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Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Announces Launch Of Universal Writers Program

The Global Talent Development & Inclusion group at Univeral Pictures has officially launched their new Universal Writers Program. Formerly known as the Emerging Writers Fellowship,  the program identifies experienced and up-and-coming screenwriters with unique points of view that build upon the Studio’s commitment to telling stories and creating films that reflect the vast diversity of its audiences. “We are a studio ... Read More »

Huawei Mate 10 Leaked in Renders and Video Ahead of Launch Next Month

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone will be launched on October 16 The handset will feature Leica-branded lenses at the back The dual camera setup will be in vertical orientation Last month, Huawei confirmed that the company will be launching its Mate 10 smartphone on October 16 but while we are still more than a month away from the aforementioned date, the leaked renders and video of ... Read More »

The Politics of American Movies

The essence of the current cultural discourse is that everything we watch is at least latently political. And we, the people, are hungry for political art. This recurring column, The Politics of American Movies, will explore everything from racially progressive Westerns and anti-fascist comedies to documentaries about the working class and popcorn flicks with subversive bite. 2 hours ago On ‘Blue ... Read More »

Amazon is the new Walmart – and Whole Foods just inherited all of the e-commerce giant’s baggage

Whole Foods got its start as a hippie, natural foods store with a feel-good message. Now, it’s owned by a company that’s giving Walmart a run for its moneyas one of the most disliked companies in retail. On Monday, Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods formally went through. And, the e-commerce giant didn’t waste any time inmaking changes. Prices on staples ... Read More »

The Best Business Reads of August

Each month, the editors of The Atlantic’s Business Channel share the most interesting pieces of journalism about money and economics from around the web. This month’s picks include a commentary on segregation in Los Angeles, the tech investor Ellen Pao writing on sexism in Silicon Valley, a look at how NBA stars are investing their money, and an analysis of how ... Read More »

Gillespie rules himself out of England’s bowling coach job

Gillespie is currently the coach of Adelaide Strikers. © Getty Former Australian pacer, Jason Gillespie, has effectively ruled himself out from applying for the position of England’s bowling coach, saying his immediate future lies in Australia. England are searching for Ottis Gibson’s replacement – after the former West Indies pacer joined South Africa as their new head coach. Gillespie, who enjoyed a ... Read More »

53 % Indians lack discipline to stay fit despite abundance of gyms

Despite the mushrooming of gyms and fitness centres as well as the growing popularity of fitness apps and virtual gyms, most Indians do not find time to exercise. In a pan-India study conducted by Gympik, India’s largest fitness discovery platform, 53 % of the respondents said that they lack the discipline to stay fit. Gympik conducted the market research – ... Read More »

Snapchat Plans Move Into Scripted Content by the End of the Year

HIGHLIGHTS Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows Snapchat is relying on its partners to finance video content Snap and Time Warner announced to produce shows in June Photo-sharing platform Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows by the end of year. A report in the Variety on Wednesday quoted Snapchat’s head of content ... Read More »

64 Percent of Small Businesses Can’t Track Printer Usage or Costs — And They Really Should!

Almost two thirds, or 64 percent, of small businesses can’t track how much their print devices cost them nor can they track their usage. And if you are not able to track these basic stats in your business, you will not know how much is being wasted. The How to Optimize Your IT Budget With Smarter Document Management (PDF) report and The State ... Read More »

Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai start-ups received nearly 80% of funding deals in last 5 years

Key highlights: Over the last five years, 79% of the funding deals went to start-ups based in these three cities Bengaluru and Delhi claiming the majority of the country’s 10 unicorns Bengaluru had the greatest number of deals over the past five years in India at 30% Start-ups in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai together claim three-fourths of India’s start-up deals. Over the last five ... Read More »