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1. Snapchat unveiled a new Jeff Koons augmented reality feature, only to run into a number of technical difficulties... [TechCrunch]
2. Netflix is hiking its prices for US subscribers (again), but some maintain that the service remains the more attractive alternative to TV. [Business Insider]
3. The worlds of art and media mourn the loss of Si Newhouse, Jr., the magnate that turned Condé Nast into a media giant. [The New York Times]
4. The Whitney Museum released some information on a forthcoming public sculpture by David Hammons on Pier 52 on the Hudson River. The work is inspired by the late Gordon Matta-Clark. [ARTnews]
5. Google unveils its second-generation Daydream View Virtual Reality headset. It's a quality device. [The Verge]
6. Holland Cotter approves of the New Museum's new exhibition, “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon." [The New York Times]
The Long Reads:
7. "For two months, the night sky will also be an art museum. The Nevada Museum of Art and artist Trevor Paglen will be launching a 100-foot-long satellite into space in mid-2018, and people around the world will be able to see it for themselves whether they have a telescope or not. The heavens-bound artwork will launch on a rocket owned by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company."
8. Museums in the Western world are working hard to broaden the cultural scope of their programs to make up for longstanding Western-centric blind spots. Next year, New York’s Museum of Modern Art takes another big step in the right direction with the first full-dress retrospective for Congolese sculptor Bodys Isek Kingelez (1948–2015).