Founders of GiveWell, also known as hedge-funders turned philanthropists, again made the news when co-founder Holden Karnofsky set up an alias to post positive messages about the company.
Holden apologized on his GiveWell blog, repeatedly calling the action a “horrible lapse in judgement.” He also provided a detailed account of the lapse, a link to media reports of the incident, and a link to the PR crisis that now follows.
The late-night talk show hosts returned to the air, some more equipped than others. David Letterman, owner of his show's production company Worldwide Pants, negotiated a return package with WGA that included writers, while NBC's Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien filled the time as best they could sans writers' material. According to The Hollywood Reporter, host beards and presidential candidates were popular on last night's shows.
Leno and O'Brien's studios were picketed by writers who emphasized that they were picketing NBC and parent company General Electric, not the hosts, reports The New York Times. The guild will continue to prevent Hollywood guests from going on the shows and somehow monitor the material to make sure it wasn't written by the writers or in advance by the hosts.
Netflix has partnered with LG as one of the first to provide technology that will enable consumers to watch downloaded videos on TV.
The New York Times highlights American Eagle's use of Webisodes for branding and product placement.