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Amy Klobuchar hears America singing.

She's getting snow covered and quoting Walt Whitman as she announces her candidacy...The event is over now, so I've taken down the link to the live feed. I didn't get to hear much of the speech, but the heavy snowfall was a fantastic touch. Loved it. And loved the quoting of Whitman. She recited the first line of the poem that I'll reprint in full:I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,The carpenter singing his ...
Tags: Law, America, Snow, Amy Klobuchar, Jeff Bezos, Whitman, Walt Whitman, Ann Althouse, Whitman She

Former Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman is leaving the company's board of directors (HPE)

Meg Whitman will not stand for reelection to the board of directors at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).  This marks Whitman's final departure from HPE, a company she helped create after presiding over the splitting of Hewlett Packard in 2015.  Whitman stepped down as HPE CEO in early 2018 and is now CEO of video startup Quibi. HPE announced that Jean Hobby, most recently of PricewaterhouseCoopers, will join its board. Meg Whitman will not stand for reelection to the board of directors at Hew...
Tags: Hollywood, China, Trends, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hewlett Packard, Meg, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Whitman, Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE, HPE, Antonio Neri, Patricia Russo, Quibi, Quibi HPE

Former CEO Meg Whitman is leaving Hewlett Packard Enterprise's board of directors (HPE)

Meg Whitman will not stand for re-election for the board of directors at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.  This marks the final departure of Whitman from HPE, a company she helped create after presiding over the splitting of Hewlett Packard in 2015.  Whitman stepped down as HPE CEO in early 2018, and is now CEO of video startup Quibi. HPE announced that Jean Hobby, most recently of PricewaterhouseCoopers, will join its board. Meg Whitman will not stand for re-election to the board of directors at ...
Tags: Hollywood, Trends, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hewlett Packard, Meg, Marie Kondo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Whitman, Meg Whitman, HPE, Antonio Neri, Pat Russo, Quibi, Quibi HPE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise the company

HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise will pay a $25 million settlement to salespeople who sued over messed up pay (HP, HPE)

After a nine-year court battle that began years before Hewlett Packard split into two companies, HP salespeople that sued the company are expecting to receive thousands of dollars in settlement fees. The salespeople sued, claiming that HP's computer systems weren't tracking commissions properly and they weren't getting paid in a timely manner. Complaints about pay for salespeople dragged on for years, long after the company split. In 2017, an HP executive apologized to salespeople about the on...
Tags: Amazon, Beyonce, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Court, Trends, Cisco, Hp, Dreamworks, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Business Insider, Brown, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cheryl Brown

Essay: Virginia Woolf? Snob! Richard Wright? Sexist! Dostoyevsky? Anti-Semite!

How should we read great literature from the past whose moral blind spots offend us?
Tags: News, Anti-semitism, Virginia Woolf, Hemingway, Edith, Ernest, Dostoyevsky, Forster, Wharton, Walt, Whitman, Fyodor, Books and Literature, Writing and Writers, E M, The House of Mirth (Book

James Bond and Oompa Loompas take slot players into different worlds at Southern California casinos

The chimes and clangs of slot machines greet all patrons on a casino floor, but it’s becoming more likely that they’ll hear some familiar pop culture references, too, whether it’s James Bond’s quippy one-liners or a chorus of Oompa Loompas dishing out sweets and bonuses. Pop culture slots are not new to the gaming world, but plenty of movies are getting new life not as Netflix reboots, but as high-tech slot machines with plenty of bells and whistles and video clips featured in the gameplay. The ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Casinos, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, James Bond, Marilyn Monroe, Daniel Craig, Sony Pictures, Farmer, MMA, Casino, Montenegro, Alex Rodriguez

Christmas presents saved after fire hits 3-family home

WHITMAN, Mass. (AP) — Three families are homeless after a Christmas Eve fire struck a triple-decker home in Whitman, but firefighters were able to save at least some holiday cheer for the residents. Fire Chief Timothy Grenno says after firefighters put out the blaze on Monday night they re-entered the building and removed already wrapped […]
Tags: News, Nation, Whitman, Timothy Grenno

