Over subsequent years he watched in increasing horror as police killings of unarmed Black Americans continued, and began focusing his philanthropy on social justice—including a pair of $1 million donations he and Lively made last year to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. It’s a topic he’s reluctant to talk about, in part because he worries that white celebrities too often drown out non-white voices, even if that’s not their intention. But in late May, after the issue of his wedding location resurfaced online, he and Lively opened up. Along with donating another $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, they posted a message to their social accounts expressing shame over their ignorance about systemic racism: “We want to educate ourselves about other people’s experiences and talk to our kids about everything, all of it . . . especially our own complicity.” … [Read more...] about Ryan Reynolds on ‘Deadpool,’ diversity, and the secrets of successful marketing
Those words should be welcome news for most people, but they’re oddly disconcerting when they appear at the top of an email from Google. That was the reality for many Gmail users this week when an email with the subject line “Notice of Class Action Settlement re Google Plus” appeared in their inboxes. … [Read more...] about What’s up with that Google Plus lawsuit settlement email? It’s real, but it’s also weird
That’s perhaps one reason why networks like HBO have been eager to work with Philo. Jack Abraham, the founder of Milo and an angel investor in Philo, was drawn to the startup because “they wanted to work with the industry instead of against it,” arguably a foreign notion in Silicon Valley. He says Philo is taking the opposite approach of YouTube and Aereo, companies that were disruptive but faced an onslaught of lawsuits when first gaining steam. “Every other entrepreneur in this space wants to build a company quickly and focus on extreme growth,” Abraham says. “Doing deals with the content owners is a laborious process–it takes a really long time, and from the very first day, [Philo’s founders] were cognizant of that.” … [Read more...] about Tivli Rebrands As Philo. Is It Harvard’s Next Facebook?
Indian regulations forbid 100% foreign ownership of news entities. They require the local partner to control 51% percent of the venture. For the moment, India’s business television market is a three-horse race. Network 18, the owner of Moneycontrol, runs the leading two channels in English and Hindi – CNBC-TV18 and CNBC Awaaz. The Times Group runs ET Now, which competes with CNBC-TV18, while Zee Group runs Zee Business, which trails Awaaz in the Hindi business TV channel space. … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Bloomberg’s India venture with Raghav Bahl’s Quint all set to collapse