The world Bob Iger made

There were the times when it seemed like Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger might be the last Hollywood executive standing. Yes, Iger’s been openly thinking about retirement and searching for a successor — a search that culminated in this week’s announcement that he’d be stepping down from the CEO role immediately, with Disney Parks Chairman […]

If virtual worlds are so popular, why don’t we have them yet?

If virtual worlds are so enticing, why haven’t we already shifted to them as our online social hubs? The thought of virtual worlds for socializing evokes Second Life (launched in 2003), where users created unique avatars to socialize, build and trade with each other. Contemporaneous press hype told us that our entry into the metaverse […]

Unions push the FTC to investigate Amazon for ‘anti-competitive practices’

A coalition of unions representing 5.3 million workers filed a petition urging the FTC to examine Amazon.

Coronavirus corrections and the rise of remote work

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What a week. What an insane, heart-stopping, odd, and stuffed week. I’m utterly exhausted. But, in better news, all of that great fodder for podcast and chat, so today’s Equity is pretty ok if I may say so. […]

‘Altered Carbon’ Got a Season 2 Revamp—and It’s Just What the Show Needed

Following a rocky first season, the neo-noir adaptation gets a major sleeve upgrade for Season 2—both in front of the camera, and behind it.