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May 10 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
1/ $DIS CEO Bob Iger on the Ron DeSantis fight in FL:
"This is about one thing and one thing only and that's retaliating against us for taking a position about pending legislation. And we believe that in as taking that position we are merely exercising our right to free speech."
2/ $DIS CEO Bob Iger on the Ron DeSantis fight in FL:
"While it's easy to say that the Reedy Creek special district that was established for us over 50 years ago benefited us, it's misleading to not also consider how much Disney benefited the state of Florida."
Nov 9, 2022 • 26 tweets • 25 min read
1/ Live tweeting @elonmusk Twitter spaces w advertisers:
Q: What's biggest learning so far?
—"The overarching goal here is, how can we make Twitter a force for good in civilization?"
—"We want to be in rigorous pursuit of the truth, to be somewhat in the business of truth"
@elonmusk 2/ @elonmusk pivots to verification:
— "The issue is that creating a fake account is just extremely cheap"
— "Charging $8/month raises the cost of a bot or troll somewhere btw $1k-$10k"
— He says it's not just the money. Bad actors, "don't have a million credit cards and phones"
Will sub price change?
— Perpich:"We don't have any plans at that level of granularity…There's a there's a lot of room ahead for them to figure out what makes sense."
2/ Will there be layoffs?
— Levien: "We we bought this business with real ambitions around accelerating our growth strategy and our plan is to keep investing in it."
— Perpich: "We see an opportunity to make an even bigger."
Jan 6, 2022 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
1/ New York Times / Athletic investor call:
— Meredith Kopit Levien, NYT CEO: "The Athletic will give people another reason to turn to The Times' products as a separate subscription OR as part of the Times Bundle."
2/ New York Times / Athletic investor call:
— Meredith Kopit Levien, NYT CEO: The Athletic is "the fifth largest English-language digital journalism provider by subscribers."
Jan 5, 2022 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
1/ NEW: Memo from @Justin_B_Smith to close confidants about his plans to launch a new media venture with @benytdocumentcloud.org/documents/2117…
Go deeper: axios.com/ben-justin-smi…2/ Key excerpts:
— "The global news business hasn’t seen significant new entrants in more than 40 years."
— "These organizations often see the world through a domestic lens, the international market an afterthought. "