Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:
YouTube’s top ‘music video’: New data from YouTube revealed that the top music video of the year so far is not in fact a true music video. It’s a remixed audio track for ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi and featuring Justin Bieber and Daddy Yankee playing over a static image. Music Business Worldwide analyzed the unusual top performer.
Canada to rule on streaming and cellular plans: The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is releasing its decision about whether all audio and visual streaming services will count toward cellular data plans. The watchdog began a review into the differential pricing practice last fall. Data-free streaming has been a common trend among mobile companies in recent years.
Are you smarter than your car? A report from market research firm ON World found that deep learning machines could completely take over driving in the next decade. “The connected car is experiencing exponential technological advancements and enormous investment over the past three years,” Mareca Hatler, ON World’s research director, said in a statement. “This accelerated growth can be seen in the patents granted, favorable government regulations and the videos of Tesla cars driving their occupants to work while they shave.”