The actor reprises his role as nasty, nasty congressman Frank Underwood in Netflix’s “House of Cards” by interacting with some real (and, some might say, nasty, nasty) politicians and media types. [Read more]
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Netflix’s “House of Cards” took center stage at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, with an official spoof about the back room jockeying over seat assignments at the coveted press dinner. The clip even gave a big nod to Buzzfeed’s alternative BBQ held during the actual dinner. Despite their admirable popularity, Buzzfeed is not a member of the White House Correspondents Association and didn’t get a table. “A colonoscopy would be cooler than that dinner,” Buzzfeed Editor and Chief, Ben Smith, says to Kevin Spacey’s character. Buzzfeed even got a shoutout from the President himself during his annual stand up routine, “I Remember When BuzzFeed Was Just Something I Did In College Around 2 A.M,” said the President in (yes) an obvious reference to his pot-smoking college days. Watch the whole routine below: The House Of Cards cast was out in full force at DC’s stargazing weekend. There are a lot of entertainers that stroll into town, but Kevin Spacey was the uber-celebrity. Even at Tammy Haddad’s famous Garden Brunch, the A-list crowd couldn’t help but turn heads upon Spacey’s arrival. On top of viewers, House of Cards has made Netflix the talk of the town among policymakers, which could be worth more political capital than the $ 1M they spent on lobbying last year. It seemed like everyone was happy to talk with Netflix’s representatives, even just as an excuse to dish about the drama and get some inside details about Capitol Hill’s new favorite pastime. Interestingly enough, Netflix’s other original series, Hemlock Grove, may be off to a better start in terms of viewers, but doesn’t seem to have the same buzz. An obvious but valuable lesson: influential fans are worth a lot.
Wired magazine has been around now for 20 years. Kevin Kelly decided to commemorate the magazine’s immersion in tech culture, and in particular the thriving entrepreneurial scene located in Wired’s own neighborhood of SoMa in San Francisco, with a photo essay documenting and celebrating some of the startups that are active in that neighborhood now (like Scribd, Reddit, and BitTorrent) noting that some of the companies are led by people who were just three when the magazine was founded.
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Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch is leaving the company to take a job at Apple, a one-time close partner of Adobe that became the most vociferous critic of its Flash technology.
Adobe announced some great news earlier today, stating that it had made a whopping $ 1.008 billion in the past 3 months. That earnings figure was about 30% higher than its anticipated $ 750 million earnings figure. Unfortunately, Adobe followed that good news with some terrible news. It has just announced that its Chief Technology Officer, Kevin
With each fleeting moment, we inch closer to Disrupt NY. Today we’re excited to announce that Kevin Ryan will take Disrupt’s stage in late April, joining our ever-growing list of speakers, which so far includes Ben and Ken Lerer, David Lee, and Ron Conway among others.
We just wrote about the rise in company builders, in which seasoned and successful entrepreneurs create studios to innovate, create and help found startups. There’s no better example of this than Kevin Ryan, one of the founders of Gilt and the brains behind AlleyCorp. A serial entrepreneur, Ryan was formerly the CEO of DoubleClick (which was eventually acquired by Google for $ 3 billion).
Up until this one specific camera shot, 31 minutes and 42 seconds into the sixth episode of House of Cards, it had all been going pretty well. The endearing evil of the series’ anti-hero Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey, there on the left) had carried me through the first five installments at a brisk pace, to the extent that even the most blatant Apple and Sony product placements had largely gone unnoticed. (Underwood: “Is that a PS Vita? I oughta get one of these for the car.”)
I happen to be from the UK, where paid product placements on TV shows were banned until 2011 and where we’re particularly sensitive to such things, so I must have been engrossed. But then this desk shot happened. My disbelief stopped suspending and promptly clattered to the floor. It had nothing to do with Apple specifically, or even the principle of commercial gadget cameos. My paranoia runs deeper than that, and it has so far prevented me from going back to watch the rest of the series. Read on and I’ll explain.
