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Ex-NFL Player and Former Exec Sues Metaverse Startup Everyrealm, Alleging Discrimination – Decrypt

In brief A pair of former Everyrealm directors have filed suit against the metaverse startup, alleging discriminatory actions, harassment, and more. Both suits list Everyrealm CEO Janine Yorio as a defendant and focus on her alleged discriminatory behavior. A pair of former directors filed lawsuits against metaverse startup Everyrealm last week, separately alleging instances of […]

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Justin Blau went from Credit Suisse analyst to world-renowned DJ to Web3 startup exec by the age of 30. Here’s how the CEO of the a16z-backed marketplace is trying to shake up the music industry.

Justin Blau, also known as DJ 3LAU, is the cofounder and CEO of Web3 startup Royal. The platform allows fans to buy tokenized royalties of their favorite artists’ songs or albums. Out of the $42 billion in annual revenue generated by the music industry, 12% goes to artists. In his high school yearbook, Justin Blau’s […]

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Netflix Feature Doc Exec Jason Spingarn-Koff Exits

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is making changes in its feature documentary division. Jason Spingarn-Koff, who was responsible for helping Netflix win its first Oscar for short doc The White Helmets, is exiting the streamer. Spingarn-Koff has been with Netflix since 2015 as part of Lisa Nishimura’s documentary team. His departure, along with a couple of other executives […]

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Goliath turns ‘David’ as ex-BCX exec takes on AWS, Azure

Mervyn Goliath, CEO of BGPAfrica. Former BCX executive Mervyn Goliath, who recently acquired a controlling stake in boutique data communications network company BGPAfrica, is looking to take on cloud computing giants Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure on South African turf. This, after BGPAfrica was recently appointed channel partner of Alibaba Cloud, which Goliath […]

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AWS Exec Calls Microsoft Licensing Tactics ‘Anti-Competitive’ | CRN

Cloud News Wade Tyler Millward July 22, 2022, 05:48 PM EDT “This is not fairness in licensing and is not what customers want,” Matt Garman, AWS’ senior vice president of sales and marketing, wrote on LinkedIn. An Amazon Web Services executive took shots at Microsoft licensing policies on Microsoft-owned LinkedIn this week, saying that Microsoft’s […]

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Netflix Streamlines Film Animation Exec Structure In Wake Of Animal Logic Acquisition; Karen Toliver To Lead Film Team As Melissa Cobb Becomes Producer

EXCLUSIVE: After announcing its acquisition of the Australian animation studio Animal Logic during yesterday’s earnings call, Deadline has learned that Netflix is making internal moves that will streamline its coterie of executives who’ll steer the Film Animation division. Karen Toliver, VP Animation Film, is being promoted to lead the Animation Film team. With that change, […]

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Elon Musk Reportedly Secretly Welcomed Twins With An Exec Weeks Before His And Grimes’s Baby Was Born

According to new legal filings, Elon secretly fathered the now-8-month-old twins with his executive Shivon Zilis, who previously said that there’s “no one” she admires more than the billionaire. Posted 7 hours ago Elon Musk reportedly welcomed twins in secret with one of his top executives last year, just weeks before the birth of his […]

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Web3 will unite users from social media platforms, says Aave exec

Web3, the third iteration of the internet, is rapidly approaching the consumer mainstream with the promise of disrupting the status quo of digital interactions and creating a new paradigm for democratic engagement.  Lens Protocol is a decentralized social graph built by Aave with the vision of cultivating a Web3 environment in which creators are the […]

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Ex Sony Exec Mairu Gupta and Ex-Metapurse Steward Anand Venkateswaran Launch eDAO; A Polygon Invested and Incubated for Entertainment Focused Web3 Company

Polygon, an Ethereum scaling platform onboarding millions to Web3, today announces eDAO — an organisation to design and launch global art, media and entertainment IPs at scale, into the world of Web3. eDAO will create a unified experience for the largest spectrum of culture and entertainment to provide communities with a single access pass to […]

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Former Apple, JC Penney exec Ron Johnson’s Enjoy Technology files for bankruptcy months after it went public

Ron Johnson during a panel discussion at the CNBC Evolve New York event on June 19, 2019. Astrid Stawiarz | CNBC Enjoy Technology, a retail startup founded by former Apple and J.C. Penney exec Ron Johnson, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, mere months after it made its stock market debut. The company’s […]