Paper chase: When Walt Whitman Was Dying, It Was Front-Page News — for Months

After the beloved poet caught a chill in December 1891, The Times kept a literary bedside vigil until his death on March 26, 1892.
Tags: News, Times, Walt, Whitman, Walt Whitman, Books and Literature, Poetry and Poets, Leaves of Grass (Book

Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent

Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion dollar backing until the end of 2019, but talent keeps signing up to come along for their ride into the future of serialization. The latest marquee director to sign on the dotted line with Quibi is Catherine Hardwicke, who will be helming a story around the creation of an artificial intelligence with the working title “How They Made Her” according to an announcement from Katz...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Verizon, Business, Hbo, Hollywood, Instagram, Disney, Tech, Model, Artificial Intelligence, Broadband, Netflix, Telecommunications, AT&T

Katzenberg’s Quibi Lines Up New Projects With Catherine Hardwicke, Stephen Curry

Quibi, the upcoming short-form video service founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and former HP CEO Meg Whitman, is getting two shows from Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media as well as director Catherine Hardwicke. Katzenberg and Whitman announced the new projects at Variety’s Innovate conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, where the duo also shared some additional details on […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stephen Curry, Variety, Whitman, Meg Whitman, Katzenberg, Jeff Katzenberg, Quibi, Catherine Hardwicke Stephen Curry, Catherine Hardwicke Katzenberg

Spotify Alums Create Canopy App Offering Recommendations Without Stealing Your Data

Two Spotify alumni involved in the creation of Discovery Weekly, have raised a $4.5 million seed round from Matrix to release an app that offers music, film and other recommendations based on user preferences, but without sharing data with Spotify, Netflix, Facebook or anyone else. The Brooklyn based startup Canopy's app uses on-device machine learning to understand what each user likes, so that it can offer recommendations.  All personal data stays on their phone.  Canopy doesn’t see per...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Music, App, Brooklyn, Streaming, Canopy, Music Business, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Bruce Houghton, Whitman, Music Publishing, Brian Whitman, Startups & Funding, Spotify Netflix Facebook

Ex-Coal Lobbyist Wheeler Gets Trump Greenlight As Permanent EPA Chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, got President Donald Trump’s nod Friday for the permanent job. Trump made the announcement in passing at a White House ceremony for Presidential Medal of Freedom honorees. Singling out Cabinet members in the audience at the ceremony, Trump got to Wheeler and said, “acting administrator, who I will tell you i...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, Ap, Wheeler, Epa, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, George W Bush, Delaware, Trump, Andrew, Richard Nixon, Pruitt

Spotify alums create Canopy content suggester that won’t steal your data

Personalization comes at a steep price. All your data gets sucked up into a company’s servers where they can do whatever they want with it. But Canopy is a new content discovery startup that’s invented impressive technology that lets it learn about you anonymously while all your data stays on your device. Built by the co-founder and CTO of Echo Nest, the music data startup Spotify acquired to power its recommendations, Canopy wants to turn privacy into a competitive advantage. It plans to equ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, Media, Funding, Canopy, Goldman, Cto, Whitman, Brian Whitman, Content Recommendation, Take Spotify, Recent Funding, Facebook s Cambridge Analytica

When Walt Whitman Reported for The New York Times

To supplement his salary, the famed poet worked as a freelance journalist and provided looks inside military hospitals during the Civil War.
Tags: News, New York Times, Walt, Whitman, Walt Whitman, Southern States (US, Civil War (US) (1861-65, Poetry and Poets

Major sex scandal brewing in NJ the media is not reporting because... Democrat?

I wanted to mention a scandal that is hitting New Jersey’s Governors office out there that the media does not seem interested in other than some local papers. A woman accused a Phil Murphy (NJ Governor) staffer of raping her last year. She reported it to the police, went to the hospital for DNA testing with DNA found and has contacted many members of the government. Until recently there were crickets. Now an investigation is being launched. There is a good possibility that this was being ...
Tags: Chris Christie, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Germany, Office, Israel, Bridgegate, Ford, New Jersey, Newark, Weapon, Tammy, Gloucester, Wall Street Journal, Suarez

