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New and frightening COVID-19 variants are infecting people at a record pace. That puts all of us at risk of having to go back to square one.

Hello!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today:How certain kinds of variants of the coronavirus threaten to undo all our progress. We dove into the huge network of spin-off hedge funds from Mets owner Steve Cohen. Influencers say they were promised the Hollywood dream, but got something far different. Five Peloton customers shared their exp...
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Some TikTok influencers say the reality of living rent-free at content mansions wasn't the Hollywood dream they anticipated

"They would literally treat us like a dollar sign," Not A Content House member Sabrina Quesada said in the video. Screenshot / YouTube / JustAHouse Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the business of influencers, creators, and social-media platforms. Sign up for the newsletter here.In this week's edition:A startup promised influencers the Hollywood dream and mansion living. But some insiders say it turned into a nightmare.TikTok i...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Ben Affleck, Advertising, US, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Trends, ROI, New York Times, Dreamworks, Dc, Zappos

Verizon sells its media business

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for May 4. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Verizon sells its media business.Adidas toughens agency payment terms.Inside Clubhouse Media Group.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Imag...
Tags: Verizon, Hollywood, Media, Yahoo, Advertising, Marketing, Newsletter, Trends, Adidas, Aol, Espn, Times, Donald Trump, Influencer Marketing, Ad Tech, CMG

CMG Financial: Humanizing the Mortgage Loan Experience

Life is a learning process for Chris George, rancher, family man, near high school flunk-out and, incidentally, founder, president and CEO of California-based CMG Financial, a $500 billion mortgage company seriously bent on humanizing the mortgage process. As a struggling high school senior with five accomplished siblings, George was advised by a guidance counselor to “look for work fixing small engines.” But at 19, in 1982, he went to work for a finance company—and the rest, as they say, is hi...
Tags: News, California, Radio, Maine, Lender, Chris, Latest News, Southern California, Northern California, George, San Ramon, Freddie Mac, CMG, Freddie, Fannie, Barbara Pronin

Solving the Down Payment Dilemma

How to Help First-Time Homebuyers Increase Their Down Payment With HomeFundIt Troy Hermanson REALTOR® Forward Movement Group | Coldwell Banker West Bend Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin What is the top issue typically faced by your buyers today? Troy Hermanson: The largest buying segment demographically is millennials, a majority of whom are first-time buyers. Saving for a down payment is the top issue for them because home prices are going up, and rising rent plus student loan payments only make it...
Tags: News, Homeownership, Radio, Latest News, Freddie Mac, CMG, Fannie Mae, Coldwell Banker, CMG Financial, Hermanson, Spotlights, Home-Buying, Down Payment Assistance, HomeFundIt, Real Estate Financing, Forward Movement Group

Chipotle could surge 14% in 2021 as continued menu innovation and higher delivery prices sustain growth, Wedbush says

Chipotlane. Mary Meisenzahl/Insider Chipotle stock could surge 14% in 2021 as the fast-casual Mexican food chain continues to grow during the pandemic, said a team of Wedbush analysts on Monday. Drivers of growth include traction in digital and delivery sales and continued menu innovation, including the introduction of cauliflower rice and lifestyle bowls, said the analysts. Shares of Chipotle have gained 65% over the last twelve months. The food chain climbed 1.3% on Monday.Watch Chipotle ...
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Larry Mattera Named GM of Capitol Records, Executive VP of Capitol Music Group

Larry Mattera has been appointed general manager of Capitol Records, the flagship label of Capitol Music Group (CMG), and executive VP of CMG. The announcement was made by CMG Chairman & CEO Jeff Vaughn, to whom Mattera will report. In his newly-created GM position, Mattera will helm the day-to-day operations of the label, and in […]
Tags: News, Gm, Capitol Records, CMG, Mattera, Capitol Music Group CMG, Larry Mattera, Jeff Vaughn

Kids are secretly spending thousands of their parents' money betting on special video game wagering sites

Chesnot/Getty Images A small slice of the video game market, in which users can bet as little as $1 or as much as $500 on games like "Call of Duty," is exploding during the pandemic.  Clinicians and gambling researchers say they're worried some of the betting platforms don't do enough to keep kids out, and teens or even preteens could be at risk. A Business Insider review of four major platforms found an inconsistent approach to user verification, with some companies that appear to take t...
Tags: Startups, New York, Gambling, Trends, Venture Capital, Call Of Duty, Videogames, Video Game, CMG, Madden, Tech Insider, Fortnite, Ryan Morrison, Players Lounge, Meghan Morris