Time Warner has announced that Kevin Tsujihara is slated to be Warner Bros. Entertainment’s next CEO starting March 1, replacing current chief executive officer Barry Meyer. Both Tsujihara and Meyer will work together throughout the year along with company executives to make sure the transition from one to the other goes as smoothly as possible.
Looks like Yakko, Wakko, et al. have been overlooked for yet another executive level position at their namesake corporation. Instead, Time Warner has opted promote Kevin Tsujihara to CEO at Warner Bros. Tsujihara, who will be replacing Barry Meyer, has been at the company since 1994. Since 2005, he’s served as the president of the company’s Home Entertainment Group. The transition will occur in March, leaving Meyer in the chairman role at least through the end of the year. Tsujihara, who all sits on the MPAA’s board of directors, “currently oversees the company’s home video, digital distribution, video games, anti-piracy and emerging technology operations,” according to a press release issued by Time Warner.
Time Warner Announces Kevin Tsujihara to Become CEO of Warner Bros.
Time Warner Inc. TWX -0.37% Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes and Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Barry Meyer today announced that Kevin Tsujihara will become the next Chief Executive Officer of Warner Bros. Entertainment. Mr. Tsujihara will become CEO beginning March 1, 2013, succeeding Mr. Meyer, who will remain as Chairman through 2013.
In making the announcement Mr. Bewkes said, “Kevin is one of the most effective and respected executives within Time Warner, and the right leader to ensure Warner Bros.’ preeminence into the future. He brings the perfect combination of strategic thinking, financial discipline, digital vision, and management style to build on Warner Bros.’ track record of success under Barry Meyer.”
Mr. Meyer added, “In working with Kevin for nearly 20 years, I’ve come to know and value a talented executive with a passion for this company and its people. He has skillfully guided one of the most complex businesses at Warner Bros. during a time of transition in the home entertainment sector, and has a deep appreciation and respect for the films and TV shows we create. Kevin has a rare combination of extraordinary business acumen and a love for the art of storytelling, and I’m confident he will be a great leader for Warner Bros.”
Over the next several months, Mr. Meyer and Mr. Tsujihara will work together with other members of Warner Bros. senior executive team, including Warner Bros. Television President Bruce Rosenblum and Warner Bros. Pictures President Jeff Robinov, to ensure an orderly transition.
As President of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group since 2005, Mr. Tsujihara currently oversees the company’s home video, digital distribution, videogames, anti-piracy, and emerging technology operations.
Mr. Tsujihara said, “It is an honor to have the opportunity to lead this storied business. We’re at a pivotal moment in the histories of Hollywood and entertainment: technology is changing the canvas we use to create theatrical releases; home entertainment is rapidly evolving; and the definition of television now includes viewing across a wide range of devices and services. But in my mind one thing remains clear and constant: Warner Bros.’ unmatched ability to tell stories that inspire, educate, and entertain global audiences. We are extremely fortunate to have strong relationships with some of the industry’s most gifted talent and together we will continue to use those relationships, our scale, and our passion to build on Warner Bros. great legacy.”
Mr. Tsujihara joined Warner Bros. in 1994 as Director, Special Projects, Finance to assist in the management of the company’s interest in Six Flags. Across his nearly two decades with the company he has served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Strategy, Warner Bros. Entertainment and, Executive Vice President, New Media, responsible for the oversight of all Warner Bros.’ new media endeavors.
Mr. Tsujihara received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and his MBA from Stanford University. He sits on the Board of Directors for the MPAA, City Year Los Angeles, an education focused, nonprofit organization, the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, Kabam, the Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation, and the Entertainment Software Association.
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Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, film and TV entertainment and publishing, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide through multiple distribution outlets.
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In 2009, Eric Kuhn created FoundersCard as a way to give entrepreneurs the same kind of elite programs, perks and networking opportunities traditionally reserved for execs of Fortune 500 companies. By offering discounts on hotels, airfare and business services entrepreneurs and founders use every day — and by throwing good parties — its community of entrepreneurs and founders has grown to over 8,000 members. Of course, until now it’s been unclear who one might expect to find at a FoundersCard party or using its card when checking into a hotel.
