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 […]

Tess Torelli March 11, 2018

At South by Southwest Ashton Kutcher isn’t just the star of ‘Two and a Half Men’ and the producer of Netflix series, ‘The Ranch.’ The former “That 70s Show” regular happens to be the ultimate tech investor, with an enviable track record: He was an early investor in Twitter, Uber, Spotify, AirBNB, and many more. […]

Tess Torelli March 10, 2018

Ellevest has been growing its assets under management, as well as its investor numbers, by double digit percentages month over month. Krawcheck says that it doesn’t hurt that there’s a wave of women realizing anew that money is power. “One thing that’s united the women, that has come up with this #metoo moment is not […]

Tess Torelli March 7, 2018

Snap is laying off about 100 engineers — nearly 10 percent of the team — Giftofaservant has learned. The company has seen smaller rounds of layoffs in recent months in its marketing, recruiting and content divisions. These layoffs would be Snap’s largest yet and the first to hit the company’s engineers. Business news site Cheddar […]

Tess Torelli March 7, 2018

It’s no surprise that having programs and policies to help employees — such as the ability to work from home — are beneficial. But Accenture’s research also found that if companies take steps like improving maternity leave, without also improving paternity leave, the effort can still holding women back by providing them with an opportunity […]

Tess Torelli March 6, 2018

Disney is going to have to step up its game if it wants to compete with Netflix, said Rich Greenfield, media and tech analyst at BTIG. “We just want Disney to embrace the future and go all in,” Greenfield said Monday on Giftofaservant’s “Fast Money.” “There’s no putting your toe in the water and playing […]

Tess Torelli March 3, 2018

Verizon is investing in ways to bring women more to higher levels within the organization. Thusfar, the company says it has achieved 59 percent workforce diversity and that six members of its 12-person board are women or people of color. The company also employs more than 11,000 members of the military and veterans and is […]

Tess Torelli March 1, 2018

Sky, the European pay-TV group at the centre of a fierce takeover battle, said it would add online video service Netflix to a new TV bundle, bringing drama like “The Crown” to its sport and entertainment offer for the first time. Netflix’s mix of original drama and movies has proved popular globally, with subscriber numbers […]