Last week I was spotlighting some bad press that Sprint was getting. Verizon was getting some bad press by pursuing an $18,000 charge on data usage from a single month. On one hand, it’s obvious that the family screwed up and I believe Verizon when they say that the family should have known what the bill would look like. But seriously. $18,000 because they neglected to sign up for a $30 plan? Well, Verizon finally backed off… but decided to do so in a manner that will destroy the customer’s credit rating.
William Shatner is worth nearly $600,000,000 dollars and largely has Priceline to credit for it. Seems a little ridiculous until you consider that he took a chance on stock options rather than simply demanding money up front. Apparently, pre-priceline, he was living in a trailer making only a little money on party appearances here and there.
We tend to think of television’s affect on culture in the negative, but there’s an argument to be made that soap operas are making the lives of women better.
The most recent election in the United Kingdom has put the issue of fair democracy back into regular conversation. The New Scientist makes a great point that there is no fair system. It goes back to an idea that’s been riding around my head more and more loudly, which is that fairness itself is inherently subjective.
How the economy is affecting our movie choices. More than just economics, this is an area where it will really be quite interesting to see what, if any, effects piracy has. It’s the same sort of thing. The potential is there to force studios to become much, much more conservative on what movies they will greenlight.
A star high school athlete in Texas was actually 22.
In an article I’m stunned that Half Sigma has not capitalized on, SMU is paying firms to hire their law school grads.