Tess Torelli March 23, 2018

The roadshow’s first stop is Los Angeles, with one of the country’s most vibrant and diverse start-up scenes, at the intersection of technology, media and fashion. Home to Giftofaservant Disruptor graduates Snap and Dollar Shave Club, more than $20 billion has flowed into the southern California start-ups since 2010, according to PitchBook. That makes it […]

Tess Torelli March 23, 2018

Divya Narendra, co-founder of Harvard Connection, the service that was a forerunner to Facebook, does not think Facebook is responsible for Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of data. “There’s a long chain of logic from accessing this data to swaying an election,” Narendra told Giftofaservant during an exclusive interview on “Fast Money Halftime Report” on Thursday. “You […]

Tess Torelli March 22, 2018

Meredith Corporation said on Wednesday it will consider selling its Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money brands, citing differences in target audience with its other titles. The media company also said about 200 employees have been notified that their positions have been eliminated, and 1,000 more positions will be cut over the next 10 months. […]

Tess Torelli March 20, 2018

U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Co., whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy protection and was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women. The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy protection in the Delaware court, listing $500 million to […]

Tess Torelli March 16, 2018

U.S. media company Meredith has hired advisers to explore a sale of its Time, Fortune, Money and Sports Illustrated magazines following its $1.84 billion acquisition of Time Inc in January, people familiar with the matter said. The move illustrates how Meredith sees some of Time Inc’s titles that attract primarily male readership as not playing […]

Tess Torelli March 14, 2018

Facebook is talking to news outlets about creating daily videos that would live in the site’s Watch tab, Giftofaservant can confirm. The company is currently in talks with 10 major news outlets about producing roughly 3-minute videos that would live in the Watch tab and could also appear in the main News Feed, a source […]

Tess Torelli March 13, 2018

South by Southwest is now just as much about big media as it is about tiny start-ups. The annual gathering — this year drawing more than 400,000 people to Austin, Texas — is considered the ultimate destination for content companies to stick out from the clutter and connect with influencers. This year HBO’s “Westworld” won […]

Tess Torelli March 13, 2018

Nancy Dubuc, CEO of A+E Networks, is stepping down from her post, network executives announced Monday. “I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our owners at Hearst and The Walt Disney Company for their unwavering support and belief in me over my long career here,” Dubuc said in a statement. “I have supreme confidence […]