Experts Share Their Most Surprising Strategies For Traveling On The Cheap

Let's just say it: Sticking to a budget while traveling is extremely difficult. Not only are flights and lodging pricey, but activity fees, cabs, and on-the-go meals can add up quickly. And don't even get us started on stuff like exchange rates and foreign transaction fees. But just because we're watching our bank accounts doesn't mean we're cool with missing out on seeing the world.There are plenty of small strategies you can implement while traveling that will help save dough without ruining ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, America, Quebec City, Justin, Pierce, Beth Whitman, Whitman, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Ariana Pierce, Alyse

Why IGTV should go premium

It’s been four months since Facebook launched IGTV, with the goal of creating a destination for longer-form Instagram videos. Is it shaping up to be a high-profile flop, or could this be the company’s next multi-billion dollar business? IGTV, which features videos up to 60 minutes versus Instagram’s normal 60-second limit, hasn’t made much of a splash yet. Since there are no ads yet, it hasn’t made a dollar either.  But, it offers Facebook the opportunity to dominate a new category of premi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Video, Hbo, Hollywood, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Youtube, Los Angeles, Tech, Snapchat, Netflix

Jason Blum, Antoine Fuqua, Guillermo del Toro & More Developing Shows For New Streaming Service ‘Quibi’

If you thought there were already too many streaming services to choose from, prepare yourselves for a new contender to enter the fray. Former Walt Disney Studios chairman and DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman have announced that their short-form content mobile subscription platform has an official name: Quibi, which is short for “quick bites.” As in, quick bites of content that are only 10-15 minutes long. No, this is not a joke. In addition to unveiling the platform...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, America, Dreamworks, Jeffrey-Katzenberg, Jason Blum, Variety, Toro, Walt Disney Studios, Antoine-Fuqua, Sam-Raimi, Whitman, Meg Whitman, Katzenberg, Tech Stuff

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman announce the name of their stealthy mobile video startup

On stage at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit in Los Angeles, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman unveiled the name of their highly-anticipated mobile video company known until now as NewTV. The name is Quibi, short for “quick bites,” per a note on its new website: “Something cool is coming from Hollywood and Silicon Valley — quick bites of captivating entertainment, created for mobile by the best talent, designed to fit perfectly into any moment of your day.” The short-form video service, l...
Tags: Startups, TC, Hollywood, Instagram, Entertainment, Disney, Los Angeles, Tech, Ceo, Nbcuniversal, Alibaba, Sky, Kardashians, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Jeffrey Katzenberg

How to prevent corruption, protect the rule of law and repair democracy: Bharara & Whitman

We need to stop careening from crisis to crisis, adopt new rules and laws, and restore faith in American ethics and government for the long haul.            [Author: Opinion contributors]
Tags: News, Whitman, Bharara, Opinion contributors

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman Unveil Subscription Prices for WndrCo Short-Form Video Service

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s much-scrutinized streaming-video project is months away from launch, but the executives revealed how much the new content would cost subscribers. WndrCo, their nascent company, will seek to charge subscribers $5 per month for content with ads and $8 per month for an ad-free experience, Whitman said during a presentation at […]
Tags: News, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Whitman, Meg Whitman, WndrCo, Jeffrey Katzenberg Meg Whitman

The Proms–Lili Boulanger et al

Lili Boulanger is a composer who is at the intersection of two of the focuses of this year’s Proms programs: women composers and the centennial of the end of the First World War, which coincided with the year of her death at age of 24. Boulanger was clearly one of the great talents in music history, the equal of, for instance, the famously precocious Mendelssohn and Shostakovitch, both of whom lived long enough to fully realize their astonishingly early promise. Works of hers are included in...
Tags: France, Religion, Rome, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Nadia, Simon Rattle, Debussy, Albert Hall, Elgar, Ravel, Crohn, Mendelssohn, Gareth Davies, Dutilleux, Whitman

Meg Whitman’s Greatest Achievement, Networks and Your Career

A few years ago a woman who was working for me sent me a long letter asking for an extreme raise—four times what I was currently paying her. Without going into too much detail, the woman was incredibly accomplished and had a background that was absolutely astonishing. For example, she had been a clerk at the United States Supreme Court and I think she might have  stood first in her class at one of the top two or three law schools in the country. I liked the woman and wanted to give her a raise (...
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Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman have raised $1 billion for a new mobile video startup — and there's a whole bunch of reasons to believe it's going to be a flop

