The streaming service canceled Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale’s series, raising questions about its ability to develop its own comedy-variety franchise.
Netflix announced late Friday that it would not be making any more episodes of The Break with Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show, its two “late-night” style series. With Wolf and McHale joining Chelsea Handler as failed Netflix talk-show hosts, I have to wonder if will Netflix ever be able to create a winning version of this most hoary of television formats.Read Full Story
The City of Sunrise Firefighters' Pension Fund has sued Oracle, alleging that its executives lied about the company's successes in the cloud and engaged in coercion and threats to sell its cloud products, "creating an unsustainable model that fell apart." The plaintiff apparently is seeking class-action status for the suit. Oracle has called the suit meritless and said it would defend against it.
The former Trump campaign chairman is alleged to have received payments through shelf companies in Cyprus with names like Leviathan Ltd. and Peranova Ltd.
As the jurors in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s bank and tax fraud trial deliberated Thursday, they asked the judge to answer four questions. Among them: the definition of “shelf company,” a term that arose in relation to allegations that Manafort hid payments he received from Ukrainian political operations.Read Full Story
An interview for a documentary on quality-management guru Joseph Juran offers gives us insight into Apple’s cofounder, too.
I’m a sucker for old Steve Jobs videos I haven’t seen before. And here’s one that was brought to my attention by my friend Jonathan Rotenberg, who led the Boston Computer Society and spent a considerable amount of time with Jobs, who spoke at several memorable BCS events in the 1980s.Read Full Story
Google has announced the availability of Google One as a storage upgrade option for people in the United States. The option will become available in other countries within the next few weeks. Users with paid Google Drive storage plans automatically were upgraded to Google One in the past few months, noted Pavni Diwanji, VP of Google One. Google One plans begin at $1.99 for 100 GB.
It wants to be able to eavesdrop on suspects in an MS-13 investigation.
Facebook has become the latest tech company to receive an ultimatum from the government: allow us access to encrypted data to help with a criminal investigation.Read Full Story
The device would save recordings of live TV to Amazon’s Fire TV boxes.
TiVo dominates the current market for recording live TV, but Amazon is reportedly now working on a new device of its own.Read Full Story
Going vegan is also quite beneficial for your longevity.
Eating a low-carb diet might help you lose weight now. But a new study suggests it might make it more likely that you will die earlier.Read Full Story