Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 20, 2017

Theres a new era at Fox News with the departure ofBill OReillyon Wednesday, but viewers may not see much change in on-air attitudes toward women. The cable news network ditched OReillyas allegations widened that the top-rated host had sexually harassed several former colleagues. Advertisers had fled from his show, The OReilly Factor, after The New York Times reported this month that he and the network had paid $13 million to settle complaints from five women. You should stick to the …


New United Airlines Policy Scraps Last-Minute Boarding for Crew Members

April 17, 2017

We issued an updated policy to make sure crews traveling on our aircraft are booked at least 60 minutes prior to departure, United spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin told The Huffington Post on Sunday, noting that previously crews could be booked up until the time of departure. This ensures situations like Flight 3411 never happen again, she said. This is one of our initial steps in a review of our policies in order to deliver the best customer experience. A lawyer for Dao says his client suffered …


Uber communications boss becomes the latest to exit the company

April 14, 2017

Rachel Whetstone (during her time at Google), on Feb. 20, 2015.Image: Ben Margot/AP/REX/Shutterstock Another day, another Uber executive leaving the company. This time it’s Rachel Whetstone, head of communications and policy. In an email to staff, CEO Travis Kalanick sang Whetsone’s praises and indicated that the departure was amicable: Since joining in 2015, Rachel has blown us all away with her ability to get stuff done. She is a force of nature, an extraordinary talent and an …


Uber, Reeling From Controversies, Loses Another Executive

April 12, 2017

Ubers top executive for communications has left the beleaguered company, continuing a wave of turnover in the highest ranks. In 2015, Whetstone left Google to become the ride-hailing apps senior vice president of policy and communications. Whetstones departure comes during a turbulent time for the ride-hailing app, and Recode reportedthat perhaps she did not want to handle the barrage of bad publicity. And the behavior of Kalanick himself has led to bad publicity for Uber. There have …


US signals openness to Assad staying put

March 31, 2017

… the Syrian people.” And in New York, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was even stronger about the Trump administration’s decision not to push for Assad’s departure. “Our priority is no longer to sit and focus on getting Assad out,” Haley told wire reporters Thursday, according to AFP. …


Snapchat turns to sponsored geofilters as it pushes to compete with Facebook, Instagram

March 28, 2017

… are actually bringing in revenue are sponsored geofilters, made and paid for by brands. That move, starting last year, is a departure from pitching other options like sponsored lenses and video ads that cost in the six-figures and therefore attract only wealthy, big-name brands. Barry’s Bootcamp, the workout chain with 18 locations (including one by Snapchat’s HQ in Venice, California), is one of the latest sign-ups for sponsored geofilters. About 40,000 people participate in a class …