Of course, we want to hear it. As Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson told The New York Times, after months of an alarming news cycle and isolation, plenty of people have stopped wearing masks and social distancing out of sheer fatigue. “They’ve been asked for quite some time to not be around people they love, and that they want to spend time with,” said Johnson. “Wearing a mask is not pleasant. And I think people are tired.” … [Read more...] about What are brands thinking as they hype normalcy while pandemic numbers spike?
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Cambridge Analytica and SCL remain under investigation by the F.B.I., the Justice Department, and British authorities. In April 2018, Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, addressed letters to SCL and the State Dept., asking for a thorough historical breakdown of SCL’s global political activities and government contracts, as well as detailed descriptions of the work that Michael Flynn performed as an advisor for SCL. A spokesperson for Menendez’s office said it had not heard a response from SCL and declined to comment on the response it received from the State Dept. … [Read more...] about Before Trump, Cambridge Analytica quietly built “psyops” for militaries
But despite all the bluster, Pop was one of the more minor internet disaster stories, having lost just $7 million, in comparison to the tens, and in some cases hundreds, of millions of dollars lost by the multitudes of dot-coms caught in the technology bust. Pop’s loss was a drop in the bucket compared to, say, the $60 million that was soaked up by the Digital Entertainment Network, a high-profile Hollywood dot-com that produced a few dozen online TV episodes before it went belly-up. … [Read more...] about Quibi before Quibi: The inside story of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s first dot-com failure
With the pandemic forcing the spotlight on our impaired ecological balance, filmmakers believe the industry should serve as the vehicle to mend the relationship between humans and nature. “We have never shown any existing relationship between characters and the ecology. Instead of showing people eating in the background, we need to show people watering plants. In a very subtle manner, through symbolisms and imagery used in our films, one has to establish that humans are part of the ecology, not the other way round,” says Agnihotri. … [Read more...] about Take 2: As curtains lift, a shaky entertainment industry foresees a new way of life
This faith in local business combined with a suspicion of corporations and the state have flowed into the green, Occupy, and Extinction Rebellion movements. Eating local food, using local money, and trying to tilt the purchasing power of “anchor institutions” like hospitals and universities toward small social enterprises has become the common sense of many contemporary economic activists. … [Read more...] about Pandemics have fueled the rise of mega-corporations—and they’ll do it again