Summary: Tamil Nadu Cybersecurity Policy 2020

A new body — Computer Emergency Response Team – Tamil Nadu (CERT-TN) — will be responsible for implementing the state’s new cybersecurity policy. CERT-TN will also be responsible for the cybersecurity hygiene of all the departments and agencies under the administrative control of the state government. It will act as a statutory body whose advisories, guidelines and instructions will be applicable to them. Under Tamil Nadu government’s new cybersecurity policy, released on September 19, all gover...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Cybersecurity, Cyber Security, Tamil Nadu, Cmc, Chennai, CII, Organisation, ICT, CMG, CISO, Summary, Information Technology Department, CERT-IN

Red Ventures acquires CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS for $500M

Another big M&A play is going down in the the world of media. Publishing group Red Ventures today announced that it is buying CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS for $500 million. The deal will include the eponymous CNET tech site, as well as ZDNet, Gamespot, TVGuide, Metacritic, and Chowhound. The news puts paid to speculation that had been circulating for months that ViacomCBS was looking for a buyer for CNET, which is now 25 years old, and the wider media group, after ViacomCBS’s CEO Bob Bakis...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech, Gm, Cbs, Bob, Cnet, Viacom, Viacom CBS, CMG, Marc, CBS Interactive, Ric Elias, Gamespot, Red Ventures, BOB BAKISH

The Best Lift-Served Bike Trail at Every Utah Resort

Each summer as The Greatest Snow on Earth recedes from the slopes of Utah’s famed ski resorts, ribbons of dirt emerge revealing an intricate network of mountain bike trails weaving their way down mountainsides. Fields of untouched powder and immaculately manicured corduroy corridors transform into sun-kissed, gravity-fueled gauntlets of dirt and rock. With Utah resorts spinning the lifts for mountain bikers during summer, there’s no need to kick your gravity addiction just because it’s warm out....
Tags: Utah, Sport, Earth, Skiing, Red Bull, Tank, Ncs, Woodward, Barney Rubble, CMG, Snowbasin, Brian Head, NORBA, Tele Tony, Utah Resort, Silver Queen Starting

Postmedia workers at Toronto printing plant officially unionized by CMG

TORONTO — The Canadian Media Guild says press room workers at Postmedia's Toronto printing plant have officially been unionized.The union, which is a local of CWA Canada, says the Ontario Labour Relations Board approved an application Thursday after workers voted 48 to 18 to join the union.The union says the printing plant's workers have endured years of cuts to pay, hours, bonuses, vacation and benefits — including wage cuts introduced since the COVID-19 pandemic began.Postmedia has s...
Tags: Business, News, Toronto, TSX, The Canadian Press, PNC, Postmedia, CMG, Ontario Labour Relations Board, Andrew Macleod, The Canadian Media Guild, CWA Canada

Is $1,200 Just Around the Corner for Chipotle Shares?

Wedbush analyst Nick Setyan lifted his price target on Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) by 38% on Monday. The analyst cited the burrito purveyor's strong digital track record, saying Chipotle has the luxury of taking its time. "We sensed that Chipotle may be taking a more conservative approach to opening dining rooms as solid off-premise sales trends allow management to further hone their dine-in operating procedures," he said.
Tags: Business, News, Chipotle, CMG, Nick Setyan

How top PR firm Weber Shandwick responded to the coronavirus crisis in real-time, leaked documents show

Memos and documents from executives at Weber Shandwick to employees over the past month reveal how the second biggest PR firm responded to the COVID-19 outbreak in real-time. CEO Gail Heimann first emphasized "facts not fear," saying leadership's top concern would always be employees' health. Over time, the company shifted to more remote work as more employees were exposed to the virus and the communications grew more urgent. Weber Shandwick has not responded to multiple requests for comment. ...
Tags: Asia, New York, China, San Francisco, Trends, Weber Shandwick, Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, North America, Seattle, Andrew Cuomo, Lvmh, Cuomo, Michael Roth, Duke University, CMG

