Roundup: Golf Digest Gets Man Acquitted of Murder, Playstation Classic, Ticketmaster Busted

Roundup: Golf Digest Gets Man Acquitted of Murder, Playstation Classic, Ticketmaster Busted

Roundup

Roundup: Golf Digest Gets Man Acquitted of Murder, Playstation Classic, Ticketmaster Busted

Anastasia Karanikolaou … Texas grandmother kills alligator to avenge death of miniature horse … Drake reportedly lost $200K in Atlantic City, but probably made more than that to perform that night … Warrant issued for the arrest of Demi Lovato’s drug dealer (for a separate incident) … Sony following in footsteps of Nintendo, releasing Playstation Classic … Amazon might open up to 3,000 cashierless outlets by 2021 … Lehman Brothers invested over a billion dollars in Las Vegas last decade before the economy (and it) collapsed … This professional pizza taste-tester job is a plum gig … Space Jam sequel with LeBron is officially happening …  Steelers remove Le’Veon Bell from active roster … We broke the news today that John Clayton is launching a new premium football site

“With an investigation Golf Digest helped open, an Erie County court vacated Valentino Dixon’s murder conviction after he had already served 27 years in jail” [Golf Digest]

Undercover reporters confirm your presumption that scalpers flood Ticketmaster with bots for big tickets and Ticketmaster doesn’t only not care but actually encourages it [CBC]

By next year, almost half of all cellphone calls will be spam (as an aside, I’ve been receiving more than ever) [WaPo]

Buzzfeed pulls out of podcasting business [WSJ]

All of a sudden, Jon Jones is eligible to return to UFC soon [MMA Junkie]

Jemele Hill will narrate LeBron’s ‘Shut Up and Dribble’ Showtime doc [THR]

Studs Terkel interviewing Mike Royko on the radio in 1994 [WFMT]

“The deliberate awfulness of social media” [New Yorker]

Fun profile of a holdout newsstand owner in Chicago [Block Club Chicago]

Trombone Shorty and Dave Grohl play Nirvana’s In Bloom

This Francesa imitation continues to slay me

Drone attacks wasp hive

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