Google has never been afraid to have a little fun — just try searching “do a barrel roll” or “zerg rush” — and their latest easter egg is no different. Presenting the Bacon number search feature.
Two names that have recently been out of the limelight recently turned up on Tuesday at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission: Bankrupt would-be mobile broadband carrier LightSquared and former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, who was helping to sell LightSquared's story to the agency.
Last night, I wrote about Kevin Rose not responding to questions on his AMA on Reddit. Rose was at a birthday party last night but has returned to Reddit today and has posted YouTube responses to five Redditers’ questions.
Today at the Windows Phone Developer Summit, we had the opportunity to sit down with Kevin Shields, SVP of Program and Product Management at Nokia, and chat about the day’s announcements including Windows Phone 8. Our discussion started with the apps Nokia unveiled today — PlayTo for DLNA support, Nokia Counter to monitor data usage, My Commute for personalized routing, an update of Nokia Music to 3.0 and the Camera Extras imaging suite — which are rolling out next week for all Lumia handsets running Windows Phone 7.5. Kevin gave us a little more insight on Camera Extras, a set of four apps (Self Timer, Panorama Maker, Action Shot and Smart Group Shot) designed to enhance the camera experience which leverage technology from Nokia’s recent Scalado acquisition.
We then moved on to discussing Windows Phone 8 and specifically NFC support, with a small tangent spent on Kevin showing us the recently launched Lumia 610 NFC. The next topic was about what we can expect from Nokia in terms of hardware for upcoming phones running the latest iteration of Microsoft’s mobile OS. We know that the first batch of Windows Phone 8 devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Plus dual-core SoC, but on the topic of quad-core processors Kevin said “where additional hardware makes a difference, then sure, let’s talk about it,” adding “we’re going to stay committed to the experience.” Finally we discussed the future of Nokia’s PureView technology and how it fits in with the next generation mobile OS. PureView “is a core technology that we are dedicated to and invested in” said Kevin. Sounds quite promising, right?
We can’t wait to see what the next wave of Lumia handsets brings to the table. Until then, go ahead and watch our video interview.
Kevin Rose has announced that he has taken a job with Google, just as rumored earlier this week, along with the team brought together for short-lived mobile app incubator Milk. The Digg founder somewhat appropriately took to Google+, the search giant’s social network, to confirm his new employer, though there’s still no indication of what it
Sequoia-backed social ad startup Taykey is ready to look beyond Facebook.
Taykey says it looks at 40,000 data sources and automatically generates campaign keywords to help advertisers to reach the audience they’re looking and respond in real-time to online trends. For example, if Paul Abdul does something newsworthy, then advertisers interested in reaching young music fans want to get in front of all those people who are about to start searching for Abdul-related content. So Taykey starts bidding on related inventory on Facebook — and now on the Google Display Network and on Twitter.
Facebook’s fertile ground for social experiments, and it wasn’t all that long ago that Yahoo tested the six degrees of separation theory using the site. Not to be outdone, Mark Zuckerberg’s crew, with an assist from the Laboratory for Web Algorithmics of the Universita degli Studi di Milano, has done a little digging of its own to find out just how intertwined its 721 million users really are. Turns out, instead of being six degrees away from your favorite dancing actor, you’re likely only 4.74 — which was the average distance between any two Facebook users globally. Considering that number shrinks to three when limited to relationships within your own country, and the worldwide number was at 5.28 in 2008 (and is shrinking all the time), you should be best friends with Kevin Bacon by 2020 or so. Don’t believe us? There’s plenty of statistical analysis to prove it at the source below.
With over 100K weekly downloads coming in just from China, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom had a lot to say during his TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing talk, tackling head-on the issue of how to approach social in China’s unique market as well as what exactly to do about the multitudes of clones.
Oink, the first app from Milk, Kevin Rose’s startup lab is now available in iTunes. Oink is an app that lets you rate things at different places, and uses social reputation to help others figure out who to trust about what topics.
Rose gave a preview of Oink a couple weeks ago at the Web 2.0 Summit.