Leaked memos and internal documents reveal how executives at top PR firm Weber Shandwick responded to the coronavirus crisis in real-time

Memos and documents from executives at Weber Shandwick to employees over the past month reveal how the second biggest PR firm responded to the COVID-19 outbreak in real-time. CEO Gail Heimann first emphasized "facts not fear," saying leadership's top concern would always be employees' health. Over time, the company shifted to more remote work as more employees were exposed to the virus and the communications grew more urgent. Weber Shandwick has not responded to multiple requests for comment. ...
Tags: Asia, New York, China, San Francisco, Trends, Weber Shandwick, Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, North America, Seattle, Andrew Cuomo, Lvmh, Cuomo, Michael Roth, Duke University, CMG

The Tenured CMO’s Survival Guide

Some CMO’s only expect to be in their position between 36-43 months. For those that are in for the long haul – at least 6-8 years – there are key initiatives beyond short term sales that must be tackled. You can’t wait these out. The “tenured” CMO is the one who has made it past the first 12 months that for one reason or another kicks out a lot of ‘bad fits.’ If you have made it that far presumably you can assimilate to the culture of the place. You have also figured out how to sustain or impro...
Tags: Craigslist, Digital Transformation, CMO, Unilever, Wanderful Media, B2b, Dollar Shave Club, Branding, Best Practices, Interactive Marketing, CMG, Consumer Marketing, Acxiom, MarTech Today, Brand Strategy, Data & Insights

Radio broadcasting into the new decade

Opinion: Michael Walbach, CEO, Central Media Group, writes about radio broadcasting into the new decade. “The media landscape may be in near-constant flux, but radio remains one of the most effective ways to reach an audience. In a time when the power of telling your own stories and news directly to audiences has arguably never been more important, radio’s reach and ability to engage not just one person but potentially whole offices of individuals at once is unparalleled. It can bring people...
Tags: UK, Top, Opinion, Sales & Marketing, Radio, CMG, Michael Walbach, CEO Central Media Group

Are Some Judges Just Slow Learners? Myths and Stereotypes in Sexual Assault Cases

Will we ever reach a point when how women dress or whether they don’t immediately rush to tell someone they’ve been sexually assaulted are not interpreted as superceding consent in determining whether a sexual assault has occurred? It’s been some 20 years since the Supreme Court of Canada, particularly L’Heureux-Dube J. in dissent, but also the majority, in Seaboyer emphasized the distorting role myths and stereotypes play in deciding sexual assault cases. The recent Court of Appeal decision in ...
Tags: Law, Court, Court of appeal, Alberta, Peter Wright, Martin, Wright, Supreme Court of Canada, CMG, Ontario Court of Appeal, R, Leroy, Respondent, Superior Court of Justice, Justice Issues, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions

Charles Cohen’s CMG Continues to Wave the Flag for French Cinema

Charles S. Cohen doesn’t just love French cinema: he puts his money where his mouth is. And with a net worth estimated at $3.3 billion by Forbes Magazine, the owner of producer/distributor Cohen Media Group — the largest American distributor of French films in the U.S. — is showing his love in a multitude of […]
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Cardiff fans irate with awful officiating decisions vs Chelsea

Cardiff 1-Chelsea 2 Cardiff hosted Chelsea on Sunday as they continued their battle for survival. Cardiff started the day five points from safety after Burnley beat Wolves on Saturday. However, the Blue Birds did have two games in hand vs Sean Dyche’s side. Chelsea, on the other hand, were eyeing a Champions League place heading into Sunday’s game. If Chelsea beat Cardiff they would have gone level on points with 4th place Manchester United. CARDIFF, WALES – MARCH 31: Maurizio Sarri, Manager o...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Cardiff City, Cardiff, Burnley, Chelsea FC, Sean Dyche, Anderson, Mike Dean, Sarri, Keith Hackett, Cesar Azpilicueta, CMG, Azpilicueta, Carragher

Capital Markets Gateway locks in $7.5 mln Series A

Capital Markets Gateway Inc, a fintech firm, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. StageDotO led the round with participation from Franklin Templeton, Shea Ventures and CMG co-founder and CEO Greg Ingram. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, CMG, VC Deals, Capital Markets Gateway, A. Capital Markets Gateway Inc, Franklin Templeton Shea Ventures, Greg Ingram

