Segaran and Andersen envision a new model that is accessible, open, diverse and transparent. According to them, there are several fundamental problems with the existing system: ratings organizations take payments from companies they evaluate and thus have incentive to “bid up” ratings to compete for business; their methods are not open for public scrutiny; and they lack diversity of opinion. In short, credit rating agencies operate as a virtual oligopoly with little obligation to explain their methodology. … [Read more...] about FreeRisk: Crowdsourcing Credit Ratings?
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The move marks the most significant milestone yet in the streaming-versus-theatrical debate that has been roiling for years now, growing more agitated and desperate in recent months due to COVID-19, which has all but decimated the theatrical moviegoing business. Yet even as COVID-19 has shuttered movie theaters around the world and caused movie studios to make historically unheard-of decisions—for instance, moving would-be theatrical films such as Hamilton and Mulan over to their streaming services (both of those were released on Disney Plus) or selling off otherwise worthy films to Netflix or another tech giant (such as Enola Holmes and Greyhound, which bowed on Netflix and Apple TV Plus respectively)—studios have nonetheless clung mightily to the belief that when it comes to big-budget films, there is simply no upside in releasing them on streaming. The reason? The box-office revenue for those films is simply too vast to justify a streaming release. This explains why, up … [Read more...] about How WarnerMedia just killed the Hollywood way of doing business
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