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12
Oct
2020
Posted in seo

Ed Bernstein on in-house SEO challenges and mapping SEO competition

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11
Oct
2020
Posted in internet

Duchess Meghan, Prince Harry, Malala talk challenges amid coronavirus

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The Duke of Sussex has urged people in the US to “reject hate speech” and vote in the country’s upcoming presidential election.

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Reflecting on the negative impact that online bullying can have on a person’s mental health, Duchess Meghan recalled the comments and headlines written about her last year being “almost unsurvivable.” 

Speaking alongside her husband, Prince Harry, in an episode of the “Teenager Therapy” podcast Friday in honor of World Mental Health Day on Saturday, Meghan reflected on facing “damaging” and “manufactured” stories about herself. 

“I’m told that in 2019, I was the most trolled person in the entire world, male or female,” she said. “Eight months of that, I wasn’t even visible – I was on maternity leave with a baby. But what was able to just be manufactured and churned out: It’s almost unsurvivable. That’s so big, you can’t even think of what that feels like. I don’t care if you’re 15 or you’re 25, if people are saying things about you that aren’t true, what that does to your mental and emotional health is so damaging.” 

More: Harry and Meghan win legal fight against paparazzi over drone pictures of Archie

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London on March 5, 2020. (Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth, AP)

She added: “From my standpoint and part of the work that we do is from our own personal experience, being able to talk to people and understand that even though our experience is unique to us and obviously can seem very different from what people experience on the day-to-day, it’s still a human experience and that’s universal. We all know what it feels like to have our feelings hurt. We all know what it feels like to be isolated

05
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Ocean Solutions Accelerator’s third wave tackles a new set of aquatic challenges

The Sustainable Ocean Alliance and its Ocean Solutions Accelerator take on the problems facing our planet’s waters, and the latest cohort of companies in the latter show a fresh slate of issues to address and resources to utilize. From reef rehabilitation to a “Fitbit for fishing boats,” they’re trying to fix things up in the oceans or at least mitigate the damage we’re doing down there.

The accelerator’s four week, all-virtual (like all of them these days) program focuses on the unique challenges faced by social good companies in this space.

“Startups in the sector are still struggling to find adequate funding during the early phases of operations,” the accelerator’s co-founder Craig Dudenhoffer told TechCrunch in an email. “Many of the solutions (especially hardware) are costly to produce and take a heavy upfront cash investment. We found that out of the hundreds of applicants, only a fraction had received substantial investments. We believe more investors need to educate themselves on opportunities in the ocean sector.”

The SOA team selected nine companies for this wave, only three of which are U.S.-based. “This year, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw our largest and most diverse applicant pool to date,” said Dudenhoffer in the release announcing the companies. “I was particularly encouraged by this year’s applicant pool to see the varying types of solutions, as well as an increase in the number of entrepreneurs that are actively building technologies to address the critical challenges that face the ocean.”

SOA founder Daniela Fernandez recently noted that their area of operation is especially international, so keeping things virtual actually opens up a lot of possibilities, especially for smaller companies that can’t afford to temporarily relocate. “It gives you so many options and makes it far more inclusive,” she told me. “Everybody just has

05
Oct
2020
Posted in programming

As Susan Rovner Joins NBCU as TV and Streaming Programming Chief, Four Challenges Await

Susan Rovner is officially taking the reins as chairman of NBCUniversal television and streaming’s entertainment content, leading creative strategy for original content across NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Syfy, Universal Kids, USA and streaming service Peacock.

The longtime Warner Bros. Television exec, who was most recently co-president of the studio, will work closely with NBCU’s chairman of entertainment networks Frances Berwick and report to TV and streaming chairman Mark Lazarus. In addition to leading the teams that cover development and current programming for scripted, unscripted, late night and specials, Rovner will also oversee first-run syndication and manage relationships with studio partners, showrunners, producers and creative talent.

“Susan is the bold creative force we need as we rethink the future of our business,” said Lazarus. “Throughout this process I have been consistently impressed by her strong perspective, track record of success and passion for content. Susan joins a great team that is poised to begin a new era at NBCU.”

Rovner said she has “enormous respect” for Lazarus and NCU CEO Jeff Shell, the latter of whom stepped into the role at the start of the year, and looks forward to partnering with Berwick.

“NBCU has a deep-rooted tradition of having the best programming from visionary creators, and I feel so grateful for the opportunity to join this incredible organization as it builds on that legacy to head into the future,” said Rovner.

But amid a highly unusual time for the entertainment industry and the world at large, Rovner will face a number of headwinds on Day One — not least of all the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that is keeping much of the industry in limbo and throwing off regular programming cycles.

Cementing NBC’s Place in the Zeitgeist 

With its millions of regular viewers and massive primetime reach to television screens across