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The Street reports that Panera Bread has announced that "it has exceeded $1 billion in digital sales. That means sales by mobile, web or kiosk ... As of the end of the first quarter of 2017, digital sales represented 26% of total company sales, the highest rate in the restaurant industry outside of the pizza players such as Domino's Pizza and Papa John's. According to a press release from the company, some 1.2 million digital orders are placed per week."

• Apple announced last week that it has hired two executives from Sony Pictures Television, Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, "to newly created positions overseeing worldwide video programming." The men are "considered among the brightest of a rising generation of studio executives," with credits that include "Breaking Bad" and "The Crown," and the hiring is seen as "a clear message to Hollywood," that Apple is "finally serious about building an original video business."

In other words, serious about developing proprietary content - or, private label programming - to compete with Amazon and Netflix, not to mention the enormous swath of broadcast and cable networks competing for share-of-mind-and-time.
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