IBBC completes Largest Ever Trade Mission to Baghdad

IBBC completes Trade Mission to Baghdad with largest ever delegation of UK, International & Iraqi Businesses 9-12 Feb 2019 The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) visited numerous Iraqi government ministers and officials during a highly successful trade mission to Baghdad on 9-12 February 2019. The delegation was the largest ever led to the Republic of Iraq by the IBBC and included meetings with the Prime Minister, H.E. Dr Adil Abdul-Mahdi and*Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister H.E. D...
Tags: UK, London, News, Iraq, Iraq Business News, British Embassy, Baghdad, IBBC, Fuad Hussein, Adil Abdul Mahdi, CMG, Mansion House, Republic of Iraq, Trade Mission, Iraq Britain Business Council IBBC, Department of International Trade

Capitol Music Group Names Emmanuelle Cuny SVP of Video Production

Capitol Music Group (CMG) has named Emmanuelle Cuny senior vice president of video production. She will  oversee the making of music videos and other visual content for CMG artists working across multiple labels. Cuny will be based out of the Capitol Tower in Los Angeles. Cuny arrives from Atlantic Records, where her credits include all of Cardi […]
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Capitol Music Group Promotes Jeremy Vuernick to Executive VP of A&R

Jeremy Vuernick has been promoted to Executive Vice President of A&R for Capitol Music Group, it was announced today by CMG COO Michelle Jubelirer and president Ashley Newton. In his elevated position, Vuernick will draw upon his broad experience as an A&R executive to sign and develop artists for the company, as well as oversee recording projects for new and […]
Tags: News, Universal Music Group, CMG, Ashley Newton, Capitol Music Group, Michelle Jubelirer, Jeremy Vuernick, R. Jeremy Vuernick, Vuernick

Tiger Global invests $18 mln in Olo

Tiger Global Management LLC has invested $18 million Olo, a digital ordering and delivery platform for the restaurant industry. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Olo, the leading digital ordering and delivery platform for the restaurant industry, today announced that the company has received an investment of $18 million by Tiger Global Management, LLC, a New York based investment firm. The investment was structured using common equity held by long-term Olo employees, providing an opportunit...
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Amber Grimes Exits Spotify For Major Role At Capital Records

Amber Grimes is leaving Spotify for the newly created role of SVP,  Global Creative at Capital Music Group. Gimes had been the  senior manager of urban independent at Spotify, and  her move is the latest of many significant exits from the streamer over the last year. Grimes portfolio includes formulating and executing CMG’s global streaming strategy and leading the company’s Innovation Team and Ten3 content creation department.  She will report to Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett. Commenti...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streaming, Grimes, Barnett, Music Business, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, CMG, Steve Barnett, Capital Records, SVP Global Creative at Capital Music Group Gimes

Ventana Sur: CMG Pre-Sells ‘Ainbo’ to Over Half the World (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES — Marking what looks very much like a new record for animation in Latin America, Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group, the sales company behind Oscar-nominated “Loving Vincent,” has pre-sold “Ainbo – Spirit of the Amazon” to over half the planet. “Ainbo” was picked up by CMG in January 2017 off the first edition […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Oscar, Latin America, Noahs Ark, CMG, Walter Salles, Fabiano Gullane, Edward Noeltner, Cinema Management Group, Ainbo

How Create Music Group Located $60M In Unclaimed Revenue For Artists, Labels In Three Years

Here Dana Feldman looks at how Los Angeles-based company Create Music Group has been able able to impact the online streaming economy in artists' favor by tracking down $60 million dollars in unclaimed streaming revenue. _______________________ By Dana Feldman. This article originally appeared on In just three years, Los Angeles-based Create Music Group has changed the online music streaming game. What started as a YouTube monetization company, collecting revenue on behalf...
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Cinematic CEO Jonny Shipes Talks Sean Kingston, Flipp Dinero and ‘Building From a Dream’

Most CEOs might not pepper their conversation with adjectives like “dope” and “fire,” but most CEOs aren’t like Jonny Shipes, who is at the helm of the rising independent hip-hop label Cinematic Music Group. Shipes tells Variety that what “turned this sh– around” was discovering Sean Kingston, who after signing with CMG in its founding year […]
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