Sony announced last night that it's spinning off its audio and video divisions, much like it spun off its television division last year. That won't mean much right now; Sony still displayed interesting new Android-powered TVs at CES, and we're sure to see new crazy high-end Walkmans and camcorders with Sony branding from the newly independent AV division as well. But the long-term reality is far more stark: after years of promising "One Sony," CEO Kaz Hirai appears to be systematically breaking the company up for sale. The VAIO PC division was sold last year and just announced its first hybrid laptops as an independent company, and Hirai told investors that he has to consider spinning off the smartphone business and possibly selling the TV business outright. According to Hirai, that leaves Sony with three main businesses at its core : Sony Pictures Entertainment, the hit-or-miss Hollywood studio that just fired Amy Pascal after being hacked to bits at the end of last year. … [Read more...] about Sony is no longer an electronics company
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She & Him, the folk duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, unveiled a new song with two versions, “She Gives Her Love to Me” and “He Gives His Love to Me,” for MGM Resorts’ expanding Universal Love project. Universal Love launched earlier this month and featured artists like Bob Dylan and Kesha covering classic love songs with flipped genders in an effort to be more inclusive for the LGBTQ community. The project inspired She & Him to craft their own song and record it two different ways. “He Gives HIs Love to Me”/”She Gives Her Love to Me” is a charming folk-pop tune laced with crisp horns and sparkling pedal steel guitar. “He/She said love me just a little bit more,” Deschanel sings, “Hold me just a little bit longer/ Say my name the way you used to.” Deschanel and Ward tell Rolling Stone, “We have always believed that love belongs to everyone – so love songs should too. What … [Read more...] about She & Him Unveil His, Hers Love Songs for ‘Universal Love’ Comp
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South African Mickey Arthur has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s head coach on a two-year contract, the country’s cricket board (SLC) said on Thursday.The 51-year-old former first class cricketer has enjoyed a more illustrious career as a head coach with the national teams of South Africa, Australia and Pakistan.SLC appointed former fast bowler Rumesh Ratnayake as interim coach in August after a fallout with head coach Chandika Hathurusingha, who was criticised for Sri Lanka’s exit at the group stage of the 50-over World Cup in England.READ: ‘He is a good player but...’: Former Pak all-rounder makes big Kohli claim“We are very happy and pleased that we have been able to obtain the services of Mickey,” SLC secretary Mohan Silva told reporters. “He’s a well-known personality who has been the head coach of a number of countries.”SLC President Shammi Silva said Hathurusingha was no longer on the … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka cricket team name experienced Mickey Arthur as head coach
Rita Maxwell had no idea she was about to lose the job she'd had for nearly 20 years when her boss told her to meet him in the conference room at the end of the work day. In a short conversation, Maxwell's longtime boss, the head of an executive search firm in Northern Virginia, informed her that he no longer needed an executive assistant because he could handle his own scheduling, errands and phone calls. He offered her a few weeks of severance pay and said he would stay late while she packed her belongings. "I was completely taken aback when he called me into the meeting room to let me know my position had been eliminated," said Maxwell, who was let go in early 2017. "There's just not a lot of loyalty anymore." The United States has shed over 2.1 million administrative and office support jobs since 2000, Labor Department data show, eroding what for decades had been a reliable path to the middle class for women without college degrees. The job losses affecting administrative … [Read more...] about Administrative assistant jobs helped propel many women into the middle class. Now they’re disappearing.