Weekly Feeder: June 9, 2014

Negotiating with online distribution (and/or advertising) platforms, Japan’s Line app pushes to the Americas, how tech privilege may be shaping the Internet of Things, handwriting’s effect on the brain, and a book-to-film summer reading list. ★

Harvard Business Review examines four strategies suppliers (including publishers) might use as they negotiate with online platforms, and how these ideas could apply to Hachette’s situation with Amazon. [Harvard Business Review, HBR Blog Network]

• Do you include mobile messaging apps in your marketing and communications plans? The Japanese app Line is poised to expand even further into the Americas. [Advertising Age]

This look at “tech privilege” – the assumptions of those developing the technology behind the “Internet of Things” – raises serious privacy, practical, and ethical questions. [Harvard Business Review Blog Network]

More about handwriting and how it affects the brain, plus differences in how the brain process the acts of writing in print versus longhand. [New York Times]

As I read this article, I realized this might be one of my personal stumbling blocks with attempting to learn Korean. (The how-to-write-Hangul book landed on Friday…)

• A diverse – and extensive – “summer reading list” roundup of books with feature film adaptations on the way. [Buzz Sugar]

On that note, Edge of Tomorrow (starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt) is excellent – as is the novel that inspired it, All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

Note: The trailer is for the IMAX version, but it’s also playing in traditional 2D and in 3D.

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