Pete Borum Contributor More posts by this contributor Why Hearst, Disney And Bertelsmann Are Betting Big On YouTube Networks – And What’s Next Editor’s note: Pete Borum is the co-founder and CEO of Reelio, where he oversees the business, creative, and engineering teams that power branded content partnerships on YouTube. Among the many new technology products and services revealed at this year’s CES, perhaps none has gotten more press coverage than Dish’s new Sling TV service. As multiple outlets have reported, this $20 per month subscription service gives subscribers access to TNT, TBS, CNN, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, the Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2 — without the need for a separate cable subscription. While the decoupling of these channels from cable is definitely noteworthy, to me the most interesting aspect of this new offering is one that few people … [Read more...] about Why The Least-Talked-About Aspect Of The Dish Sling TV Is The Most Important One
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The contretemps over former California Rep. Katie Hill showed Democrats and progressives will come down hard on anything #MeToo. But how do they — especially their presidential candidates — feel about #WeThree (not the musical group)? Or more? Party leaders knew Hill had to go amid allegations of an affair with a male legislative director. She also admitted to a prior liaison with a 22-year-old female campaign staffer.Yet, nary a peep in protest of the revelation that Hill and her now-estranged hubby were flaunting their marriage vows in a “throuple” relationship. The term occasioned titillation — but not a hint of condemnation from Democrats of a brand of romance that alone would have doomed a political career very few years ago. Rather, defenses proliferated rapidly from the left. “Revenge porn.” “Slut-shaming.” A “double standard” affecting women politicians. “Smear campaigns.” “GOP enemies” … [Read more...] about MAISTROS: In Post Katie Hill-Era, How Many Democratic Presidential Candidates Support Polyamory?
One recent Saturday in Souq al Ahad, a ramshackle flea market that springs up every weekend under a highway bridge in East Beirut, an antique dealer recoiled as a customer counted off Lebanese pounds to pay for a small bag of trinkets.“If you’re paying in pounds, the price is more,” he said. “We’re just not getting U.S. dollars at the normal exchange rate.”The customer handed over some more bills. Three weeks of unrest, with a quarter of Lebanon’s 4 million people protesting to demand an overhaul of the government, has renewed fears for the national currency. Advertisement For the last 22 years, its value has been pegged by the government at 1,507.5 pounds per U.S. dollar, a rate widely regarded as sacrosanct to Lebanon’s stability after a 15-year civil war that ended in 1990.Even before the massive demonstrations shattered the government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a shortage of dollars and dismal economic conditions had nudged the … [Read more...] about As Lebanon’s unrest continues, fears grow for its currency
John MacIntosh is the managing partner of SeaChange Capital Partners, a nonprofit merchant bank that helps nonprofits work through complex challenges. Steven Isenberg served as chairman of Adelphi University's Board of Trustees and interim president following the removal of the old board by the New York State Board of Regents in 1997. The opinions expressed in this commentary are their own. View more opinion at CNN. (CNN)America's 1,700 private nonprofit colleges play a significant role in American society, enrolling 3.4 million students and employing 750,000 people. Yet few people appreciate just how much pressure they are under, despite increasing press coverage of particular situations including the closing of Mount Ida College and the restructuring of Sweet Briar College and Hampshire College. What is going on? John MacIntosh Steven L. Isenberg The most fundamental challenge is demographics. The birth rate fell after the 2007/8 financial crisis and has never … [Read more...] about Colleges, face up to the rocky financial reality
A pumpjack or 'nodding donkey' operates in Baku, Azerbaijan, on March 18, 2018. A pumpjack or 'nodding donkey' operates in Baku, Azerbaijan, on March 18, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Taylor Weidman. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Taylor Weidman. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A pumpjack or 'nodding donkey' operates in Baku, Azerbaijan, on March 18, 2018. A pumpjack or 'nodding donkey' operates in Baku, Azerbaijan, on March 18, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Taylor Weidman. OPEC sees its market share shrinking for years as shale triumphs 1 / 1 Back to Gallery OPEC slashed estimates for the amount of oil it will need to pump in coming years, projecting that its share of world markets will … [Read more...] about OPEC sees its market share shrinking for years as shale triumphs