News of Note—Discovery, Oath and AIMS

news of note
Discovery announced that President and CEO David Zaslav will deliver a keynote presentation at the J.P. Morgan 2018 Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference. (stevepb/Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we're following today:

> Executives from Discovery and Oculus have announced their own augmented/virtual reality studio. Variety article

> Discovery announced that President and CEO David Zaslav will deliver a keynote presentation at the J.P. Morgan 2018 Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference at 8:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Release

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> Simon Khalaf, head of Oath's media brands, has left the company. Verizon's Oath media bosses will now report to K. Guru Gowrappan, a new hire from Alibaba. Recode article

> The Alliance for IP Media Solutions announced Wednesday that the organization has seen an uptick in membership and the number of members has increased to 96. Release

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