The marriage of Microsoft and TikTok seems so bizarre that I couldn’t help but be reminded of another such bizarre Union – late actress Anna Nicole Smith and her billionaire octogenarian husband, J Howard Marshall. But weirdness aside, Microsoft’s possible take over of TikTok’s operations in the US, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia, brought up … Continue reading Microsoft’s TikTok: But why?
Jeff Weiner gave up his job as the chief executive of LinkedIn, a Microsoft company, earlier this week. He will occupy the office of the executive chairman. I have known Jeff in a professional capacity for a while — he was the guy leading some interesting changes at Yahoo, back when Yahoo was a thing. As someone who … Continue reading Jeff Weiner, the Next Disney CEO?
”Now that syndication is no longer the cash cow it used to be, that goal is no longer as important — and the value of shows going on for years and years has thus plummeted in the eyes of the networks, while they become some of the most popular library content offered by the streaming services,” writes former colleague Liz Shannon Miller. She bemoans the death of really long-living TV series, the kind we talk about after years. For example, Friends, which is 25 years old now. My view: post-Internet society has such fractional attention span, that seasons long series feel like a drag unless they are exceptional. Not to mention, the ddemands on our attention are manifold.
Earlier today George Lucas made about $4.05 billion – by selling LucasFilm (the company behind Star Wars franchise) to Disney. He owned 100 percent of the company. And not surprisingly Twitter lit up like a christmas tree. Here are some gems that I think are worth sharing.