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman have raised $1 billion for a new mobile video startup that promises to yield a brand new form of premium, short form storytelling. The prospects for the venture, NewTV, don't seem promising. It's not clear how new this idea is. A long, torturous history of original web projects shows this concept has been attempted numerous times, and rarely succeeded. Plus, even $1 billion pales in comparison to what tech giants are spending on their original content efforts...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Hbo, Hollywood, Kerry Washington, Abc, Youtube, Disney, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Fullscreen, Alibaba, Silicon Valley, Jeffrey Katzenberg

"The Nation Magazine Betrays a Poet — and Itself/I was the magazine’s poetry editor for 35 years. Never once did we apologize for publishing a poem."

Writes Grace Shulman (in the NYT).We followed a path blazed by Henry James, who in 1865 wrote a damning review of Walt Whitman’s “Drum Taps,” calling the great poem “arrant prose.” Mistaken, yes, but it was James’s view at the time. And it was never retracted....Last month, the magazine published a poem by Anders Carlson-Wee. The poet is white. His poem, “How-To,” draws on black vernacular.Following a vicious backlash against the poem on social media, the poetry editors, Stephanie Burt and Carme...
Tags: Law, Censorship, Poetry, Narcissism, Henry James, James, Apologies, The Nation, Whitman, Walt Whitman, Katha Pollitt, Political correctness, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Stephanie Burt, Grace Shulman

Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $1 Billion for Short-Form Video Venture

The longtime Hollywood executive sees a demand for high-quality bite-size content. Disney, NBC and Alibaba back his plan.
Tags: Hollywood, Television, News, Entrepreneurship, Alibaba, Streaming, Jeffrey Katzenberg, JEFFREY, Whitman, Katzenberg, Margaret C, Disney NBC

White man in company van follows black man home to let him "know how much of a N— " he is

Jeff Whitman, driving a van emblazoned with a company logo and contact number, made it his business to follow another man home to let him "know how much of a N— you are." The victim, who was black, filmed the encounter. Whitman, who is white, is laying low. Theodore Decker with The Columbus Dispatch spoke to him on the phone: Whitman called again. He said he chose the wrong word and insists he is not a bigot. He provided a woman’s number and urged me to call her. He wouldn’t say why exactl...
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Racists, Columbus Dispatch, Whitman, Jeff Whitman, Theodore Decker

When Oscar Met Walt

The idea of Oscar Wilde meeting Walt Whitman face-to-face began as a publicity stunt for Wilde’s 1882 U.S. lecture tour. (The two were to ride together in an open carriage through the streets of Philadelphia. It was January and Whitman declined.) In fact, Wilde’s mother had read Leaves of Grass (in an unexpurgated version) to him when he was 11, and he had admired Whitman ever since, and he eventually went to visit his old hero at home. “No reporters were invited to witness the meeting between W...
Tags: Art, People, Philadelphia, Oscar Wilde, Wilde, Whitman, Walt Whitman, 07.16.18, Oscar Met Walt

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s NewTV closes a billion dollar round, says report

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new mobile video startup NewTV, which snagged Meg Whitman as CEO in January, has now closed on $1 billion in funding, according to a report out today in CNN. Investors in the round include Disney, 21st Century Fox, Warner Bros, Entertainment One and other media companies, with a combined $200 million investment, while institutional investors from the U.S. and China made up the rest. The news follows a May report from Bloomberg, which said NewTV had then raised around $800...
Tags: Startups, Video, Hollywood, Television, China, Tech, Bloomberg, Cnn, Fox, SEC, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Warner Bros, Cord Cutting, Streaming Service, Streaming Tv, Whitman

Grace Notes: Seeking a Second Chance at Landmark Status, Aluminum Siding and All

Preservationists want landmark status for the house where Walt Whitman lived when “Leaves of Grass” was published. The designation was denied last year.
Tags: News, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Walt, Whitman, Walt Whitman, Books and Literature, Brooklyn (NYC, Historic Buildings and Sites, Historic Districts Council