Weekly Web Roundup
Weekly Web Roundup

The 1851 Franchise staff is back again to present the best links from the past week

Because we need more ways to binge shows, Amazon announced it will launch a streaming video service as a standalone option. Users will now be able to enjoy watching shows without having to sign up for its Prime membership. - Lauren Moorman
YouTube is getting ready to provide a more immersive experience for users. YouTube will be supporting a 360-degree live streaming on its service with spatial audio for on-demand videos. You’ll be able to feel like you are in the video itself! - Ryan Paul
Chipotle’s food safety crisis has affected more than just the company’s sales. The brand will have lost three years of earnings between fiscal year 2014 and fiscal year 2017 because of it. - Chad Cohen
The newest Instagram sensation is a rainbow-colored grilled cheese from a restaurant in Hong Kong. The chef of this beautiful concoction said each of the four cheeses has a different color consisting of different flavors. - Matt Diaz
The age of the brand mascot is coming to a close. There have been a number of successful mascots, such as Tony the Tiger and Mr. Clean, but some brands are evolving and doing away with this marketing technique. - Sarah Mellema
ESPN recently announced it will be launching a new vertical, “The Undefeated” on May 17. The site will be devoted to stories examining the intersection of sports, race and culture. - Chris Zois
The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and finalists were recently announced, with a number of deserving writers and artists taking home honors. But most of the attention is being shined on “Hamilton” for winning Best Drama. - Cassidy McAloon
There has been an interesting discussion in Hollywood about the possibility of first-run movies being able to stream at home for $50. The “Screening Room” service is being opposed by theater owners and movie studio executives. - Brian Jaeger
The dinner table is a notorious spot for family arguments. Even our most talented artists were aware of this. NPR investigated the fact that in many of William Shakespeare's plays, mealtimes were a setting for drama. - Andi Summers