Sinéad O’Connor Found Unharmed in Chicago

This morning there was a missing-person search for Sinéad O’Connor but thankfully local police tell The Hollywood Reporter that she was found, unharmed, in a Chicago suburb.

On Monday morning, a statement from the Wilmette Police Department said officers are “seeking to check the well-being of Sinead O’Connor. O’Connor reportedly left the Wilmette area for a bicycle ride yesterday at 6:00 a.m. and has not returned. A caller has expressed concern for her well-being, and no other information is available at this time.”

Twitter to Not Count Links and Photos in Character Limit

Sarah Frier, reporting for Bloomberg, that Twitter will no longer be counting images or links in their 140-character limit:

The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who asked not to be named because the decision isn’t yet public. Links currently take up 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. The company declined to comment.

Good, finally, still feels like a half-measure.

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Oasis Documentary Coming This Fall

A documentary called Supersonic, detailing the story of Oasis, will be released this fall.

The film is understood to chart the journey from the moment in 1991 when Noel joined his brother Liam’s Manchester-based band. Three years later Oasis would release their first album ‘Definitely Maybe’ – becoming the fastest-selling debut album in British history to date.

iTunes Gets an Update

iTunes received an update today. They’ve refreshed the look a little bit and fixed some bugs. Overall it looks pretty good, but I’m already annoyed I can only view my “recently added” screen in the “album format.” I liked the list view.

OS X 10.11.5 is likely to be the last major point update to El Capitan. All versions of OS X since Apple switched to a yearly release model have gotten five major point updates followed by a couple years of security-only updates. Work on major new features and improvements at this point has presumably shifted to the next version of OS X, which Apple will demo publicly at WWDC next month

A Moon Shaped Pool of Money

M.G. Siegler, writing on Medium, about the release of Radiohead’s new album and the idea of “up-selling” to your die-hard fans:

But the Radiohead release points to another way forward. One I’m far more excited about as a fan. Distribute broadly, upsell deeply.

That is, put your album out there for all (or most) to hear, but then pull in your truly die-hard fans to buy exclusive content at a premium. That is a natural extension of what Radiohead did in 2007 with In Rainbows. You know, the “pay-what-you-want” album. The clever call out to a soon-to-be-dying model was even more ingenious in hindsight. Now this reality is here.