Mark Zuckerberg was spotted surfing in Hawaii over the weekend, and the general consensus is that if he were as serious about misinformation spreading on Facebook as he is about sunscreen use, then . . . Okay, I digress, but I couldn’t resist getting that in there. I don’t know for sure that that’s the general consensus, but what I am confident about is that he went all in on the sunscreen. … [Read more...] about From the Joker to Michael Myers: The best memes from Mark Zuckerberg’s extreme sunscreen experiment
We have lots of work at the moment—The Suicide Squad and Tom and Jerry for Warner Bros.; A Boy Called Christmas and The Midnight Sky for Netflix, among others—but material is not being shot that was planned to be shot, so there is a definite gap in capacity that will hit us. We all need material to be filmed so that we have work to do, so that we have a revenue stream. What keeps me up at night is, When will filming recommence? At the moment, we have a lot of clients who say that their plan is to start shooting in August, September. Or do pre-production in August, September, October, then shoot in November. But at the moment, all the plans (are tentative), and studios need to get insurance in place, plan travel for cast and crew—it’s very complicated. Once we have some confirmed work, we can start planning against a very concrete revenue stream. The recent L.A. spike in COVID-19 was not good news. We are being very cautious in terms of our financial planning, … [Read more...] about Five experts reveal how Hollywood is being transformed by COVID-19
Congress came back from recess this week and is considering a new $1 trillion stimulus package put forth by Senate Republicans and the White House. The package would keep the extra jobless benefits but scale back the weekly amount. Democrats, meanwhile, are pushing for the full $600. … [Read more...] about $600 unemployment supporters are rallying for a last-minute extension as benefits set to expire
For the nation-states engaged in the New Cold War, it’s important to remember its earlier iteration was regularly punctuated by searing heat. From the Korean war to Vietnam and Afghanistan, the United States and Soviet Union regularly went to war through proxies. Even though nuclear weapons deterred both sides from direct conflict—knowing that the inevitable annihilation of their population-centres would render the very idea of victory meaningless—millions were trampled to death in the course of their contest. … [Read more...] about Could the New Cold War turn hot?
When we take a closer look, we can see how these companies may have an incentive to nudge you to do things that aren’t in your best interest. For example, if the app encourages you to trade more it could lead to more transaction costs, more turnover, and—ultimately—more stress. If you’re nudged to hold more low-yielding cash, you lose the chance to grow that money more elsewhere. Finally, if an app nudges you to hold or trade securities that they profit on, this could increase your fund expenses and even hurt your overall portfolio. Clearly, what’s best for you isn’t necessarily what’s best for these firms. … [Read more...] about Free offers are everywhere these days. But what are you sacrificing to these quick fixes?