Russian Nobel-Prize Editor Auctions Medal to Aid Ukrainians

Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta, was awarded the Nobel together with journalist Maria Ressa of the Philippines last year for their “courageous fight for freedom of expression.” He donated his approximately $ 500,000 prize money to charity, and suspended publication of the newspaper in March after Russia passed legislation restricting reporting on the war, … Read more

Bids for India Cricket Rights at $ 5.8 Billion on 1st Auction Day

The auction started slow on Sunday as bidders navigated carefully through the e-auction process – this is the first time it’s being tried for the IPL – but heated up later, according to one of the people, who did not want to be named as the information is not public. Bidding was more intense for … Read more

Sheryl Sandberg’s Legacy Is An Internet Of Targeted, Automated Ads

(Bloomberg Businessweek) – When she announced her resignation as chief operating officer of Meta Platforms Inc. on June 1, Sheryl Sandberg posted an essay celebrating her long partnership with Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and recounting her achievements there since 2008. She brought up, of course, and the company’s 3 billion users, but barely alluded to … Read more

Amazon Plans to Pull Out of $ 7.7 Billion Race for Cricket Rights

The rights had been estimated to fetch an unprecedented $ 7.7 billion. The US giant is planning to throw in the towel rather than get into a bidding war, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing internal deliberations. While Amazon has already invested more than $ 6 billion in the country, more spending … Read more

A Watch Worn by Elvis Lists for $ 495,000 as Hype for Film Builds

The film got a 12-minute standing ovation at Cannes. Las Vegas chapels stopped getting cease-and-desist orders to halt Elvis impersonator weddings. Even the travel site Booking.com is getting in on the action, offering the “Ultimate Elvis Experience,” a special two-night stay at the Guest House at Graceland, birthplace of “The King” in Memphis, that includes … Read more

Sheryl Sandberg Is Stepping Down As Meta’s COO After 14 Years

Sandberg, 52, will remain on the board of Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, according to a post on the social network Wednesday. Javier Olivan, who has led the company’s growth efforts for years, will take Sandberg’s place as COO when she formally steps down in the fall. .