to orchestrate an acquisition of Time Warner Cable when he was working as chief operating officer of Cablevision, the New York cable company.

 

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