The Radice Files — Episode 130: “The World is Watching”

Frank Radice
6 min readAug 17, 2021


Reporters in Afghanistan are safe, for now, but NBC’s Richard Engel reports, “it’s only a matter of time before the Taliban show their true colors.”

“Their Lives in Peril”: Journalists Are Getting Caught Up in the Chaos of Afghanistan’s Swift Collapse

The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal are urging the U.S. government to help evacuate Afghan colleagues trapped in Kabul, as press advocates report Taliban threats. Meanwhile, CNN’s intrepid Clarissa Ward gets dragged into the political cross fire.

Taliban members visit homes of two female journalists in Kabul, source tells CNN

The homes of two female journalists were visited by Taliban fighters on Sunday, a contact of the women told CNN, adding that both women were severely shaken psychologically.

Culture Change and Conflict at Twitter — The New York Times

Two years ago, the company brought in a blunt executive to make things move faster and to promote diversity. Then the problems began.

Automated trucking, a technical milestone that could disrupt hundreds of thousands of jobs, hits the road — 60 Minutes — CBS News

Companies are already testing driverless trucks on America’s roads. The technology will bring untold profits, but it may cost thousands of truckers their livelihoods.

Why TikTok is attracting b-to-b marketers | Ad Age

Hashtags and micro-influencers can help business-to-business brands find their audience.

Debra Winger quit ‘A League of Their Own’ because of Madonna — CNN

Debra Winger has shared why she says Geena Davis replaced her in the 1992 film “A League of Their Own.”

Livestream shopping in APAC: what marketers need to know | The Drum

Livestream shopping, where live video connects buyers and sellers in real-time, wherever they are, has exploded in popularity in Asia Pacific. As part of The Drum’s Retail Deep Dive, we explore who is doing it best and what exactly western brands and media agencies need to know as the trend spreads across the globe.

Internet revamp for the humble landline — BBC News

The UK plans to make all landlines into internet-based connections over the next few years.

Revived El Rey Network Premiering Exclusively on Roku Channel Aug. 17 | Broadcasting+Cable

Cinedigm scores first distribution deal for channel that filed on cable

Returning to your old company in a new role could be your best career move

As record numbers of Americans quit their jobs amid the Great Resignation, what’s old is new again, with some pursuing a new job with a former employer.

Sports TV Is About To Be Turned Upside Down | Next TV

Sports viewing is getting turned upside down this summer, and its increasing shift to compelling streaming experiences will hasten the utter collapse of the cable bundle. Who will be the winners, and who will be the losers?

US safety regulator opens investigation into Tesla Autopilot following crashes with parked emergency vehicles — TechCrunch

U.S. auto regulators have opened a preliminary investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot advanced driver assistance system, citing 11 incidents in which vehicles crashed into parked first responder vehicles while the system was engaged. The Tesla vehicles involved in the collisions were confirmed to have either have had engaged Autopilot or a feature called Traffic Aware Cruise […]

Android 12 beta feature lets you control your phone with your face | Engadget

Google’s Android Accessibility Suite beta app update lets you control your phone using face gestures..

NextGen TV Being Used To Deliver Remote Learning in Washington D.C. | Broadcasting+Cable

The new TV broadcast technology, known as NextGen TV or ATSC 3.0, is being used to deliver remote learning services to kids in Washington, D.C.

Omnicom looks to measure ads based on consumer attention | Ad Age

SC Johnson is first brand to test how much attention viewers pay to ads and how likely they are to make a purchase.

Product Hunt Weekly DigestAugust 15th, 2021

Redfin and Zillow have tangentially benefitted from the cultural phenomenon of the real estate market, but have they really leveraged it as the content

Facebook’s Bosworth ‘Convinced’ Oculus Will Reach 10 Million Users Earlier Than Expected

In his latest AMA, Facebook’s Bosworth said he’s “convinced” that Facebook will reach its goal of 10 million VR users earlier than initially anticipated.

The Suicide Squad’s Sylvester Stallone Celebrates Having a Number One Movie Six Decades in a Row

Sylvester Stallone is a huge star known for playing Rambo, Rocky, and many more iconic characters. In his latest role, Stallone voices the lovable but deadly King Shark in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. The movie has been met with praise from critics and audiences alike, currently standing on […]

The Most Important New Car Debuts at Monterey Car Week 2021

Monterey Car Week — and more specifically, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering — isn’t just about people watching and sipping on drinks.

The Surprise Hit Board Game That’s Transforming an $11 Billion Industry

Elizabeth Hargrave’s Wingspan might also transform the way you think about games — and art.

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