Jonathan Taplin ’69
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In an appearance on 60 Minutes, University of Southern California digital-media expert Jonathan Taplin ’69 argued that Google has no competition, since it controls 90 percent of the internet search market and 60 percent of worldwide advertising revenue online. — CBS News

Debra Perelman ’96 has been named the first female CEO of the cosmetics company Revlon. Perelman, who was named COO in January, has worked at Revlon for 20 years. — CNN Money
Rappler founder Maria Ressa ’86 will receive the 2018 Knight International Journalism Award from the International Center for Journalists for her publication’s work covering the Philippine war on drugs. — ICFJ
A committee chaired by physicist Alan Nathan *75 found that reduced drag on the baseball was responsible for the rising home-run rate in Major League Baseball, but researchers couldn’t determine what changes to the ball caused the reduced drag. —
Brian O’Kelley ’99, CEO of the online advertising broker AppNexus, says that the European General Data Protection Regulation puts a burden on companies like restaurants and hotels by asking them to manage data as if they were tech companies. — The Wall Street Journal
President Donald Trump nominated retired Marine Corps Col. John Lowry III ’84 to serve as the assistant secretary of labor for veterans employment and training. — Government Executive
Former Colombian ambassador to the U.S. Juan Carlos Pinzon *10 is running for vice-president of Colombia as part of the Radical Change Party. — Colombia Reports
In a recent opinion piece, Bridgewater Investments co-CEO David McCormick *94 *96 encourages Americans to vote for Congressional candidates of both parties who are military veterans, arguing that veterans could help to reduce gridlock. — The Washington Post

“I think we have forgotten, society has forgotten, how much water it takes to produce food.”

— Jay Famiglietti *92, a researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and one of the authors of a study of global groundwater resources recently published in NatureRead more about the findings in The Washington Post. 

Technology entrepreneur Taleeb Noormohamed ’98 announced his bid for mayor of Vancouver on the Vision Vancouver Party slate. — CBC
NewsDog, an Indian media aggregator founded by Yi Ma *14 and Forrest Yukun, received a $50 million investment from Tencent. — TechCrunch 
Zachary Knight ’99, an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco, was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. — UCSF
Ashleigh Johnson ’17, a 2016 Olympic gold medalist in water polo, and sister Chelsea Johnson ’18 launched the Johnson Sisters Swim Program, an offshoot of Breakthrough Miami, an academic-enrichment program in their hometown. — Team USA
David Morrow ’93, a former Princeton and Team USA defenseman and sporting-goods entrepreneur, will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. — US Lacrosse Magazine