Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.


Amazon Voice Summit takes place Tuesday to Thursday in New York, with keynote speakers and hands-on sessions. With natural language set to revolutionise the way we interact with devices, services, products and one another, organisers say that Voice “is where the world’s top platform providers, brands, agencies, investors, startups and developers explore the cutting edge of the multi-modal engagement era”.   

Google Cloud Next ’18 will explore how the cloud is transforming business, including enabling artificial intelligence. The event includes fireside chats with Turing Award winners John Hennessy and Alphabet’s chairman David Patterson. It takes place in San Francisco from Tuesday to Thursday.

London Film and Comic Con will be taking over Olympia London on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week. It will host a gathering of favourite TV, film and comics with interactive activities including photo shoots, panel and autograph sessions. Game of Thrones and Aquaman star Jason Momoa and Batman and Top Gun’s Val Kilmer are among guests.

Company earnings

  • Netgear will host an earnings call on its Q2 2018 results on Monday at 11.15am*
  • Verizon Communications will host an earnings call for its Q2 2018 results on Monday at 12.30pm
  • Technicolor SA will have a half-yearly earnings announcement on Tuesday  
  • ITV will report its half-yearly results on Wednesday
  • Telefonica Deutschland will host an earnings call for its Q2 2018 results on Wednesday at 6.00am
  • Vodafone Group will have its Q1 2019 trading statement call on Wednesday at 8.00am
  • Qualcomm Inc will host its Q3 2018 earnings call on Wednesday at 20.45pm
  • Dolby Laboratories Inc will host its Q3 2018 earnings call on Wednesday 20.45pm
  • Facebook Inc will host its Q2 2018 earnings call on Wednesday at 21.00pm

*All times GMT

Film and TV releases

Season six of Orange is the New Black will be released on Netflix on Friday. 

Mission Impossible: Fallout is set to hit cinemas on Friday. 

On this day

29 July 1981 The biggest outside broadcast to date provided coverage of the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, with a record number of viewers: 750 million across 74 countries.