Tag Archives: 2017

Summer Studio Movies Of 2017 Fail Vito Russo Test Of LGBTQ Representation

There’s the Bechdel Test and then there’s the Vito Russo Test. Where the Bechdel Test evaluates the portrayal of women in film, the Vito Russo Test examines the representation of the LGBTQ community in movies. The test was applied to the movies from this year’s summer box office season and the results did not indicate a pass with flying colors. In fact, they barely ... Read More »

The Advertising Club announces nomination list for Marquees 2017

India’s foremost advertising community, The Advertising Club, has unveiled the much-awaited nomination list for Marquees 2017. Presented by News18 India, powered by COLORS and MTV and partnered by One India in its debut edition, Marquees 2017 nomination list includes thought leaders who have been category game changers and innovators. The awards have been adjudged by industry stalwarts including Harsh Goenka, ... Read More »

Finally, startups get a healthy dose of ‘vitamins’ B and C in 2017

Overall venture capital and private equity funding nearly doubled to $7 billion in the first half of 2017 (H1 2017) over the comparable period last year. However, the number of deals fell from 536 to 387, resulting in a higher average deal size. The euphoria of 2015 is a distant memory, as is all the talk about winter coming (or ... Read More »

The Best Movies and TV Shows of 2017, So Far

As we head off to our Fourth of July holidays to celebrate what’s left of America, it’s time to take a look back at the year we’ve had so far. Somehow we’re halfway through 2017—and, despite everything, we have seen quite a few good movies and watched some great TV. Which certainly is worth celebrating. For this list, we’re only counting movies ... Read More »

Sony at E3 2017: God of War, Spider-Man, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Skyrim for VR

HIGHLIGHTS God of War is coming early 2018 Spider-Man scheduled for 2018 as well Uncharted: The Lost Legacy arrives August 22 Unlike Microsoft, Sony didn’t have a new console to show off at its E3 2017 event on Tuesday – that’s because the PS4 Pro has been out since November – but it did provide a good look at some ... Read More »

E3 2017: Sony’s PlayLink for PS4 Will Let You Play Games Using Your Phone

HIGHLIGHTS PlayLink lets you play games on your PS4 via a smartphone Titles vary from crime thrillers to quick-fire quizzes PlayLink titles include That’s You!, Hidden Agenda At the ongoing E3 2017 in Los Angeles, California, Sony announced some of its most anticipated games for PlayStation for the year including God of War, Spider-Man and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, to ... Read More »

Need for Speed 2017 Full Reveal on June 2

HIGHLIGHTS Need for Speed 2017’s actual title and setting to be confirmed on June 2 The game is in development at Ghost Games – creator of 2015’s NFS Need for Speed 2017 will be playable offline Need for Speed 2017’s title, gameplay, settings, and characters should be revealed on June 2 at 6:30pm IST. This was teased by publisher EA ... Read More »

Valiant Entertainment: State of the Publisher 2017

Since coming onto the scene in 2012 in an unprecedented relaunch of what was an all-but-defunct set of properties, Valiant Entertainment hasn’t taken its foot off the gas. They’ve had events, critical acclaim and sales success that put them on the map as the third-largest shared superhero universe in just a few short years. Now they have a big-time movie ... Read More »

GMIC 2017: How Chinese Startups Are Going Global

Last week in Beijing, the eighth edition of GMIC, China’s largest tech conference took place. Among its speakers, I was fortunate enough to be part of a panel discussion on cross-border investment including including Midas List investors Hans Tung (GGV Capital) and Dave McClure (500 Startups) as well as high-profile firms such as Qiming Ventures and Vertex (the venture arm of Singapore’s sovereign fund Temasek). ... Read More »

2017 Honda City Facelift Receives Over 25,000 Bookings

The 2017 Honda City facelift has received over 25,000 orders since it was launched in India in February 2017. The fourth-generation of the Honda City car, among the company’s most popular models in India, had in fact bagged more than 14,000 bookings within one month of its launch here. Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, Honda Cars India had said in ... Read More »