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Google won’t reopen its offices until September 2021

Google is once again delaying its return to the office in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, although it’s now planning a change to the way people work when they get back. The New York Times has obtained company-wide email from Sundar Pichai indicating that the company will not only push back reopenings to September 2021, but pilot a “flexible workweek” when in-person work resumes. Staff would be expected to work in the office for at least three days of “collaboration,” but could spend any other days at home.

RZA Sells 50 Percent Stake in Catalog to Hipgnosis Songs

Hipgnosis Songs announced Monday that the firm has acquired a 50 percent stake in the copyright and writers share in the catalog of RZA, per Billboard. The catalog is comprised of 814 songs, and includes nearly every track from the Wu-Tang Clan, which were primarily produced by RZA. Continue reading RZA Sells 50 Percent Stake in Catalog to Hipgnosis Songs

Amazon may offer hand recognition payments to other stores

Amazon’s rumored hand recognition payment tech might be useful beyond paying for produce at Whole Foods. Wall Street Journal sources say the company is developing hand-based checkout terminals that it would sell to “coffee shops, fast-food restaurants” and other stores that tend to have repeat customers, not just Whole Foods.

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Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer of ‘extortion and blackmail’

Nearly a month after the National Enquirer published a story about Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ relationship with TV host Lauren Sanchez, Bezos has accused the outlet, its owner AMI and leader David Pecker of blackmail. Continue reading Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer of ‘extortion and blackmail’

Nas’ Queensbridge Venture Partners Sells Pluto TV to Viacom for $340 Million

Nasty Nas‘ pockets just got filthier. On Tuesday (Jan. 22), Businesswire announced that media tyrant Viacom has agreed to a definitive deal with Nas’ Queensbridge Venture Partners to acquire their Pluto TV streaming service for $340 million.  Continue reading Nas’ Queensbridge Venture Partners Sells Pluto TV to Viacom for $340 Million