Business is about risks. The greater the risk, the greater the reward. Just ask Rich Paul, the NBA agent who in 2012 left powerhouse talent agency CAA to start Klutch Sports. Even with LeBron James in tow, few believed Paul, then 30 years old, could pull off the move and navigate the NBA on his own.
Spoiler alert: The universe is flat. But there’s a lot of subtlety packed into that innocent-looking statement. What does it mean for a 3D object to be “flat”? How do we measure the shape of the universe anyway? Since the universe is flat, is that…it? Is there anything else interesting to say?
Oh yes, there is.
There are few gifts as widely admired and universally welcome as a bottle of fine spirits. Barring teetotalers and recovering alcoholics, you’re assured of a warm reception and profuse thanks from whoever’s on the receiving end of your baller-worthy liquid largesse.
On this day in history, Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on the bus. However, she did far more than what most people know her for.
It isn’t a secret that Pandora was planning to launch a full-fledged Spotify competitor. The company said as much last year when it bought Rdio, which had filed for bankruptcy. But today, at a lavish event in New York City, Pandora gave a small group of VIPs and reporters a look at the new streaming service. It’s called Pandora Premium, and, as you’d expect, it offers on-demand access to a massive music catalog. And it looks a lot like Rdio, from the brief glance we have seen so far. But Pandora is leveraging the years of information it has about how its users listen to music to provide the all-important recommendations necessary to help people find new songs.
Apple is reportedly quite busy crafting the ultimate iTunes flex: wayearlier access to movies. Sources “with knowledge of the matter” told Bloomberg Wednesday that the tech company was “pressing” several major Hollywood studios about shortening the gap between theatrical release and iTunes availability. In fact, some studio execs are even calling for home rentals to be available as early as two short weeks after a movie hits theaters.